LMC Serves the Continents through a connection with Iglecia Uncion Y Fuego in Siquirres Costa Rica.
Here is a sample of the Prayer list from the last trip to serve in August, 2023.
Costa Rica Mission Team Prayers, August 2023
King Jesus, bless the hearts of each of your children who you have been created for YOUR GOOD WORKS and proclaiming YOUR NAME to the nations. We ask, today, for you to be with Quentin, Monica, Tony, Jaclyn, Daphne, Mieke, Jillia, Heidi, Kyle, Christina, Sarah, Nick, Pastor Kevin, Lauren, Maggie, Michelle, Lydia, & Nancy. Surround them with your guardian angels as they travel to Siquirres via car, plane, and bus. Bless them with healthy bodies and minds. Create in them a hunger and excitement for the work you have for them to do, by the power of the Holy Spirit. Quiet any anxiety and encourage their hearts to show YOUR LOVE to all they meet. Help their spirits to be open to new relationships and give them the words you would have them speak in prayer. “…And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” -Esther 4:14
Father God, today will be a day focused on food. Our mission team will be purchasing and assembling 60 bags of food to provide for a family for 2 weeks. Lord, we know that You are a God of increase. You provided the multitude with loaves and fishes from one small boy’s offering. We ask that You stretch the money slotted for this task to provide even more than we expect. Provide patience and endurance to the team as they pack the bags and solidify their work as a team. Help them to encourage and build each other up as they go forth to start the food distribution ministry. Be with each of the homes receiving Your good gifts, help them know that You care for them, and give them open hearts to receive prayers as well as food. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths.” -Proverbs 3:5-6
Dear Lord, “How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!” -Psalm 119:103 We ask that the Mission Team be filled with Your Holy Spirit and have Your HOLY WORD fall from our mouths to all that will hear us today. We ask that You spread the word from person to person about the women’s and men’s ministries that will be happening today. Bring the people who desperately need to hear the good news of Your love and sacrifice. Keep the hearts of the Mission Team members open and ready to connect with all who are open to share. Keep our hearts vulnerable, and let Your love pour from us. “To equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ,” -Ephesians 4:12
Spirit of the Living God, we also know that children are precious in Your sight. Please bring many kids to Iglesia Uncion Y Fuego this day for VBS. We praise and thank you for the creativity You have given us to find new ways of connecting with the beautiful children of Siquirres. We ask that You provide the Mission Team with energy and excitement for Jesus, and the ability to communicate that to Your kids who come hungry for Your Word. “Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.’” Matthew 19:14
Jesus, You know that on this Sabbath Day the Mission Team has an opportunity to worship You with our friends from Iglesia Uncion Y Fuego. We are all brothers and sisters in the body of Christ, and we ask that You unite us in our Love for You as we lift up our voices together in praise and thanksgiving. Help break down the barriers of language and cultural differences so we can connect more fully. The mission team will have an opportunity to slow down and enjoy unhurried time with their new friends, as well as having a chance to pour into the kids in the community once again. Give them a spirit of humility and fun as they interact with Your beloved children. “4 There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call— 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.” -Ephesians 4:4-6
Father God, You created us to be people to do good works in Your Name, but even Your own Son retreated to rest and recuperate. You know that we need that time, Lord. We ask that the Mission Team invite you into the recreation day with the Costa Rican people. We thank you for the relationships that have been forged, and we ask you to bless those as they continue to grow, and produce fruit. Lord, please let Your hand be on every step of growth at Iglesia Uncion Y Fuego, and that the staff and members of the church continue to rely on You in everything that they do. “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10
Dear Lord, protect our Mission Team as they make their way back to the USA. Spirit, fill them with a desire for reflection on their time being Your hands and feet in Costa Rica. These changes that You’ve made in their hearts over the last week, Lord, help them to think of ways to bring that back to their neighborhoods. Help them to use the fire You’ve put in them for Jesus, to go out and share that with others. Lord, You know the need for Your saving grace is everywhere and the USA is especially in a spiritual drought. Help our mission team be the cool cup of water to so many who don’t even know they are dying of thirst for You. “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you.” -Matthew 28:18-20