Praying Wyoming into Belize #8

May 8, 2017

Isaiah 41:13New International Version (NIV)

13 For I am the Lord your God
    who takes hold of your right hand
and says to you, Do not fear;
    I will help you

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Trials come with every mission trip.  Every trip that we have taken into Belize (over 30 since 1998) has had its challenges.  This trip is no exception.  We had an unexpected “bump” in the road for us personally when Stan was informed last week that he is being laid off from his government job.  I wish that I could say that my faith is soaring right now, but that wouldn’t be the truth.  The Lord led me to Isa. 41:13 yesterday and I am claiming it now as we pray our Laramie team into Belize. I am also praying for the Cheyenne team who are still short on finances for their trip in June. Sometimes it feels like God is “lagging behind” but we know that He is the FAITHFUL ONE and I am trusting Him in Isaiah 41:13 and believing that He is taking each of us by the hand to lead us into Belize. Please continue to pray with us!

 

Specific prayer requests for both teams:
for clarity on projects to be completed in Belize; we are working with our missionaries there to determine all that can be accomplished

for the Lord to raise up more prayer warriors to cover these teams in prayer

for fundraising efforts for both teams; we are trying to raise approximately $1500 per team member for Laramie team and I think Cheyenne is comparable

Specifics for Laramie team:
for more members for the Laramie team; we are believing the Lord for 15; this is the last week to add or drop from team  PRAISE:  Our team is tentatively at 16 right now with a couple who are still not “firm”;  please continue in prayer

for a worship leader to travel with us  PRAISE! Sara Weed from Laramie has joined our team!

for Gina:  I am going to try and personally raise $5000 for projects in Belize to include repairs on base and in our neighborhood, construction (TBD), work on the Mobile Workshop, children’s ministry, prayer ministry; please pray for the lasagna fundraiser
Donate here!
For development of a prayer seminar to be shared during our week

for specific things that the children and youth on our team can take “ownership” of, ie projects, etc while in Belize;  PRAISE:  We will be there during Summer School week and will be able to assist with this project

for open doors with Belizean government to share the possibility of a National Day of Prayer for Belize

for a radio interview on the Christian radio station in Belize;  asking the Lord for favor with the media there

for wisdom and open doors to organize a prayer walk of the Capital city of Belmopan with our Belizean friends

Thank you for praying for us today! We are believing the Lord to do GREAT THINGS in Belize this summer.
Be sure to “like” our 2 Facebook pages:
Oasis Ministry in Belize
and
Belize Blessings

I am on the prayer line on Mondays to pray for the Belize teams; I invite you to join me in prayer there!
7:15-7:30am Mountain Time
Dial: 712-432-0850
Code: 394072#
HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY IN THE LORD!
Gina

Praying Wyoming into Belize #7

April 10, 2017

Deuteronomy 7:9 Know therefore that the LORD your God is God, the faithful God  who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations,

As I am writing this blog, the word “faithfulness” comes to mind.  Yes, Lord, You are faithful!

Leading a mission team is never an easy venture.  Although, it might be easier for others who do this regularly than it is for us who do it occasionally.  (smile!)  It has been a number of years since Stan and I have led our own team into Belize and it is easy to forget all the “ins and outs.”  But it became clear that this is the year for another team. and so we plunge forward in faith and leaning heavily on God’s faithfulness.

One of the things the Lord put on my heart is to make pans of homemade lasagna as a fundraiser for our projects for Belize.  You may or may not know that I am a first-generation Italian and so I grew up in a very tight-knit Italian family.  And with that came the awesome pasta and especially the sauces!  Yum!  So I have begun making sauce from scratch using the “Immigrant” cookbook that my Aunt Vincenzina gave to me.  The sauce is a lot of work and it cooks for 3 hours for each batch to get that authentic Italian flavor.  Wow…my house has never smelled so good!  I have already made some pans of lasagna and have asked people for a $20 donation per pan.  All of this money will go towards projects in Belize. The Lord has placed a desire in my heart to raise $5000 so that we can be a blessing to our Belizean. We also will make some much needed improvements and repairs on our ministry base.  If you live in my area, I’d be glad to make you a lasagna for a good cause!

