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 5/28/20

PRAY 5/28/20



“And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well….The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective….Elijah was a man just like us. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years. Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops.” (James 5:15a,16b, 17-18)


“Prayer is “…the chief exercise of faith.”

                                                            –John Calvin

“In other words, prayer is the primary way true faith expresses itself.”

                                                                                  — Michael Reeves


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.

Rachelle Sperling who serves with Pioneers is our missionary for this week.

  1. Our global workers are in vastly different situations during this worldwide crisis.  Some are very isolated.  Many are in displaced situations.  Some are serving on the frontline with healthcare.  Most have seen an increased interest in the gospel and as a result are scrambling for creative ways to minister.  Most are separated from loved ones.  Several have lost family members, co-workers and/or friends and can’t attend (or hold) funerals.  And, of course, I have my own challenges as I am in my third month under strict stay at home orders.  Please pray for me to be able to minister well to those I am talking with and to have the energy and focus that I need to love well.
  2. Pray for the grace to balance grief with hope as I process my own loss in these days.  Pray also for grace for myself as I navigate all the changes and as I shelter at home alone.
  3. Pray that I will be renewed by the Spirit and filled to overflowing.  Pray that I will be encouraged by the Lord when the days often seem long and hard.  Pray that I would be nourished by the Word and that I would carry an expectation of what God is up to in the midst of the chaos.
  4. Pray for a good, strong, working internet!  Literally everything I do is mitigated through the internet these days and I can’t go anywhere else if my signal at home goes down.  Please pray that it will continue to work well as a tool in God’s Kingdom.
  5. Please pray for my health and full healing for my eye.  I was unable to have a follow up appointment for my eye after surgery and am experiencing a return of some of my symptoms.  I am also not sleeping very consistently, which I expect is partly from the restriction of outdoor physical activity and the vast increase in screen time while under lockdown.
  6. This crisis has significantly impacted employment and also missions giving.  Please pray for God’s ongoing provision.
  7. Pray for grace and love as decisions are made in regard to the future and the innovation that will be needed in all aspects of life and ministry.

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This Week’s Requests:


Sheila Cox – Pray for complete healing of breast cancer

Kathy Alvarez – Praise for good test results

Darvin Suter – Pray for recovery from surgery

Mitzie Fisher – Pray for recovery from surgery and healing of cancer

David (brother of Diane Munson) – Pray for a donor while awaiting heart transplant

Richard Leonard – Pray for negative results of a lung biopsy

Tom (Becky [Fred] Laplants’ father) – Pray for peace and comfort

Nell Elliott – Pray for healing from a serious fall


Continue to Pray for:


(5.20.20 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

Damon Snyder – Healing from liver transplant

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

Jacob Ivey – Treatment for brain inflammation/homebound

June Cochran – Health issues

John Nyberg – Protection as he travels

Stella Rae Jarboe – Complete healing of cancer

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 – Continued health, cancer free

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)

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

John Vogt – Healing of Kidney Cancer and successful procedure on June 3rd

Jack & Pat Shanks – Health issues

Kristi Greene – Protection from Covid-19

Chuck DiPerro – Healing

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

Sally Hudson – Normal brain function

Dee Grimaldi – Healing, good test results, and financial provision

Janie Harris (Georgia Ellenberg’s Sister) – Quick Recovery

Craig Berkman – Good test results for chest pains

Marjorie Riddle (mother of Susan Jarrett) – Healing after a severe fall and broken shoulder

Martha Torres – Healing from leukemia

Cristina Bergman – Safe delivery of twins and no complications

Vanita (mother of Wendy Bradley) – Healing of breast cancer

Don Mincey – Recovery from cancer surgery and successful spine surgery later this month.

Keeley and Tyler Mincey – Good health for Keely and unborn son, her health may require that they take the baby early.

Chester Gill – Healing from a fall

Tyler Mason (cousin of Jared Smith) – Praise for healing of leg amputation!

Marty Davenport – Pray for healing of broken bones from a fall off a ladder

Mike Fitzgerald – Pray for recovery from heart valve surgery

Curtis Culver – Pray for healing of mass on his bladder which may be cancer

Geri Honchell – Pray for recovery from a broken bone, she is 102 years old

Bill Foote (Regina Mills’ father) – Pray for healing of heart problems

Nancy Hutto (Andy Evans’ mother) – Pray for peace, on home hospice

Rick Weaver (son-in-law of Connie Brackney) – Pray for continued healing

Jordan (friend of Connie Brackney) – Pray for Jordan to return home, he is 16 years old and has run away from home.

Larry Neely – Pray for peace and comfort, in hospice

Amber and unborn baby Aubrey Jane (granddaughter and great-granddaughter of Bob & Elaine Ward) – Pray for Aubrey Jane who has been diagnosed with a disorder that will require major surgeries after birth.

Pastor Phillip Hanes – Pray for accurate diagnosis of knee pain and relief from pain

Denise (daughter of Joy Carson) – Pray for healing of breast cancer

Margaret Simonetti – Pray for recovery from surgery for compound fracture of back





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 Betty Prader (relative of Bill &Ann Reid) who passed away in Texas.  Service will be held in Texas.

The family of Albert Antinori Jr.  (Husband of Carly Son-in-law of Ross Puleo) who passed away on Tuesday, May 19.  Service will be held on June 3, at 11:00 am in the Worship Center.  Visitation at 10:00 am.

The family of Homer Ballew (husband of Beatrice Ballew) who passed away on Thursday, May 21.  Service to be determined.

The family of Danny Leonhardt (step-father of Janice [Steve] Overton) who passed away Thursday, May 21 in Charleston, SC.  A graveside service will be held in Charleston, SC.