Friday, March 25, 2005

SPACE Spring 2005 Prayer Update

Dear SPACE prayer team,

Happy Good Friday! I'm hoping that this Easter season finds you encouraged and lifted by the fact that Jesus conquered death in order to start a revolution of worship among the nations.

Thank you for continuing to remember SPACE and the students involved in your prayers. God is moving in and among these students and you and your prayers are part of their momentum.

Here are a few highlights that could use your prayers:
- a prayer walking launch on March 31st at our local mall.
We are going to try to teach our students to see the Mall differently, by thinking and praying strategically.
- youth ministry retreats
The first two weekends of April see the youth ministry packing over 500 students, small group leaders, workcrew, ropes course staff and prayer teams for two weekend retreats. High school goes on April 1-3, middle school the following weekend. Pray for safety, soft and receptive hearts and for the Enemy to stay clear.
- senior mission weekend
We have the opportunity to take the graduating seniors on a combination mission/cultural/capstone weekend during May. We are calling it The Black Hole Experience and are keeping most of the vital details in the dark. I'm expecting a pretty great time as we help serve a great missions organization, see the future cultures of the world differently, and process what kind of difference God wants these graduating seniors to be involved in.
- summer mission trips
We have launched three out of a potential four trips off the ground, with leaders, dates and ministry sites. Currently, we have a team serving a GCC family in Trinidad in late July for two weeks, a weekend for middle schoolers serving our friends at CMTS
( and an experimental movement of students into Washington DC every Friday for most of the summer. I'm also pursuing an opportunity to take a team to serve another GCC family overseas and I've been invited to help serve and work with a very missions minded youth pastor in AZ for a few days. Plans for both of these are still pending. Pray for our team prep meetings as they start soon.

Other praises:
- Praise for our student that applied for a mentorship with SPACE has been accepted. Emilie will be starting to serve SPACE starting this summer, helping us with tasks such as serving, dreaming and envisioning the momentum of this experiment.
- Praise for our SPACE crew. These kids are so devoted and love what we are doing so much.
- Praise for more and more youth leaders being interested in SPACE and encouraging their students to be more missional.

Thanks again for praying for SPACE. You are an integral part of helping us shape how much the next generation cares about the nations.
Have a great Easter!

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