Pivoting toward media proclamation

Dear praying friends,

In brief:

  • You’re invited to join our Sunday evening (U.S. time) pandemic prayer calls.
  • Praise God for new opportunities and pray as RREACH realigns priorities and staffing to meet current, urgent realities.
  • Pray for Dr. Richard’s writing projects and the need for good-quality publishers.
  • Praise God for the generous care expressed toward pastors and families in need.

The bigger picture:

Each Sunday evening, 9–9:30 US Central Daylight Time, Dr. Richard hosts a PrayerReach conference call (audio only via Zoom) for matters relating to the pandemic and its consequences. We would be glad for you to join us for this precious time. Let us know and we will send you details. We continue to seek God’s mercy and wisdom for all as this virus continues to wreak havoc around the world.

With the cancellation and postponement of major ministry training events, RREACH has pivoted hard toward Ramesh Richard’s media proclamation. We praise God for new opportunities to proclaim His Word arising out of pandemic circumstances. Ramesh has had several Web-based live speaking engagements. We are scaling our media initiatives to meet new and heightened needs revealed by the pandemic. Pray for wisdom, agile operations and God’s Word to penetrate areas where humans are trying to shut it out. Pray for His discernment and provision to manage this shift and its potential ramifications on workflow and the work force.

Please pray for a publisher for Dr. Richard’s new book, as well as completion of a couple more publication projects.

The spread of starvation is one tragic development of efforts to curtail the pandemic. We thank God that caring friends have donated more than US$64,000 (our goal was $50,000!) in addition to RREACH’s initial $50,000 allocation so that we can help more than 2,000 pastors and their families (averaging a $50 one-time gift) in hard-hit areas. More requests from hungry families of pastors are pouring in. Ask Him to provide more funds by June 30 for more pastoral families and to get the funds to those in the greatest need. Lift them to Him for protection, perseverance and provision. Pray that He will be glorified as they serve Him even in their suffering.

Thank you!

Praying in place

Dear praying friends,

You are invited to join a 30-minute virtual prayer call with Dr. Ramesh Richard each Sunday in April at 9 p.m. U.S. Central (Daylight) Time. Let us know you are interested and we will send details.


In brief:

  • Praise God for new opportunities to care for others and invite them to know Him personally.
  • Pray that Dr. Richard’s LifeRocks outreach videos and podcasts will reach and help many.
  • Ask God to comfort those pastors who had planned to attend the 2020 Dallas Global Proclamation Academy.
  • Pray for Dallas and national GProAcademy graduates around the world as they serve amid this crisis.
  • Please ask God for discernment and favor regarding the October Global Proclamation Congress for Trainers of Pastors.

The bigger picture:

Dr. Richard at his home desk

Dr. Ramesh Richard is recording short video reflections from his home desk during the local pandemic shelter in place order. Click the image to view some of his Wisdom and Peace Contagion messages for encouragement and perspective.

Our God never changes. We praise Him for that while the world reels. Thank Him for these new opportunities to care for others and introduce them to the only one who can save them. Pray for His enablement to seize this time for the very best of many everywhere.

Pray that new audiences will find and engage with LifeRocks videos and podcasts while people spend more time online. Pray that God will give Dr. Richard and the Media team fresh messages and creative ideas for maximizing this outreach.

Even though we hope to give them a chance to attend in 2021, the pastors accepted to the 2020 Dallas GProAcademy are fighting discouragement and disappointment at its cancellation. Please ask God to sustain them, as well as protect them. (See Dr. Richard’s statement about this here.)

Over 2,100 Dallas and national GProAcademy graduates are proclaiming and living out God’s Word in more than 100 countries around the world during the present crisis. Thank God for them. Pray for His protection and empowerment.

We need wisdom and favor regarding the Global Proclamation Congress for Trainers of Pastors of Latin America & the Caribbean, scheduled for October 2020, the Lord willing. Please ask God’s direction and provision in negotiations with the venue. Pray for solutions that bless everyone involved. Pray that God’s leading will be clear.

