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.
After a quick trip to California where he met more great GProCongress networking contacts, Dr. Richard has been prayerfully preparing for today’s RREACH Board meeting. Please pray for all involved as they attend to broad and deep subject matters. The GProCongress remains a key focus. Lift the area of funding to the Lord—both for RREACH to be able to provide this unique opportunity and for those planning to attend to cover their travel costs.
GPA Burkina Faso is set to graduate 28 pastors on Sept. 19, while Lesotho pastors are getting ready for their GPA to begin on the 24th. Cover these graduates and anticipants with prayer for joy, courage, greater connection in Christ and new commitment to preaching the Word.
GPA Burkina Faso delegates
The Lord willing, Dr. Richard begins another travel marathon next week. He has GProCongress mobilization meetings in Florida, heads to Myanmar for more vision-casting and Thailand for Congress logistics and programming meetings, and returns to North America for Congress mobilization and a seminary preaching lectures in Canada. Please pray for God’s favor on each of these endeavors and for Dr. Richard to remain spiritually and physically healthy. We’ll update you along the way. Thank you!