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 2/17/19

Week of 2/17/19


Greg Murphy
Minister, Family Care




  1. Please pray again for my mother, Sarah. She was evacuated from her care facility during a hurricane in September and continues to live in a Care Facility in a neighboring town. Pray for the Lord to fill her days with His Word and the encouragement and blessing of His presence.
  2. Our grandson, Joshua, will be a year old in March. Thank you for your prayers during his first year. He is a blessing to us and his parents Rebecca and Robert. All live in Texas. Pray for his salvation and for guidance for and blessings on the family.
  3. Please pray for Lynn to be blessed in her roles as wife and mother and now loving her first grandson. She is a blessing to me each day and as she serves along side of me in ministry, prayer, Starting Point, and the “Christ in Us” group.
  4. Please continue to pray for direction and the Lord’s blessings on Isabella’s life in the next 5 to 10 years, which are important years for making lasting life decisions. Pray for leadership in education finishing high school and beginning college. Pray for continued growth and wisdom in daily Bible study and fellowship in the Holy Spirit.
  5. Please pray for me to hear the Lord clearly in prayer through His Word and apply and implement what He says, but first to abide in Christ and to increase my time with Him each day.



  1. Please pray that the Lord will bless us freshly with His presence and stir our hearts toward living consistently in His holiness. Pray that we will call on His name and seek His person, purposes, presence and His ways. Pray that we will adjust to His Word and worship Him in Spirit and Truth. Pray that He will draw the lost to Himself in salvation through our witness.
  2. Please pray that the Lord will use the new prayer webpage and other new prayer media to motivate prayer in His church including through the Watchman prayer wall, Praylude, the prayer room and other prayer groups and ministries.
  3. Please pray for the church as we continue this in 21 days of prayer followed by revival services all in February 2019. Please spend time with the Lord and see how He guides you to pray for this time. Feel free to shoot an email or other message to me. I would love to hear what the Lord is saying to you in prayer.
  4. God has blessed us with a beautiful pair of prayer rooms by the Fireside room. I hope you will go by and pray over the rooms and spend some time there, but especially pray that God will raise up a powerful ministry of prayer around those rooms and also throughout the body of Christ at Idlewild. I believe we are at the beginning of what God may do through prayer.
  5. Please Pray for Linda Sienkiewicz, who is the Ministry Assistant in Family Care and for Lainey Bock who is the Ministry Assistant to Pastor Reno in Member Care. Please pray for them as they currently assists in the many areas of the Family Care/Caring Ministry.


Thank you for praying.


Linda Epperson
Director, Children’s Ministry


  1. Pray for the Lord’s hand of protection around our family.
  2. Our son is purchasing a new home this month, so pray for the final transactions to go smoothly.
  3. Pray that Jesus would be the center of our home and we could be a positive witness to our neighbors.
  4. Pray for that God would use us as intentional grandparents to lead our grandchildren to walk with the Lord.
  5. Pray for the Lord to minister to our family members that are hurting.



  1. Pray for “In the Wild” VBS Preview to focus on Jesus and the incredible opportunity to share the gospel with children.
  2. Pray for all VBS Leadership that they would continue to be faithful stewards of the message of the gospel and see its worth.
  3. Pray for 1150 volunteers to register early to serve Christ in the greatest mission field.
  4. Pray for a new Tween Coordinator to join our staff soon. Alison will be relocating to Destin the end of the month.
  5. Pray for protection over our families, children, and staff. Pray that the Word of God would be cherished in our homes.
  6. Leadership Pipeline-pray for our staff to comprehend, engage, and get excited about mobilizing the church for ministry.



Brian McDougall
Executive Pastor

  1. Dad: For peace for my 95 year old Dad as he misses my Mom so much.
  2. Leta: For Leta, my sister, that she will have health, courage and strength as she is the full time caregiver for my Dad.
  3. Logan and Aimee: For my son and daughter in law to continue to grow closer to God and each other as a newlywed couple.
  4. Lauren: For Lauren to finish strong in her last semester of college and for God’s favor in wedding preparations for the big day, June 1st.
  5. Gabe: For Lauren’s “husband to be” for God’s favor as he prepares for the wedding, their home and honeymoon.



  1. Revival: That God would do a fresh reviving work in our Church. God’s Favor on the Revival meetings starting Feb. 24th.
  2. Church Vision and Mission: That our members would engage in the Vision and Mission of the Church.
  3. LEAD: That LEAD(Leadership Engagement and Discipleship) would be effective in thousands of Idlewild members discovering their spiritual gifts, being equipped therein and serving in the area that God has planned for them (Eph. 2:10, 4:11-12).
  4. My Ministry Assistant: That I would know God’s will in selecting a new Ministry Assistant.
  5. Staff: To fill the open positions with God’s perfect candidate. That new staff members would assimilate effectively and quickly into the work and culture of Idlewild.