Lutz Campus

18333 Exciting Idlewild Blvd.
Lutz, FL 33548

Idlewild at The Springs

8209 N 19th St
Tampa, FL 33604

Iglesia Bautista Idlewild

Main Campus, Student Building, Hall 2

PRAY 4/15/20

PRAY 4/15/20

“Lord….Give us grace to match our trials. Give us a sense of hope and purpose beyond our pain. And give us fresh assurance that we’re not alone, that Your plan has not been aborted though our suffering intensifies.

 Help those of us who are on our feet right now to maintain a compassion for those who aren’t. Give us a word of encouragement for others living in a world of hurt.

Let us never forget that every jolt in this rugged journey from earth to heaven is a reminder that we’re on the right road.

I ask this in the compassionate name of the Man of Sorrows who was acquainted with grief. Amen.               

– Charles Swindoll

“He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, and acquainted with suffering….Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows….”

(Isaiah 53:3a, 4a)


Missions Prayer Requests:

Please pray for our upcoming mission trips in 2020:
Please pray for protection from the Corona virus for our missionaries in China.
Please pray for Thomas Schneider and his family, Missionaries with Word of Life in Brazil:

  • Please pray that they will be able to resume their classes soon.  Due to the pandemic, they had to send all resident students home.
  • We praise our God for funds recently raised to renovate the main building on campus.  Please pray they they will be able to continue the construction project for more student and staff housing.
  • Please pray for the missionary staff in Sao Paulo.  They do an incredible job through camps, Bible clubs, seminary and ministry to underprivileged children.
  • Please pray for our daughters, Melissa and Camila, who live in the U.S.
  • Please pray for the country of Brazil as the virus might cause an economic crisis that would cripple their economy.

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This Week’s Requests:

Sherre Minton – Praise that Ken tested negative for COVID-19 – Pray for Sherre’s labs to be moving in the right direction after her bone marrow transplant

Colton McDougall (son of Logan McDougall, grandson of Pastor Brian & Dianna) – Praise for improvement of Colton’s health

Ron Lounsbury – Pray for healing of hands after carpal tunnel surgery

Sally Hudson – Pray for healing of Primary Progressive Aphasia

Bertilda Gonzalez – Pray for recovery from cancer surgery

Maggie Lawson – Pray for Maggie and baby who was born prematurely and is in NICU

John Vogt – Pray for healing of Kidney Cancer


Continue to Pray for:

(4.8.20 and prior)

Lawrie Willis (niece of Cheryl Boggs) – Healing from congestive heart failure and financial provision

Catherine Seder – Salvation for David, Eric, & Mitch; Heather’s spiritual growth; renewed health for Catherine

Clarissa Wajdowicz – Gain strength through physical therapy and for her caregivers

Ken Boggs – Complete recovery from Steal Syndrome surgical procedure

Clint Wester – Continued healing

Patty Major – Healing of hip

Randy Lamb (son of Joyce Meyer) – Healing of Stage 4 pancreatic cancer

Eddie Shedd – Successful dialysis and healing

Donald Mincey – Recovery from cancer surgery

Tom Brown – Healing of dementia and other health issues

Brian Marsala (son of Mike and Wendi Marsala) – Healing of injuries from a car accident

Mary Brown (mother of Kim [Wade] Griffin) – Recovery from a fall

Todd Winton – Complete recovery from a motorcycle accident

Damon Snyder – Healing from liver transplant

Chelsey Nunez – Strength and healing during chemo

Tiffany Johnson (relative of Janice Almquist) – Healing of pancreatic cancer

Tyler Mason (cousin of Jared Smith) – Healing from leg amputation and kidney function

Jacob Ivey – Treatment for brain inflammation

John Vogt (son of Elizabeth Vogt) – Healing of mass on his kidney

Elaine Yost – Comfort and peace under Hospice care

June Cochran – Health issues

Kaitlyn Sprague – Healing, 18-yr-old with Stage 4 Lymphoma

John Nyberg – Protection as he travels

Stella Rae Jarboe – Complete healing of cancer

Ronnie – Healing of addictions

Theresa Alvarez – Health issues

Thomas O’Neill – Recovery from hip replacement surgery

Judy Brooks – Relief from Chemo side effects

Jeff Patet – Recovery from knee replacement surgery

Jeanie Van Fleet – Healing

Wendy Haas – Healing

Ron Armstrong – Complete healing

Hiroe Scull – Healing of kidney stones

Joan Wilhelm – Healing of lymphoma

Christina (relative of Chris Cook) – Healing of Covid-19

Anne (Michelle Cloutier’s grandmother) – Protection from Covid-19

David (son of Ed & Janice Huertas) – Protection from Covid-19

Lamaya Sakales – Protection from Covid-19

David Dasnoit – Negative test results

Patti Murphy’s daughter-in-law – Healing of Covid-19

Carrie Upton – (Pastor Ron Upton’s mother) – Continued Healing

Cristina Santos – Healing (cancer diagnosis)



Christopher Burgess (son of Earl Burgess), US Marine Corps Warrant Officer. He and his family have been transferred to Okinawa, Japan, for three years.

Africa Arce (daughter of Joseph Arce), Operational Specialist in the US Navy. She is deployed on the Bonhomme Richard in the South Pacific.

Jacob Ferguson (grandson of Luke and Donna Ferguson), US Army. He is serving in Afghanistan for one year.

Trevor Shaffer (son of Ted and Jennifer Shaffer) who is deployed.