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 4/22/20

PRAY 4/22/20

“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 Greg and Maria Shepherd with RTS Missions:

  1. Please pray that RTS Missions would be protected financially so they could continue to minister to those in Haiti.  Pray that the staff would have the strength and ability to spread the Word of God.
  2. Please pray for the people of Haiti as this virus could really put them in an even worse situation than they already are.  Please pray for those that are struggling financially and physically as food shortages are already happening.  Please pray that the staff can educate the population about the virus.
  3. Pray for wisdom to monitor their existing resources in Haiti to better meet the needs in this time of uncertainty.

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This Week’s Requests:

Jack & Pat Shanks – Pray for health issues

Kristi Greene – Protection from Covid-19

Chuck DiPerro – Pray for healing

Wesley Sampson – Pray for healing and that his Dad will be about to be at the hospital with him

Jack & Leah – Pray for Leah’s recovery she was temporarily blinded by a mugging and for Jack’s ministry to the honeless

Kitty Childers – Pray for healing of health issues

Continue to Pray for:

(4.15.20 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

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

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

Thomas O’Neill – Recovery from hip replacement surgery

Judy Brooks – Relief from Chemo side effects

Jeff Patet – Recovery from knee replacement surgery

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) – Healing while in rehab

Cristina Santos – Healing (cancer diagnosis)

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

Ron Lounsbury – Healing of hands after carpal tunnel surgery

Sally Hudson – Healing of Primary Progressive Aphasia

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

John Vogt – Healing of Kidney Cancer



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.


We Extend Sympathy to:

The family of Dawn Sparks (daughter of Donna Gillespie) who passed away on Sunday, April 12.  Service to be determined.

The family of Bill Clark (father of Rick Purdy) who passed away on Thursday, April 16.  Service to be determined.

The family of Ed Deupree (father of Lee Anne Savage) who passed away on Thursday, April 8.  Service to be determined.

The family of Bertilda Gonzalez (wife of Anibal Gonzalez) who passed away on Monday, April 20.  Graveside service will be held on Thursday, April 23 at Trinity Memorial Gardens.