Monday, February 6, 2012

Global Prayer


Thanks so much for praying for us!  Here is a scratch map that we have been using as we hear of people all over the world praying for us.  Please join us for a global wave of prayer, starting Tuesday morning, wherever you are.  Also, if you are praying, please let us know, and we will continue to scratch more countries off.  (Leave a comment with your country name)  May God receive the glory all over the world for what He is doing!

61 comments:

  1. We're Praying in Cooperstown, NY! (I know you have the USA already checked off, but still... :-)

    Leena and Sanjay are good friends, and our bible study is PRAYING for you and your family. To God be the Glory!

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  2. We're praying in Alexandria, VA! Lori, Chris, Adam & Ruth Joyce! Much love and tons of prayers coming your way!

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  3. And we of your grandfather Charlie's church (First Reformed, Pittsburgh PA) have you on our prayer list as well!
    Your brothers and sisters in Christ at FRPC

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  4. We are praying in London, England

    Mike & Donna (and our friends!)

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  5. I have had emails or FB posts from friends in the UK, India, Peru, Brazil, Thailand, Togo, Armenia, Australia, Cyprus, Japan, Morocco, Jordan, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Lebanon, Iraq, Syria...I'll go back and double check to make sure I am not missing one!

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  6. We are praying in Abbotsford BC Canada. Friends of Becky Fisher
    Alicia and Liliana

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  7. We are praying in Michigan, Susie! Wish there was more I could do!

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  8. We are praying here in Pennsylvania soon to be in Budapest...I am sorry to find you guys through something hard, but so thankful to have found you both! I'm Abby {Keener} Alleman and I know Ben from GCTS when we came in the same class! I only stayed for a year met my amazing hubby in my hometown and we are on Cru Staff with Student Venture soon to be moving to Budapest, HU to work with the ministry there long-term. I'v hoped to get back in touch over the years and now to find that we are in the same extended ministry family...wow...and so, so thankful to be able to pray for you all in this trial. Much love in Him, Abby, Jared, JJ & Susie

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  9. Always praying for you both and your family....God bless u Susie especially tomorrow. Sending you both lots of love and a big hug from all of us! Love, Jasmin

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  10. You can add Indonesia to your map...my good friend lives there and is praying!

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  11. Hi Ben and Susie. Not sure if you remember us, but my husband Joe Crispin played on a short tour with AIA back in 2003. We are still good friends with Ryan and Angie Sears who shared your news and your site, so we have been following along and praying. Joe is currently playing in Ukraine, so you can scratch that country off and one where prayers ae coming from! Much love from the Crispin Family (Joe, Erin, Abby, Elijah, Naomi and Isaiah)

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  12. Praying for you Susie and Ben. May the Lord continue showering you with His mercies. May He guide the surgeon and team and bribg peace to you all! Our love and prayers from El Salvador.
    Layo & Luchy Leiva

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  13. Praying from Korea. We are friends of Erika & Kelly from AIA & also worked at AIA headquarters in 2006-07

    ~The Crabtrees

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  14. Many of us in Hungary are praying for all of you! Praying that you are sleeping restfully right now even with what lies ahead in a few hours, for wisdom for the doctors and surgeons, health and stability for this baby, and that this tumor is benign. We are humbled by your response to all of this and know that the Lord will continue to do his good work in you and through you!

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  15. Praying as a team at Pioneer Christian Hospital in Impfondo, Republic of Congo (Brazzaville).

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  16. praying from Central Asia. Love you guys! D, G, Mo Mo and Gloryann

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  17. My friends and I are praying here in Shanghai! -Stephanie

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  18. Hi Ben and Susie, I get updates on your situation from Eddie Waxer and just wanted you to know there are people praying for you in Cairo, Egypt. The evil one is overcome by the power of your testimony as you proclaim God's grace and love through this hard time and what is yet to come.

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  19. Praying in Tempe, AZ and my family and friends are praying in SoCal. Love you guys!!!!!
    Tanya and Nikita

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  20. Praying in Poland, Ohio. Hopefully some of my German friends will see my post and join in on the prayer chain.
    Love in Christ,
    the Bells (formerly at Redeemer PCA in Queensbury)

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  21. We are praying in France.
    Love in Christ

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  22. Praying in earnest for you in Oklahoma...

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  23. Praying for peace, strength, more laughter, and Heaven on earth supernatural healing in Jesus' name!
    From Winchester, VA.

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  24. Dear Suzie and Ben, Thanks for sharing your "journey" with us. We are praying so much for you, especially right now as you are in surgery. Praying for God to guide the surgeon's hand, praying for complete recovery, praying for Ben to know the peace that passes all understanding, praying for your sweet kiddos as they deal with their mommy in the hospital. Much love, David and Janet (David is in Senegal right now, and I am in TX with his mother.)

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  25. The world is praying - I just heard from our friends in Belgium, Philippines, Mali, Slovakia and a North African deserty country that will remain anonymous! The body of Christ at the throne of God in a time of need! (Hebrews)

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  26. Consider us part of your prayer team, Susie & Ben. We are on our knees here in South Bend, IN on your behalf. Blessings to you.
    -Joy "Laurent" Lightcap

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  27. Praying in Rancho Cucamonga, California.

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  28. It's almost 11pm here in asia on the other side of the world from where you are and we are praying for you.

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  29. Not very exciting, but besides Iowa, but now have Omaha, NE covered with extended staff and family in prayer and worship for the Thomas's.

