A group from New Hope will be going as missionaries to work at Lost Valley Camp in Lupton, Michigan the week of August 13th. If you’re not going with the group, you can still play a huge role by praying for them as they prepare and while they’re gone. Here are some ideas on how to do that…
Pray for the health, safety, and travel of the mission team.
Traveling to mission destinations and encountering new bacteria (internationally) can drastically affect the health and strength of mission team participants. Getting sick is just a normal part of international travel. However there is precedent for praying for the health and safety of mission teams in in travel. Acts 27 records the storm at sea and shipwreck of Paul and his captors. Yet Paul prayed, and God protected all on the ship (Acts 27:24). Pray that your teams will experience safe travel and health protection while on the mission trip.
Pray for the spiritual wisdom and loving service of the mission team.
One of Paul’s prayers for the Ephesian church was that they would grow in spiritual wisdom and depth of love (Ephesians 3:14-20). Mission team members need an abundance of wisdom and love, and God desires to provide it. Pray that your team members will be abundantly wise and discerning as well as filled with love for those whom they will serve and share with.