Archive for March 2010


Open for Business!

March 23rd, 2010 — 4:47pm

Childcare update:

Today was a very exciting day for Agora.  This morning we received formal licensure for Little Gems Early Learning & Childcare!  Praise the Lord!  What that means is that we are now officially able to open and have children in our center.  We already have had parents stop by to tour our center and we are praying for many more!

An update on Lukas:

This past Sunday we held a prayer and anointing service for Lukas.  His home church in Germany held a service at the same time and we were able to talk and pray with our brothers and sisters across the ocean.  Lukas began chemotherapy yesterday.  So far, he is doing very well.  Please continue to pray for Lukas and his family.   Pray that the chemotherapy will be effective and that miraculously he will not feel the awful side effects of it.

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Highs and Lows

March 12th, 2010 — 1:23pm

Every Friday morning the Agora staff and volunteers gather early in the morning for breakfast and a devotional.  We begin our devotional time with each person sharing highs and lows of the week; things that were good and things that we found difficult throughout the week.  This week at Agora felt like a rollercoaster ride from one extreme high to another very low. The week began with very sad news: one of our volunteers, Lukas, was diagnosed with Sarcoma.  As the week went on, he spent his days in the hospital and with doctors doing test after test.  At first the news was not good at all and we passed word around to everyone we knew to be praying.  I believe that God heard our prayers because yesterday we got the best news possible given the situation.  The cancer has not spread and Lukas will almost certainly be able to keep his arm.  He will begin chemotherapy in about one week.  After two months of chemo he will have surgery.  We praise God for this good news and we ask you to keep praying for Lukas.  We know that God has the power to heal and we pray that his favor will rest on Lukas.  In addition, please pray for his family.  They are at home in Germany and will not be able to come to the United States until the time of the surgery.  As you can imagine, it would be very difficult to be separated from your family during a time like this.

While Lukas’s diagnosis was a definite low, we also had some very exciting things take place this week.  I guess God knew how much we needed some good news!  On Tuesday Rich and Becky met with our childcare licensing specialist and the meeting went great!  She had some wonderful things to say about our center and gave us a completely doable list of things to finish.  She is coming back on Monday and we are very hopeful that we will be licensed then!  It is such a great feeling to be so close to opening our center!  We have really appreciated all your prayers and support up to this point and we ask that you keep praying for us as we prepare to open.

Prayer Requests

  • Lukas and family
  • Opening our childcare center
  • Tremendous financial pressures

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