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Dear praying friends,
Greetings in the name of the Most High One, the Lord Jesus Christ! That’s how Dr. Ramesh Richard greeted attendees the first evening and every morning of the GProCongress for Pastoral Trainers held June 15 – 22 in Bangkok, Thailand. Thank you for your earnest prayer for Dr. Richard, the RREACH and GProCongress teams, and the GProCongress itself over many months. God received glory, and many participants are testifying to how He blessed them.
Our prayer now turns to upcoming action. Please pray for:
- Dr. Richard, as he now prioritizes his personal proclamation gifting expressed in so many ways, and undergirds his global proclamation calling—facilitating the multiplication of proclaimers
- Total protection and global provision as Congress attendees implement accelerated pastoral training plans
- The GProCongress follow-up team as they grow GProConneXt, the strategic Congress follow-up platform.
Also remember believers around the world as we live for the Lord Jesus amid turmoil. RREACH receives new reports almost daily of shrinking religious freedoms and rising persecution. Overnight last night violent conflict erupted in South Sudan’s new government. Here in Dallas, close to home for RREACH, multiple police officers were murdered. As Dr. Richard tweeted this morning, ”July 8, 2016 is as much a day of badness, madness, & sadness in my city of Dallas as Nov 22, 1963.”
Of course, he has also said, “Pastoral health affects church health, and church health affects societal health.” This is a day when healthy pastors can minister to those grieving, angry and even cynical.
Your prayer and encouragement for Dr. Richard and RREACH are invaluable as we seek to strengthen pastors, the leaders on the front lines of this war, for God’s glory and the very best of many everywhere.