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!

A wonderful surprise

Dear praying friends,

RREACH just received a wonderful surprise: the independent charity evaluator Charity Navigator has updated our rating to 100! Less than one percent of all the charities evaluated by Charity Navigator have received perfect scores. We are humbly grateful.

Please continue to pray that we will do our best in every way to steward what God has entrusted to us, especially as the RREACH board of directors plans to meet late next week. Also remember the executive team meetings set to take place, the Lord willing, in a couple of weeks.

In the area of Media Outreach, Dr. Richard’s latest video campaign on grief is doing well. Pray for many to hear his talks, engage with us through LifeRocks.org, and ultimately trust the Lord Jesus Christ for their lives.

Work toward the 2018 Dallas GPA continues on schedule. We have filled every Master Coach slot and have accepted 17 pastors, four from new countries. We’re also working toward holding at least 25 national GPAs next year. Please ask God’s direction and favor.

Thank you!

GPA Burkina Faso underway, California trip and upcoming RREACH board meetings

Dear praying friends,

GPA Burkina Faso is underway! Pastor K, 2014 Dallas GPA graduate from Togo, is helping organizers Pastor A (2014) and Pastor P (2011) run the event. Ask God to connect, unite and strengthen the delegates in a mighty way.

11954806_1639488026293649_5734926929391420519_nPlease also pray for good attendance at the GProCongress Vision Luncheon scheduled for Tuesday in southern California. It is a strategic mobilization event. Also intercede for the Lord’s total protection and global provision over the GProCongress website and registration process. The team needs wisdom and perseverance as they face unusual technical issues in these areas; we praise God for how He has protected and provided in spite of such challenges thus far.

Please pray for the RREACH board of directions meeting this Friday and Saturday.

Praise God, too, for how He has watched over Dr. Richard and his family. Pray for His continued mercies of health and safety, and especially for them to be drawn closer to the Lord Jesus Christ daily. Thank you!

GProCommission in action: national GPAs, 2015 Dallas GPA, 2016 GProCongress

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GPA Indonesia grads

Dear praying friends,

GPA Indonesia has just wrapped up and GPA Benin has commenced. The effort to organize and run a national GPA is tremendous. Far more than a pastors conference, each event is intense and intentional in connecting, uniting and strengthening young pastors—and following up. We thank God for National GPA Coordinator Rajiv Richard and the Dallas GPA grads who are making them happen. Please pray for these coordinators, for each pastoral delegate, and for long-term effects on their churches and ministries. The National GPAs are a powerful aspect of our decade-long Global Proclamation Commission.

We also give thanks for RREACH’s dedicated Board of Directors, who have just finished meeting. Please ask the Lord for clarity, energy and efficiency as RREACH moves toward the GProCongress while maintaining the other areas of important ministry. Dr. Richard heads to London for the week for additional Congress vision-casting. He continues to seek the Lord’s provision for people to lead specific aspects of the project, especially in program.

For the 2015 Dallas GPA, we are now in dangerous territory. Only 22 pastors now have visas (12 have been denied US visas) and 21 flights have been purchased. Eight more pastors have visa appointments or need to make them. Pray that the Lord will bring the right 25 (or a couple more!) pastors. And especially, pray for their and the RREACH team’s physical, mental and spiritual preparation.