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 3/24/19

Week of 3/24/19

Prayer Requests

Jodie Montgomery
Ministry Director, Family Life/Women


  1. Healthy pregnancy for daughter Susan, relief from nausea
  2. Family represent the Lord beautifully, relationships honor Him
  3. Safety in travel for St Louis trip
  4. Relief from neck/head pain, good doctor appointment
  5. Good planning and finances for house projects


  1. Volunteer Positions for Event Committee filled with godly, united team
  2. Good preparation for teaching ministry
  3. Right event for July, replacing retreat
  4. Comfort for Casey and family in loss of both grandmas on Casey side of family
  5. Better communication of ministry resources and events-creativity!


Patrick Newbill
Minister, Children’s Ministry

  1. Still praying that my son (in LA) meets Christian friends at church.
  2. Prayer for Patrick and K.C. as they lead their marriage class on Sundays.
  3. Prayer for Patrick’s brother that is far from God and Patrick now has an open door. Brother’s brokenness needed.
  4. Patrick needs God’s help to memorize lines for VBS.


  1. Upcoming VBS – Volunteers
  2. Preschool Volunteers
  3. Wisdom in decisions regarding K-5th curriculum.
  4. Pray for God to bring us the right person for the open Preschool Coordinator position.


Ken Smith
Minister, Administration


  1. Thank you for praying for my family: Wife Jeanne, Son Andrew and his wife Jessica and their two boys Logan and Cullen, Daughter Julie and her husband John and their four children; Jack, Ellie, Will, and Wyatt.
  2. I will be baptizing Cullen on March 31st!
  3. We all have “ones” we are developing relationships with. Pray for wisdom, compassion, and boldness.
  4. Jeanne had foot surgery in mid-March. She is recovering on schedule. Pray or a full recovery.



  1. Pray for our search to fill our Controller position.
  2. Pray for the staff who are standing in the gap until the position is filled. Christine, part time Interim Controller, Kerry, part time Interim Assistant Controller, Jason, Senior Accountant, Jeanne Accounts Payable, Sharon, Contributions and Receivables
  3. And prayer for Norm Childers, Director of Financial Operations who suffered a very serious heart attack Tuesday March 19th. As of this prayer update on March 26th, he is still in ICU. Hoping by the time you receive this prayer request there has been improvement.
  4. Pray for our staff and volunteers who serve both inside and outside Idlewild. So many are giving themselves daily to help each one live in the rescuing power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
  5. We need a new roof for the Worship Center (Hard to believe we have been in this facility since 2005 and things are needing replaced). We have a team of two staff and three volunteers who are in commercial construction and development performing the due diligence and will be recommending replacement method and a contractor. Pray for them and this process and the eventual work.


Ray Sanabria
Minister, Missions


  1. Pray for the beginning of the season of Sending Mission Teams into the field. For the teams to be unified…flexible and may they bring glory to the Lord in all they do.


Sheila Goskie
Director, Children’s Music


  1. 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.
  2. For daughter, Kaylin – that she would find a job in her what’s next search & follow God’s plan
  3. For my brother that he would know the Truth and follow the Lord.




  1. For Worship Quest to “reach and impact lives of children and family.
  2. For the planning and preparation of the WQ children for their spring presentations – that children would learn & grow from these and that they would invite their friends & family to come
    1. , April 24 – Preschool & PreK present “Praize Craze”
    2. , May 5 – Grades 2-5 present “Faith News”
    3. , May 8 – K&1st Grade present “The BIG Bible Idea Group”
  3. For open positions in this department to be filled with just the right people – Ministry Assistant, Tiny Tots Assistant, Camp Agape Coordinator
  4. For the planning of Camp Agape on Wednesdays during the summer– for the Coordinator, leaders, plans and focus to come together
  5. For the beginning planning for our Grades 2-5 SummerSing Worship Arts Camp (July 15-19) – for leaders, classes, and that we would reach many for the Lord.


Jordan Richmond
Minister, Music and Worship

Thank you for your prayers! Thank you for praying for things which you may never have interaction or experience. It means a lot.

  1. Please pray for God’s blessing and equipping for me and my family as we grow together and lead in worship.
  2. Please pray that profound music and ministry opportunities would solidify in NYC for the upcoming WILD trip.
  3. Please pray for Heather and me as we go to NYC in May for the Memorial Day concert in Jackson Heights.
  4. Please pray that God would give me wisdom and Holy Spirit leading as I do what I’ve been called to do.
  5. Please pray that I would be sensitive to my family’s needs – that I would care for their development and spiritual needs well.

Thank you again!