Sunday, October 16, 2011

October prayer letter

October 2011

Dear Praying Friends,

On Oct. 1st at one in the morning, the Lord woke my mother up and burdened her to pray for our safety. Soon, my father and sister had joined in the early morning prayer meeting.

Thousands of miles away, at that very moment, we were preparing to leave on a short trip that couldn’t be postponed.  We had six hours of driving ahead of us, but Michele and I felt something bad was going to happen.  We didn’t know if it was car problems, crime or an accident waiting for us, but we both were very concerned about this journey.

Yet, that evening when we returned home safely, we wondered if we had been mistaken in our concerns about the trip.  It wasn’t until the following day that we discovered the miracle of the prayer warriors who had given up much needed sleep to pray for our safety.

Down through the years, we have been blessed numerous times when our dear family or supporting pastors and churches have stopped what they were doing, interrupted services or given up sleep to pray for us.  These prayer warriors have prayed at key moments and opened the floodgates of God’s protection, blessing and power upon our lives and ministries.

We are truly blessed to have faithful families and supporters who labor in prayer for us!  I am convinced the vast majority of victories that we have enjoyed on the mission field have been a direct result of God’s people praying for us.  Thank you for heeding heaven's wake up calls and praying for us!!

Humbled and thankful,

Mark Hale