RREACH April 2020 daily prayer reminders

DR. RAMESH RICHARD
4.1    humility before God, sensitivity to needs and clear direction in all areas
4.2    wisdom to seize the current world situation to further proclaim God’s Word
4.3    peace in making decisions with complex and far-reaching consequences
4.4    quality time and focus to produce content for talks, books and articles

GPROCOMMISSION
4.5       encouragement for those who train pastors
4.6       guidance and protection in planning future national GPAs
4.7       GProCentral colleagues’ wisdom and peace as they talk with trainers of pastors during this time
4.8       more pastors to catch the vision of training other pastors

RREACH STAFF
4.9
     the right new members to join the staff
4.10
   growth in personal relationships with God
4.11    flexibility and creativity to optimize what is happening globally for the Gospel
4.12    Rejoice, our Savior lives!
4.13    aptitude and patience in learning a new workflow process

GPROLATAM&CARIB
4.14    wisdom as the team adjusts for current world realities
4.15    interpreters skilled in this niche expertise
4.16    good communication among internationally-based team members
4.17    the right presenters for each session
4.18    excellence in executing every project

MEDIA OUTREACH
4.19    praise for a video editor who has joined the Media team
4.20    fruitful launch of our first podcast series, You 2.0
4.21    many individuals to watch LifeRocks videos while normal life is suspended
4.22    people in unreached areas to hear about the Lord Jesus

DALLAS GPA
4.23    peace amid disappointment for the pastors accepted to attend in 2020
4.24    wisdom as we realign our GPA preparations to focus on 2021
4.25    encouragement and protection for Dallas GPA graduates as they serve around the world
4.26    graduates to remain connected and united

RREACH
4.27    faithfulness to God’s calling
4.28    planning for the public launch of our next 10 years of ministry
4.29    additional countries to host expository preaching trainings
4.30    new ideas for the media outreach team

RREACH April 2020 Daily Prayer Reminders PDF

GPro: Global Proclamation (Commission, Congress, Community, Central)
GProLATAM&CARIB: Global Proclamation Congress for Trainers of Pastors of Latin America & the Caribbean
GPA: Global Proclamation Academy

Join our prayer call today, March 20

March Title

Greetings, dear Prayer Supporters!

I would like to invite you to participate in RREACH’s virtual prayer gathering this Thursday, March 19, at 8 p.m. U.S. Central Daylight Savings Time.

During the 30-minute call, we will share updates and pray over the ministry. You will be able to connect either through a video conference or by audio only.

All you need to do is click on this link, RREACH: Pray with Us, and sign up. You will then receive instructions how to connect to the call, as well as reminders of the call.

Your prayer support has meant more than we can say and, the Lord willing, we look forward to praying together with you.

In the Inexhaustible Vine,
RR

Moving forward in faith

Dear praying friends,

You are invited to join our next virtual prayer gathering on Thursday, March 19, at 8:00 p.m. U.S. Central Daylight Savings Time. For more information, please email Melissa@rreach.org or call +1 972-528-6100.

In brief:

  • Praise God for the growing registration list for the Global Proclamation Congress for Trainers of Pastors of Latin America and the Caribbean; pray for many more registrations.
  • Pray for the 2020 Dallas Global Proclamation Academy candidates still applying for visas.
  • Pray for Dr. Richard’s trip to several countries in the south of Africa.
  • Praise God for sustaining the graduates of GPA Chad. Pray for upcoming national GPAs.

The bigger picture:

The latest count of trainers of pastors registered for the GProLATAM&CARIB Congress is 151. Praise God! Pray for the team working diligently to mobilize the right 500. Pray for those who wish to attend but are hesitating to register because of potential airfare costs. RREACH is covering all their conference costs, including boarding and lodging. Pray that they will step forward in faith to register now.

We have 13 candidates for the 2020 Dallas GPA with visas. We need 12 more. Please ask God for great favor on those applying for visas (five this week). Pray for the team in Dallas as they prepare.

Dr. Richard is off on a trip to several countries in southern Africa. Pray for his health, safety and impact. Pray that he will be sensitive to God and proclaim His Word clearly and winsomely. Pray that pastoral leaders will be encouraged and pre-Christians attracted to the Lord Jesus. Praise God for Dr. Richard’s  recent fruitful trips to Nashville and Atlanta in the U.S.

Nineteen of 26 GPA Chad attendees, in addition to some organizers, came down with malaria and flu during the GPA. Praise God that they persevered to finish! Pray for His protection as they return to their ministries better able to preach and live biblically.

Please also pray for a national GPA for pastors from a closed Southeast Asian country. Organizers ask for earnest prayer regarding coronavirus and other concerns that could hinder pastors from attending.

Thank you!

