Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Please Pray for Sam and Jamie Hornbrook

Here are some ways that you can be praying for Sam and Jamie Hornbrook as they serve the Lord during this fragile time:

1. This past week, David Worrel, the son of dear friends of ours in Lafayette, IN died. He was 25 years old. He died due to complications of his severe handicaps. He was born at 1.6 lbs and in the 24th week of the pregnancy. He and his twin brother, Kyle, survived being born so early but David had more severe developmental problems. He was confined to a wheelchair all his life and could never talk, but he could communicate through sign language. He became a very sweet boy, taught us a great deal about having joy and being grateful even with multiple surgeries, chronic pain, and limitations. We will miss him. He and his siblings are like nephews and nieces to us. In fact, they call us Uncle Sam and Aunt Jamie. We couldn't go back for the funeral because of the restrictions on travel right now. In fact, we were scheduled to be there so I could take a master's class and we would have been there, but the class was done on-line also, because of the virus and travel restrictions.

We would appreciate your prayers for our good friends Scott and Cynday Worrell, David's parents who are especially feeling the loss right now. Today was the funeral. We watched it on-line and it was very God honoring. We're thankful for that. 

This is a very long prayer request, so if you need to make it short or not include it we will just appreciate your's and Ben praying with us for the Worrells.

2. Our church here in Mexico City seems to be doing well through the quarantine. Two of our members lost their jobs, but none have had the virus yet. Our church helps 7 families, every month, by buying food for them to help with their needs. During the pandemic this has been an even more vital ministry. Pray for special provision for all of them. We gave them all fiancial gifts this month.

3. Mexico reported the highest number of new cases as well as deaths 3 days ago. We are certain that there are two or three times the number of deaths than reported because of the lack of tests. Mexico City is the worst hot spot for the virus as you might expect.

4. We continue to do our services on facebook live. We have improved our equipment to make better transmissions and recordings. These services have been very succesful in reaching new people with as many as 1000 views on one of our recordings. We know some of the ones watching are from connections we had in the past that did not stay with the church as we moved from location to location. Some are not believers yet, so pray for our internet ministry to be used to bring people to Christ.

We pray you're transition back to doing church together will go well. We praise God with you for the way you new auditorium is coming along!!!

Thanks so much for your partnership with us and for praying for us!!!
Sam and Jamie

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