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October 2016
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Fields of Faith upcoming Events
Wednesday, October 12th
Dallas Center-Grimes High School Football Field - 7:30pm
Gilbert High School Football Stadium - 7:00pm
Grinnell High School Football Field - 7:00pm
Humboldt High School Football Field - 7:00pm
Southeast Polk High School Football Stadium - 7:00pm
Winterset High School Football Stadium - 7:00pm

Click here for more detailed information on each event.

Parenting Challenge

"Prayer Challenge"
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Answers to Prayer

“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.  And if we know that he hears us - whatever we ask - we know that we have what we asked of him."
1 John 5-14-15

Parenting tests this passage like few other experiences.  Because we love our children, we assume we know what is best for them.  We pray for God to honor our plans and are shocked when God sometimes leads us down a more difficult path, with testing and pain.

For me, the turning point came when I realized I was looking at God as a "cosmic vending machine". When I prayed, I somehow felt He was obligated to comply.  Then, a colleague gave me a simple guide that changed my perspective on prayer.  He said, "Prayer is asking God to align you with His will, rather than asking Him to be aligned with yours."

God knows what you and your children really need.  When we pray, He is at work answering those prayers, but in a way that suits Him and His Kingdom.  Faith trusts the wisdom of His answer, even when His answer is different than what we expect.

Pray for God's will to be done and your prayers will be answered.

Prayer Requests

Pray for new huddle starts in a number of area schools (strong leadership teams, committed adult sponsors, receptive student athletes)

* Pray for all of the Fields of Faith events in our area on October 12th.  Pray for hundreds to show up and that they will be impacted with the Word of God.

* Pray for Drake leadership team as they plan for the rest of the semester and as they plan their Prayer Walk around campus with other athletes, coaches and AD's.

*Pray for the student leadership team at Des Moines Hoover High School.  That they continue growing in their faith, and that they be unashamed to live for Christ on their campus.

*Pray for students with the desire to be leaders will emerge at Des Moines Roosevelt High School.  There are many coaches and adults who are ready to support them, but a huddle cannot be started until the students are ready.

* Pray for our chaplains and the chapels that they are doing in the local high schools and colleges, and that kids hearts are moved and impacted for His Kingdom.

* Pray for RJ & Steff Sumrall as they manage 2 new additions/joys to their family and for all the time away that RJ is spending with ISU football this fall.


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