We are seeing God move in marvelous ways so that we can get this team into Belize.  Thank you for your interest and especially for your prayers.

Prayer:  Lord, thank You for lasagna!  It is so much work, but I feel Your pleasure with each pan that I create.  Please show each one on our teams how to raise the funds needed to travel to Belize this year.  Let us be Your “hands” to our Belizean neighbors and to our missionaries.  Yes…In Jesus’ Name!  To God be the glory!

 

Specific prayer requests for both teams:
for clarity on projects to be completed in Belize; we are working with our missionaries there to determine all that can be accomplished

for the Lord to raise up more prayer warriors to cover these teams in prayer

for fundraising efforts for both teams; we are trying to raise approximately $1500 per team member for Laramie team and I think Cheyenne is comparable

Specifics for Laramie team:
for more members for the Laramie team; we are believing the Lord for 15; this is the last week to add or drop from team

for a worship leader to travel with us  PRAISE! Sara Weed from Laramie has joined our team!

for Gina:  I am going to try and personally raise $5000 for projects in Belize to include repairs on base and in our neighborhood, construction (TBD), work on the Mobile Workshop, children’s ministry, prayer ministry; please pray for the lasagna fundraiser
Donate here!
For development of a prayer seminar to be shared during our week

for specific things that the children and youth on our team can take “ownership” of, ie projects, etc while in Belize;  PRAISE:  We will be there during Summer School week and will be able to assist with this project

for open doors with Belizean government to share the possibility of a National Day of Prayer for Belize

for a radio interview on the Christian radio station in Belize;  asking the Lord for favor with the media there

for wisdom and open doors to organize a prayer walk of the Capital city of Belmopan with our Belizean friends

Thank you for praying for us today! We are believing the Lord to do GREAT THINGS in Belize this summer.
Be sure to “like” our 2 Facebook pages:
Oasis Ministry in Belize
and
Belize Blessings

I am on the prayer line on Mondays to pray for the Belize teams; I invite you to join me in prayer there!
7:15-7:30am Mountain Time
Dial: 712-432-0850
Code: 394072#
HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY IN THE LORD!
Gina

Praying Wyoming into Belize #6

March 27, 2017

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
Galatians 6:9

This week, I have felt especially tired. We all know that when we are tired, we see things very differently. Satan waited until the end of Jesus’ 40 days in the wilderness before he showed up to tempt Him. He knew that Jesus was tired and hungry and that there was an opportunity. The Lord has been reminding me tonight as I write this blog that I must press forward even when the way seems difficult and the impossibilities seem to outweigh the possibilities. I’m thankful for this place where my faith is being tested and proved. As the Lord has done so many times before, I believe that Stan and I and our team will be “boots on the ground” in Belize this summer. We are also praying for the team from Cheyenne as they prepare.

“We cannot make God any bigger than He already is—you can’t increase omnipotence—but you can magnify (or diminish) your perspective of God. Perspective has everything to do with whether you are encouraged or discouraged.” 

from an article in Charisma magazine;  read more here.

Pray with me:

Lord, help us to focus on You as we prepare for our assignments in Belize.  Speak clearly and instruct us in the way that we should go.

Specific prayer requests for both teams:
for clarity on projects to be completed in Belize; we are working with our missionaries there to determine all that can be accomplished
for the Lord to raise up more prayer warriors to cover these teams in prayer
for fundraising efforts for both teams; we are trying to raise approximately $1500 per team member for Laramie team and I think Cheyenne is comparable
Specifics for Laramie team:
for more members for the Laramie team; we are believing the Lord for 15
for a worship leader to travel with us
for Gina:  I am going to try and personally raise $5000 for projects in Belize to include repairs on base and in our neighborhood, construction (TBD), work on the Mobile Workshop, children’s ministry, prayer ministry
Donate here!
For development of a prayer seminar to be shared during our week
for specific things that the children and youth on our team can take “ownership” of, ie projects, etc while in Belize;  PRAISE:  We will be there during Summer School week and will be able to assist with this project
for open doors with Belizean government to share the possibility of a National Day of Prayer for Belize
for a radio interview on the Christian radio station in Belize;  asking the Lord for favor with the media there
for wisdom and open doors to organize a prayer walk of the Capital city of Belmopan with our Belizean friends
Thank you for praying for us today! We are believing the Lord to do GREAT THINGS in Belize this summer.
Be sure to “like” our 2 Facebook pages:
Oasis Ministry in Belize
and
Belize Blessings
I will be on the prayer line on Monday, 3/27
7:15-7:30am Mountain Time
Dial: 712-432-0850pray07s
Code: 394072#
HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEK IN THE LORD!
Gina

