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Schenectady City Mission Prayer Table Report

Schenectady City Mission Prayer Table Report, Thursday, December 12, 2013, 5:10 - 6:20 p.m.. Torre Bissell and Chuck Rinaldo from Christ Church Schenectady. This took place during the evening meal at the City Mission.

+--indicates received a wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina
a--indicates anointed with Holy Water
199--"199 Promises of God", a small paperback with encouraging quotes from the Bible

There were 5 (Ricos, Ilex, Chris, Thomas, and Scott) who gave their lives to Jesus this evening. In each case we led them to 1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. We also showed them that they have a Father in heaven who has adopted them as his children. Romans 8:15 For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, "Abba, Father." We explained that "Abba" meant "Dad" and that they could now cry out, "Dad, come and help me."

Gary (staff) -- We prayed that his finances would be brought under control and that he and his wife would have a common mind in Jesus. He asked prayer for his sons Josh (29) who is a teacher's aide and is underemployed and Christopher (27) who is a court officer, and for his daughter Becky who is a stay-at-home mom. He also asked prayer for Dennis, a friend, to be set free from addiction. We also prayed for Jean.

Ted (volunteer) -- We prayed for his granddaughter Camille to be set free from Lyme's disease and for Jean who is struggling with light-headedness.

John (young man, regular) -- He asked prayer for his sister Veeka.

+++ 199 Ricos (young man) -- He had last given his life to Jesus in 2004. He confessed his sins and gave his life to Jesus agian and accepted God's cleansing grace.

We urged John and Ricos (above two) to support one another in prayer and fellowship.

Chuck and Torre -- We prayed for healing for Jean.

+ a Terry (young woman) -- She has growths in her lower intestines and is supposed to start chemo. She is frightened. We anointed her for healing.

+Tammy (woman) -- Her family has rejected her because she is living with her boyfriend. We prayed that she would be brought into a right relationship with her boyfriend and with Jesus.

+ Rianna (young girl, regular) -- We again prayed that her grandmother would get out of jail and would follow Jesus.

+ a 199 Ilex (man) -- He is married and has 3 children. His wife is 4 months pregnant. One of their sons, Tyrek has cerebral palsy and cannot walk or talk. They were just evicted from their apartment and need a place to stay. He confessed his sins to Jesus and accepted God's grace and forgiveness. He just got out of rehab from doing drugs.

+ a 199 Chris (volunteer, young man) -- He came and sat down for prayer. When we asked him if he had ever given his life to Jesus he said, "Well, I go to church sometimes." We explained that wasn't the same thing. He confessed his sins to Jesus and a look of joy came over his face when he heard that he was now clean.

+ a 199 Thomas (man) -- He is unemployed and wants to leave drug addiction behind. He needs a job. He confessed his sins and accepted Jesus cleansing him from sin. He spent 13 years in jail.

+ a Janelle (young woman) -- Her 3 year old son a Dillon has spina bifida up by his neck. He is due for an MRI February 10th. We anointed him for healing. We also prayed for her 13-year-old nephew + Hunter.

+ a 199 Scott (man) -- He confessed his sins and accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior and rejoiced that his was now clean.

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