1 Ramesh Richard: to be humble before God, sensitive to needs and have clear direction in all areas of life 2GProCommission: good communication within the worldwide team organizing the GProLATAM&CARIB Congress 3 iProMission: preparation, strategy, revision and presentation for Dr. Richard’s upcoming speaking engagements 4 Media Outreach: productive day of filming new LifeRocks videos to engage pre-Christians 5 National GPA: GPA Democratic Republic of Congo South graduates to apply what they have learned and remain connected as they return home 6 Dallas GPA: wisdom in selecting the right 25 candidates, at least five from new countries 7 National GPA: God’s hand to be on organizers as they recruit attendees and navigate unexpected details 8 iProMission: a mainstream publisher for Dr. Richard’s new book 9GProCommission: good response as recruiters spread the word about the GProLATAM&CARIB Congress 10 Media Outreach: Dr. Richard’s LifeRocks videos to reach many unreached people 11 National GPA: graduates to remain connected, faithfully study God’s Word and prepare expository sermons 12 Dallas GPA: nominations of good candidates from new and under-represented countries 13 GProCommission: selection and availability of the right speakers for the GProLATAM&CARIB Congress 14 National GPA: openings to hold national GPAs in more countries
15RR: Ramesh to be humble before God, sensitive to needs and have clear direction in all areas of life 16Media Outreach: fresh ideas as the team considers ways to engage pre-Christians with LifeRocks messages 17National GPA: protection of organizers, attendees and graduates from spiritual opposition and physical harm 18 iProMission: direction as Dr. Richard considers possible speaking engagements 19 Dallas GPA: the right Master Coaches for the 2020 GPA 20 Media Outreach: guidance as Dr. Richard films another set of PastorReach videos to answer pastors’ questions 21 National GPA: attendees of a GPA in South Asia to learn to preach and live biblically, 10/21–30/2019 22 GProCommission: registration and communication technologies to work smoothly 23 RREACH: preparation for the RREACH board retreat to be held, the Lord willing, 10/25–27/2019 24 iProMission: time Dr. Richard can dedicate to writing and preparing messages 25 RR: physical and spiritual health for the Richard family 26 Media Outreach: many who have never really heard about the Lord Jesus to engage with LifeRocks videos and spiritual counseling 27 iProMission: Dr. Richard to be a ready instrument in God’s hand to proclaim God’s Word 28GProCommission: interpreters skilled in the “trade language” of pastoral training available in Spanish, Portuguese and English 29 Dallas GPA: graduates to continue to encourage one another and pass along their training 30 National GPA: graduates of the GPA in South Asia to apply what they have learned and remain connected as they return home 31 National GPA: GPA Guatemala attendees to learn to preach and live biblically, 10/31–11/09/2019
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
At this Holy time, we remember the sacrifice of the Cross and rejoice in the victory of the Resurrection.
We still need pastors for the 2019 Dallas Global Proclamation Academy. Please pray.
Pray for the launch of our newest LifeRocks media outreach video and our upcoming session to film new videos.
The Lord willing, Dr. Richard heads to Central Albania and Rwanda in the next few weeks. Pray for preparations.
The bigger picture:
View Dr. Richard’s Easter greeting by clicking the image above.
In this precious time for our global family of Faith, let us think on our Lord Jesus Christ with humility and joy. Let us faithfully represent Him and uphold those proclaiming Him everywhere. He is risen!
We need your ongoing intercession for the 2019 Dallas GProAcademy (dGPA). Momentum in getting pastors has slowed considerably. We currently have 18 pastors who have successfully secured visas; we are asking God for the right 25. Pray for the seven pastors who have yet to apply for visas. Pray for more good candidates from new or under-represented countries to apply for the dGPA. Many excellent pastors have applied, but we must continue recruiting because their U.S. visas were denied.
Please also pray for the national GProAcademies set to begin next week in Panama and Indonesia (women’s).
Our newest LifeRocks media outreach video is scheduled to launch soon. Praise God for the opportunities provided by today’s technologies! Pray for many to watch the video, share it and talk with online counselors. Pray that they will recognize and receive the Lord Jesus as the one true God and only Savior. Also pray for Dr. Richard and the team as they prepare to record another set of videos next week.