 

 

Praying Wyoming into Belize #5

March 12, 2017

(pictured…God’s Mobile Workshop that we drove from Laramie to Belize in 2006…it is still at work there and used in  many construction projects for Belizean families and schools!

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Hello praying friends,

Thank you for praying for our two teams into Belize this year. (one launched from Cheyenne, WY in June; one launched from Laramie, WY in July)  As you are praying, we are seeing answers to prayer!  Please continue in agreement with us!

I have been doing “Seek God for the City” during this Lent season, and these words from the Week 2 focus struck me today for Belize:

“Jesus said that the gospel of the kingdom would be proclaimed ‘in the whole world as a testimony to all peoples’ (Matthew 24:14).  What wonderful hope: Every place.  Every people. We can pray with confidence for the gospel to come to every geographical area and every cultural arena. Evangelization is the beginning point of all God will do to bring forth His transforming blessing.”

Pray with me:

Lord,  as people all over the world are praying for their territories, You have given us a heart this year not only for the USA but also for Belize.  As many from Cheyenne and Laramie and other places prepare to go, we pray that we will be filled with confidence and boldness to proclaim You as Lord to the Belizean people that we will encounter.  Use us to bring forth a transformational blessing to Belize.  Thank You for letting us be Your Hands, Your voice, Your heart to Belize!

Specific prayer requests for both teams:
for clarity on projects to be completed in Belize; we are working with our missionaries there to determine all that can be accomplished
for the Lord to raise up more prayer warriors to cover these teams in prayer
for fundraising efforts for both teams; we are trying to raise approximately $1500 per team member for Laramie team and I think Cheyenne is comparable
Specifics for Laramie team:
for more members for the Laramie team; we are believing the Lord for 15
for a worship leader to travel with us
for Gina:  I am going to try and personally raise $5000 for projects in Belize to include repairs on base and in our neighborhood, construction (TBD), work on the Mobile Workshop, children’s ministry, prayer ministry
Donate here!
For development of a prayer seminar to be shared during our week
for specific things that the children and youth on our team can take “ownership” of, ie projects, etc while in Belize
for open doors with Belizean government to share the possibility of a National Day of Prayer for Belize
for a radio interview on the Christian radio station in Belize;  asking the Lord for favor with the media there
for wisdom and open doors to organize a prayer walk of the Capital city of Belmopan with our Belizean friends
Thank you for praying for us today! We are believing the Lord to do GREAT THINGS in Belize this summer.
Be sure to “like” our 2 Facebook pages:
Oasis Ministry in Belize
and
Belize Blessings
I will be on the prayer line on Monday, 3/13
7:15-7:30am Mountain Time
Dial: 712-432-0850
Code: 394072#
HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEK IN THE LORD!
Gina

 

 

Praying Wyoming into Belize #4

March 5, 2017

Isaiah 52:12New International Version (NIV)

12 But you will not leave in haste
    or go in flight;
for the Lord will go before you,
    the God of Israel will be your rear guard.

Today, as I was preparing to write this next post for our blog, I wondered what scripture that I should share.   I thumbed through my journal and came across Isaiah 52:12, a verse that I wrote  several weeks ago.  On that particular day it was as though I could hear the Lord saying: “Gina, slow down!  I’ve got this!  Don’t be in such a hurry! Your ‘hurry’ will not produce better results!”

The message I believe the Lord is speaking today is pretty much the same: ” Don’t WORRY, don’t HURRY!  God’s got this!” I’m preaching this to myself, too!  Today, I was tempted to worry and to hurry!  And please note…this is not just for those going into Belize this year.  This is for all of us!