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  30. I am certain you have India on your list, but in defense we started praying in Oregon before arriving in Bangalore and am at this very moment praying as I just read your post that Susie just went in for surgery. Ben, I remember so well the minute you got Susie's diamond in the mail at camp. It was oval and beautiful. And Susie is amazing and im continually blessed by her funny blogs. I remember your big grin that you couldnt let go of when Susie came to visit at camp and I remember you crying when she left. I knew at that very moment God had great plans for the two of you...now the 5+ of you. We will be in Malaysia in a few days and will be praying for you there as well. ;) Ps...this is Miss Angie and I met Ben and worked with Ben at Mont Lawn Camp. I then got to meet Mr. Ben's beautiful g/f, then fiancee, then wife, Miss Susie! =)

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  31. Here in Houston, TX we are praying for you guys. We love you.

    Enrique & Margarita Nunfio

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  32. I've got everyone I know praying for you here in Wilmington, NC. <3 May the Lord put His Hand on you and your precious little one inside, may He guide the hands of the surgeon and those that are caring for you, and may He wrap His loving arms around your family and give them His peace. We love you!

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  33. I stand with you in pray that God is moving supernatural in your lives. Greetings from AiA Switzerland.

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  34. Our women's bible study group prayed for your family this morning. We are in Williamstown, Massachusetts. I know you guys only through the adoption blog world. I've been blessed by Susie's humor and honesty on her blog. :)

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  35. Here in Mozambique, we pray for you!

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  36. Praying for you from Kigali, Rwanda.

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  37. You are being prayed for in Cameroon not only by AIA but by the whole CCC ministry. The Lord is faithful and will see you thru.

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  38. We are praying from Staten Island, NY - Young Women's Fellowship of Staten Island Mar Thoma Church. We're friends of your sister-in-law, Sherin Thomas (and we have Sherin's good friend Betty Jacob-Alex in our group). The Lord's faithfulness, mercy and love will not leave you. We will continue to uphold EVERYONE in prayer: Susie, the baby, Ben, your 3 beautiful children, your parents, all the medical personnel involved in Susie's care.

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  39. We are praying from Plymouth Meeting-PA, our family and several friends from Brazil (Recife, Sao Paulo, Brasilia, Rio de Janeiro, etc) and a Missionaire friend at Chade is also together with us in prayers.May God Bless Susie, Ben, the baby and the kids.
    Wedja, Guilherme, Rodrigo and Gustavo (PMCA Students, and Andre Pires

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  40. Friends and family are praying in Illinois, Michigan, Honduras and Colombia. So glad to hear that surgery went well and you're awake now. God is good. :)

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  42. I'm praying for you from one of the most powerful cities in the world - Washington, DC. "May the Lord bless you and keep you . . . and be gracious to you . . . and give you peace." Numbers 6:24-26

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  43. Please add New Delhi, India to your map! I am praying for all of you today!

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  44. I'm praying in Minneapolis, Minnesota, for a complete recovery and good results on the tumor. Donna De For (aunt of Andrea Justice)

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  45. friends in singapore are praying!

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  46. We are praying in Saint Paul, Minnesota and friends of ours are praying in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and Murska Sobota, Slovenia! So add Ethiopia and Slovenia to your map!

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  47. Praying in west dundee, Illinois

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  48. We're friends of Judy Kirkpatrick (and Kelsey Scott) ~~ we're living in Tunisia ~~ and we're praying!!
    The Lord bless and keep you and make his face to shine upon you, all of you .......... Noel and Jeff Katz (I must have called myself my nickname Aunt Bunny in my google account because it was picked up without me typing it!)

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  49. We're praying for you (and thanking God WITH you!) in Italy - just outside of Rome.

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  50. We're praying from here in Chicago, IL. Our hearts are with you. May God give you His strength, comfort and joy as you walk through this. You are such an inspiration to us & we see the grace of God reflected in your lives. Love to your family! -Abe&Liza

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  51. You don't know us, but we've been praying for you since mutual friends (The Hardy's) asked for prayer for you...you have constantly been on our thoughts and in our hearts, and although we're not far away in another city or country, we know our prayers are being heard loud and clear by our healing Father.
    Scott & Heather in Beavercreek, OH

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  52. We've got Malaysia covered! Praying and praising with you today...we love you guys! Jonathan, Jen, Addie & Abe

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  53. Canada's covered...an email was sent out to AIA staff here. I met you this fall during the coaches' academy at your place. Continuing to pray and declare healing, faith, life, peace, hope into your lives. Psalm 91 Thanks for sharing your journey of how our amazing God is encountering you. This is building brothers and sisters in the faith up across the world. - Steph (AIA Canada)

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  54. We are praying for you all from 'Down Under' Sydney Australia. You don't know us, but we know the Wenigs and they told us of your situation. Great news that Susie is home already, rest up (albeit very difficult for a busy mum of 3!)

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  55. Praying in Germany. I am praying for healing and comfort during this hard time. -Elizabeth (AIA Germany)

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  56. I am a friend of a friend of a friend!! Coming in on this rather late, but we know God has no time limitations! Keeping all of you in prayer from here in Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania, praising the Father for all He has done and continues to do for Susie in her recovery. God bless your beautiful family for your faithfulness and the sharing of this miracle He is working ! Prayers will continue for healing for Susie and peace for you!

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  57. You all have been in my prayers and in so many of others in our church & small group. The week before your diagnosis, a co-worker told me her 37-year-old brother-in-law (father of 3) had just been diagnosed with a brain tumor. Early on, he was told it was a Stage IV cancer; final pathology revealed it to be Stage III. He is now undergoing chemo and radiation. I wanted you to know how your walk has encouraged this young couple. I shared with my co-worker your story and your blog address and they are being blessed by you. (I hope you remember me - I worked with AIA Basketball when you guys first came on staff. - Sandy Timberlake, Mason, OH)

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  58. Praying for you and your whole family from St. Petersburg FL. May God pour out his grace and peace on your family during this challenging time. What a comfort to know that our God is sovereign in all situations. May this situation be used for His glory.

    Nathan Knighten

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