Dr. Richard on a mobilization sprint

Dear praying friends,

Dr. Richard is in a mobilization sprint. After meeting with Latin American evangelical leaders in Honduras earlier this week, he returned to Dallas to assist some dear friends with the memorial service celebrating their young son. He left again yesterday evening for GProCongress vision-casting sessions in three major cities in two South American countries. Praise God for His sovereign care as Dr. Richard travels and ministers in many different ways, and pray that He will continue to be lifted up through Dr. Richard’s life and service.

Ask God to encourage many pastoral trainers in Central and South America to attend the GProCongress, both for their benefit and for the perspective they bring. Also ask Him to provide as they face prohibitive travel expenses to Bangkok. Finally, please remember the following ongoing Congress prayer priorities:

  • Up to 5,000 of the right pastoral training delegates
  • The right coaches and speakers/presenters/discussion leaders and their preparation
  • Praise for over $930,000 given toward the recent Inspirational Challenge
  • Approximately $3.1 million in donations is needed by 12/31/2016 to finish RREACH’s Congress financial commitments

Thank you for praying!

Intense GProCongress preparation; Inspirational Challenge deadline today!

Dear praying friends,

Thank you for praying in the power of the resurrected Lord Jesus Christ! We hope your Easter celebration of our Savior was sweet.

The GProCongress team is facing many challenges as they prepare for eight highly intentional, carefully scheduled days in June. Pray for wisdom, precision and sensitivity to the Holy Spirit in the coordination of all the moving parts. Ask God for His power to prevail in behind-the-scenes operations. Pray for just the right people to fill the remaining presentation slots. Pray that those already committed to serve as emcees, speakers, presenters and coaches will be clearly directed by the Spirit as they prepare.

In delegate recruitment, we are asking in faith for not more than 5,000 pastoral trainers from 200 countries. Currently, more than 2,000 from 97 countries are in various stages of application/registration/payment. Intercede for the right pastoral trainers representing every nation of the world to be motivated and able to attend. Uphold Dr. Richard as he considers a number of pending recruitment trips to Central America, South America, Asia and Africa.

Please also pray for many to be moved to give toward the Congress in the final hours of our Inspirational Challenge. Over 75% has come in; we are in need of about $260,000 to meet our March 31 goal.

We are grateful beyond words for your faithful intercession for physical/spiritual/mental/relational protection and provision for Dr. Richard, the RREACH and GProCongress teams, and the RREACH board. God is able!

Making strategic international connections for the GProCongress and continuing Dallas GPA prep

Dear praying friends,

Early (very early) this morning Dr. Richard flew out of Dallas for a World Evangelical Alliance international leaders forum in Central America. Please pray that the Lord will generate enthusiasm and good connections as he meets with strategic Kingdom servants and presents the GProCongress. Please also request continued good health and travel mercies.

Thank you for praying as Dr. Richard spoke at Moody Bible Institute’s Founder’s Week in Chicago last Friday. He said he felt great freedom. Many commented on how God spoke to them through him. Praise God that he and Bonnie got to spend some wonderful time with their grandchildren Joshua and Emma over the last week, also.


Dr. Richard speaking on “Who is Running the Race With You?”

As you faithfully lift up the 2015 Dallas GPA, please specifically remember:

  • the extensive and multi-faceted preparation needed to warmly host 25 pastors from 25 different countries for three weeks
  • each pastor preparing to attend
  • visa appointments – one pastor is going for his appointment tomorrow and two are scheduled for next week; two others have been denied visas this week, but we are encouraging all who have been denied to reapply.