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A thought from Andrew Murray:

“God is a wise husbandman, who “waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it (James 5:7). He cannot gather the fruit until it is ripe. He knows when we are spiritually ready to receive the blessing to our profit and His glory. Waiting in the sunshine of His love is what will ripen the soul for His blessing. Waiting under the cloud of trial, that breaks in showers of blessing, is as necessary. Be assured that if God waits longer than you could wish, it is only to make the blessing doubly precious. God waited four thousand years, until the fullness of time, before He sent His Son. Our times are in His hands. He will avenge His elect speedily. He will make haste for our help and not delay one hour too long.”
― Andrew Murray, Waiting on God

Pray with me for the two teams to Belize:

Precious Lord, Help us to wait upon Your provision with  NO WORRY OR HURRY!  You have called us and You are faithful.  We ask You to go before us and to show us the way into Belize this year.  And we ask You to do it in such a way that You will receive the glory due Your Name.  We know that this is not about us, but all about You!

Specific prayer requests for both teams:
for clarity on projects to be completed in Belize; we are working with our missionaries there to determine all that can be accomplished
for the Lord to raise up more prayer warriors to cover these teams in prayer
PRAISE for Laramie team:  our team  has now grown to 12 for our July trip!  THANK YOU, LORD!
UPDATED PRAYER REQUEST FOR LARAMIE:
for more members for the Laramie team; we are believing the Lord for 15
for fundraising efforts for both teams; we are trying to raise approximately $1500 per team member for Laramie team and I think Cheyenne is comparable
for Gina:  I am going to try and personally raise $5000 for projects in Belize to include repairs on base and in our neighborhood, construction (TBD), work on the Mobile Workshop, children’s ministry, prayer ministry
PRAISE:  I was able to get our Go Fund Me page up this week and have received several donations for projects already
Donate here!
Thank you for praying for us today! We are believing the Lord to do GREAT THINGS in Belize this summer.
Be sure to “like” our 2 Facebook pages:
Oasis Ministry in Belize
and
Belize Blessings
I will be on the prayer line on Monday, 3/6
7:15-7:30am Mountain Time
Dial: 712-432-0850
Code: 394072#
HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEK IN THE LORD!
Gina

Praying Wyoming into Belize #3

February 27, 2017

I wrote these words in my prayer journal this past week on 2/24/17:

“If I could imagine myself at Your feet, what would I hear You saying to me?”

As I waited, I clearly heard the Lord say the familiar words to me again:

“Trust Me.”

I felt led to look up the word “trust” and the definition that most stood out, and the one that I added to my journal entry:

TRUST = RELIABLE

Isn’t it wonderful to know that the God that we serve is RELIABLE?  Meditate on that thought this week.  Stan and I have been in and out of Belize over 30 times since 1998.  Each trip has been challenging and sometimes even scary, but I CAN TESTIFY THAT MY GOD IS RELIABLE!

Please continue in prayer with us this week for the two teams from Wyoming traveling to Belize this year.

Begin here with a prayer from “Prayers that Avail Much” (today’s daily prayer):

Father-God, I thank You for the Body of Christ! We have been raised up to sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus! I am a citizen along with all of Your holy people. I am so grateful that I am a member of Your family. Together, we are Your house, built on the foundation of the apostles and the prophets, and the cornerstone is Christ Jesus, my Lord and Elder Brother. You have joined us together in Him and we are becoming a holy temple for the Lord. Holy Spirit, help me think of ways to motivate others to acts of love and good works. When we meet together, give me words of encouragement, especially now that the day of Your return is drawing near, in the Majestic Name of Jesus.
Scripture References: Ephesians 2:6, 19-21; Hebrews 10:24-25

And now agree with me for these two Wyoming teams to Belize:

And Lord, we thank You for the work you have given to Your servants from Wyoming and other places to do in Belize this year.  We accept our assignment from You and thank You for showing us how to walk in faith.  We thank You in advance for the members of Your Body in Belize that we will encounter.  You have already joined us together with them through Christ.  Show us the acts of love and good works that You would have us to accomplish.  Holy Spirit, we ask You to encourage us again this week to continue in perseverance.  We say THANK YOU, in advance for all You will do, Lord.

