July 2012 Prayers for Portland Rescue Mission “And if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday.” —Isaiah 58:10 (NIV) Prayer Focus for July July 1–7 Pray for the staff of Portland Rescue Mission, that they may serve with passion and Christ’s strength. Pray they can take vacation, rest this summer, and be refreshed and ready for fall. With the warmer weather and longer daylight hours, many new Ask God to generously pour out wisdom and encouragement on people visit our Burnside Shelter. friends who are transitioning from staff positions with Portland Rescue Mission and on to new things. Pray they are continually Pray for staff in dealing wisely, blessed by their ministry experiences. compassionately and consistently with each guest who comes Pray for the right men and women to fill open staff positions. We ask God to give us insight as we determine who best fits available roles. in, especially with those who challenge the boundaries that July 8–14 Praise God for the new garden beds that volunteers donated and help create a safe, healing place. prepared this spring. Pray for a blessed harvest to be enjoyed Pray for our homeless guests to be throughout the summer and fall. open to lasting life change. Continue to pray for the men and women in our recovery program, that their hearts may be as good soil, receptive to God’s Word and His hand. Pray that He will grow in them hearts of gratitude and joy despite their past circumstances. July 15–21 We thank God for our faithful volunteers and interns who joyfully give of themselves for lives to be transformed through the love and power of Christ. Pray for strength from the Holy Spirit when they are tired, and that they will sense God’s hand and presence in their service. July 22–28 One of our staff members leaves this week for a mission trip to Kenya. She helped develop the training tools for a home and orphanage called the Karibu Center. This is her first time visiting the center. Pray for her and her team as they extend love to the women, children and staff there. July 29–31 Praise God for giving wisdom to staff as they seek Him and His provision through our Car Sales and Donations. Although donations are lower than they have been in the past, the types of cars donated lately are of higher value. Pray that car donations remain stable this summer and sales increase. Pray also for our buyers, that the Mission’s vehicles will be a blessing to them. We’d like to pray for you! Send prayer requests to Prayer@PDXMission.org, call 503-MISSION (647-7466) or mail it to us at P.O. Box 3713, Portland, OR 97208-3713. Visit www.PortlandRescueMission.org for more current events and prayer opportunities. July 2012 Board of Directors and Staff Board of Directors Children’s Center Todd Sheaffer, Chair Steve Stratos, Vice Chair Nancy Singleterry, Children’s Center Manager Kelly Huck, Children’s Center Sub-Director / Teacher Answered Prayers Kathy Anfuso, Secretary Tiffany Braman, Children’s Center Sub-Director / Teacher Janine Schulwitz Kelsey Fong, Children’s Center Teacher Greg McWade Abigail Liezen, Children’s Center Teacher Merrit Quarum, M.D. Katelyn Polivchak, Children’s Center Teacher Terese Ueland, Children’s Center Teacher Executive Staff Paige Wheeler, Children’s Center Teacher Eric Bauer, Executive Director Bill Meadowcroft, Chief Operating Officer Bill Miller, Director of Development Ministry Partnership Ministry Jan Marshall, Senior Ministry Specialist George Vaughan, Director of Partnership Ministry Dallas Lange, Community Partnership Chaplain Erin Holcomb, Executive Assistant Holly Hummel, Group Involvement Specialist Justin McMahan, Community Partnership Coordinator Outreach Ministry Dan Williams, Volunteer Involvement Specialist Dave Whiting, Burnside Operations Manager Ruth Bauer, Ministry Communications Specialist Timothy Desper, Guest Services Manager June Cassell, Administrative Assistant Christopher Hall, Warehouse Inventory Associate Development Ministry Kent Factora, Video / Audio Producer Mike Savara, Outreach Specialist Brian Merrell, Community Relations Samuel Nagel, Evening Outreach Specialist Nathan Smith, Creative Manager Sean Dinno, Night Ministry Team Open, Graphic Design Specialist Ukiah Hawkins, Night Ministry Team Daniel Hovanis, Night Ministry Team Praise God for soldiers returning Joe Larson, Night Ministry Team Operations home safely. Pray for comfort Justin Spahn, Weekend Outreach Team Rick Franklin, Database Specialist for the families of soldiers Justin Modrell, Weekend Outreach Team Tom Lister, Vocational Ministry Manager Dave Ketah, Maintenance Manager who have died. Michael Marcello, Gifts Processing Specialist Men’s Ministry Kathy McClung, Accounting Specialist J. R. Baker, Senior Chaplain Andy Pella, IT Specialist The husband of one of our staff Dominic Abaria, Administrative Associate / Resident Advocate Sally Pella, Office Manager returned home from Afghanistan. JonMarie Purvis, Accounting Manager We thank God that he is safe and Jim Bradley, Next Step Counselor Reid Stady, Staff Ministry Specialist Kevin Bradley, Learning Center Manager Dave Whiting, Burnside Operations Manager reunited with his wife and young John Dominguez, Discovery Specialist Bob Rapp, Recovery Chaplain Open, Gifts Processing Associate sons. Open, Staff Ministry Manager Charles Romanic, Recovery Team Manager Ted Wachsmuth, Food Services Coordinator With the help of our Outreach Open, Recovery Chaplain Car Sales and Donations Team, a guest with short-term Dick Osborne, Manager Jon Anderson, Service Lead memory loss now has permanent Women’s Ministry Gary Abraham, Records / Sales housing. Christine Ourada, Shepherd’s Door Manager Jim Cooper, Sales Kay Askey, Life Skills Manager Kathleen Bradley, Recovery Team Manager Ruth Cooper, Administrative Lead A couple of our graduates from Luis Hernandez, Detail Technician Bobbie Braker, Recovery Counselor Taylor Holcomb, Mechanic Shepherd’s Door recently found Carolyn Thompson, Recovery Specialist Troy Williams, Sales housing. This can often take awhile Hannah Hayes, Administrative Associate Bethany Hewitt, Lead Resident Advocate and is a huge answer to prayer. Chris Jensen, Home Life Specialist Christine Kan, Resident Advocate A participant in our one-year Rebecca Long, Kitchen Manager GRAD job training program just Regina Somboonsiri, Recovery Resource Manager Crystal Strickler, Discovery Specialist completed her first semester in Marty Sturdivant, Chaplain college. Linda Trier, Part-Time Nurse Darlene Crawford, Night Ministry Team Wendy Gerkman, Night Ministry Team Megan Gornick, Night Ministry Team Katherine Kalpakis, Night Ministry Team Erin Fowler, Night Ministry Team Open, Life Skills Specialist Open, Intake Chaplain Father, grant the Portland Rescue Mission board and staff wisdom and compassion as they work with hurting, homeless men, women and children of our community.
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