Dear praying friends,
- Praise! God is blessing Dr. Richard’s two-week, four-country trip in Asia.
- Our Global Proclamation Associates event is in less than two weeks. Please pray.
- Pray for the right publishing relationship for Dr. Richard’s products.
- Uphold our preparation for the 2019 Dallas and national Global Proclamation Academies.
The bigger picture:
Dr. Richard has had an eventful trip in Asia. Thank you for praying! At a major gathering for pre-Christian opinion leaders last Saturday, 200 Christian marketplace professionals brought 350 colleagues/friends/family to hear about the Lord Jesus. Dr. Richard’s talk concluded the day-long event. Praise God for 38 individuals who embraced the Lord Jesus as their one and only God and Savior! Sixty-four expressed spiritual need and wanted to know more, and 99 percent of those who responded indicated interest in attending future similar events. Rejoice, and pray for the Holy Spirit’s continuing work.
Dr. Richard hopes to maximize time on this trip to prepare for the upcoming GProAssociates event. Please ask the Lord for strong and strategic, creative and comprehensive thinking. Pray for all the pastors planning to come from 27 countries. Pray for those unable to get visas in time to attend. Thank God for His sovereignty and pray that we will trust His love through this.
We would appreciate prayer for guidance as we consider partnerships with publishers for Dr. Richard’s writing projects. Ask for Dr. Richard’s materials to be made available where they can best be used to strengthen the body of Christ.
So far, we have received 60 applications and conducted 22 applicant interviews for the 2019 Dallas GPA. No pastor can just apply. Each of these young leaders must be nominated to us from a network of referees, and from those nominations we invite some to apply. Please pray for nominations of quality, qualified pastors from new and under-represented countries and for discernment of whom to invite and to accept. Pray, too, for the demanding process of scheduling and preparing for national GPAs.
Thank you again for praying!