Wednesday, December 12, 2012

You must also help us by prayer...

"You must also help us by prayer, so that many will give thanks on our behalf for the blessing granted us through the prayers of many."  2 Corinthians 1:11
Dear Saints,

Thank you so much for "helping us by prayer."  We would ask that you continue to lift up our family as well as the ministry in Kitgum.

The Goodens have arrived, with all eleven totes....and five children! Thank the Lord with us for their safe arrival.  Please also pray for the Goodens as they settle into a new life, vaslty different than anything they have ever known.  And for Jennifer as she deals with 100 degree heat, pregnant.

Lift up Ryan as he takes on extra ministry needs while Zane is away.

Elise spent two months with us this past summer.  The Lord opened a way for her to spend her Christmas break {she is in her last year at University} with our children in Kitgum.  Please pray for strength and wisdom as she looks after Elyssa, Ethan, Enoch, Elijah, Ephraim, Eli, Eden and Eston.

Julius and his family have been part of the ministry team since we lived in Entebbe.  Zane was recently able to complete a hut for Julius's family on the Kitgum compound.  Please pray for this family, that they would grow in the Lord while living amongst the other team members.

Elyssa and Enoch, two of our children that suffer with sickle cell anemia, have been fighting one illness after another.  The judge has once again delayed in hearing their case, therefore, it does not look like their adoptions will be finalized until the end of January.  It is hard to be so far from them knowing that their suffering.  Please pray for the hand of God to touch their bodies in a special way.

Summer continues with her lyme disease treatment.  Due to the complexity of her illnesses, the doctor is trying to boost Summer's immune system before starting IV antibiotics. Please pray for healing, medication side effects and continued provisions as insurance does not cover naturopathic medicine.
Zane, Elizabeth, Elianah, Ezra and Brianna Garrett will be arriving Christmas night!  Please pray for safe travels, clearance at immigration and rest.

To date, the Lord has provided over $25,000 to cover adoption fees.  Praise the Lord with us as He has done great things.

We will be settling into our new home on Jan. 3rd.  Please pray for the transition.

With grateful hearts,
The McCourtney's


The Towers Family said...


;-) said...

Thank you for this detailed list on what to pray for!

"Are These Kids All Yours?" said...

Definitely praying specifically!!! Thank you for sharing. GOD IS SOOO GOOD!!!