Keep praying for proclaiming

Dear praying friends,

2018 has started out like 2017 ended—eventfully. GPA Democratic Republic of Congo (East) began Jan. 4 in Goma with 30 eager pastors. They wrap up this weekend.

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Pray that these young GPA DR Congo pastors will return home better equipped and connected with fellow pastors for the demands of ministry in their country of much turmoil but amazing potential. Pray, too, for the teams preparing to hold national GPAs in many other countries this year.

Turmoil characterizes much of our world today and is something Dr. Richard sees close-up in his global proclamation travels. This week, during an intimate dinner with a small group of RREACH friends, he shared a biblically grounded perspective and strategy for understanding and living in these complex and uncertain times. If you’d like to read some of what he has written on this topic, browse the articles on the RREACH website: rreach.org/articles.

The Lord willing, Ramesh plans to fly out next week to minister in two areas of the world difficult for followers of the Lord Jesus. Please ask God’s great favor on this trip—that He will use Dr. Richard to greatly encourage believers and winsomely connect with pre-Christians, some who may never have heard anything of the Gospel.

We continue to pray for the right 25 pastors, at least five from new countries, for the 2018 Dallas GPA. Being approved for a visa to travel to the U.S. is a huge challenge for many of them. Four pastors will be applying for their visas over the next couple of weeks. Please intercede for them.

Finally, continue to lift up our efforts to re-center around RREACH’s core purpose of fully exploiting—in the good way—Dr. Richard’s gifting and calling to proclaim the Lord Jesus Christ, for the very best of many everywhere. Thank you!

Praise for the Lord Jesus Christ, pray that more may believe

Dear praying friends,

This Christmas season we rejoice anew that we can know God through His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ! Many thousands of individuals all over the globe have heard of the Lord Jesus Christ because God has gifted, called and empowered Dr. Richard to proclaim the good news. (Many more have heard through pastors he has trained.) Please pray that, during this time when the birth of Christ receives greater public attention, each who has heard will embrace Him as Savior and Lord.

Also remember the Church worldwide as we worship the one true God during Advent in a vast range of languages, locations and customs, as well as conditions and situations. Our worship and work are ongoing. Thank you for lifting up Dr. Richard and RREACH, in particular, as we obey His calling, and pray that the way One Billion Individuals think and hear about the Lord Jesus Christ will change for His glory.