Dear praying friends,

The Carribean’s strongest storm in almost a decade has made landfall on Haiti’s Tiburon Peninsula as a Category 4 hurricane with sustained winds of 145 mph. It is the first major hurricane (Category 3, 4, or 5) to hit Haiti in 50 years, since Inez in 1966, Colorado State University reported.

The National Hurricane Center in Miami then expects the storm to continue on for another landfall — expected in the lightly populated eastern end of Cuba.

Please uphold Haiti—an already beleaguered nation—and especially the four Dallas GPA graduates and many GPA Haiti graduates currently ministering there.

UPDATE: ministry training, personal proclamation requests

Eight pastors have now applied for the 2017 Dallas GPA, several from high-priority countries. Please pray for more nominations and applications from under-represented countries.

Pray for the right Dallas GPA Master Coaches to be available; two invitees so far have said “yes.”

Four national GPAs have been scheduled: Romania, Senegal, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Ivory Coast. Ask God for His blessing as teams organize these, and for a total of 25 national GPAs to take place in 2017.

Also, continue to remember the GproCommission for Trainers of Pastors, the critical follow-up phase of the GProCongress. Pray for involvement in the process and for growth in pastoral training to exceed expectations.

Finally, praise God for Dr. Richard’s fruitful time in Kenya and Qatar, and pray for his preparation for upcoming events. He is still waiting for replacement travel documents before he can serve in another, key country. Pray for God’s provision as this affects him and event organizers in that nation. Also intercede that his October Media Outreach video and social media campaign will attract a wide range of viewers to the Lord Jesus Christ.