March 2020 RREACH daily prayer reminders

DR. RAMESH RICHARD
3.1    a proclamation and ministry training trip to several African countries
3.2    humility before God, sensitivity to needs and clear direction
3.3    time and concentration to produce writing/speaking content
3.4    discernment in evaluating speaking invitations
3.5    a publisher for a current book manuscript

GPROCOMMISSION
3.6    GPA Equatorial Guinea pastors to be connected, united and strengthened
3.7    pastors at a South Asia national GPA to be connected, united and strengthened
3.8    funding for Dallas and national GPAs and GProCongresses
3.9    final follow-up of the 2016 GProCongress for trainers of pastors

DALLAS GPA 2020
3.10
   favor on candidates applying for U.S. visas
3.11
   full cohort of 25 pastors in June, at least five from new countries
3.12    provision for the candidates in raising half their airfare
3.13    need for pre-event set-up volunteers and weekend host families

GPROLATAM&CARIB
3.14    many early registrations with payment
3.15    selection of presenters for varied sessions
3.16    efficient, effective collaboration among internationally-based team members
3.17    good connections with local service vendors
3.18    procuring excellent interpretation services

MEDIA OUTREACH
3.19    scheduling time for Dr. Richard to film videos
3.20    provision for a video editor to join the staff
3.21    LifeRocks videos/podcasts to change the way many individuals think about the Lord Jesus
3.22    translation of materials into six languages

RREACH STAFF
3.23    encouragement while serving behind the scenes
3.24    lean, nimble and wise operations
3.25    perseverance and clarity in executing complex projects
3.26    living our value of a “Jesus culture”

RREACH
3.27    more opportunities for outreach events
3.28    additional countries to host expository preaching trainings
3.29    new ideas for the media outreach team
3.30    wider audiences for Dr. Richard’s materials
3.31    more pastoral trainers to register for the GProLATAM&CARIB Congress

GPro: Global Proclamation (Commission, Congress, Community)
GProLATAM&CARIB: Global Proclamation Congress for Trainers of Pastors of Latin America & the Caribbean
GPA: Global Proclamation Academy

Pray with us this Thursday, February 20

Dear praying friends,

In brief:

  • Praise God and pray for our upcoming prayer call with RREACH friends.
  • Pray for a national Global Proclamation Academy (GProAcademy) taking place in North Africa.
  • Pray for the Dallas GProAcademy candidates applying for visas.
  • Praise God for good response to our new podcast series.
  • Pray for recruitment efforts for the Global Proclamation Congress for Trainers of Pastors of Latin America & the Caribbean (GProLATAM&CARIB Congress).

The bigger picture:

Playing soccer

Pastors enjoy some recreational time together–a great way to bond–at the national GProAcademy taking place in North Africa right now.

We are excited about our virtual prayer gathering coming this Thursday, Feb. 20, 8:00 p.m. US Central Standard Time! Praise God for the technology and skills that make it possible. Pray for everything to work well and that this time of praying together will please Him and accomplish His purposes.

You are invited to this prayer gathering. If you would like to participate, let us know at Melissa@rreach.org or +1 972-528-6100.

Pray for the organizers and attendees of a national GProAcademy in North Africa going on right now. Pray that the pastors will be connected, united and strengthened to preach and live biblically in this difficult place. Pray that all involved will sense God’s loving care and sovereignty. Pray for the preparation for other national GProAcademies.

Thank God for another group of fine young candidates for the Dallas GProAcademy; we currently have 10 with visas (nine of whom already had visas). Sadly, several pastors’ visa applications have been rejected. Every year we need fervent prayer in faith for the visa application process. Pray that He will grant favor to those waiting to hear if their visas were granted and those who have yet to apply, as He sees fit. Thank Him now for His wise provision.

Our Media team has repackaged some of Dr. Richard’s video messages in the popular podcast (Web-based, digital audio) format. Praise God for the good response these messages are getting! Pray for many listeners to be exposed to the Lord Jesus Christ and for many to embrace Him as Savior and Lord.

Finally, keep lifting our GProLATAM&CARIB Congress recruitment efforts before the Lord. Momentum is beginning to build. Also pray for those who wish to attend but have financial or logistical challenges.

Thank you!

Updates and a special date

Dear praying friends,

You are invited to join Virtual Gathering with Ramesh Richard and RREACH: Pray with Us on Thursday, Feb. 20, at 8:00 p.m. CST. For more information, please email Melissa@rreach.org or call +1 972-528-6100.

This week in brief:

  • Praise God for updates to the LifeRocks media outreach website!
  • Pray for national Global Proclamation Academies (GPAs) as they start again this year.
  • Pray that Dr. Ramesh Richard will be able to set aside time for writing projects.
  • Praise God for progress made toward holding the Global Proclamation Congress for Trainers of Pastors of Latin America & the Caribbean (GProLATAM&CARIB Congress) in October.

The bigger picture:

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Click the picture above to go to LifeRocks.org and watch Dr. Richard’s latest short outreach talk.

Praise God for progress in updating our LifeRocks website. Pray for the ongoing project of translating more than 300 LifeRocks videos into Spanish, Portuguese, French, Arabic and Chinese. We need more translators. Pray that these messages will cause many to think differently about the Lord Jesus.

