Dear Prayer Force,
Spring is in the air … but unfortunately, so is the pollen! Spring is one of my very favorite times of the year- a time when newness of life is smiling in every direction you turn. And while I love smelling all the budding flowers and admiring all the new baby critters, this time of year also brings to light the refreshment, peace and pure joy that JESUS IS RISEN!
While the Good News will always fill my heart with joy that can’t be taken away, this year more-so than years past, my joy is accompanied by sadness for the 3.16 BILLION people in the world that have never even had the chance to hear that Jesus died for our sins, rose, and that this world is not our home. My heart breaks for this 41% of the world’s population that may be admiring some of the very same budding flowers that I am on the other side of the world today, but that may never experience the newness of life that accepting Jesus as our Lord and Savior brings.
Praise God that “It is finished.”... and yet our work has only just begun!
Please pray with me.
"If we are sure He hears us when we ask, we can be sure He will give us what we ask for." 1 John 5:15
Light the World
Praise the Lord that BLESS fully funded all six 2018 beneficiary grant applications! Continue to pray for each of these organizations as the projects/stories told that night unfold according to God’s plan.
Pray for wisdom, discernment and a full reliance on the Lord’s direction as our board reviews and selects beneficiaries for 2019.
Pray for the preparation leading up to 2019 LTW- the venue, the entertainer, the vendors, the volunteers, and each of the roughly 2000 people that will attend. Pray for the Lord to begin and continue to prepare their hearts, plant seeds, and that He use LTW to draw His children closer to Him.
On December 9 during the live auction piece of Light the World, ELEVEN families purchased an opportunity to COME & SEE- essentially an exposure opportunity to visit one of our six beneficiaries overseas to learn about the work they are doing on the ground among the unreached. As these families prepare both logistically and spiritually for what they are about to experience, pray for the Lord to prepare their hearts. And pray for Him to speak to them through this experience in a way that allows them to return with insight they can GO & TELL to ultimately inspire others toward finding their role in The Great Commission.
Pray that the unreached are REACHED and that all tongues, all nations, all tribes, and all peoples will have access to the Gospel!
Pray for a mission movement to take place in Austin, Texas and beyond- that people all across the world are inspired and mobilized to use their gifts and blessings to BLESS the nations!