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America to Zagreb: The McCollum Family Prayers & Pictures  August 02, 2008 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Dear Michael, We are writing to you today with both good and sorrowful things to report. Please read on.   in this issue From The Meekers Pastor Scott is Almost Here Outreach at Church MK Camp Kids We Don't Know Well Prayer Summary From The Meekers ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Steve and Jenny Meeker are SEND Missionaries in Croatia. Steve is our Country Leader. He sent the following email today to his prayer team. We think this sad news is important for you, our team, to pray about too. We are in need of prayer for our family.  Last night, we found out that Steve's brother, Brian Beidelman, passed away.  He was 41 years old. We do not know the cause of death yet. Please pray with us for the following: Comfort for our family members during this season of loss.  There have already been many tears and we are all in shock about this news. Pray the Croatian government will give permission for Steve to attend the funeral and not have his "residence permit" penalized or cancelled. Our lawyer encouraged Steve to go and she will work things through with the government. Please pray for God's provision of resources to cover the ticket cost for Steve to travel to the states. He plans on leaving early this week. (The funeral will be

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sometime next week in Longmont, CO). Thank you so much dear prayer partners for joining with us in prayer at this time! In His Love, The Meekers Pastor Scott is Almost Here  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ As I write this, Pastor Scott is in the process of traveling to Croatia for a visit. Pray that he arrives safely and that he is blessed by this visit. We know we will be!  

Outreach at Church  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Last Saturday or church here was home to a Dutch Evening. We opened our doors to the community while a team of young people from the Netherlands put on a program. The gospels was preached, people were fed, and Croatian New Testaments were distributed. We even had some unexpected follow-up when we ran into a guest the following Monday while we were in the center!

MK Camp ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Ariel had a had a great time at MK Camp last week. Pray that Connor's time at camp this week is one of growth, encouragement, and fun.

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Check back to this picture link for more pictures over the next week or so as they become available! Kids We Don't Know Well ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ On Tuesday evening two children will begin staying with us for a week. We are looking forward to it but we don't know them well. Please pray for us and them. Pray that we would connect quickly with these kids and that we would do a good job of filling in for their parents who will be at a Greater Europe Missions (GEM) conference.   Prayer Summary ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1. That camps this summer would be times of fun and growth for our children. 2. For Pastor Scott to have safe travels and for his visit to be encouring for him and us. 3. Work and residency permits are still needed for all current and future SEND workers in Croatia. 4. For Steve Meeker and his family following the death of his brother. 5. Hosting two GEM kids.   Quick Links...

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