Perspectives in Searcy

As I’ve shared before, Shelby has recruited a team to help get the Perspectives Study Program (www.perspectives.org) to Searcy for the first time ever. Stage One is to get at least 3 partner churches to work together to host it. This is a great opportunity to promote unity in the Kingdom but is also a challenge in an area where the churches don’t have much history of working well together. (though that’s changing, praise God!)

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Please join us in Thanksgiving that we now have two official partner churches: Fellowship Bible Church and Downtown Church of Christ. Please pray for at least one more church to partner with us so we can move forward with plans for the PSP this coming spring, 2020! Please also join us in praise for a great team that has come together to help Shelby make it happen!

Heading Back to Columbia, MO

I will be teaching Perspectives Lesson 11, “Building Bridges of Love”, at Compass Evangelical Free Church in Columbia, Missouri Sunday Evening, April 14. Please pray for God to speak through me. Please pray for God to present some “divine connections” for His Kingdom work through Lumenations. And, as always, pray for my road trip and for Tanja and the kids while I am away.

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FOR THOSE OF YOU SEEING THIS AFTER THE FACT: Please pray for all of the connections I have made these past few months from my various speaking opportunities.

Pray for Unity

Please pray for a great worldwide movement of God that unites Jesus followers - just as Jesus prayed. Scriptures say the prayers of a righteous man are powerful and effective. Who is more righteous than Jesus himself? I believe His prayer in John 17 WILL come to pass. May we join Him in His prayer.

“My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.” ~ Jesus - John 17:20-23

“My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.” ~ Jesus - John 17:20-23

Pray for North Africa

My friend Roy Moran is on the board of several mission agencies. He is, like us, passionate about reaching the unreached and sparking Disciple-making movements. He asked me to do an update on a video sketch focusing on unreached peoples in North Africa. Here is a link to it - posted on our “The Story” blog. Would you watch this and pray for the unreached peoples listed?

Click on the pic to go to the video or click on “The Story” up in the menu bar.

Click on the pic to go to the video or click on “The Story” up in the menu bar.


Increase your global Prayer I.Q.

A couple of weeks ago, my friends and I were praying diligently for a member of our church and house church. He and a team of doctors were in Haiti and the situation in Haiti became extremely volatile. There was country-wide unrest and chaos.

My friend had to evacuate by helicopter because the road to the airport was too unsafe.

My friend had to evacuate by helicopter because the road to the airport was too unsafe.

Did you know about that? You wouldn’t hear about it from any of the mainstream media, even the 24/7 news channels. America has the most self-focused news in the world and we are often completely oblivious to what is really happening around the world.

I want to point you to a really great resource that I’ve known about for a while but my daughter Shelby recently reminded me of: it is Justin Long’s “Weekly Roundup.” Justin Long is part of the Beyond mission’s agency and he specializes in global research, with particular attention to things that would effect missionaries around the world.

You can subscribe to his “Weekly Roundup” and you’ll get an e-mail each week full of great information about God’s world! Check it out here: https://www.justinlong.org/roundup

Pray for Jackson

One of our kid’s friends is having a very, very difficult time. Jackson is as good a boy as I’ve EVER known, literally. Tanja has said many times that she prays for him to be the future husband of one of our girls one day. He has a special anointing from God. His health is under severe attack now. Last year, Jackson became very ill and was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. He missed out on school this past fall. He was finally able to get back to school this semester for a little over a week but then became very ill again. He has been in the Children’s Hospital in Memphis for three weeks now and they are struggling to know what is going on. Please pray for Jackson.

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It has been 10 years to the day since our boy Robbie started being able to say some words again after a couple of months at Arkansas Children’s hospital. We know what its like to have a son suffering and in the hospital with so many unknowns. We know God works through PRAYER!

Dear Lord, you touched our son Robbie with healing. Please come in power again and heal Jackson in Jesus’ name. To you be the glory forever. Amen

On the Road Again (Branson, MO & Harrison, AR)

Thanks for your prayers for my Northwest Arkansas travels. I felt God’s blessings in a tangible way during my travels. I returned home Friday and I am leaving this morning for Branson, Missouri. Please be praying for my travels and for the two Perspectives lessons I will be teaching today and tomorrow. As always, pray for divine appointments! And pray for Tanja as she “holds down the fort” with our family while I’m away.

Perspectives Lesson 2 at First Baptist Church in Rogers, AR

Perspectives Lesson 2 at First Baptist Church in Rogers, AR

Perspectives Lesson 2 at John Brown University in Siloam Springs, AR

Perspectives Lesson 2 at John Brown University in Siloam Springs, AR