The Words of the Stephens Family

A request for your prayer

Jim Stephens
March 21, 2004

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

This morning I found myself sick in bed with a deep chest cold, coughing up lots of mucous. The illness has been getting worse over the last three days until now. I don't feel like doing anything else but staying in bed.

As many of you know, my wife is in Israel for 40 days working on the reconciliation providence over there. Being mostly a practical person, I had been thinking that getting sick was probably just caused by all the added stress of her being gone, a hectic schedule, poorer eating habits, and so on.

As I lay in bed, I thought to offer up my illness to God and wondered if it was some kind of indemnity. Right at that moment it came into my mind very clearly that I was being attacked because I was on the verge of launching this new website for matching the First Generation.

I'm sorry to say it, but I don't usually think first of the spiritual side of what's going on in my life. I realized that Heavenly Father has great hopes and plans for this website. Through the matching and Blessing of many more couples, He will have a stronger foundation on the earth. A Blessed Couple is more empowered than two individuals and can better champion His providence.

This website can bring much new happiness to God, True Parents, our members, and our friends and associates, and it can help advance God's Will.

Therefore, naturally, Satan would want to stop this website. Looking back over the last few weeks that I have been trying to launch this website, I can see that I've been attacked with confusion and loss of focus. It has been very difficult to move forward on this project.

Therefore, for those of you who have a heart for this matching ministry, I would request that you add the First Gen Matching Website to your prayer list....not for myself, but for God's Will to be done.

Thanks to everyone,
Jim Stephens

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