Praises and Prayers

September 28th, 2015

For an amazing summer serving alongside 240 volunteers and 10 interns.  God allowed us to serve in 4 neighborhoods and pray over them.  We are excited that 10 years after Hurricane Katrina, God is still using this storm to transform lives with the Gospel. 

Prayer Requests:
We pray Matt 9:38 - Ask the Lord of the harvest to raise up workers for His harvest field.  We need more volunteer teams during our slower seasons, fall and winter.  Please pray for the interns God will bring to us next year.  

Mark and I are currently in Indiana, and headed back to NOLA next week via NC. Please pray for safe travels and for wisdom as we serve God this fall.

July 13th, 2015

For our time of sharing about our calling and ministry at Pleasant View Bible Church this past weekend. Praise God for how He has provided for us opportunities to share and for support as well. We are currently at 88% of our ongoing support budget.

Prayer Requests:
For the interns serving with us this summer.  This is the midway point of the summer so pray that they are able to keep their eyes on Jesus and serve Him with the same energy as they arrived.  Pray that they will continue to bond and serve as One Body.

For Mark and I as we continue to seek out our ministry partnership team. Pray that we can remain diligent to support raising in the midst of a busy summer.  We are currently on our 5th straight week of volunteer teams and have 4 more weeks straight. Pray for our energy and for the Gospel to spread everywhere we are serving.

April 6th, 2015

Great trip up to Indiana for recruiting interns at Grace College and family time
We've had 4 weeks straight of volunteer teams in New Orleans! It's been great seeing progress on homes and to build relationships in the community.
God is answering prayers for workers for the harvest field! We have 6 girls confirmed to serve with our ministry this summer. We have 2 guys in the application phase for this summer.  

Prayer Requests:
Mark and I are still in the process of raising support for our long term status with ReachGlobal. Please pray for God to move in people's hearts to partnering with us in this ministy
Please pray for our next couple months of traveling (check out the "Where in the World are the Mannings?" page, for safety and good connections.

February 16th, 2015

Safety traveling up north to remember and celebrate the life and legacy of Mark's grandpa
Great sharing time up north with Mark's home church family
God has raised up more ministry partners and interns for the ministry

Prayer Requests:
Mark and I are starting to travel for two weeks to Texas for celebrating our one-year and sharing about the ministry. Please pray for safety on the roads and for good connection times with churches and friends!
The month of March will be full of volunteer teams!  Please pray for our team as we prepare for them and that God would call some to come back and serve with us on a longer term basis!

December 20th 2014

We have had safety traveling all over the midwest and now to NC.  Thank you Lord!
Katie was invited to the ReachGlobal Leadership Cohort and enjoyed learning from seasoned leaders about personal clarity in ministry.
Katie also got to spend time with two church families in CA who have served in NOLA.

Prayer Requests:
The week after Christmas we are hosting 50+ volunteers in NOLA.  We are working on several homes so pray for safety and for hearts to be open to hear the Gospel!
Ryan will be arriving to start his one-year internship after Christmas.  Please pray for him as he travels and for God to use him in mighty ways as he serves with us!
Please pray for our ministry partnership development (MPD) and for God to provide ministry partners so we both can be fully deployed in ministry.  Also pray that we can work together well as husband and wife!

November 10th, 2014

Katie enjoyed her time sharing at Greenville College and reconnecting with students!
Mark and Katie learned a lot at the ReachGlobal Orientation last week and enjoyed meeting fellow ReachGlobal missionaries.
We got to share at Brooklyn Park EFC about the ministry and heard more about how God is working in this church

Prayer Requests:
We are sharing at the Univ Of WI-OshKosh and Ferris State Univ about internship opportunities for students.  Please pray for God to raise up more workers for His harvest field.
Also, we have sharing opportunities with a pastor in Grand Rapids and with family and friends in Mark's hometown.  Pray that God would give us the words to say as we share about our ministry and that God would move in peoples' hearts to partner with us.
Please pray for safe travels, especially as there is a possibility of inclement weather

October 28, 2014

Mark and I are safely home in Louisiana after two trips.  The first was a road trip to NC and GA.  The second we flew to MD.
We are thankful for the time we had to share about our calling to ministry and praise God for those who want to partner with us in ministry.

Prayer Requests:
Katie is sharing in Greenville College's chapel service on Friday Oct 31st.  Please pray for me as I share about Crisis Response and inviting students to come down and see it for themselves.
Our next road trip will be about 3 weeks long and starts Thursday.  Please pray for us as we travel and attend orientation all next week at ReachGlobal's main office.

October 2nd, 2014

Mark and I are starting to see the places God wants us to travel to this fall! Yippee!

Prayer Requests:
pray for opportunities for us to share
pray for safety traveling
pray for peace as we trust God to provide in His perfect timing.

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