Praising God for travel mercies; national GPAs; Congress needs

Dear praying friends,

A little over a week ago we asked you to pray because rain in Dallas had marooned Dr. Richard in South Carolina when he was scheduled to be leaving for Indonesia. Thank you for praying: after an overnight delay, God provided Dr. Richard a flight to Dallas and time to grab everything he needed before boarding his flight to Jakarta. Although sleep was scarce (he had three different countries and multiple meetings on his seven-day itinerary), he enjoyed times sharing the GProCongress with GPA grads and other leaders. Praise God for His goodness and please ask Him to sustain and continue to minister through Dr. Richard as he leaves for the Middle East this week.

Praise God for the completion of GPA Trinidad and Tobago and pray for the upcoming GPA Thailand, especially for 25 key young pastors to attend.

Please continue to lift up the need for the right speakers/presenters/discussion leaders for the GProCongress—185 in total. Though the event is issue-focused and results-oriented rather than speaker-driven, we desire the best people to facilitate and catalyze pastoral training for the long-term health of Christ’s Church worldwide.

Praises from Montana; GPA Trinidad and Tobago

Dear praying friends,

We have much to praise God for! During a trip to Montana last week, Dr. Richard and Bonnie got to enjoy a couple of refreshing days amid the splendors of creation. Dr. Richard also spoke in three church services, met with church leaders, and spoke at an lovely, dinner event. Organizers estimate at least 12 people made written professions for the Lord Jesus Christ. Although brief, it was a wonderful respite from constant GProCongress intensity.

The Lord willing, Dr. Richard hopes to join Bonnie for a few days this week with their son Robby and his wife, Nathalie, and super-grandkids Joshua (5) and Emma (3) before leaving again on a three-country SE Asia sojourn to share the GProCongress vision with several groups. Praise God for these opportunities. Ask Him for joyful times with family and friends, travel and health mercies, and another wave of excitement about the Congress.

GPA Trinidad and Tobago started last Friday and is scheduled to wrap up Sunday, Oct. 25. Praise God for this opportunity for very focused connecting, uniting and strengthening, and pray for lasting fruit from it.

Thank you!