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Sunday, September 20, 2009



I posted the last 4 or 5 days to the wrong blog. I have now brought them over to this blog I had posted them to the Sunday School blog (see the links at left). Read down for the last 4 or 5 days. Also, yesterday's Prayer Table report is awesome!


Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table report

Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table report September 19, 9:20-10:30 AM Torre Bissell and Don Foust
+--indicates received wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina.

It was a beautiful, crisp autumn morning in Schenectady. Each session of the Prayer Table is unique, and today was no exception. People were actively seeking us out for prayer. Often, there was more than one person sitting at the Prayer Table. One would be praying with Torre while the other would be praying with me. One young man came out of his home, straight to the Prayer Table, gave his life to Jesus, and returned directly to his home.

The Prayer Table has become a regular stop for a number of folks in the Neighborhood, and we have added their names to the bottom of the Prayer Table Report.

+Moses (father), +Carlos and +Darrin (sons)--Prayed for God's blessing in their lives.

+Roxanne--Was focused on the Prayer Table from across the street. "I definitely need prayer". Prayed for family and her health.

+Thomas--Young man. Sought prayer for his relationship with his girlfriend.

+Carmen and +George (her friend)--Carmen has attended Christ Church and the Neighborhood Meal program. She was wearing her wooden cross from a previous visit to the Prayer Table. We prayed for her children and her family. We also prayed for a good relationship with George. We gave Carmen a Spanish Bible.

+Journe--Prayed for provision for her and blessings on her baby in the stroller.

+Anthony--Anthony is trying to live a Godly life. He is now off drugs and is clean. We prayed for strength and God's protecting hand to be on him. Please pray that Anthony will stay on his current path.

+Ronald--Ronald is rehabilitating the house across the street (959 State Street) and came across the street when we called to him. We prayed for his work and that the house would become a "home" for a family. Please pray for more people like Ronald to rehabilitate Hamilton Hill.

+Josh--Josh came from his mother's house across the street and directly to the Prayer Table. Josh is the brother of Kayla, a regular at the Prayer Table. Josh was released from jail 3 weeks ago. Josh gave his life to Christ at the Prayer Table. He asked God for the forgiveness of his sins. He admitted that jail was good for him. Before his incarceration, he was hanging out with the wrong crowd. His friends convinced him that burglary was a good way to provide for his son (Deanthony). Now he realizes the error of his previous life. We told Josh that one way to avoid temptation is to attend Church. Please pray for strength for Josh on his journey down a new path. Pray for his mother Laura, his son Deanthony, his sister Kayla, and Kayla's son Nassir. We told Josh that his sister Kayla would often stop at the Prayer Table and pray for him while he was in jail. Josh thanked God for his sister's faithfulness. After praying, Josh returned directly to his mother's home.

+Darlene--We prayed for her health, her family, and peace in the Neighborhood as well as in the world.

Jim--regular. Jim thanked God for all the blessings in his life.

+Cezale--We prayed for his health and blessings for his family.

+Marvin--Young man in a hurry. Did a quick prayer for blessings in his life.

+Elio--Prayed for his family.

Clarence--This was the 3rd straight week Clarence stopped at the Prayer Table. We prayed for protection in his life. Clarence is on parole, please pray for strength.

Kayla--regular. Josh's sister. We prayed for continued healing in her life.

Prayer Table Regulars

Kayla-- Pray for healing in her life after being raped. Pray for her mother Laura, her son Nassir, her brother Josh, and Josh's son Deanthony.

Jim--Pray for healing in his life from abusive parents and for his personal peace after the death of his 31 year old son Robert.

Bill--Pray for his health and no more epileptic seizures.

Lucinato and Eddiberto--Pray for protection for their family

Paulette and her children Monique and Taishawn--Pray for provision for this family

Clarence--Pray for direction as he seeks to change his life.

[Notes by Don Foust]

Albany Intercessor

Sunday, September 13, 2009


Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table report September 9

Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table report September 9, 11:00-11:45 AM Deacon Neal Longe

+--indicates received wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina.

++Carmen: For family

+Latisha: Prosperity. That she can get her life together

+Airliss: For the health and protection of his family

Roland: Prayed for his salvation and for his children. He is having some trouble with his relationships with his children. He also stated that he is no longer attending church himself. Would not take a cross when offered at the end of prayer. Pray for healing.

+Casilda: Health and healing of her eyesight

Woman carrying child: “Sorry can’t stop now”

Older woman: “Not today”


-Dcn. Neal

Saturday, September 12, 2009


Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table report

Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table report September 12, 9:30-10:30 AM Torre Bissell and Don Foust
+--indicates received wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina.
While the weather was overcast and cool with occasional sprinkles, State Street was full of activity.

+Carol--Crossed the street for pray. Carol needs to find a new apartment, but is full of fear. We prayed for God's peace in her life and the means to find a new place to live.

+Richard-- wanted "happiness". We prayed for the true joy that only God can give.

+Lillian--on her way to work. We prayed for blessings at her place of work.

+Tony--Tony was wearing his wooden cross from a previous visit. He took a cross for his grand-daughter Alexis. Tony is trying to put his life back together. He is looking for his own place to live. He would like to get back together with his ex-girl friend. We prayed for strength for Tony to follow his new path.

+RC--This older gentleman was very skeptical about what we did at the Prayer Table. We prayed for his work and his family. After praying, he gladly accepted a cross and put in on.

