GPA Thailand is underway with 21 pastors from many provinces. Organizers report delegates have connected quickly and are excited about the GPA. Because social/economic realities limit the amount of time these bi-vocational pastors can take off at one time, they plan to meet through Nov. 14 and then reconvene early next year for the final days. Pray for a great finish to this week and for God to bring them all back together for the highly important remaining days and graduation.
GPA grads who organized GPA Thailand: Pastor O (2009), Pastor W (2015), Pastor T (2013) and Pastor R (2012)
We thank God for blessing Dr. Richard with a very fruitful trip to Turkey. Please ask Him to increase the GProCongress momentum built there, and to spread it far and wide. Also pray for endurance, joy and discernment as, the Lord willing, Dr. Richard meets with strategic GProCongress partners in Florida on Friday, participates in Camino Global’s 125th anniversary on Saturday, and leaves for Southeast Asia again on Monday. Pray for more GProCongress fruit from crucial countries, some of which Dr. Richard has not visited in some time, on this next trip.
A couple of weeks ago we asked you to pray that Dr. Richard, who was stuck in South Carolina, would make it back to Dallas in time to catch his flight to Indonesia. We also asked you to praise God for what He would do, including possibly giving Dr. Richard the opportunity to introduce someone to the Lord Jesus Christ. To see that post click here.
This is how God answered. Dr. Richard did get back to Dallas in time for his Indonesia flight. On the first leg, he sat next to a businessman. The two conversed about life and business, and it came out that the man was headed to India to see his dying mother. Dr. Richard asked for permission to pray together in the Name of Jesus—”the only name I have to pray with,” he says. The man assented. When they parted ways he waited at Ramesh’s gate to say goodbye. Dr. Richard was also able to connect him with a believer at his destination in India. “So God was working there, too,” Dr. Richard says. Not only did he make that flight, his seatmate, planning to fly through Chicago, was rescheduled through Dallas. “When I boarded the plane, the seat next to me was empty. Finding him there shows that God wanted me in his life.”
The Lord willing, Dr. Richard is scheduled to travel back to Dallas from Turkey this week, fly to Orlando for a brief but highly strategic meeting regarding GProCongress mobilization, and finish the week participating in Camino Global’s 125th anniversary celebrations. Thank you for praising God with us, intercessors. Please continue to ask, seek and knock, with thanksgiving, for His total protection and global provision.