AMEN

 

Specific prayer requests for both teams:
for clarity on projects to be completed in Belize; we are working with our missionaries there to determine all that can be accomplished

for the Lord to raise up more prayer warriors to cover these teams in prayer

PRAISE: for Laramie team:  our team grew from 7 to 11 who have confirmed for our July trip!  THANK YOU, LORD!

UPDATED PRAYER REQUEST FOR LARAMIE:

for more members for the Laramie team; we are believing the Lord for 15; we have 11 confirmed and several more who are still considering please pray for everyone called to HEAR THE CALL!  Also, we would like to take a worship leader with us and also several who can teach prayer.

for fundraising efforts for both teams; we are trying to raise approximately $1500 per team member for Laramie team and I think Cheyenne is comparable

for Gina:  I am going to try and personally raise $5000 for projects in Belize to include repairs on base and in our neighborhood, construction (TBD), work on the Mobile Workshop, children’s ministry, prayer ministry

Thank you for praying for us today! We are believing the Lord to do GREAT THINGS in Belize this summer.

Be sure to “like” our 2 Facebook pages:
Oasis Ministry in Belize
and
Belize Blessings

I will be on the prayer line on Monday, 2/27

7:15-7:30am Mountain Time

Dial: 712-432-0850

Code: 394072#

HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEK IN THE LORD!

Gina

Praying Wyoming into Belize #2

February 19, 2017

Isaiah 52:12New International Version (NIV)

12 But you will not leave in haste
    or go in flight;
for the Lord will go before you,
    the God of Israel will be your rear guard.

Last week, I began the journey of praying more intentionally for the two teams traveling from Wyoming to Belize this summer.  Both teams will be ministering with Oasis Ministry, our Belizean “arm” of ministry.  I invite you to continue on this “prayer journey” with me as we see God’s plans unfold.

I have shared Isa. 52:12 above because this scripture  stood out for me in my readings this week.  Please join me in praying THAT WE WILL WAIT  for our two Wyoming teams to Belize:

Lord, we believe You for success for these two teams from Wyoming into Belize this summer.  These are Your teams!  Help all of us to wait upon You, not rushing ahead trying to figure out things in our own strength.   Open our ears to hear Your voice in the valleys of “indecision.”  Help us to remain calm and prayerful throughout this journey.  As You move us forward, we also ask You to protect the work that we have already done in preparation for these missions.  Be our “rear guard”, protecting us from  the enemy who tries  to steal our joy and our resources.  May Your Name be the Name that is exalted in our teams.  We refuse pride and choose to walk humbly with our God.  In Jesus’ Name, AMEN.

Specific prayer requests for both teams:
for clarity on projects to be completed in Belize; we are working with our missionaries there to determine all that can be accomplished

for the Lord to raise up more prayer warriors to cover these teams in prayer

for more members for the Laramie team; we are believing the Lord for 15; we have 7 confirmed and 5 who are strongly considering; please pray for everyone called to hear the call!

for fundraising efforts for both teams; we are trying to raise approximately $1500 per team member for Laramie team and I think Cheyenne is comparable

Thank you for praying for us today! We are believing the Lord to do GREAT THINGS in Belize this summer.

Be sure to “like” our 2 Facebook pages:
Oasis Ministry in Belize
and
Belize Blessings

I will be on the prayer line on Monday, 2/20

7:15-7:30am Mountain Time

Dial: 712-432-0850

Code: 394072#

HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEK IN THE LORD!

Gina

 

Praying Wyoming into Belize 2017 #1

February 13, 2017

2/13/2017

We had two of us on the prayer line this morning, praying Wyoming into Belize.

Please join me in prayer for the 2 teams headed into Belize and Oasis Ministry this summer.  The Cheyenne team travels in June and the Laramie team travels in July.

