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May 31, 2012 HELP!!!!

May 31, 2012 - 1:40 pm - Posted by Brenda Matthews

Greetings to All!

I really need to write an update and give some explanations, but time will not allow.  Maybe next week… here’s the reason why:

*  May 20 it was decided that Jorge Ocaña, full time pastor in Grau, will be the transitional pastor for Piura Norte.  This was so that…

*  May 22 it was decided that Piura Norte would begin Sunday services this Sunday, June 3rd.  That’s a cause for celebration, but for those who know me and know that I like to have time to plan and be prepared, you’ll know that I’m stressed since I wasn’t expecting this so soon.  May 23rd I wrote several contacts in Benavides to find out how this will come together and only one answered before I left May 25-28 on a previous commitment.  So in reality I have 7 days to try to explain everything about PN to Jorge and work with him to pull everything together without much of a support base. 

-  I just downloaded EasyWorship, but have never used it and the training videos start at a point more advanced than I’m at. 

-  I need to find someone who can run the multimedia before Sunday and if that person could help set up everything in EasyWorship, that would be a huge help. 

-  Grau is sending a person to lead the worship, but it looks like I’ll be the backup voice, so we need to schedule a time to practice. 

-  Tonight I have just over 30 minutes for him to show me how to download the Spanish songs and prepare them for EasyWorship (unless there is other help). 

-  I’m expected to be at a meeting in Grau from 4-6, will meet with the worship leader immediately following but need to be home by 7 to counsel a lady and at 8 have a small group to lead that ends around 10.  After that I need to answer important emails that I see coming in as I write because arrangements are still being made for the team coming July 1.

-  Tomorrow and Saturday I have fewer concrete commitments, but I still feel like I’m under the gun. 

So that’s why I’m writing urgently asking for your prayers that key people will become available, that I can administer the time left extremely wisely, and that the first Sunday of Piura Norte meeting together will truly be a time of worship and celebration.  I said there’s not much of a support base because this took those people by surprise as well.  I’ll try to write more next week.

Thanks for upholding me and Piura Norte before the throne of grace!

Brenda

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