Monday, August 10, 2009

Focus On Missions

Gary & Carol Zupkas
Compassion ministry to the orphans in Lithuania

Fast Facts

Birthdays: Gary (10/25), Carol (9/6)
Anniversary: (7/12)
Education: Gary: B.A. in English, Utica College of Syracuse University, New York; graphic design, Art Center, Los Angeles, California. Carol: B.A. in drama with emphasis in English literature, San Diego State University, California; teaching credentials – English and social studies
Missions Experience: Five summer mission trips to Lithuania
Endorsed: July 2006
Home Church: New Hope Church of Penasquitos, San Diego, California


Primary Ministry Focus: Offering hope and help as "graduated" orphans face their future.
The People: The orphanage system fosters a dependency cycle where there are now third-generation orphans. Teenagers released two weeks before their 18th birthday have few life skills. Considered societal outcasts, they often fall prey to prostitution, drug addiction, crime and suicide.
Major Challenges: Orphans need faith in God, and they need mentoring, modeling and discipleship to help them discover meaning and purpose for their lives.
Prayer Focus: Pray for them to know that they are loved and valued, and for active faith to reach and fulfill their God-ordained destiny.


Laureen said...

Praise the Lord for the lives of Gary and Carol.May the Lord blessed them in their ministry.And may the Lord fulfill the destiny of those Children in Lithuania.

Samantha said...

Praying for Gary and Carol as they do this special needed work for our Lord.

luvmy4sons said...

God touch them today and let Your presence be felt in a supernatural way...may they know that their reward will come!

Peggy said...

Praying for: Gary & Carol

Scripture: The Spirit of the LORD will rest on him–the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of power, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD. -Isaiah 11:2

Prayer: Lord, You have the name that is above all names. You are Lord forever and there is no one who can challenge Your authority and power. You rule for ever and ever, and there is no end to Your Kingdom.

Lord, I ask that Your spirit of wisdom and understanding would rest on Gary & Carol. That Your wisdom would fill their mouths, as they seek to counsel and instruct others. Anoint Gary & Carol’s words to confront the lies of the enemy, and to reinforce the truth of Your Word. Empower their counsel to reach deep into the heart and set captives free, releasing them to walk in the fear of the Lord.

Blessings Denise...may God continue to lay missionaries on your heart for others to lift in prayer & see
what they are doing wherever...but especially with those "orphaned"