Dear praying friends,
New Year’s greetings to you! Dr. Ramesh Richard had a powerful, joyful and useful start to 2016 with over 900 Indian missionaries characterized by Vision, Faith and Sacrifice. They were gathered for the Golden Jubilee celebration of the Indian Evangelical Mission in Hyderabad, India. He especially rejoiced in this opportunity because his 92-year-old dad, John Richard, was part of the founding team of this “indigenous” mission organization 50 years ago.
Three, quick GProCongress vision-casting sessions in three mega-cities over three days topped off the end-and-beginning-of-the-year trip to his birthland. Thank you for praying as he traveled and ministered to rather key audiences, and even large crowds.
Dr. Richard also deeply appreciates your prayer for the GProCongress. God is granting great progress toward this global and historic event for the Faith, and yet opposition is very real and from many directions. We ask your fervent prayer for His total protection over the entire project, and over the following areas in specific:
- GProCongress team members and their families
- Up to 5,000 of the right pastoral trainers registering—early registration ends January 15th
- Pastoral trainers in difficult areas raising travel and registration funds
- Compelling program with the right 185 speakers/presenters
- Continued generous giving to meet GProCongress needs
- Development and implementation of a robust Congress follow-up team and action plan