Thank you for continuing to lift up Dr. Richard and the ministry of RREACH in prayer. April has just begun and already it has been a very busy month, especially relating to the 2014 Dallas GPA and the Global Proclamation Congress for Pastoral Trainers, which, the Lord willing, will take place in June 2016.
CONGRESS: The Lord willing, RREACH will announce the new location for the GProCongress on May 31, 2014 at http://www.pastoraltrainerscongress.org. Please be in prayer as discussions with one potential host site in particular take place throughout this month.
Also, with just over two years until the opening ceremonies of this historic congress, there is much to be done. Please join us in praising God for the fine work that already has been accomplished toward this effort, and pray that He would send just the right people to help Dr. Richard and RREACH complete the task at hand.
DALLAS GPA: Since our last update, we are happy to announce that RREACH now has *24 pastors who have received their visas, including the most recent – Pastor V from Liberia! Unfortunately, Pastor M from NE India was denied his visa, and Pastor G from Cameroon was unable to get a second appointment and cannot come. Please pray for pastors M and G during this discouraging time.
Please be in prayer for those pastors who have been accepted and received their visas – that they would be successful in raising their half of their airfare to Dallas. Also pray that God would protect them and would be preparing their hearts for the Dallas GPA.
Please pray for this upcoming visa appointment:
- April 10: Pastor J from Gambia (he has been rejected once. This will be his second interview.)
Finally, please pray for the following logistical requests related to the 2014 Dallas GPA:
- That our entire Dallas GPA budget would be raised by June 28, 2014.
- For at least 40 tables to be sponsored at the Dallas GPA graduation banquet.
- For all technology to work well prior to and during the Dallas GPA.
- For all host family spots to be filled by families excited to meet and show hospitality to these pastors.
*Pastors with secured visas represent the following countries: Angola, Bangladesh, Brazil, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Fiji, Haiti, Hungary, Lebanon, Liberia, Mexico, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Syria, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad and Zimbabwe