Dear praying friends,

Thank you for praying for Dr. Richard’s post-GProCongress recovery. Managing a gradual return is demanding! Please pray for sensitivity to the Holy Spirit, clarity in decisions, and physical stamina as he seeks God’s pacing through numerous opportunities and contacts generated on his southeast Asia trip. Also pray for God’s favor as Dr. Richard works through roadblocks to replace some important documents stolen from him in April.  

Praise God for Dr. Richard and the global team developing and facilitating follow-up for the massive pastoral training movement catalyzed at the Congress. Ask Him to reveal the most critical needs, for plans to result in effective action and robust response, and for supporting technologies to function smoothly. Ask Him to further connect, unite and strengthen pastoral trainers from formal and non-formal pastoral training sectors.

 Dr. Richard looks forward to spending time with Dallas Seminary colleagues at their annual retreat next week, the Lord willing, and to the Sept. 8 GProCongress Praise and Prayer celebration dinner. Please pray for these times to be fruitful. We are also asking God to provide special funding for the dinner.