Requests from the pastors we serve

Dear Friends,

Please take a moment to pray over these situations, sent to us by pastors ministering in very difficult places. It has been Dr. Richard’s great privilege to serve these pastors and others like them through Global Proclamation Academies or pastors conferences throughout the years. Names have been withheld for protection.

DR Congo pastor:

Aug. 30: “The security situation in and around Goma has worsened. We have cancelled our day of prayer because of the bombing going on in Goma. Pray for the protection of the town of Bunia, where a rebel movement is at war for the last week. We have the Ugandan army that has invaded the country in the North, 180 kms from Bunia. All of this is threatening security around us.”

Sept. 18: “Thank you so very much for praying for us. I am well and my family too. We are busy. Of late I have been raising food to feed the displaced people because of the war 25 miles away from my town. I was able to raise seven tons of rice, 2.5 tons of beans and cooking oil to feed 2,500 people. Tremendous needs, keep praying.”

Syrian pastor:

Aug. 27: “Last week was so hard on Damascus. More than 60 mortars fell on the city of which the majority fell on the Christian Quarter in Damascus after being sent by the Opposition gangs of Islamic Radical Groups.

On Thursday August 22, a mortar fell near my uncle (My mother’s brother), an old man of 76 years. The Mortar fragments hit his legs and he was bleeding for 4 hours. After spending two days at the ER, uncle George passed away.”

Sept. 5: “Maloula is a Syrian village located in the rocky mountains 60 km north of Damascus city. It is one of the only three villages in the whole world that its inhabitants – Christians & Moslems – live peacefully together and still speak Aramaic the language of Lord Jesus Christ.

On September 4, 2013 Maloula was attacked by opposition armed groups in order to put under their control. Its Ancient Churches, Monasteries, Christian heritage & people, all are threatened of being destroyed after being harmed by the attack.

We appeal to all sisters & brothers around the world to raise the awareness of the danger facing ancient heritage & people in Syria. Please try to do something to save it.”

For His glory,

Edie Ross
prayer coordinator

P.S. RREACH recently was able to disburse funds to Syrian pastors through the Pastor’s Family Care Fund to help with children’s school fees and other needs. Please join us in praising God for the provision of these funds and the opportunity to minister to pastors serving in difficult areas.

Please continue to pray for Ramesh Richard and RREACH

Dear friends,

Thank you for your continued prayers for Dr. Richard and RREACH. Dr. Richard has returned from Costa Rica, and we will have an update on that national GPA and his trip there soon.

Please join us now in praying for these ministry and operational requests:

Media Outreach: 

RREACH’s Media Outreach ministry harnesses the power of Facebook to reach unbelievers with the Gospel. Through this initiative, RREACH operates a Facebook page (www.facebook.com/liferocks.org) where we post thought-provoking content from Dr. Richard. From the page, visitors can link to our program-specific web site (www.LifeRocks.org) where they can watch evangelistic videos by Dr. Richard, get more information and chat with a worldview-trained evangelist.

In the first half of 2013, our Facebook content was placed in the newsfeeds of more than 21 million Facebook users around the world (via Facebook advertising.) More than 200,000 Facebook users responded by “liking” our content, and more than 5,800 Facebook users “shared” our content on their own pages, exposing their friends to our posts as well. Additionally, nearly 93,000 unique visitors came to our program-specific web site for further information about the Gospel.

Please pray for:

  • the continued success of Facebook and web site advertising
  • those who are responding to the invitation to accept the Lord Jesus Christ as their Savior
  • The video editing team in the Philippines, which is animating the monthly evangelistic videos posted on the http://www.LifeRocks.org page

Pastor’s Family Care Fund: 

RREACH’s Pastor’s Family Care Fund provides specifically for Gospel proclaimers and their families during times of extreme need. Dr. Richard has noted over the years that wherever relief is needed, pastors often are the ones administering it. They and their families sacrifice to help others.

Please pray for:

  • Financial partners to support this fund
  • Plans to come together to use designated funds to help pastors and their families in Egypt and Syria.
  • The pastors and their families in those countries who are facing danger and persecution in their ministries.

Dr. Richard’s personal proclamation ministry: 

Dr. Richard’s Personal Proclamation of the Lord Jesus Christ is at the heart of the RREACH ministry. He does this both by teaching pastors and believers at conferences and from church pulpits and also through evangelism—with burden for society’s unbelieving opinion leaders.

Please pray for these upcoming opportunities:

  • Sept. 14: Dr. Richard will be in Atlanta, where he will meet with the ICETE to discuss the upcoming Global Proclamation Congress for Pastoral Trainers 2016 in Manila, Philippines.
  • Oct. 5-9: Dr. Richard will travel to Orlando, where he will meet with Global Church Movements.

RREACH operational requests:

One of RREACH’s operational values is to be “Lean, Nimble and Wise” in its use of the gifts donors graciously give. With that in mind, please pray:

  • For wisdom as Dr. Richard interviews a well-qualified person for employment with RREACH as an administrative assistant

For His glory,

Edie Ross
prayer coordinator