Bethel Prayer Request/Update - May 2012
Written by Admin
Thursday, 10 May 2012
1. Please continue praying for my wife Karina during her last weeks of pregnancy. Even though this has not been an easy pregnancy, the Lord continues to give us Grace. Please pray the baby will be born at his appointed time and for God’s mercy during his delivery.
2. Thanksgiving to God for the birth of a son to Dima and Yana – his name is Yakov and he is doing very well. Though now the Ministry of Interior are making a lot of problems and are not wanting to give Yakov citizenship and he is not able to get adequate medical insurance. Please pray for this issue and for God’s providence. They have an appointment with a lawyer on May 23rd regarding this issue.
3. Please pray for Maxim Galitsin, lately he has been doing a lot of Evangelizing on the streets of Tel Aviv and has been bringing many new boys to our bible studies in Tel Aviv. Also, Maxim has been having a long distance – relationship with a young lady named Katia – she if from Ukraine. After Maxim met both with Katia’s father and their church pastor he has been praying for God’s will and guidance for this relationship and this summer he is planning to travel to Ukraine and make further steps (propose) in their relationship.
4. Continue praying for Alexey and Larisa, for their newly restored family. Though Alexey and Larisa are doing great in their relationship, Alexey has been working long hours daily to provide for his family and has been having much less fellowship with believers and that has weakened him spiritually. Please pray that he will be able to have time to attend bible studies here in Bethel and also for Larisa’s repentance and a new birth.
5. Pray for Sergey, his is now working in an Adult Nursing Home and is wanting to start studies to become a Nurse. He is also active in Cycling sport which is very good for him.
6. This Friday we will have baptism (through our local church) of one of our guys, Igor (30 yrs). Igor started to read a New Testament while living on the streets of Tel Aviv and he also came to our Bible studies. During one of such studies all the “street –boys” were arguing about who Jesus Christ is and at that time Igor has shared that through reading the NT he has understood that Jesus has died for his sins on the cross. After that Igor came to live at Bethel and has lived here with us for about 1 yr. Now Igor has moved to live with his aunt (both of his parents died when he was just a little boy). This Friday during his baptism Igor wants to witness to everyone including his family (aunt and grandparents) that Jesus Christ is his personal Savior and Lord.
7. Pray for Vova (now living in Ashdod) he is 25 yrs old and has been coming back to Bethel 5 times. Last time he was here he could not get along with boys and after many arguments left. Only a few weeks later a bomb next to Vova’s apartment has blown up and he called me with a big desire to come to Bethel to speak. So Vova came with 2 big bags of food for boys and started apologizing to everyone for his bad behavior and wanted to restore peace with everyone here. Please pray that Vova continues seeking God and have a closer relationship with Christ.
8. Please pray for our new guy whose name is Rami (23 yrs old) he lives in Israel for about 20 yrs. He is now very broken and cannot see a purpose in life. He is trying with all of his strength to understand how we can believe in Jesus and how Jesus can change one’s life. Pray that Jesus will reveal Himself to him.
9. Continue praying for the Bethel Hostel that it continues to have tourists. We are thinking of different ways how we can spread the info to believers who plan to come to Israel to stay at our Hostel. All the profits we make through the Hostel we use for the ministry with boys. This is our site of Hostel for tourists/guests: http://bethelhostel.blogspot.com/
10. Please continue praying for my wife and I and for our baby to be born in beginning of June. Pray for wisdom and guidance from our Lord for us to continue this ministry here and now especially as we will become new parents.
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.
Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Thank you again for all your prayers,
Your brother in Christ Maxim Davidov