Prayer for Unleashing New Life
I will pray daily for the Holy Spirit to:
Break through to renew and revive our churches, unleashing new life
Empower our clergy and lay leadership to proclaim the Good News of Jesus’ resurrection power and promise
Transform and boldly use us, without limits, delays, or excuses, to reach and make new disciples of Jesus Christ and to transform the world
Work through me to raise the dead to new life
I pray for this in the precious and holy name of Jesus.
Stories from the Oil Rush
CRAMPED, CRAMMED, CROWED: RAISING FOUR BOYS IN A SKID HOUSE Story and photo by Laura Candler
North Dakota’s oil boom has forced many families to make tough decisions. Shannon Atwell is living proof. Shannon recently moved her four young boys from their farm in Missouri to a cramped trailer near Williston, North Dakota. The boys’ father moved there over 2 years ago to work in the oilfields, and the family finally decided join him. This is Shannon’s story.
LISTEN TO SHANNON'S STORY
There are many women who are quite invisible in our communities. They have come here with their men and families and have little to do with the community. There is a real wariness on their part, and in some ways rightfully so. Communities can claim to be welcoming, but the reality can be quite different.
SHANE OSBORNE: IT AIN'T WORKING OUT SO GOOD
Story by Todd Melby. Photo by Tina Foreman
Shane Osborne arrived in North Dakota looking for work. He found it. But housing in oil country is so expensive he's living in a trailer. Osborne spoke to Black Gold Boom producer Todd Melby about his life.
LISTEN TO SHANE'S STORY