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Pray For Our Students

Welcome to the Gem City Student Missions Trip Prayer Page! If you're here, it means you have committed to praying for our High School students before, during, and after their trip. We hope the prayers below will serve as a guide to help you know how to lift these students up to our Father in Heaven.

Names of Attending Students

Kaylee Allen
Braden Morris
Bishop Johnson
Kai Santo
Colton Thurman
Jaxson Thurman
Seth Currie
Ryan McKinzie
Katy Boller
Evelyn Boller
Ben Prater
Sam Taylor
Ethan Moore
Madeline Moore
River Sikora
Chase Taylor
Reece Taylor
Isaac Gutherie
Christian Yupa
Klever Morocho
Maria Stevens
Leona Troutman
Corbin Powell
Jordan McCoy
Anna Guy
Mark Holscher

Names of Attending Leaders

Brian Greenlee
Tiffaney Taylor
Seth Prater
Eric Steinberger
Hanna Handley
Cameron Brown

Sunday, June 23rd - Load up and drive to Altoona, PA

Dear God, please surround this work team with your Holy Spirit. May their journey be a safe one and may You bind them together as the Body of Christ to do the good work You have called them to. May you be ever present as they experience their first evening of worship together. Create in them a heart to serve you, to serve one another, and all those they encounter this week. Amen.

“There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called” – Ephesians 4:4

“Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me.” –Psalm 51

Monday, June 24th - First workday!

Almighty God, as this team meets those whom they will serve this week, give them encouragement that they go where You already are. Help them to see everyone they encounter with your eyes and bring love to those they will serve this week well. Amen.

“And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”–Matthew 28:20

Tuesday, June 25th - Second workday!

God of Wisdom & Love, today, as this team returns to the worksite, may they pick up right where they left off. Give them wisdom in how to continue the work and give them Your heart as they continue to build relationships with one another and the people they serve. Amen.

“Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth” – 1 John 3:18

Wednesday, June 26th - Third workday!

God who gives the weary rest and provides strength, give each of these missionaries the strength to make it through the middle of the week. This hard work they are doing will help the person they are serving live life a little easier. May they rejoice in the comfort they are bringing to these precious people and in the comfort, You give them! Amen.

“I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 3:14

Thursday, June 27th - Fourth workday! Half day of work then bowling.

Dear Lord, as this team completes their projects today, give them a sense of accomplishment and joy! As they place the finishing touches on their work and say goodbye to those they have served, may they have a true understanding of how You have worked in them and through them this week. May our closing worship reveal to our mission team how deeply they are loved by the One who created us for one another. Amen.

“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” – James 1:174

Friday, June 28th - Free day trip to DelGrosso’s Amusement Park and special dinner.

God of Sabbath, rest, and fun. Just as you rested and delighted in Your work of creation… give this team rest and allow them to delight in the work they’ve accomplished through You this week. May they enjoy their time together at the amusement/water park and ending the day with a nice meal as a team. Keep them safe and return them to us quickly. Amen.

“God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day.” – Genesis 1:31

Saturday, June 29th - Pack up and drive home!

Merciful God, as our students and their leaders make their way home, help them to take the lessons they have learned this week and practice them in our community and neighborhoods. Help them to continue living out their faith here in the Gem City just as they so faithfully did in Altoona and all along the way to and from. May they continue to nurture the friendships they have made through this team, always. And may they know they all belong to one another in Christ Jesus.

“Do not conform to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing, and perfect will.”
– Romans 12:2