prayer & praise

Weekly Prayer & Praise

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STEVE MAHONEY

Our speaker for Friday, September 6 is Steve. He became a believer
in the Lord Jesus Christ when he was 20 years old and soon began
telling the stories from the Word of God to others. When he was 54,
he had a health scare which could have cost him his life. After three months of recovery, and out of appreciation for a spared life, he promised God
he would memorize and dramatize the Gospel of John. Now Steve
presents the Gospel of John to individuals and groups,
making Jesus’ amazing miracles and message come alive.
Steve tells the Gospel of John from memory and in a storytelling fashion.

Scholars suggest that close to ninety percent of people in Jesus' day
could not read or write, so this is an example of how people
of the first century may have heard the Gospel of John told.

Steve tries to maintain close to a ninety-five percent accuracy
with the version of the text he is using. That version, the "Logos 21 Version"
of the Gospel of John (found all around Orange County, CA.,
in evangelistic outreach) can be found online at: LivingWater.org.

Steve has been married to Diane for 41 years, has two grown,
married sons, and loves to tell the stories of Jesus. They both hail from Minneapolis, MN, and Diane, as Pastor Leland well knows, grew up in the very church (Trinity Lutheran of Minnehaha Falls, in Minneapolis) that he first interned for when he was going to Seminary in St. Paul, MN.

You won’t want to miss this dramatic presentation. Please call in your reservations by Wednesday, September 4 at noon to (949)492-2200.

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DIRK AND MARY KOS

As per Mary regarding Dirk: “We visited the doctor and the result
of the surgery was that indeed it was Medullary thyroid cancer.
The thyroid was removed, and we understand they also removed
all the lymph nodes in the neck. On the right side of the neck
they removed 67 lymph nodes and 11 had cancer in it. So far,
the result of the blood work is okay. The weakness and fatigue
are normal after such an extensive surgery. We have another
appointment with the surgeon on September 4. We are very
thankful to God and thank you so much for your prayers,
love and care. That means so much to us.”

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SOUP KITCHEN

Did you know that hundreds are being fed
in our soup kitchen at the Baja Mission?

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DESPENSAS

Did you know that we distribute hundreds of “despensas” food for
the hungry each month in Baja? Thank you to all who participate.

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CHILDREN BEING HOSTED AT A WATER PARK.
ALL THIS AND PIZZA TOO!

What manner of love is this? Can you imagine being hosted
by a group to a waterpark and given the gift of pizza when formerly
you were living in abject poverty? “In as much as you have
done it to the least of these, you have done it to me."

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OAXACA

Again, there is hope in the future for these little ones.
A rainbow, a symbol of hope in Oaxaca after a rain.

EVERETT AND LOIS WILSON

Everett and Lois: Several years ago, Everett taught in our Bible Institute
and Lois took copious notes of her husband’s teaching. She is now nearer
to heaven than on earth. Join us in prayer for this precious couple.

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VOLUNTEERS

Help needed! Volunteers needed for mailing of our
U.S. newsletter on Wednesday, August 28, 7am-11am.

Location: The rec room at 2355 Via Mariposa West,
Laguna Woods, CA 92637. Gate 5 off El Toro.

Please call us if you can come and serve at (949)492-2200.

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BACK TO SCHOOL

Children are back in school; several have severe learning disabilities
and must be brought up to grade level. Some students are very bright,
pray for our students who go back to school.

Weekly Prayer & Praise

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LUTHERAN CHURCH OF THE CROSS, LAGUNA WOODS, CA

Save the date for our monthly Friday night dinner
on September 6th at 6pm.

It's not too early to RSVP by calling Linda at (949) 492-2200

More details to come.

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ELVIA CRUZ

Elvia from the Baja Mission, had a bike accident and hurt her ankle. She is well and we hope for a total recovery but we would like people to pray for her.

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MOISES AND ANGELICA DE JESUS

Moises and Angelica from the Baja Mission are being sent to live with some relatives. They have been with us for many years and they are a little bit worried about this change in their lives. We think DIF wants to send them to their family before this month ends. Please pray for them and their families.

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DIRK KOS

Please keep Dirk in your prayers for recovery. There were no complications from his surgery but he will be following up with a doctor in a few weeks.

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SOCCER CAMP

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PLAYING SOCCER

Debbie Haliday and members of the team hosted another soccer camp.
A good time was had by all. Praise God!

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OUTREACH IN THE MOUNTAINS

Maria Villa Pablo, Juxtlahuaca region of Oaxaca,
worked with children sanding, painting and decorating wooden boxes
so they could organize their books, shoes or clothes.

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ACTIVITIY

In the Lazaro Cardenas area the children had three activities: seeing the “Jesus” movie in Mixtec, painting garbage buckets and planting trees.

TIM SUK

One of our favorite ministries, Teen Challenge, has a director, Tim,
who needs prayer. He has had a massive stroke. Please pray.

CAROLYN LIBBY

Carolyn who worked in our office as a volunteer for many years,
recently fell and broke both her wrists and sustained a head injury.
Her daughter came from Bulgaria to assist Carolyn. She is a
school teacher there and returned home this past Wednesday.
Please remember Carolyn in your prayers.

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RIKER

Dana Pereau’s little grandson Riker still needs prayer.

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DANA PEREAU

Dana, Charla and Chuck’s son, has been diagnosed
with nephropathy complicated by carpal tunnel syndrome
and will require surgery on both hands.