HOLD THE ROPE for the week of January 17, 2022

Praise and thank our Lord for –

·        The many kids/families who have signed up for our chapter’s virtual 

Good News Clubs® which begin this week on Tuesday and Thursday 


·        The well-attended local committee meeting last week despite the icy 

conditions – we met via Zoom (and thanks that our parking lot is no longer 

a sheet of ice)

·        The faithful partners who pray and give so this vital work may continue

Please join us in praying for –

·        The Good News Clubs this week; for those volunteers; for the flawless 

working of technology; for tender hearts of the children to receive the Word

 – that in all He may be glorified

·        The planning of the April 16 Easter egg hunt – first, please pray for a 

dry day; pray that this current virus surge will dissipate so that we may 

actually meet outdoors in groups of 25 several times that day; creativity; 

people will respond; that His will might be done

·        The schools and districts which are notifying their families about our virtual 

clubs; pray also for the social media platforms we are using to inform parents

 about the clubs – these will all be effective

·        Anna (committee member) who is undergoing radiation treatment – in her 

third week

·        Rita (committee member) who continues to recover from covid – the Lord 

would strengthen her lungs

·        A young boy who is being discipled by one of our local committee 

members – pray he will be responsive to the Lord and spiritual things

·        Al Blackburn – please continue to pray for this dear man – for strength and 


·        The children of North Korea

·        Safety for children and families during this flu and covid season

·        The two additional counties which have been placed under our watch and 

care – Kendall and LaSalle – may we be an encouragement to these folks;

 continue to pray for our Sandwich School District friend and his efforts there

·        January’s financial needs – the chapter will need gifts totaling $9,500 by 

January 30 in order to meet all January’s budgeted obligations  – He is 

always able and can be fully trusted! !  If you would like to share in this 

ministry – go to www.cef3rivers.org and click on the “Donate Now” button

 –thanks much

·        The school districts and their leadership – ask the Lord to give them

 wisdom/direction for their schools, their staff, the children – for safety and


Bless your heart for taking time to pray for us – you are important to this

 ministry and play an exceedingly important role.  Mike


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