March 2023
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March 2023

When the patriarch Jacob ran away from his enraged brother, Esau, he went to sleep on a stone pillow in a land that seemed desolate. But after dreaming about heaven and angels and promises of God’s presence, he awoke and explained: “Surely the Lord is in this place, and I was not aware of it.” (Genesis 28:16) 

At the retreat in January, we talked about being more intentional in prayer. I agreed to work at helping us to be more intentional in prayer. In February, I asked all of us to pray for the Shippensburg Church for at least five minutes a day. Now can you continue that prayer and also pray for the group going to Guatemala and their work in that country plus our Church? 

You see, Jacob’s discovery was not only for him but for all who seek a relationship with God, which now comes through his Son, Jesus. Whenever you feel distant from Jesus, say: “Surely the Lord is in this place!” Then, ask Jesus to give you awareness of His presence. This is a prayer that Jesus delights to answer. 

Guatemala is a distant land to most of us, but not to Larry Weaver, but it has been five years since he has been there due to covid and other circumstances. May Larry have a peace that comes from intentional prayer from his Church! May he and all the group going have that peace and a productive trip. And may they all know, “Surely the Lord is in this place.” In the Service of Christ,

Pastor Wayne Hall 

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