Sunday, April 25th:

  • Holy is the Lord
  • No, Not One
  • God of Ages
  • How Great Thou Art
  • The Stand
  • How Great is Our God

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By nhfnews columnist Will L.

Last night in Manhattan, the hottest ticket in town wasn’t to Wicked at the Gershwin Theater or to West Side Story at the Palace Theater.  Crowds left Broadway and were flocking to Simon Baruch Middle School’s production of Pajama Game at M.S. 104.  Fortunately for us, NHF decided to send us to experience the show firsthand.  When we arrived at the box office, the ticket cashier asked us, “Do you have a reservation?” – to which our response was “noreSERVations.”  With playbills in hand and no reservations, we walked into the packed theater and thoroughly enjoyed the 9th annual production from Gramercy’s most beloved director, Ken Ko. Read the rest of this entry »

MOW’10: WEDNESDAY

May 26, 2010

Prayer
Please join us today in praying for B. & H. (and children A. & N.), as they serve the Lord to advance His Kingdom in Southeast Asia.  Pray for B.’s travels & his 2-week-long on-site studies in Boston right now; equipping for H. as she conducts language-training for expats; wisdom in raising their children (esp. for A., as she starts kindergarten in the fall); continued provision of all the funds they need to live & work.

Paradigm
Why exactly should Christians care about poverty around the world?  John Piper has an answer for you here.

Petition
The devastating earthquake in Haiti occurred only 4 months ago, but already, that nation has fallen out of media coverage and off our radar.  But God hasn’t turned His heart away from Haiti, and neither should we; let’s align with Him in prayer for all of the incredibly urgent needs in Haiti, including the need for Christ’s light to shine more brightly than ever in that country.

MOW’10: TUESDAY

May 25, 2010

Prayer
Please join us today in praying for D. & J. (and children J., M. & B.), as they serve the Lord to advance His Kingdom in China.  Pray for pending visa applications & safe passage for the 20 church leaders planning to come to NY for a month-long church-planting training with Tim Keller; plans for the Lausanne Conference in South Africa in the fall; and the family’s transition back to the U.S. on Home Assignment.

Paradigm
People use the term “counter-cultural Christian” all the time, but do you ever wonder, “How can followers of Christ be a counter-culture for the common good?”  Get some insight about this here

Petition
Join us TONIGHT at 8PM for a special MOW’10 Prayer Meeting at Alex & Sharon L.’s home (12 Sylvia Ave, Ardsley).

As of May 25 . . .

B. is halfway through his study program in the U.S.  Despite the jet lag and busy schedule he is doing well with the intensive full-day classes.  We have been able to talk regularly over the computer.  We’re so thankful that technology helps us connect so easily over long distances.

Here at home, we have also been keeping busy.  The linguistics workshop that I attended in February has been helpful as I’m reviewing drafts from Genesis and Exodus.  It is extra quiet in the mornings when the kids are at school so it’s been a productive time for me to work.  A. & N. are quite happy with school and friends, but they are looking forward to their dad returning next week.

Please pr for B. as he finishes this week of classes, then flies to ATL for the weekend.  He will be leaving the U.S. next Tuesday, and will have a full schedule as soon as he returns.

Thank you for continuing to pr for us. . .

As of May 25 . . .

The authorities are now approaching all 20 individuals [those who are planning to come to NY for month-long ch-planting training w/Tim Keller] across China; some have been threatened.   Some from more rural and traditional networks have expressed that they are worried and may consider backing out.   My colleague just came back from meeting with the authorities and reassured them that we are just attending a CP training event, nothing political.   The Beijing police are more civilized and have agreed not to stop us but are not happy.   We believe this would be a good precursor to Lausanne and when we return from NY, they will have more trust in these leaders.   Pray! Pray! Pray!

The time has come for Ken K’s student’s annual show. This year it’s “Pajama Game” which is showing this Wednesday and Thursday, May 26th and 27th, at 7pm.

The noreSERVations group will be attending on Wednesday evening and will be taking the 5:33pm express train from White Plains. If you’d like to join, please contact John H. or Will L. Thank you.

MOW’10: Monday

May 24, 2010

Prayer

Please join us today in praying for S. & H. (and children K., I., & J), as they serve the Lord to advance His Kingdom in Central Asia.  Pray for safety in the midst of political & social upheaval in their nation; teaching & learning at the bi-vocational training school; fruitfulness of the chicken business; provision of funds for final payment of $100,000 for the business’ land; provision of teachers for OAK, the m’s school; and continued protection over the whole family.

Paradigm

Have you ever asked the question, “There are clearly dangers in being wealthy, but there is also value; what is the right way to be rich?”  Hear John Piper answer this question here.

Petition

Read about the upheaval in Thailand here, and take a moment to lift up this nation and its citizens into the strong hand of the Lord . . .


As of May 6 . . .

It’s been an eventful few weeks for us.  As many of you know, there was a revolution around here and while a number of protestors were shot in the capital city, our city has been relatively free of violence.  But now we are hearing talk of ethnic violence possibly erupting here, but so far it seems only to be rumors.  Despite these uncertainties, life and the work move forward with help from the Holy Spirit.  But please do continue to keep us in your prayers.

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As of May 5 . . .

From D.: I just had to forward this email below I received today, sent from the US consulate visa officer in Guangzhou who interviewed brother L and brother M from Xiamen this morning.  Our prayers are answered each step of the way.  Pray for the remaining 5 brothers interviewing in Shanghai on May 13th:

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