Dear friends,

We have been blessed with the outpouring of prayer and concern for Dr. Richard regarding his entry to Brazil for the Lausanne Theological Educators Consultation II.

Dr. Richard is now in Brazil, and by the time he returns to Dallas, he will have spent four of six nights this week on 10-hour plane rides. He returned to Dallas on Tuesday morning from São Paulo, and applied for a visa on Wednesday, obtained it, and courtesy of the Airlines took another flight back to Brazil. We praise the Lord for the efforts of all who were involved in expediting the process.

Dr. Richard entered Brazil in time to speak at the consultation with 24 countries of leaders. While undoubtedly depleted physically, he says that in the long run it saves him from going to 24 countries! Please continue to pray for him as this extra travel takes place so close to the kick-off of the 2014 Dallas GPA this Sunday. Praise God that His grace is sufficient and that His power is made perfect in weakness. (2 Corinthians 12.9)

We apologize for the delay in getting this update to you, but it was necessary to work quietly before being sure that the visa was secured. As Dr. Richard says, “your prayers keep us going.” Thank you so much.

For His glory,
Edie Ross
Prayer Coordinator