Thanksgiving

At The Ark there is a strong emphasis on prayer, supplication and thanksgiving.  Prayers are shared among the congregation all through the week

As God answers our prayers thanks are given to God and are shared among us all as a sign of encouragement to all. This is in line with The Ark’s vision of ‘building one another up’

Here are just some of the thanks that have been shared in the past 4 weeks to encourage us all:

 

Psalm 23 was given me when we left England to move to Spain. Thank you Lord for your goodness and love.  Carole H

Graham and I are so thankful to Father who protected us from an Accident this afternoon, 👏👏👏  Linda

Thank you Jesus for your wonderful love and protection.  Norman

Praise the Lord. Thank You, Jesus for protecting our brother and sister.  Angie

Thanksgiving to God. Antonio had his eye surgery today – and all fine. He has now lost the fear about having the 2nd one (cataract) removed in the next week or so. All thanks and Glory to Jesus. ❤❤❤  Angie

Thank You Jesus! 💜✝️  Bernie

Thank you Lord.  Anne T

Thank you Jesus and thank you for the continual healing that only You give and your love that You pour out.  Norman

Thank You Lord for what you are doing with Antonio… We ask that you reel him in now.  Carol R

I thank You, Lord, that You broke the chains of death so I may have life. Please help me to live by Your presence as You guide me every day. But so often it’s all about me, and what I want. Help me to look to You always, so that I am able to say, “Your will be done in my life, day by day.” In Jesus’ name. Amen.🙏  Rosalind

Seek….Find
Ask……Given
Thank U Jesus   Bonnie

We praise the Lord me and Michel for his mercies and favour he continues to give to us. Again thank you for praying to us and keeping us in your hearts. We have so many testimonies👏👏 our God shows us He’s in control in every step, in all battles… we are victorious children of God💪💪in the name of Jesus…The operation was successful 👍we still in the hospital 2 or 3 days… I take this opportunity to inform the church WE GOT MARRIED in Gibraltar by the grace of God 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾Pastor Andrew and Debbie know how difficult it was for us to be married here in Malaga… But we give glory to JESUS all mighty 👏👏👏 I can continue to speak about the beauty of him…. But I stop here. Be blessed all❤  Marie and Michel

Giving thanks to our all sufficient God for providing an appointment for me at short notice, with the skin graft nurse at the Health Centre.  Roger

Thanks for all the prayers. A wonderfully calm start to the school this morning. It was uplifting to pray with the staff and see the approval of students and parents for the new admin/reception area. And this is just the start of it! The school is back in His hands and the dovetailing to the church is well underway. Hallelujah! Praise Him ❤️🙏🏼  Howard

Thank you Jesus for all the wonders you have performed for the Ark School and Church.  Norman

Father we praise you for your provision of a school where children are taught the real values – Your truth – and surrounded by reminders of You every day and where there are teachers and leaders full of Your Spirit to enthuse and guide them daily.  Ali

Great news and answer to prayer as Michel’s radiotherapy has worked !! He is today (2 Sep) having an operation… let’s pray to our Wonderful Saviour as He completes the work and brings Michel back to full health.  Pastor Andrew

Giving thanks to God for the promoted positions in the school of Howard, Katie and Jasmine, also the “dovetail” connection of the Church and School for the new school year.  PTL

Giving thanks to the Lord for a healing of a nasty heat rash on my feet and legs.  Bonnie

Thank you Lord that I am part of a family that will help, guide and be beside me as a friend, but will help me when I fall.  Carole

Thank You Jesus that You surrounded us with Your peace and love as we sat silently in Your presence this morning (Wed 26 Aug). All the cares of the world were washed away. I need this peace in my life every day and I say thank You Jesus. You are awesome 🙏👏👏 Rita

Amen thank you Jesus what a bless morning 🙏🏼🙏🏼  Elaine

Operation all over now. Jesus in charge. No problems. Alleluia. I’m out, having a well earned cuppa, and a custard cream!  Roger

Today (22 Aug) my 10yr old grandson chose to follow Jesus….✝  Whilst at breakfast table this morning….

Casey: “Do you wear that wrist band all the time grandad?” (white one)…

Me: “yes of course it carries a very important msg for the world”… Sensing he wanted it, I said would you like it?  So he said yes and put it on….

Casey: “What does it mean?”

Me: “Well God loves us more than we know ❤ & knows about our sinful lives X But God made a way to be with Him through Jesus by accepting Him as Lord and Saviour and all that He did here on earth✝ and choosing to follow His ways and not our worldly ways.  So we need to choose our way or Jesus…”

Casey: “I choose Jesus”  …(just like that)…  Gulp…

Me: “That’s called the straight and narrow path son…stick to it…”

Casey: “Yes Grandad…” 😍✝🙏

Not planned. .. just straight from the heart and perfect timing….
THANKYOU Lord. x  Nigel

Giving thanks for a three week visit with my family here in Spain.  Val L

Giving thanks for the safe arrival of my new daughter in law Joy, she has never been on a plane, but travelled on her own from the Philippines to Norway.  Bonnie

Giving thanks that Val S went home from the hospital this week. PTL

Thank you Jesus that you paid the price in full. I worship you.  Anne

Thank You, Abba, for gathering us, Your children, into Your House.  Angie

I’ve locked the car key in the boot and we’re going to Cornwall tomorrow (16 Aug). Could you pray that auto-locksmith Danny is able to come asap in the morning, and doesn’t charge a fortune to open the boot. Thank you.  Auto-locksmith, Danny, has rearranged his schedule and is on his way to us. Alleluia (part one). It is done! And Danny has gone on his way. The cost was less than I dared hope. Alleluia (parts two and three). What a wonderful God!  Roger

I just want to thank you Jesus for all that you have done for Roger and Anne. You’re a great God.  Norman

Thank You Lord that Roger has a dermatology appointment this afternoon. We pray for the correct medical diagnosis and treatment from this specialist who You have provided 🙏 and for swift healing.  Ali

Lord Jesus, You know what healing Roger’s skin needs. We know You will provide it for him because he is your child and You love him. 🙏🏻  Pam

Update from Roger:  The doctor was very nice. And positive about what needs to be done – the growth cut out and possibly a skin graft to make good the hole. He understands that this needs to be done before we leave for Spain (30 Aug) and has put me on the urgent waiting list. This is already very booked up, so the request for prayer is for God to miraculously move me up the list.  Roger

Great news what a positive result thank You Lord.  Ali

Update (13 Aug): Praising the Lord that He has arranged an extra Saturday clinic for the carcinoma on my leg to be removed on 22 Aug. This gives Him 9 days to remove it divinely. Alleluia!  Roger

Hallelujah! Thank You Jesus.  Edith

Thank you Lord for covering our children.  Carole

 

Last year (2019) 100 prayers in the newsletter were answered. Praise the Lord!