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Dear <<First Name>>,

For our mini-update this month, we’ll share a bit of a blog post that Melanie wrote this week on our www.pouredout.org site: (for the full post, see our site)

“Kaylah took her “first steps” quite a few weeks ago now.  She has been “walking” back and forth between two of her family members as we hold out our hands to her and cheer her progress.  But today she decided to venture out on her own.  Several different times, she took quite a few steps all on her own without our prompting.  She seems to have gained some confidence and I predict she’ll be toddling around the house after her siblings before very long.  Watch out world – here comes sweet Kaylah!

Watching the process of Kaylah learning to walk has made me think tonight of our walk with Jesus.  Really, our life with Him is hugely based on trust and confidence.  If we truly believe He is our loving, strong Saviour who has our best interests in mind, we won’t hesitate keep walking with Him in faith - even (and especially!) when life seems bleak.  The last few weeks have been a pretty intense time in our lives and ministry.  We can’t share details here but the situations we have faced and are still facing have been very challenging to our faith.  I love the story of Peter walking on water.  When he took his eyes off Jesus, he began to sink into the waves.  Yet Jesus was so gracious and reached out and pulled him up again.  At times in the last few weeks, I have felt the “waves” of discouragement, confusion and sadness threatening to pull me down and take my gaze off Christ.  He has been so amazing to speak to us through His Word and gently lift our eyes to Him.” 

Please pray for our hearts to be soft and for our gaze to stay on Christ.  Please pray that God will help us to make wise decisions and that we will continue to walk with Him and serve Him faithfully.

Thank you for standing with us in prayer,


Peter & Melanie


 

 


Other Prayer Requests

E.L.F Conference (May 24-30) - Next Friday, Peter will travel to Poland for the European Leadership Forum. It is a huge and strategic gathering of Christian leaders from around Europe.  Peter and Huw Williams, who did the full-time Cor Deo programme in 2011, will be leading a track for preachers.  This is a really important opportunity to help the participants learn how to communicate God’s Word effectively.  Please pray for Peter and Huw to speak clearly and their ministry to bear fruit in the hearts of the listeners.

Housegroup – We are currently going through a study of Ephesians.  Pray for amazing growth in the hearts of those in our group and for strong relationships to be built.  On June 4, we will share our courtship story with the singles in the group and have a discussion about purity and relationships.  Pray for us to be close as a couple in the lead up to this talk and for open hearts.

Cor Deo Invitational (June 6-7) – This will be a gathering of those who have participated in the past in either the full-time programme or an intensive week.  Melanie will also be able to join in this time, thanks to Grandma being willing to watch the Meadlings.  The group will be studying the servant songs in Isaiah and the writings of the Puritan pastor, Richard Sibbes.  Pray for Peter and Ron and Dave to teach dynamically and for growth in each participant’s heart.

Family Events – We celebrate our 14th anniversary on the 12th of June!  We are going away for 2 nights.  Please pray for a refreshing and bonding time together.  Our children have 5 more weeks of school before summer break.  It’s the time of year where we all struggle with motivation (Mom included!).  Pray that each of us would have perseverance and would grow spiritually as we press on with work and ministry too.

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