Please lift up preparations for Dr. Richard’s upcoming trip to Albania and Rwanda. Pastoral training events and outreaches are being planned in both places. Both countries have difficult histories and this is the 25th anniversary year since the Rwandan genocides. Pray for God to open key opportunities for Dr. Richard to minister. Pray that he will bring glory to God, encouragement to those of the Faith, and hope to the desperate.
Pray for follow-up with those who made decisions for the Lord Jesus on Dr. Ramesh Richard’s latest trip.
Pray for upcoming outreach events in The Gambia and other places, and for events in planning.
Pray for the Global Proclamation Commission’s (GProCommission) growing contribution to pastoral health and church health around the world.
The bigger picture:
Dr. Richard’s recent ministry trip in South Asia saw a number of opinion leaders—people of influence and affluence—trust the Lord Jesus as their only heart-Savior after his talks. Praise God! Please pray that their new faith will take root and flourish, and that their witness will draw others to Him.
At the beginning of this new year, the Lord willing, Dr. Richard is heading out again, this time for West Africa. A Dallas Global Proclamation Academy graduate from The Gambia is organizing a number of events in a situation in which the majority of people follow another world-view. Praise God for these opportunities.
Pray for His protection over those organizing the events, for the Holy Spirit to prepare hearts and minds to receive new life, and for Dr. Richard to be a useful instrument in the Lord’s hands. Please also ask His direction and provision regarding other outreach and pastoral training opportunities and amplification in 2019.
God continues to deepen and broaden GProCommission effectiveness in strengthening pastoral leaders and pastoral trainers. Much prayer is needed since much of what we’re doing has not been done before, especially in developing a global network of connections, encouragement and resources. We need sensitivity to God, readiness for action, excellent execution and perseverance in His strength.
Thank you for praying! May God bless your New Year with renewed faith and renewed life.
Our hearts go out to pastors choosing to serve in desperate situations around the world.
Pray for Dr. Richard’s upcoming, multi-faceted trip through several Asian countries.
Praise God for the national Global Proclamation Academies completed thus far this year and pray for the final ones.
Thank you for upholding the Global Proclamation Associates event coming in a few weeks and please continue.
The bigger picture:
The Lord willing, these young pastoral leaders will graduate from GPA Chile this week better prepared to preach, think and live biblically.
We’ve recently heard about man-made and natural disasters in Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Indonesia and Costa Rica, and we know that, sadly, many other places are going through tragic events. Would you pray with us especially for the pastors and families serving in these situations? They sacrifice much earthly comfort and gain to represent and proclaim the Lord Jesus amid crisis. Praise God for their amazing witness!
Dr. Richard plans to leave for Asia—many different parts of it—next week. Speaking at outreach events, pastoral training and church health conferences, and one of the fastest-growing churches in the world populate his schedule. Please pray that God will give him wisdom to be strategic with every moment and that the Holy Spirit will speak clearly through him. We cannot overestimate the value of praying for him!
Praise God for the 13 national GPAs that have taken place so far in 2018 and the pastors who have been connected, united and strengthened through them to better serve Christ in their communities. GPA Chile finishes this weekend and GPA The Gambia and GPA Guyana begin today. Pray for all aspects of these and for our preparation for the 2019 Dallas GPA.
In less than four weeks, the Lord willing, a group of select Dallas GPA graduates will gather in Dallas for the launching of Ramesh Richard’s Global Proclamation Associates. Please specifically uphold three pastors who have encountered obstacles in getting their U.S. visas. We are asking the Lord to intervene. Also pray for Dr. Richard and the RREACH staff as we work toward this event. Pray that the Lord Jesus will be honored and that many will draw near to Him through this ministry succession initiative.
Praise God for the countless ways He has blessed Dr. Richard and RREACH.
Please keep praying for national Global Proclamation Academies (GPA) and pastoral training/pastoral trainer follow-up.
Pray for our Global Proclamation Associates (GProAssociates) gathering late October.
Pray for production of PASTORREACH, a media digest addressing questions from pastoral leaders around the world.
The bigger picture:
Dr. Richard led the RREACH office staff in a day of praise, prayer, reflection and planning this week. A special hour of prayer with global team members from 10 countries and eight different time zones around the world set the foundation for the next few months of ministry. We praise God for the privilege of serving Him and the multitude of other blessings He has poured on Dr. Richard and his ministry. Pray with us that He will continue to enable Dr. Richard to fulfill His gifting and calling.
