Prayer: Petition and Praise
We are always in “The Prayer Zone” giving and receiving the gift of prayer.
“Do not stop crying out in prayer to the Lord our God for us, that HE may empower, protect, provide and make us a means of blessing and salvation.” (I Samuel 7:8).
*Pray for Oliver Butler, his family, Church and Hillcrest in the home going of his wife Marsha who faithfully served and supported Hillcrest as the HBC Board of Directors Secretary and Registered Agent for the State of Illinois for many years.
*Pray for Jan and Tom Goolsby in the loss of their son Stephan who was a camper and supporter of Hillcrest.
*Pray that God will call a new Camp Manager to Hillcrest as soon as possible. Pray for a person with camp experience and a call to camp Ministry with a passion to serve kids and others. Pray for a servant leader filled with the Holy Spirit, wisdom, health, strength, and financial support for him as our faith missionaries and Camp Manager.
*Pray for our HBC Board of Directors and Officers: Dr. Mike Rust, President and Pastor in KY and representative for KY as he coordinates services in the absence of a camp manager; Mr. John Jackett, Vice President and leader of construction, renovation and repairs and AL representative to Hillcrest; Mr. Paul Kunath, Treasurer and leader of his church and representative to Antioch Association; Rev. Chris Downing, Secretary, Pastor in TN and TN representative to Hillcrest and Dr. David Jester, President Emeritus, helper and TX representative and his wife Marie who has had serious falls and suffers from a lot of pain.
*Pray the Lord will provide a Registered Agent from IL as required by the State to replace Marsha Butler who has gone to be with the Lord.
*Pray for the Camps, rallies, retreats, reunions, Bible Studies, Women’s conferences, etc. for this summer and year and that campers will be transformed, discipled and called out to serve the Lord.
*Pray that churches, associations, WMU’s, Brotherhoods, youth leaders, schools/colleges and their organizations will be led to our website, Facebook and be referred to Hillcrest and come to Hillcrest for a good experience with the Lord.
*Pray that the Lord will supply givers to provide funds for a swimming pool where campers and members and guests from churches, etc. can come for outings, recreation and fun. The only pool in the area is a State one in Dixon Springs which is miles and miles away. The Camp must have a pool to recruit, retain and serve churches, associations, campers, etc.
*Likewise, pray for a multi-purpose facility for a gym, dining hall, kitchen, conference rooms and staff accommodations and also for another cabin to enable us to serve larger churches, associations, schools, etc.
” Praise the Lord forever; for His mercy, faithfulness and love endure forever”.(2 Chronicles 20:21 and Psalm 89:1)
*Praise the Lord for protecting the Camp, staff and campers (although there was some roof damage), supplying our needs, providing a full summer schedule, saving campers and leading others to make special decisions.
*The Lord is great, good, gracious and greatly to be praised for everything!