Prayer Letter – Jan / Feb 2014

Dear Friends,

Thank you for your care and prayers during 2013. God has been so good! As I consider goals and plans for 2014, I also consider key foundations that God laid down for Adam and Eve long, long ago. These foundations are vital pursuits and godly disciplines even today!

  • God gave Adam a HOME in the garden. – Genesis 2:8

  • He gave Adam good HEALTHY FOOD. – Genesis 2:9

  • He gave Adam WORK tending the garden. – Genesis 2:15

  • Almighty God set a pattern for REST by resting on the seventh day. – Genesis 2:2

  • God provided COMPANIONSHIP / FELLOWSHIP within marriage. – Genesis 2:20 I think also of Christian fellowship as mentioned in Hebrews, “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together…”

  • God set BOUNDARIES / GOD’S WORD concerning the forbidden fruit. – Genesis 2:17

  • God pursued PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP with man and woman. Genesis 3:8,9

  • God gave a COMMAND TO REPRODUCE. – Genesis 1:28 We are also commanded to multiply in another way. “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you…” – Matthew 28:19,20

If any of these foundations are missed, God’s best is missed. So this year I pray that my life, and others’ lives, might be built on these God-given foundations!

Deputation – Praise the Lord for some great mission conferences! Thank you for your prayers! In one meeting there was a young woman who surrendered to full-time missions with the deaf. Who knows what God will do in and with that one life. Over the next few months, I will focus deputation in the Marion County area of Tennessee and in other neighboring areas. Please pray with me for people to grow in God’s Word, for lives to surrender for missions and for support to increase.

Missions Recruiting – Recruiting for SWMI at a couple of Christian colleges was an exciting time for me. Talking to young people about their walk with God and sharing about missions brings such joy to my heart! On several occasions I spoke with young women who honestly and openly shared with me their challenges and discouragements. Each opportunity to listen and talk was also an opportunity to focus on Biblical truth and pray together. How grateful I am for God’s Word which remains powerful and unchanged from generation to generation!

Praises – My vehicle fund continues to grow with $1,180 received to date. Thank you to all who have given!

Truly I have much to be thankful for! Please continue to pray for the country of Romania and its people, both hearing and deaf. I believe God is doing and will do a great work there!

By His Grace,

Nicole Condra