Friday, July 11, 2008

40 Day Fast

Can a nation be saved?

Imagine oppressed, abused, and discarded children finding hope and destiny, then rising to free the very nation in which they've been enslaved.

Consider a seven year old Camdodian girl rescued from captivity in the sex slave trade becoming healed and whole, following her destiny into adulthood to build a business which employs others brought out of the same bondage.

Think of hundreds, thousands of boys and girls being delivered, loved back to life from such a dark desolate place, embracing God's call on their lives, and turning the tide of a corrupt nation towards redemption.

How could such a thing ever be possible?

Only through prayer.

And Robert Craig knows something about prayer. In fact, Robert worked with Mike Bickle to establish the International House of Prayer, a prayer watch which runs 24 hours a day, seven days a week since September 1999 in Kansas City. That's eight years of prayer without ceasing, folks. Does that dwarf your personal prayer life and stun your brain like it does mine?

Robert also knows something about building business. He holds an International Business Degree from Cal State Fullerton and has launched many small businesses. He's been part of the corporate world as well while working as chief financial officer for an environmental company. His long term plans include offering these gifts of expertise to the Cambodian children as they reach maturity and enter the marketplace.

Now Robert and Anita and their three children wait on the Lord's timing to move forward and start a House of Prayer in Cambodia and perhaps a rescue orphanage to fulfill the vision God has given Robert for the children trapped in the sex slave trade. In fact, the Craig family is in Cambodia on this very date of the 40 Day Fast scoping the treasures the Lord has planted there for them to discover on their journey.

What do the Craigs need the most? You won't be surprised at the answer.


Pray for:
- Ending of the sex slave trade
- Personnel and financial resources to fulfill vision
- Safety

Has the Lord written similar ministry on your heart? Contact the Craig's on their website-

Interested in learning more? Check out the same website. Register and get to know something of the country of Cambodia, the Craigs, and their work.
Robert also runs a Facebook site here It is my honor to fast and pray for these folks today for such a worthy and God-driven call to action.

You also might want to check out what my 40 Day Fast partner, Valerie, has to say about migrant workers.


euphrony said...

Thanks for this post. I'm praying for you and for the Craigs today.

nancy said...

Thank you for sharing. I am praying for you today.

truevyne said...

Thanks Euphrony and Nancy. It's been a good day for prayer.

Kristin said...

what an amazing organization that prays around the clock?!

Thank you for being a part of the 40 day fast, and spending the day in prayer.

truevyne said...

You know it was my pleasure to be a part of it!

At A Hen's Pace said...

We have a friend whose son is there. Such a great place, it seems!

Praying right now for them...and for you and your son with the adoption issues. You are so wise to intentionally address them through prayer and otherwise! I know a healing prayer conference leader who would say to be sure to lay hands on him and pray for him while he's sleeping, too--such a receptive time for children.



truevyne said...

Dear Jeanne,
Thanks for praying for Cambodia and us. We are the kind who lay hands on in prayer for our children as they sleep- helps build compassion and understanding in me when I look at my
children sleeping (instead of arguing).