With thanks to each one who prayed for my decision and even wrote of your support, I am now in Botswana, having made a decision to proceed on the missionary journeys, unless prohibited from entry. I didn’t show any fever on their thermometer, but they have permitted me in provisionally. Indeed, all of life is provisional!
In the time being, I invite you to continue to pray for me to well-serve God’s Word personally—high-level pre-evangelism outreach to opinion leaders and reinforcing pastoral leaders—with hope around the one thing on everyone’s mind worldwide.
Our world faces tempestuous times, doesn’t it? And we in the middle of our own vulnerabilities still must serve with a robust view of God—the reason I regularly pray for His total protection, global provision and manifest presence.
Should all things go as projected, but not predicted, I am to be back home in about a week’s time, whether needing to be under self-quarantine I do not know, since I am not serving in a Level 1–3 region for the virus. You should hear back from us in some form with an update … but in this note wanted to follow our practice of reporting on prayer requests with appropriate thanks to His people and always inadequate thanks to God.
We praise God for how He is using Dr. Ramesh Richard on his current trip to sensitive areas of Asia.
Pray for trainings taking place for young pastors in Guatemala and Ukraine.
Praise God and pray for everyone working on the Global Proclamation Congress for Trainers of Pastors of Latin America & the Caribbean.
Pray for the process of updating LifeRocks media outreach.
The bigger picture:
Pastors study “The Purpose Bridge,” step four of Dr. Richard’s seven-step method for preparing expository sermons, at Global Proclamation Academy Ukraine.
Praise God for Dr. Richard’s safe travel to the first of four different locations in sensitive areas of Asia over three weeks. He has already spoken in church services, to a pastors gathering and at an outreach event. Upcoming engagements include encouraging pastors, promoting the GProLATAM&CARIB Congress, meeting with the internationally-based members of RREACH’s ministries team and speaking at a church conference. He still needs a visa to enter the country of his final engagement, despite having applied months ago. Event organizers have urged him to keep moving forward with plans to go. Pray that God will provide exactly what Dr. Richard and the event need at exactly the right time for His glory.
Two national Global Proclamation Academies, Guatemala and Ukraine, come to a close this week. Please pray that graduates will preach and live biblically and remain connected as they go back to their homes and ministries. Also pray for an upcoming GPA in São Tomé.
The team working on the GProLATAM&CARIB Congress spans many countries and time zones. Praise God for each member of this diverse group. Pray for His total protection, global provision and manifest presence.
Much effort goes into LifeRocks videos, video clips, emails, social media posts, and more. Pray for discernment and patience with processes. Pray that every decision we make, seen and unseen, will help change the way large numbers of individuals think about the Lord Jesus!