1 Ramesh Richard: to be humble before God, sensitive to needs and have clear direction in all areas of life 2 iProMission: good preparation for Dr. Richard’s upcoming ministry trip 3 GProCommission: direction and provision for the program of the Global Proclamation Congress for Trainers of Pastors of Latin America & the Caribbean 4 Media Outreach: God to draw many to the Lord Jesus through Life Rocks videos 5 National GPA: GPA Cape Verde attendees to be connected, united and strengthened as they meet 9/5 – 9/14 6 Dallas GPA: referrals of qualifying pastors from new and under-represented countries for the 2020 Dallas GPA 7 RR: the Richard family to grow closer to the Lord Jesus and to each other 8 GProCommission: smooth registration processes for GProLATAM&CARIB Congress 9 RREACH: creativity and collaboration as staff and teams serve 10 Media Outreach: direction for the development of online material to accompany video series on peace 11 GProCommission: blessing on the continuing follow-up with pastoral trainers 12 iProMission: travel mercies and empowerment to speak about the Lord Jesus as Dr. and Mrs. Richard start a ministry trip 13 Dallas GPA: opportunities for graduates to teach what they learned at the GPA to other pastors 14 National GPA: clear vision, fresh energy and enduring connections for GPA Cape Verde graduates as they return home 15 RR: to be humble before God, sensitive to needs and have clear direction in all areas of life 16 Dallas GPA: protection of Dallas GPA graduates as they pastor in many different situations 17 National GPA: favor on organizers as they recruit pastors and attend to logistical details 18 Media Outreach: pastors around the world to be edified and encouraged through PastorReach videos 19 RREACH: good participation in RREACH Giving Day 20 RR: continued mercies and encouragement for Dr. and Mrs. Richard as they travel and serve 21 Dallas GPA: pastors to continue to preach biblically 22 iProMission: the right outlet to publish Dr. Richard’s book 23 National GPA: opportunities to hold academies in more countries 24 GProCommission: God to bring the right pastoral trainers to GProLATAM&CARIB Congress 25 Media Outreach: Dr. Richard’s writing and talks to reach many pre-Christians 26 iProMission: God to speak through Dr. Richard at a church multiplication conference 27 Dallas GPA: wisdom in selecting candidates for the 2020 GPA 28 National GPA: lasting connections and strengthened faith for national GPA graduates around the world 29 RREACH: staff to grow in their commitment to and love for the Lord Jesus 30 iProMission: productivity and creativity as Dr. Richard writes and prepares for speaking engagements
Ramesh Richard proclaims God’s Word; RREACH amplifies the proclamation globally and multiplies the proclamation locally.
RR – Ramesh Richard
GPA – Global Proclamation Academy
GProCommission – Global Proclamation Commission
iProMission – Ramesh Richard’s personal proclamation
GProLATAM&CARIB Congress – Global Proclamation Congress for Trainers of Pastors of Latin America & the Caribbean, October 12–16, 2020, Panama City, Panama
Praise God for opportunities to proclaim the Lord Jesus in Albania and Rwanda.
Praise God for the completion of national Global Proclamation Academies (GPA) in Panama and Indonesia (pastor’s wives and women).
Praise God for 27 pastors with visas planning to attend the 2019 Dallas GPA.
Pray for the newest LifeRocks outreach video release.
Pray for the RREACH board of directors.
The bigger picture:
A GPA Indonesia attendee studies Dr. Ramesh Richard’s seven-step method for preparing an expository sermon.
God granted Dr. Ramesh Richard many wonderful opportunities to proclaim the Lord Jesus on his recent trip to Albania and Rwanda. Albania was the first nation to declare atheism as its authorized religion, though it is now officially a secular state. Dr. Richard spoke to pastoral leaders there and at a private outreach event with about a 60 percent atheist and M*sl*m audience.
Rwanda is solemnly observing the anniversary of the horrific genocide there 25 years ago. Dr. Richard ministered multiple times to both national and church leaders. Please pray that God’s Word will reach widely and deeply in these countries as a result.
We’re thanking God for the completion of national GPAs in Panama and Indonesia (pastor’s wives and women) this month. Pray for attendees to apply what they learned. Also pray for the funding to continue to make these GPAs possible.
God has blessed us with 27 pastors who have visas and wish to attend this year’s Dallas GPA. Praise Him! Please continue to pray for provision for them and us as well as for our preparation process. We all encounter practical challenges and spiritual opposition in a greater way during this time. Your prayer makes a difference.
