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

Week of 10/6 Prayer Requests

Week of 10/6 Prayer Requests


Dr. Edgar Aponte
Minister, Global Missions


Please ask the Lord to fill us with the knowledge of his will through all wisdom and understanding

That we may live a life worthy of the Lord and pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work

That the Lord may give us grace and favor as we continue to meet our neighbors

That the Lord will open more doors for the Gospel

For wisdom as we try to discern what is the best treatment/therapy for Daniel (4).


Pray for the Lord will continue to provide through our members to the Idlewild on Mission Fund

God’s provision to fund more mission trips; and the continued support of our missionaries

Pray that the Lord will call professionals and retiree from Idlewild to the nations

Ray Sanabria
Minister, International Missions


1- For “Fruit that Abides” will result from the 2019 Global Impact Conference
2- For the Vision Trips to: London in October and Mexico City in December may they produce two new Signature Partners.
3- Prayer for our 2020 Mission Team Leaders.
4- Prayer for safety and protection for the 2020 Mission Teams
5- Prayer for God to provide the funding needed for the many Local – National & International 2020 Projects & Trips.


Dr. Mondonico Williams
Minister, Local Missions


Unspoken request (God knows the situation)


Wisdom for leading Local Missions



Eloy Rodriguez
Lead Pastor, Hispanic Church


For my wife and I going through my mother’s health, at 94 with stage 4 cancer and my brother’s mental disability



Idlewild Español yearly events to reach the lost.






Ron Upton
Minister, Worship & Creative Arts


I want to thank you for your continued prayers on behalf of my family; Please pray for my wife, Miska; my son, Ethan, who graduated in August and has begun the interview process in the field of Environmental Sciences; for my daughter, Maret, and her husband, Zach; and my son, Nathan. Please pray that as a family, we all make wise choices and decisions.


Music Rehearsals have begun and the script for the Christmas Presentation has just been completed. Please pray for the cast selection and specialty segments. Tickets for this year’s Presentation go on sale Sunday, Oct. 6.

We are grateful to honor our Worship Leader, Pastor Ken Whitten, on his 30th Anniversary, Sunday, October 13. Please pray that he, Ginny, and family will be encouraged as we praise God for His leadership in their lives.

Please pray for wisdom for me as I seek to prompt a multicultural, multi-generational body of believers to worship the Lord Jesus Christ in unity, spirit and truth




Steve Kirby
Minister, Instrumental Music



Family – Bonnie, Daniel (Aden and Jackson), Joel (Veronica, Ryleigh and Raegan) and Erin (Matt).

Pray for Daniel. Jen is in a treatment facility and has given Daniel temporary custody of the boys through the rest of the school year 2019-2020. Pray as he looks to have permanent custody of the boys. They have not been in a stable environment. Pray that Jen will be rehabilitated and begin to get her life back. Pray for wisdom, sound minds and God’s grace on their lives.

Pray for Joel and Veronica as they lean on Him and make Him a priority in all things. Pray that Joel and Veronica will continue to be the parents to Ryleigh and Raegan that God has called them to be.

Pray for Erin and Matt. Matt is very far from the Lord. But, God continues to show Himself faithful. We are praying that Matt comes to Christ soon. Pray for Erin as she still deals with headaches, migraines and a severe wheat allergy. Continue to pray for God’s perfect will to be manifested in her life now and the future. Thank you for lifting my children (and grandchildren) up in prayer! Pray for wisdom and direction.

Bonnie finished her 5 weeks of radiation 5 times a week (25 total) last month. She has 4 different radiation treatments over two weeks this month. We are praying that these treatments eradicate the cancer. Praise: MRI did not show the “spot” that they saw back in June. Amen!



The Worship Orchestra as we are always looking for additional instrumentalists to join with us. We are always in need of string players (violin, viola, cello), but all other instruments are welcome. We’re deep into rehearsing for the Christmas presentations. I believe God really blessed the All-Church Orchestra. Several of our guests have already joined the orchestra full-time. Amen!

The Student Worship Community, including the WILD Orchestra, as we pray for godly leadership with a thirst for God’s Word. We are always looking for additional instrumentalists. We are especially in need of string and woodwind players (particularly violin, flute and clarinet), but all other instruments are welcome (and needed). Pray that we can capture young musicians to train and to become better worshippers and better worship leaders.

The Centre for Music, Worship and the Arts as we are halfway through the fall term. We are always in need of qualified instructors, specifically vocal (male and female), piano and guitar. Pray that we can continue to meet the needs according to the Lord’s plan for us.



David Zunz
Minister, Student Worship


For my wife Janell as she stays home with our two children.

For our 3 year-old daughter Adele and our 1 year-old son Ezra, for health and safety

For the salvation of our children, that they would accept Christ at an early age

For the future husband of our daughter and future wife of our son, that they would be pure, Christ-like spouses for our children.


For preparation for Fall semester of Student Worship events and rehearsals

For God to give me wisdom in several areas of discipline: Spiritual, personal health, work, finances and family

For God’s wisdom and favor in our transition within the Worship staff


Sheila Goskie
Director, Children’s Music


For my husband, Tom and our children Kristin (husband Sean, and son Joel), Kara (husband, Jordan; and daughters Ellison & Kate), Caleb (wife, Arielle) – that they would continue to love and follow the Lord and draw closer to Him and to each other.

For daughter, Kaylin – that she would have an impact and follow the Lord as she just started a job teaching at an Elementary School

For my brother that he would know the Truth and follow the Lord.

Praise – The NYC women’s Missions trip that I went on was a huge blessing and we saw God moving


For our WQ to meet the needs of today’s children and families, to lead the children to grow in their worship experiences and in their love for the Lord.

For the older age groups as they lead in worship this month:
a. Grades 2-5 – Sun., Oct. 6
b. 4th & 5th Grades – Wed., Oct. 16
c. 2nd & 3rd Grades – Wed., Oct. 23

For Worship Quest leaders – for those to be faithful to follow the Lord’s leading in serving in this ministry, for those who serve to share God’s grace and love each week

For our Fall Tiny Tots session that continues in October – for lives to be impacted and drawn closer to the Lord through these interactive classes between parent/caregiver and toddler.

Plans for our Praise presentation on Sun., Nov. 24 for Grades 2-5 Worship Quest & Middle School WILD