+Keko--This young man was looking for a job. We prayed for meaningful employment.

Kayla-- A regular. Kayla was in unusually good spirits. We prayed for healing of old wounds (Kayla had been raped last year). We prayed for blessings for her son Nassir, her brother Josh, and her mother.

+Trish--This woman approached the Prayer Table very timidly. We prayed for her children Justus and Sasha. When we gave her a cross, she said, "I really wanted a cross". Later that morning, we saw a car slow down and pick-up Trish. Please pray for Trish's rescue from "a life on the streets".

+Michelle--With her husband on the way to do laundry. We prayed for blessings on this family.

+John--This older man walked by on the other side of the street and said he would stop on his way back from the store. On his return trip, John passed by the Prayer Table on the opposite side of the street, remembered his words to us, turned around and crossed the street. We prayed for peace in the world, peace on the streets of Schenectady, and peace among all peoples.

Clarence--This man had stopped by the Prayer Table last week. We had prayed for a job, and Clarence praised the Lord that he had found a part-time job at the car wash. Clarence is on parole and is deeply committed to turning his life around. He may attend services at Christ Church. Pray for Clarence and thank God for his faithfulness.

+Chris--works at the City Mission. We prayed for blessings on her ministry to others.

+Paulette and her children +Monette and +Taishawn-- Repeat visitors to the Prayer Table. We prayed for protection and blessings on this family.

Albany Intercessor

Saturday, September 05, 2009


Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table report

Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table report September 5, 9:30-10:35 AM Torre Bissell and Don Foust
+--indicates received wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina.

On this beautiful Saturday morning people came streaming to the Prayer Table. From the moment the Prayer Table was set-up till it was taken down, someone was receiving prayer. At one point without any prompting, people sat down in the empty chair waiting for the person in front of them to complete their prayers

+Leticia--"My son's father has swelling of the brain"--pray for healing.

+Minnie--Minnie walked by the Prayer Table and said "I can't get prayer--I'm sinning". We convinced her that was the best reason to get prayer. (Minnie came to the Prayer Table a year ago with "drugs and paraphernalia" on her). We prayed for forgiveness of sins and for a change in direction in her life.

Linda--A regular on her way to work. Prayed for her husband Rayford (at work) and for her family in Guyana.

+Pedro--prayed for his wife's mother, Carmen. Pedro's wife (Iris) is currently with Carmen. His mother-in-law is having panic attacks. We prayed for God's Peace in Carmen's life and for Iris' ministry to her mother.

+Les--prayed for his daughter Sarah.

Marlene--This young woman walked quickly across the street and directly to the Prayer Table. She was wearing a wooden cross from a previous visit to the Prayer Table. She asked for prayer for a job.

Jim-- a regular. Jim said, "I have peace of mind". Jim has been haunted by memories of his abusive parents and the death of his son. We prayed for peaceful memories.

+Clarence--This young man is sincerely looking for a new start to his life. He is on parole and wants to re-join his family. He said he was "railroaded" into the charges that sent him to prison, but has foregiven these people. He had spent time on the streets doing a lot of bad things. He is seeking a Church and we gave him a card for Christ Church. Clarence returned to the Prayer Table on his way back from the store (wearing the wooded cross) and we prayed again for new direction in his life.

++James--Before we finished praying with Clarence, James sat down in the empty chair at the Prayer Table. James wants to move his family into a better apartment. We prayed for provision.

+Vincent--Before we finished praying with James, Vincent sat down. As Deacon Alan would often say, there is always one person who touches your heart at a session of the Prayer Table; and today that person was Vincent. This middle-aged man lost his son (David) four years ago. His son fell down the stairs to his death when his son was 14 years old. Vincent is tormented by David's death. At one point, Vincent felt God was punishing him, but Vincent realizes now that is not the case. Yet, his son's death is constantly on his mind. Vincent spent 3 years in prison because of his problem with alcohol. Vincent was raised in the Church; he was an alter boy at St. Luke's. With much prompting at the Prayer Table, Vincent re-gave his life to Christ. He said this was a hard thing to do. Through-out his time at the Prayer Table, Vincent was openly weeping. Pray for Vincent--he is in great pain and needs to constantly look toward Christ for answers.

+Joan and her children +Michael and +Daniel--Prayed for blessings in their lives.

+Pedro and +Maria--This young Hispanic couple was walking down State Street hand-in-hand. They were part of a Neighborhood Prayer Walk for Iglesias De Dios, the Spanish Church on State Street. We prayed for their ministry.

Gloria--Prayed that God would lift the burdens from her life.

+James, +Melissa and their children +Juny, +Nathan, +James, and +Michelle--Prayed for safety for this family and that the children might come to know the Lord.

+Agnes--Prayed for a blessing in this tired woman's life.

+Evelyn--Prayed for protection. She is visiting from Troy and is originally from Puerto Rico.

+Bill-- Pray that this young man will successfully completed his para-legal studies in college and find a meaningful job.

Kayla-- A regular--Her brother Josh has been released from jail. He has found a job and is staying with their mother. We prayed for blessings for Kayla, her son Nassir, and her mother and her brother.

Man across the street. Made the sign of the cross and bowed when seeing the Prayer Table.

+John--Prayed for his family and his children.

Don Foust

Albany Intercessor

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