We would also appreciate your prayer for the newest LifeRocks video, released last week. Pray that many pre-Christians will watch it and pursue learning more about the Lord Jesus.
Finally, please uphold the RREACH board of directors, which met recently. Pray that their every discussion and decision will strengthen Dr. Richard’s and RREACH’s proclamation of the Lord Jesus Christ. Thank you!
Dr. Ramesh Richard is on his way to minister in an influential country experiencing increasing hostility towards believers/followers. Please pray.
Praise! GPA Bolivia, the final national Global Proclamation Academy of 2018, successfully graduated 33 younger pastoral leaders. Please pray for 2019.
Plans are under way for a strategic event early next year. Pray for creativity, capacity and Christ-likeness in the process.
The bigger picture:
Two Spanish editions of Dr. Richard’s book Preparing Expository Sermons were given to a GPA Bolivia coordinator for use in a seminary there. They hope to incorporate Dr. Richard’s seven-step process for preparing expository sermons into their courses.
Dr. Richard is embarking on a trip with major outreach opportunities, but new spiritual realities in his destination country require us to call on the Lord for protection and impact. Please pray for his entry into the country, for all the local hosts, and for full events. Intercede for God’s Word to reach into many and transform the many. Pray also for his engagement to speak at the 50th anniversary of a congregation he planted, which has become a central strategic influence in one of the world’s largest cities.
The final national GPA of 2018 wrapped up in Bolivia with 33 young pastoral graduates. Ask God to continue to work in the lives and ministries of each national GPA graduate—380 in 2018, 1,928 since 2011! Pray, too, for the national GPAs being organized for 2019. Pray for local organizers, logistical details and for the right 25 young pastors to attend each. Please also remember ongoing preparation for the 2019 Dallas GPA. Nineteen pastors have been accepted so far.
Finally (for this week), we would appreciate prayer for a special early-2019 event celebrating God’s work through RREACH and looking ahead to the next phase of Dr. Richard’s proclamation ministry. Pray for creativity, capacity and Christ-likeness as we organize this and for good response from 50 like-minded and long-term generous friends.
Praise God for the successful completion of a national Global Proclamation Academy (GPA) in an undisclosed Asian country.
Pray for nominations for the 2019 Dallas GPA, especially from new and under-represented countries.
Praise God: On Dr. Richard’s recent trip back from Costa Rica, the Lord put him next to a multi-millionaire who had lost his way. He was eager to talk with Dr. Richard and then trusted in the Lord Jesus!
Continue to remember the select group of Dallas GPA graduates traveling to Dallas next month, the Lord willing, for a special meeting. Pray for them to get visas and for our preparation.
Please pray for Bonnie Richard’s mother, Joyce Perry, as she faces health challenges.
The bigger picture:
GPA Chile flyer
We thank God for the successful completion of a national GPA in a closed Asian country. Dr. Richard was able to Skype with the 37 pastors in attendance, a great encouragement to him and them. Pray that they will be able to implement what they learned for the greater health of their churches and communities. Please uphold upcoming 2018 GPAs in Chile, The Gambia, Guyana, Bolivia and the Solomon Islands.
We have begun working toward the 2019 Dallas GPA. Please ask the Lord for direction regarding nominations already sent in and for more nominations from new and under-represented countries. Also pray for Master Coach selection and availability.
Thank you for praying for the Lord Jesus to bring people with spiritual needs across Dr. Richard’s path. On his way back from a recent trip to Costa Rica, he sat next to a multi-millionaire who was lost and knew he was lost. Dr. Richard “lost” his air time, but was able to share deep spiritual things with this man who was ready to welcome the Lord Jesus as His Savior. Please keep praying for opportunities small and large, old and new, deep and wide, for Dr. Richard to offer God’s Good News. Also pray for God’s protection of those coordinating outreach events.
Continue to pray for Ramesh Richard’s Global Proclamation Associates (GProAssociates) meeting in Dallas in late October. Pray for program preparation, logistical arrangements and each pastor planning to attend. Pray that this milestone event will multiply the global proclamation of the Lord Jesus Christ to God’s glory.
Please also uphold Bonnie Richard’s mother, Joyce Perry. She is facing discouraging health and housing challenges. Uphold the family as they care for her, some from long distances away.
