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In 2026, less than 10 years from now, the total population of the United States will exceed 360 million people - the vast majority of whom will likely not be reconciled to God through Jesus Christ.
Christ Together ~ faithful leaders and churches partnering together to see the whole Church bring the whole Gospel to the whole Nation ~ initiates conversations and create environments for kingdom leaders to pray, learn, strategize and act in concert with God's mission in their community, town, city or region. ~ Born out of prayer, these Pastors and Leaders in this inter-denominational network share a common passion, vision and purpose: communicating and demonstrating the good news of Jesus Christ with every man, woman and child.
Here it is! 2017 is brand new and we get to see God unfold it before our very eyes. I believe it is still true that "God does nothing except through answered prayer" (attributed to John Wesley). Therefore, I am very grateful for your prayers for IRM and me as we move into this new year. Here are some specifics I believe God wants to do:
Throughout January - The Elders of Hockinson Community Church, where I have been serving as part-time interim pastor, will be making several significant decisions related to calling their next pastor. Pray for unity and clarity as they (including me) work through this process.
January 6 - Pray for the impact of the conversation with Will Plitt, from Christ Together, as referred to above.
January 8-10 - Jody Mayhew and I will be facilitating the Modesto Prayer Summit. This will be for both men and women - sometimes together and sometimes apart. Pray for clear leading and clear following on the part of the facilitators and the participants.
January 19 - I will be facilitating a time of prayer for Missions Connections, a major Missions Conference in the Portland Area. Pray for good participation and meaningful prayer.
January 24-27 - I will be participating in the National Prayer Committee's annual meetings in San Diego. Please pray for good connections as well as good take-aways.
January 27-29 - I will be in Tucson, AZ for a prayer weekend at Fellowship Bible Church. Pray this congregation will take significant steps forward in prayer because of these three short days together.
Beyond January, there are several Prayer Summits shaping up. Pray that all those who should attend these will attend.
As you pray and give, we will see more of God's will accomplished in and through us.