Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Urgent Prayer Request

Some of our close friends are a precious young couple named Nate and Erin. They lead a college ministry full-time at the college campus here. I have mentioned them on the blog before. It has not been very often that Dw & I have seen a young couple as sharp and determined to serve Christ as this young couple. They are wise beyond their years and a joy to know.

Anyway, Nate just sent out an urgent prayer request. I don't normally share requests like this on my blog. But somehow this one hits close to home. First, because I have children and this could easily be one of mine; second because Nate and Erin sent it and third because it is right here in our "backyard" just a few miles from our home.

Here is the email I just got from Nate and Erin minutes ago:

We need you to pray now!!! Rand Gulvas is an electrical engineer that Russ (our director) discipled years ago as a college student. He is now an electrical engineer and came out last week to help with all the electrical systems at the Great Commission Training Center. Yesterday, he and his son Josh, who is 18 or 19, went for a hike in the mountains above the Ranch. They were at a tree line and were supposed to meet last night but Josh never made it. There is a huge search going on right now for Josh Gulvas. The Colorado Mounted Rangers and other search teams are out along with Russ. These guys have been using their vacation to come and work on the Training Center and they need your prayers. They are in the Weminuche wilderness which could make rescue efforts complicated. Pray right now for Josh's safety, for the teams to find him, for God's peace to be surpassing for Rand and for God to be glorified in this situation.

Please would you pray with us? I promise to keep you posted.

28 Simply Sweet Words:

  1. I am praying right now !

  2. Father God, please keep this young man safe and help them to find him soon!

  3. I am praying too. I'm sorry, I'm confused. How did they get separated?

  4. the boys and i just prayed. please keep us posted.

  5. What a scary situation! Just said a prayer! Please keep us posted.


  6. i pray that he is safe, and they find him very soon!

  7. Praying Linny!

    Lord please bring Josh to safety, give the searchers wisdom, give them leads Lord--Please return this lost son to his daddy. Thank you Lord that You are in the rescue business. Hear our prayers. In Jesus name, Amen.

  8. In HIS name, we battle and join in the fight today for Josh.

    Posting this on my prayer post as well for the prayer warriors

    Hugs to you,
    Sarah Dawn

  9. Praying... please let us know just as soon as you hear...

  10. My heart aches for that family! Praying!

    God bless!


  11. OH dear! Praying.
    Be sure to update if you know anything!!

  12. Praying for his safety & quick recovery.

  13. Praying for God's protection and direction!

  14. Praying for Josh. I could hardly bear the thought of him out in the wilderness another night!:( Lord grant to Josh today DIVINE wisdom and direction...lead him out of the wilderness! Grant the rescue workers that same divine wisdom and direction and let them meet! Protect him, fill him and his family with hope and strength! In the precious name of Jesus! AMEN!Our hearts are heavy in Columbus Ohio! Thank you so much for the updates. God bless you, Debbie (My son Evan and Josh are friends)


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