I think I can speak for him to say that he could use some prayer for all of those areas.
--Alpha is emerging as our chief ministry here. We feel happy and successful in it but know that we are entirely dependent on God's grace and power.
--With the worship service, we are implementing a new plan this month for how Tim can plan the service and play in it without being in charge of all of it. Pray for the logistics of that working out and that he would feel comfortable with and supported by the new arrangement.
--Lastly, with the sandals, sometimes I think it feels like an insurmountable obstacle to Tim to make rope look and feel good on feet! Pray for all his smarts to bear fruit in that arena. There are some promising outlets for sales coming up, but if we can't make comfortable, good-looking sandals, we're not going far.
The majority of my working energy right now is going into Alpha and my time with my housekeeper (more about her in a post to come). I'm involved in a number of other things that leave me wondering where to go: Al-Anon, meetings with two specific girls every week, a girls Bible study (formerly led by Sierra), the knitting club, a weekly community prayer meeting at our house. Apart from Al-Anon, all of those things are sort of flailing, and I'm unsure what to do. I think that if I put the energy into recruiting participation, I could get people to come, but I'm not certain that's the right move. I want to be sensitive to investing in the right things and not just any good thing (which I think they all are).
As far as Al-Anon goes, I have some more thinking to do about if, how, and when I should start a recovery program in Puerto Supe. A lot of that requires research, which I just didn't have time to do in July.
Anyway, there's some “food for prayer” if you have time. And THANKS! In advance.