Prayer & Praise Update

Prayer Team,

“Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come”.  2 Corinthians 5:17

Thank you so much for your continued efforts in praying for New Life Design.  God has been so faithful to us and here we are with 7 months under our belts.  All our needs have been supplied and even in abundance!  We are paying rent on our facilities, keeping the lights on, heating and cooling paid for, buying office supplies as needed, supplying the resources for our clients, paying insurance and taxes and we even have an emergency fund!  Yes….even Dave Ramsey would be proud!!  You bless us with your prayers.  Here are a few updates on things and some specific prayer requests that you can bring before Father this week:

1.        Pray for our clients’ eyes to be opened to the truth that will set them free.  Pray that God will heal the broken places in their souls and that they would completely surrender those things that are holding them back to Him.  John 8:32, Prov. 14:30a, Ps. 23:3, Matt. 16:24

2.       NLD is hosting our very first “Marriage! The Journey” Conference on May 16-17 here at our offices.  We only have room for 8 couples so pray that God will bring the couples that he wants to come and hear this message on God’s design for marriage.  We hope in the future to be able to do this conference in many different churches and have enough room for many more to attend.  Pray that God will open the right doors at the right time for this.  On April 11-12 Tony and I will be doing what we call a “trial run” of the “Marriage! The Journey” Conference in our home with some of our family and friends that have graciously volunteered of their time to let us “practice” on them.  So pray for us as we prepare and that this weekend would be helpful for us.  Eph. 5:1-2, I John 4:18-19

3.       Pray for God to put a hedge of protection around NLD and that the enemy would be completely blocked from attacking us.  This is very important as we are still in our infancy.  We battle not against flesh and blood but against powers, principalities and spiritual forces of this present world.  Eph. 4:12

4.       Pray that God would continue to meet all our budget needs and that God would continue to speak to people about supporting our ministry financially.  It is our prayer that one day we would grow to a place where Rebecca and I can draw a small salary but that is in Father’s hands and we are completely dependent on Him by faith.  If He does not desire that for us we are ok with that.  Phi. 4:19

5.       We seem to be adding new clients each week!  This past week was one of the busiest weeks so far.  Pray that God would continue to send those people who are ready for this process and that He would give them the courage to call us.  I Peter 5:6-7