Praise God for using Dr. Richard’s ministry in Costa Rica to profoundly change lives!
Pray for Dr. Richard’s upcoming ministry engagements and for wisdom for future opportunities.
Pray for an upcoming meeting of proclamation associates in Dallas this fall.
Rejoice and pray for about 35 young pastors gathering for a national Global Proclamation Academy (GPA) in a restricted Asian country.
The bigger picture:
The Lord Jesus touched many lives through Dr. Ramesh Richard in Costa Rica last week. Praise Him! Two pre-evangelistic events, a two-day national preaching conference, a meeting of Christian leaders and a Sunday service, in addition to connecting with a number of individuals, filled his five days there. He sensed the support of our prayers.
Please pray for those who made decisions to embrace the Lord Jesus, for the local pastors and believers following up with them, and for the 90-plus pastors who attended the national preaching conference, organized by Pastor M, a Dallas GPA 2012 grad, who holds the RREACH Chair of Biblical Preaching and Pastoral Ministries at ESEPA, a major seminary in Costa Rica.
Dr. Richard has two lengthy international trips, a number of U.S.-based engagements, and multiple key meetings over the coming months. Please pray for the Lord’s hand to be on him and on all the preparations for these events. Pray that He will use Dr. Richard fully to accomplish His assigned purposes.
One upcoming event needing specific intercession is a gathering of proclamation associates in Dallas. Pray for their visas and for resources for this strategic next step in RREACH’s ministry.
GPA Central African Republic, held in that economically difficult country, wrapped up last week. This week a GPA begins in an undisclosed Asian country. Please ask for God’s protection and power over those who have gone back to daily ministry, and over the group gathering now. These national GPAs and other training initiatives are only as effective as their ongoing benefit to the pastors and their ministries. Pray that the Lord will direct and empower us to follow up effectively.
We’re praising God for this year’s 26 wonderful GPA pastors and His blessing as we finish the second week of GPA!
Praise God for so many generous and welcoming friends who come alongside RREACH to make the GPA a special time for the pastors.
Continue to pray for comprehensive protection of pastors and staff.
Intercede for a momentous graduation and banquet evening.
Pray for details to come together for Dr. Richard’s upcoming trips.
The bigger picture:
The 2018 class of Dallas GPA delegates is eager to learn, asking a lot of questions in class, and sharing ministry experiences and practices with each other. One pastor half-jokingly told Dr. Richard, “I’m an idiot!” He was referring to how much he is learning about the Scriptures and how much more he has yet to learn. Praise God for these young leaders and ask His favor on their remaining time here.
Praise God, too, for the many people who have helped make the GPA a great experience for the pastors. Volunteers, hosts, donors, prayer partners and more … all are expressions of His blessing!
We’re thankful that no major challenges have arisen for the pastors or their families. Please keep asking God’s complete protection over them and the staff. One staff member’s home was broken into this week. A great deal was stolen, but, praise God, no one was hurt and insurance will cover most of the loss.
Also pray for preparation for the GPA graduation and banquet. It is scheduled for, the Lord willing, Saturday, June 30. Pray for God’s anointing as Dr. Richard prepares his message and for his voice to return to full strength.
Dr. Richard is scheduled to speak in Dallas, New York, the Caribbean, Central America and South America this summer. Please pray for details to come together and meaningful engagement. Also ask the Lord’s direction regarding possible future events in Paraguay, Hungary and South Asia.
The RREACH Dallas staff and external team members, from nine different countries and nine time zones, enjoyed a two-hour virtual prayer gathering last week. Praise God for the unifying power of the Holy Spirit and the technology that makes this possible!
As Dr. Richard prepares for upcoming board meetings, he is considering organizational “balancing”—how RREACH might function in the future. Please be in prayer for him. Also continue to pray for a block of time in May he can dedicate to writing.
We now have 21 pastors cleared to travel to Dallas for the GPA in June. Thank you for praying! Please pray for their ongoing spiritual and practical preparation, and for four more to join this group. On the national GPA front, GPA Paraguay is beginning. Pray for a good group, God’s hand on them, and a possible coordinating pre-evangelistic event.
Intercede for the final stages of production on the LifeRocks website and video, especially diligence and patience with details and technologies to function properly. Ask God to use this to draw many to the Lord Jesus.
Finally, please pray for wisdom and discernment as the GProCommission team develops a tool to help GProLearning.org users assess their skills and theological capacity. Thank you!