30 days until the Congress: praises and requests

Dear praying friends,

Thank you for your prayer during the difficult time of Rev. Enoch Sirikul’s abrupt home-going and resulting challenges to GProCongress preparation. The Lord Jesus is inspiring Thai Christian leaders to carry forward Rev. Sirikul’s ministry in this land where less than 1 percent of the population identifies as Christian. He is also inspiring broader interest in the GProCongress. As you remember Rev. Sirikul’s family and all grieving his earthly loss, intercede for God to work mightily through those he trained. Specifically ask for His wisdom, guidance, protection and provision as Dr. Richard and the GProCongress team adjust and proceed with even more heartfelt urgency.

Pray for the GProCongress registration team as registration activity has increased heavily. Pray for this trend to continue, technology systems to operate smoothly and visa challenges to be overcome. Also praise God for providing tremendous favor with the Thai government in regard to visas.

Many pastoral trainers have acted in faith, obedience and hope as they paid Congress registration fees. They still need funding to travel to Bangkok. Please ask God to provide abundantly, so that now and in the years to come more may trust and rejoice in His name. Please ask Him for abundant spiritual provision for GProCongress presenters and coaches, also.

In a few days, the Lord willing, Dr. Richard is to record some online curriculum sessions regarding the Holy Spirit. Pray for wisdom, strength and clarity, for God’s glory. Thank you!

An answer to praise

Dear praying friends,

Praise God for 850 applicants for the GProCongress, and for the new one-step registration system implemented this week! We are asking Him for at least 1,500 registrants this month and 5,000 in total. Please also pray for travel mercies, wisdom and favor on Dr. Richard as he leaves today, the Lord willing, for a conference of leading theological educators in the Middle East. He hopes to make significant progress in mobilizing Congress attendees and presenters there.

Almost daily we receive news from GPA grads and other believing friends around the world who are suffering the effects of natural disaster, broken systems, and persecution. Yet they hold on to the Lord Jesus Christ. One wrote, Please I would like to express my deep request to you uphold us in your daily prayer that our God is a God of provider and in Him everything is under control. In His everlasting love…. Let’s intercede, with gratitude, for our brothers and sisters.

Finally, GPA Thailand is scheduled to begin Nov. 8. Pray for a good group of 25 pastors, for organizers and master and peer coaches, and for life-changing connecting, uniting and strengthening.

Four days/357 days to go

Dear praying friends,

There are just four days until the 2015 Dallas GPA graduation and 357 days until the GProCongress. Please pray that Dr. Richard, the RREACH staff and the GProCongress team will steward every moment with wisdom, intentionality, ingenuity and Christlike character, by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Specific Dallas GPA needs:

  • Energy and endurance for the 26 GPA pastors (and the RREACH/GPA staff) to finish this concentrated three weeks well
  • Giving to cover the final 7 percent of funds needed for the GPA
  • All details of the graduation banquet to be executed with excellence
  • Dr. Richard’s preparation for the graduation event – the charge and other comments

Specific GProCongress needs:

  • A dynamic “Year of the Congress” launch this Saturday, June 27
  • Development of a dynamic program and availability of the right speakers/session leaders
  • Funding to meet sizeable cash flow requirements over the new few months
  • The Congress vision to continue to spread among strategic mobilizers and pastoral trainers

Thank you for praying!