Timely GProCongress needs: program development, delegate recruitment, financial investment

Dear praying friends,

This week Dr. Richard has the unexpected pleasure of juggling his schedule to meet with three different influential international guests. Please pray for safe travels for each and mutual blessing from their connections. Also pray for the GProCongress team, as from various points around the globe they pour effort toward the event, now only 426 days away. Other essential needs for the Congress include:

  • a strategically-timed surge in funding
  • a team to support Dr. Richard in program development, delegate recruitment and external communications
  • smooth registration process

On the GPA front, GPA Peru is set to begin this Thursday, April 16. Other national GPAs scheduled prior to the 2015 Dallas GPA include Indonesia, Benin and Cambodia. Intercede for at least 25 choice candidates for each, protection over organizers and attendees, and for great connecting, uniting and strengthening!

Dallas GPA candidates need persistent prayer regarding visas and airfare funding. This year a record 12 pastors were denied visas. However, 20 visas have been granted, and we trust the Lord to bring just the right fine young lead pastors. Please also pray for the GPA team as we seek to coordinate an exceptional experience for them.

Praising the Lord in Tanzania and Cambodia

Dear Friends,

Thank you for praying for the upcoming Dallas GPA and specifically for the candidate selection process. We received word that Pastor S. from Tanzania and Pastor S. from Cambodia received their visas!

I am exceedingly glad for I have passed the visa interview…Please pass on my gratitude to everyone who has prayed for the process.

– Pastor S., Tanzania

We now have eight pastors who have obtained their visas. Twenty-three total have been accepted to the 2014 Dallas GPA, including five from countries not previously represented at a Dallas GPA (Bhutan, Angola, Gambia, Nicaragua and Cambodia.) Please join us in praising the Lord for His provision.

Dr. Richard teaching during the 2013 Dallas GPA.

Dr. Richard teaching during the 2013 Dallas GPA.

Also, please lift up the following requests:

Pray for pastors who have secured their visas as they work toward raising half of their airfare to Dallas (RREACH takes care of the other half of their air travel and all of their needs while in Dallas.) For some, the cost of half of their airfare is equal to several months’ wages.

Pastor K from Togo was scheduled to have his visa appointment yesterday. Pray for a favorable outcome.

Pray for favor for these upcoming visa appointments:

  • Feb. 13: Pastor F from Mexico (UPDATE: His visa was granted! Thank you for praying!) 
  • Feb. 19: Pastor J from Mozambique
  • Feb. 27: Pastor D from Fiji
  • March 3: Pastor A from Burkina Faso

And finally, please pray for the RREACH and GPA staff as we work to raise the budget for the Dallas GPA, handle logistical details related to putting together a three-week effort to connect, unite and strengthen international pastors and work through the application/acceptance process with pastors from around the world.

2013 Dallas GPA delegates bonding together through a game of whirleyball.

2013 Dallas GPA delegates bonding together through a game of whirleyball.

If you’d like to give toward the Dallas GPA, you can access our secure online giving site here. (You’ll want to select “GProCommission” and “Dallas Global Proclamation Academy” under the “Category and Funds” heading.)

If you are in the DFW area and would be interested in volunteering to help with the Dallas GPA, please email Melissa Krispense at melissa@rreach.org.

For His glory,
Edie Ross
Prayer Coordinator