For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
At COL, we are reminded daily that it is God’s grace alone through Jesus that brings about change in our lives. We see brokenness, but also healing; heartbreak, but also rejoicing; death, but also abundant life. What a privilege to be able to serve our Lord in this place! But we need your prayers, because this is a work of the Spirit and we can do nothing on our own.
Please pray with us:
- For a client whose dad passed away recently. He was his caretaker and must now find a job to support himself. Please pray that he will find a job and will grow in dependence on the Lord.
- Praise for client who now has a hearing aid and can hear for the first time in many years!
- For financial concerns several clients are facing.
- For one client who is interested in learning more about the Bible, that we will have the opportunity to share the gospel with him and that the Holy Spirit will work faith in his heart.
- That as we have been discussing nutrition, exercise and health issues with clients, we all will work on better health habits. It is extremely important for our clients to take their meds regularly, get regular exercise, and eat nutritious foods, along with reducing stress in their lives.
- That clients will see that their ultimate hope and joy is in Christ.
- For Susan as she works behind the scenes to keep the ministry going, working on grants, state compliance, etc.
- For our new Client Services Coordinator, Ginger Holler, that she will continue to learn the many details of working with clients and the ministry.
- Praise for the new intern for the fall semester; please pray that she connects well with clients and eases the load of so many clerical details.
- 1. Praise for Tom, who drives clients to the food bank 2 Wednesdays a month!
- Praise for Marcia Barnes’ teaching during Thursday Bible studies. Please pray for receptive hearts.
- Praise for Karen who is a new volunteer to helping us with birthday cards for clients. We are so thankful for Karen!
- Thanksgiving for all the wonderful volunteers who teach, prepare food, drive clients, teach art, serve on the board, and many other things! Channels is blessed with volunteers who love the ministry and serve with their whole hearts.
- For clients’ art classes with Margaret in August, pictures that will be used on greeting cards which we will sell as a fundraiser. Please pray that this will be profitable for the ministry and be a blessing for clients.
- Creative Channels – We are working toward a “creating art” fundraiser. Please pray that this will be a fun and profitable endeavor.
Thank you so much for your prayers!