This week I am praying for FAITH to arise!  Please join me in prayer:

Lord, we come to You on behalf of the two teams heading to Belize this summer from Wyoming.  We pray for great faith to arise in the hearts of each called missionary from Wyoming.  When we are afraid, help us to put our confidence in You.  Help us to trust Your promises.  Help us to resist doubt.  You have not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline and sound judgement.  We receive Your perfect peace.  Not peace as the world gives but Your peace that is steady and strong.  Whenever we have troubled thoughts, help us to choose faith over fear!  In Jesus’ Name, AMEN

Specific prayer requests for both teams:
for clarity on projects to be completed in Belize; we are working with our missionaries there to determine all that can be accomplished

for the Lord to raise up more prayer warriors to cover these teams in prayer

for more members for the Laramie team; we are believing the Lord for 15; we have 7 confirmed and 5 who are strongly considering; please pray for everyone called to hear the call!

for fundraising efforts for both teams; we are trying to raise approximately $1500 per team member for Laramie team and I think Cheyenne is comparable

Thank you for praying for us today! We are believing the Lord to do GREAT THINGS in Belize this summer.

Be sure to “like” our 2 Facebook pages:
Oasis Ministry in Belize
and
Belize Blessings

I will be back on the prayer line on Monday, 2/20

7:15-7:30am Mountain Time

Dial: 712-432-0850

Code: 394072#

HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEK IN THE LORD!

Gina

 

 

 

It’s Time to Go Again…

February 7, 2017

For the vision is yet for an appointed time; but at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry. Habakkuk 2: 3(NKJV)

Many of you have followed us over the years as we have gone in and out of the tiny Nation of Belize.  As I look back, I realize that each trip had its challenges and each trip was brought forth by the Hand of God.  As I write this blog today, we face some big challenges again.

This year two teams from Wyoming are being called to Oasis Ministry in Belize.  One team, being launched from First Baptist Church in Cheyenne and led by David Waterstreet is believing God for great things in June 2017.  I am not a part of this team, but told David that I would ask all of you to cover them in prayer.  Our team, led by Stan and me, will travel into Belize at the end of July.  We certainly need your prayers, too!

Beginning Monday, February 13th, I am launching a weekly 15-minute prayer call for these two teams.  I would welcome anyone who would be willing to join us in prayer whenever you are able.

Belize Blessings Prayer Call~Mondays, beginning 2/13/17 (until further notice)

7:15-7:30am  Mountain Time

Dial: 712-432-0850    Code: 394072#

Also, would you please take a moment today and pray for these two Wyoming teams to Belize:

for faith to arise in each team member

for all plans to be God’s plans

for God’s provision for travel and mission

for Ron and Linda and Oasis Ministry as they prepare for all teams in 2017

for God to be glorified in all things; for fulfillment of the Great Commission in Unitedville Belize

for all team members who are being called to these teams to respond

Thank you for your prayers!  Hope you can join us on Mondays on the prayer call

Gina

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heading into Belize this weekend

October 27, 2010

Dear praying friends,

We are headed back into Belize on Sunday, Oct. 31st and will return to the States on Sunday, Nov. 7th.  The other part of the team we are joining will be arriving in Belize on Sunday, Oct. 30th.  Please pray for our team:

for Jesus Christ to be proclaimed in Belize and everywhere we will be in the next week (airports, etc)

for these next few days of prep as we pack and settle final details with jobs, etc. Stateside and prepare our hearts to be aligned with God’s heart

for safety for each team member

for safety for our families and properties in the States

for God’s direction and wisdom for every ministry project

for Pastor Ron and Linda as they prepare for us in the midst of trying to clean up after Hurricane Richard

for all financial, physical, emotional, spiritual needs of the team to be met with God’s wonderful grace

for God to be glorified in all things as we lift up the marvelous Name of Jesus Christ

Thank you for praying for us.    I pray for each of you today as well:

Lord, I pray for each person reading and responding to this prayer blog.  Please bless them beyond measure as they proclaim Your Kingdom.  Give them divine appointments to share the gospel with those who need to hear.  Protect them and their families and properties from all snares of the evil one.  Be glorified in and through their lives and ministries!  IN JESUS NAME…AMEN!

Blessings,

Gina