Despite the danger, 37 young pastors in an undisclosed Asian country have gathered for a national GPA that will wrap up this weekend. Pray for them. Pray for academies coming up in Chile, Guyana and The Gambia, and for the strengthening of our follow-up with graduating pastors and with pastoral trainers through the GProCommission.
The Lord willing, a gathering of Ramesh Richard’s Global Proclamation Associates (GProAssociates) will come to Dallas in late October. Through this initiative, younger colleagues—select and proven Dallas GPA graduates—will initiate and respond as needed to pastoral training opportunities worldwide on Dr. Richard’s behalf. Please uphold them and us as we lay the groundwork in planning and resources for this important milestone moment. Some are still waiting for U.S. visas.
Another initiative rolling out in the next few weeks is PASTORREACH, a weekly, short video series featuring Dr. Richard answering real questions from real pastors about real life ministry around the world. Pray for the Lord’s direction and provision through the production process and that PASTORREACH will encourage many.
Pray for Global Proclamation Academy (GPA) Republic of Congo graduates as they return home, GPA Ecuador’s graduation this weekend, and GPA Central African Republic delegates arriving this week.
Praise God for Dr. Richard and Bonnie’s time away with all their kids and grandkids.
Pray for Dr. Richard’s upcoming evangelistic outreach and pastoral training trip to Costa Rica.
Praise God for the growth of GProLearning.org; pray for more capacity to evaluate additional pastoral training materials.
Pray for production and distribution of Dr. Richard’s talks and writing projects.
The bigger picture:
Dr. Richard (taking the picture) enjoyed playing chess with granddaughter Emma and new daughter-in-law Chelsie when the whole family got together recently.
GPA Republic of Congo graduates returned to the demands of daily ministry and home life last weekend. GPA Ecuador delegates expect to graduate and return home this weekend. GPA Central African Republic welcomes delegates this week. Please pray for the young pastors in each of these stages. Pray that what they have learned/will learn and the relationships they have developed/will develop at their national GPA will strengthen them abundantly for the work to which God has called them.
Dr. Richard and Bonnie were able to take some time away in South Carolina with all their kids and grandkids recently. Praise God for this and pray that the Richard family will continue to grow in the love and nurture of the Lord Jesus.
Dr. Richard’s upcoming trip to Costa Rica includes pre-evangelistic engagements, their first national preaching conference, and a Sunday morning service. Intercede for those preparing for all these events, for many to attend, and for Dr. Richard to be greatly used of the Lord.
We’re thankful for all the hard work that has gone into selecting biblically-based pastoral training materials for GProLearning.org. The site now features more than 9,000 items in more than 31 languages. Please pray for more people to help with the intensive vetting process and for these materials to significantly help wherever pastoral training is taking place.
Praise God for recent momentum in producing and distributing Dr. Richard’s writings and talks. Intercede for this process and for the material to bless many.
Answer to prayer: Dr. Richard just completed two undisturbed, productive days of writing!
Keep praying for the possibility of a pre-evangelistic event with opinion leaders, people of influence and affluence, in Paraguay and other places.
Praise God for GProLearning.org’s growth to 7,142 curated pastoral training resources in more than 30 languages.
The Dallas GPA is nearly here; pray for 25 pastors and Holy Spirit-empowered preparation. Also pray for a national GPA in a dangerous region starting June 1.
The bigger picture:
Thank you for praying: Dr. Richard was able to dedicate a few days to writing this week and progressed well on a project. Please ask for his continued creativity and productivity.
Another answer to prayer! A RREACH colleague and local pastor met with a government official in Paraguay interested in organizing a pre-evangelistic event. Thank God for their efforts. Pray for Him to open the door there for Dr. Richard to talk with opinion leaders about life issues. Pray for more such opportunities in other locations, as well.
The resource arm of the GProCommission, GProLearning.org, now features 7,142 pastoral training resources in more than 30 languages curated from around the world. Praise God for the team’s diligence. Please ask Him for good collaboration, creativity and excellent implementation as they continue to introduce the GProCommission and its components to pastoral trainers and leaders globally.
With less than three weeks to go, we are praying for the right 25 pastors to attend the Dallas GPA, held on the Dallas Seminary campus. The count is now 23! Several pastors have upcoming visa appointments. Pray for everyone involved—pastors, RREACH team, Dallas Seminary colleagues, Master Coaches and more—to be led and empowered by the Holy Spirit in their preparation. Please also lift up a national GPA starting June 1 in a region dangerous for believers.