Update & Prayer Request from Lara

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Dear friend,

Once again, from the bottom of my heart, I apologize to each and every one of you for not writing and sending out my usual almost daily GOOD NEWS DAILY devotional. As many of you know, I’ve been on the road for Jesus for the past 2 years with a crew of special needs doggies doing streets ministry & writing and publishing Gospel tracts, devotionals, and books.

I left the Florida Panhandle where I was for 4 months several weeks ago for Bristol, VA, in the Appalachian region, stayed for a night, then headed for the Appalachian region of West VA where I have been since. He is sending me back to New York City, and I am doing a good bit of streets ministry work where I am while waiting for the Lord to unfold the next step of my journey.

He has made clear He sent me here for a combo of rest, prayer, seeking Him, waiting on Him, testing, refining, listening to Him, being prepared and making preparations, and some streets ministry work.

Without going into detail, the past few weeks have been some of the most challenging weeks I’ve had in the past two years. The spiritual warfare has been almost unbearable, and I am only still standing by God’s grace in God’s strength for God’s glory.

One of my biggest challenges is that I have only one precious and beloved friend who helps me with the ministry as much as she can given her very full schedule, and I have an extremely few people who lovingly give financially to the ministry.

The devil has tried exceedingly hard in recent weeks to get me to quit being on the road for Jesus, to get me to stop spreading the Gospel message and helping people near and far to find and follow Jesus. But no matter how hard it’s gotten, and it’s been brutal in the way of the battle, I refuse to quit loving and serving Jesus.

I am 100% out of my comfort zone right now, and it would be mighty easy to pack up my car with my dogs and our belongings, and go running for a place of comfort with my loved ones close by, with everything familiar around me, and park myself in an easy, secure feeling, comfortable and comforting life.

But I LIVE AND BREATHE FOR THE LORD JESUS CHRIST AND TO HELP PEOPLE TO LOVE AND WORSHIP HIM FOREVER RATHER THAN TO SPEND FOREVER IN TORMENT APART FROM GOD IN HELL AND THE LAKE OF FIRE.

And I am totally committed to go where He sends me when He sends me there for as short or as long as He wants me there to do what He wants me to do there to reach the people there He wants to reach through me and for whatever other reason He sends me to a place – ALL FOR HIS GLORY!

So I press on in the Lord’s work, and I ask you now more than ever to please pray your hearts out for me, this ministry, the ministry’s dogs, and the people worldwide the Lord is reaching through my heart and ministry ALL FOR HIS GLORY!

And PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PRAY the Lord will send me many more loving and generous people to support the ministry financially and to help with it physically!!!!!!!!

p.s. Several of the dogs have had and/or are having medical issues recently, which is par for the course with special needs doggies, so please pray big for them too and for me to have the strength, patience, love, compassion, and resources to give them the care they need!

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