We are working toward national GPAs this year in North Africa, Southeast Asia, Equatorial Guinea, Namibia, Lithuania, Macedonia and more. Each requires great effort in organizing and recruiting. Pray for the RREACH team overseeing these. Pray for local organizers to each find 25 pastors who see the GPA’s value and can set aside 10 days to attend.

Ask God to provide the quality time and concentration Dr. Richard needs for writing projects. Pray for His enablement in every way. Pray for Dr. Richard’s meeting with the RREACH board of directors later this week.

Praise God for bringing people and details together for the GProLATAM&CARIB Congress. We pray that everything we do and say in preparation will honor God and accomplish His work. Please pray for the program team as they pursue presenters. And keep praying for early registrations with payment. We’re seeing better progress.

Thank you!

February 2020 RREACH daily prayer reminder

DR. RAMESH RICHARD
2.1    sudden opportunities to proclaim God’s Word while traveling
2.2    quality time with Bonnie, the children and grandchildren
2.3    opportunity to publish and distribute new resources
2.4    health and strength to maintain busy schedule with excellence
2.5    quality time to dedicate to writing projects

RREACH STAFF
2.6    energy and focus to work excellently in all projects, big and small
2.7    to grow together as they serve the Lord
2.8    clear and effective communication for teams spread across many time zones
2.9    safety and provision for traveling team members

GPROCOMMISSION
2.10
   participants of a national GPA in North Africa to be connected, united and strengthened
2.11
    the team to be a source of encouragement to the GProCommunity
2.12    for opportunities to host expository preaching trainings in new countries
2.13    clarity on how to best conduct follow-up for upcoming Congresses

MEDIA OUTREACH
2.14    wide distribution of and deep impact from the new LifeRocks podcast
2.15    pastors around the world to be encouraged by weekly PastorReach videos
2.16    creativity for the team developing new campaign ideas and strategies
2.17    many pre-Christians to listen to and receive Christ through media outreach

GPROLATAM&CARIB
2.18    discernment, dependability and energy for team leaders
2.19    God’s favor on the amplified mobilization efforts
2.20    an effective and productive strategy to encourage trainers of pastors toward their goals
2.21    health and safety of attendees and their families and ministries

DALLAS GPA 2020
2.22    candidates as they prepare for and go through the visa application process
2.23    creativity and drive for the development team
2.24    clear and efficient communication with candidates around the world
2.25    God’s provision for candidates raising half their airfare

GENERAL
2.26    meetings with potential tech teams for the Congress to be fruitful
2.27    attentiveness and sensitivity to the Holy Spirit’s guidance in all things
2.28    capacity and creativity for entire RREACH team as workload increases with upcoming Congresses
2.29    God to work in the hearts of those who attended recent pre-evangelistic events

GPro: Global Proclamation (Commission, Congress, Community)
GProLATAM&CARIB: Global Proclamation Congress for Trainers of Pastors of Latin America & the Caribbean
GPA: Global Proclamation Academy

Beginning 2020 with teaching and preaching

Dear praying friends,

In brief:

  • Pray for Dr. Richard’s trip to South America to teach and mobilize for the Global Proclamation Congress for Latin America & the Caribbean (GProLATAM&CARIB Congress).
  • Pray for Dr. Richard’s preparation to speak on January 15 at Dallas Seminary’s chapel service.
  • Praise God for the many ways He has provided for RREACH ministry through His people.
  • Praise God for a productive trip to Panama to prepare for the 2020 GProLATAM&CARIB Congress.

The bigger picture:

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Dr. Ramesh Richard spoke at two events during his recent trip to Panama.

Dr. Richard is scheduled to teach a Doctor of Ministry course for Dallas Seminary in Brazil early this month. Please pray for his strength of mind, body and spirit. Pray that he will connect well with the class. Also pray for excellent opportunities while there to mobilize trainers of pastors from the Portuguese-speaking world to attend the GProLATAM&CARIB Congress.

The day after he returns from Brazil, the Lord willing, Dr. Richard will speak at the first Dallas Seminary chapel service of the semester, January 15. Pray that he will find time to prepare and that he will proclaim God’s Word faithfully and eloquently.

Thank God for the many people who have been generous toward RREACH ministry with their time, attention, skills, prayer, counsel, finances and more. Ask Him to draw them nearer to Himself. Pray that we will wisely employ every gift of every kind He provides for His glory.

Praise God for a productive trip to Panama to prepare for the 2020 GProLATAM&CARIB Congress. Team members reviewed the venue and met with numerous service vendors and officials. Please pray for the ongoing process of arranging for services, negotiating contracts, and attending to the myriad details of convening an event for 500. Pray also that recruitment efforts will bring many early registrations with payment.

Thank you for praying!