Bible Verse of the Day

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Prayer for Laurie S.

Laurie Steinberg went to be with God a little after 8:00 on Friday, September 23. Please continue to pray for Allison's family and Laurie in his new life.

I AM the resurrection and the life, saith the Lord:
he that believeth in me, though he were dead,
yet shall he live: and whosoever liveth and
believeth in me, shall never die.

O GOD, whose mercies cannot be numbered;
Accept our prayers on behalf of the soul of
thy servant departed, and grant him an
entrance into the land of light and joy, in
the fellowship of thy saints; through Jesus
Christ our Lord.

Father Keith Acker, SSC

Thursday, September 22, 2011


At his passing, we commend Victor to God's care and mercy. We pray for strength and guidance for his wife, Karen, and her family as they mourn.

Lord, grant Victor eternal rest;
May your everlasting light shine upon him.

New Prayer Request: Allison's Dad

Allison's father was diagnosed with cancer about three months ago. He is only 58 years old. Things have not gone well. A few weeks ago, they were told he only has 6 months to a year to live. Yesterday morning, that was reassessed as a week to ten days. Last night, they said he has about 48 hours.

Please pray for Allison as she travels to be with her family and for her father that he may have a holy death.

Lord, have mercy.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

New Prayer Requests and Thanksgivings for September 4

Prayer Requests for September 4:

Maureen A: guidance after loss of employment, prayer for success of lateral transfer

Chris B: guidance after downsized to half-time employment, seeking additional work

Carmen: guidance

George S: healing after return of cancer; beginning 3rd round of chemotherapy; healing of excruciating pain and guidance after loss of employment

Victor G: healing with heart ejection rate at 50%

Karen G: guidance regarding husband's decline in health

Corinna: healing (emotional and physical) after loss of baby at 19 weeks

Linda: healing after breaking both elbows

Thanksgiving for September 4

Rede A: thanksgiving for healing of broken arm and beginning therapy to walk

Betty: thanksgiving for successful eye surgery on 8/11

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Prayer Request for Sarah Casiple

Rollo and Sarah Casiple ministered to the youth of San Diego through several churches, including Lake Murray Community Church where Rollo was the worship and youth pastor. It took two people to replace Rollo when God called Rollo, Sarah, and their five children to minister in inner-city Miami where they currently live. Rollo is senior pastor at La Vina Community Church.

This morning Rollo posted on Facebook:

The good news is this…

Cancer is So Limited

It cannot cripple love
It cannot shatter hope
It cannot corrode faith
It cannot eat away at peace
It cannot destroy confidence
It cannot kill friendship
It cannot shut out memories
It cannot silence courage
It cannot invade the soul
It cannot reduce eternal life
It cannot squelch the Spirit
It cannot lessen the power of the resurrection

My wife Sarah was found to have ovarian cancer. The doctors removed most of the cancer through the surgery but there are some spots on her peritoneum that will need to be treated with chemotherapy. The doctor was very optimistic and positive about Sarah’s prognosis. We are too. Not because of what we know about the improved treatments for cancer but because of what we know about our glorious God, the power of the Gospel and the undeniable future awaiting Sarah, myself and all who believe.

It is impossible to tell you all the thoughts and emotions Sarah and I have felt over the last few days. Cancer was certainly a reality going into this surgery and was without a doubt our worst fear. It was hard to not feel like Sarah had received a death sentence when we heard the news. But, God is turning our fear into peace. His Word is moving that peace into confidence. And now, we see him moving that confidence into a spirit of determination to overcome. Our doctors and nurses have said to us many times in the last few days that we have a “fight” ahead of us. Undoubtedly, there is fight we face but it’s not against cancer. It’s against the spirit of fear, depression and complacency that comes from feeling that we are limited by cancer or anything else in this world. The reality is that we were already facing very weighty life altering issues before all this happened. God is using this to build the endurance and tenacity to face those things as well.

So thank you for praying. God is answering your prayers. One of our friends sent a prayer that God would glorify Himself in amazing ways in and through Sarah really resonated with us. We see God doing so IN her (and me too :) and are excited about what God will do THROUGH her in the upcoming days. Again, thank you for your prayers. I have read every single one of them to her and it has been a great encouragement to both Sarah and myself.

(Psa 138:7-8 NIV) Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life; you stretch out your hand against the anger of my foes, with your right hand you save me. {8} The LORD will fulfill his purpose for me; your love, O LORD, endures forever…

So please join in praying for Sarah's complete recovery, for peace for Rollo and the five Casiple children, and for God's glory to shine through this extraordinary family as they live this opportunity to trust in God's grace and sovereignty.