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 11/17/19

Week of 11/17/19

MISSIONS

Dr. Edgar Aponte
Minister, Global Missions

Personal:

  • 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
  • Pray for the salvation of my barber – I have been sharing the gospel with him.
  • For wisdom as we continue to discern what is the best treatment/therapy for Daniel (4).

    Ministry:

  • 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 raise long term missionaries to go to the nations
  • Pray that the Lord will raise future church planters

 

Ray Sanabria
Minister, International Missions

Ministry:

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

 

Eloy Rodriguez
Lead Pastor, Hispanic Church

Personal:

  • My daugther’s wedding ( Esther )
  • My Son’s graduation ( Sammy )
  • My wife’s Health ( Sol )

 

Ministry:

  • 2020 Idlewild Espanol Vision Plan

 

WORSHIP AND CREATIVE ARTS

 

Ron Upton
Minister, Worship & Creative Arts

Personal:

  • 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, Marét, and her husband, Zach; and my son, Nathan. Please pray that as a family, we all make wise choices and decisions.

Ministry:

  • Music Rehearsals are continuing and the script is being rehearsed for this year’s Presentation, “Reel to Real”. Please pray for the Cast, Choir, Orchestra, Special Events, Creative Arts and Production Teams as they work to prepare for the event. Please pray that God’s people would be prompted to invite their family, friends and co-workers to come for one of the performances and that God would speak to many hearts through the message.
  • 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

Personal:

  • His family – Bonnie, Daniel (Aden and Jackson), Joel (Veronica, Ryleigh and Raegan) and Erin (Matt).
  • Pray for Daniel. Jen (his former wife) is out of the treatment facility and Daniel still has “temporary” permanent custody of the boys through the rest of the school year 2019-2020. Pray as he works to have permanent custody of the boys. The boys have not been in a stable environment. Pray that Jen will begin to get her life back after this latest time in a treatment facility. 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. Joel had two great interviews in October and now needs prayer to decide which job to accept. 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. They have decided to stay in the Tampa area for a few more years, which will allow us more time with Matt to show Christ to him. 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.

Ministry:

  • 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 are prepared for the Christmas presentations as best as we can be. We always rely on the Lord to play through us. We have adopted John 15:5 as our scripture verse. Pray for God to encourage people to purchase tickets for their lost and unchurched friends and family, even at the last minute. Pray that God shines through the presentation and that many lives are changed. To God be the Glory!
  • 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. We are on hiatus until January (this is typical for us) so the students can participate in the Christmas presentation.
  • The Centre for Music, Worship and the Arts as we work toward the start of the winter term in early January. 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

Personal:

  • 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.

Ministry:

  • For God to give me wisdom in several areas of discipline: Spiritual, personal health, work, finances and family
  • For all of our Christmas events and presentations, for preparation, safety and fruitful ministry
  • For preparation of 2020 ministry and events in Student Worship

Sheila Goskie
Director, Children’s Music

Personal

  • For my husband, Tom and our children Kristin (husband Sean, and son Joel), Kara (husband, Jordan; and daughters Ellison & Kate & newly adopted newborn Emery), 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 continues her first-year teaching at Kenley Elementary School
  • For my brother that he would respond & follow as God pursues him!

    Ministry

  • For plans for our WQ Leader Rally on Jan. 12 – that we would follow the Lord’s leading in all of the planning to help this upcoming session be the best WQ yet!
  • For Worship Quest leaders – to be refreshed and have a blessed Christmas season
  • Our Praise presentation on Sun., Nov. 24 for Grades 2-5 Worship Quest children & Middle School at 6;30pm & preschool-1st Grade WQ children as they lead in the Christmas season on December 4 at 6:30pm
  • Plans for the Worship Quest session that starts January 8 – track classes, leaders, etc.
  • For the planning for our January session of Tiny Tots – that God would lead just the right people to be involved.