Weekly Prayer Emails

Every Thursday we send out a prayer email with one prayer request that we ask people to lift up. These are usually time sensitive and is a more specific way you can be praying. If you would like to be part of this important team, then please sign up below.

October 2017


Please pray for John Blausey and our India partners as they meet for a Consultation in Delhi, India October 10-12. Freedom to Lead is part of a larger network in India and we will be meeting to talk about several things ahead of us as we work together to grow the church in South Asia.  One of the items of discussion is the Oral Institute of Leadership (previously called the Oral University), which is a big initiative by national leaders to address the challenges of operating as ministries within the Indian subcontinent. Please pray that the Lord will give wisdom and understanding among the participants at this Consultation.

October 12-21 John will then continue with our India partners to various regional events. Several Freedom to Lead modules will be presented to a cohort of leaders there. Please pray for safety for all participants, as well as an opening of hearts and minds as they are challenged to lead like Jesus in specific ways.

New Staff

Please pray for Chip DeWitt, Freedom to Lead’s newest staff member. Chip will be serving as FTL’s Director of Development and will be looking primarily into expanding our network and support base. Please pray for him as he steps into this challenging role.

Heart Surgery

Please pray for Freedom to Lead’s President, Rick Sessoms, as he recovers from heart surgery in September. His traveling will be limited for several months. Pray that our God will heal him and restore him to full health as he resumes responsibilities little by little. Please pray for the Freedom to Lead staff and board as they carry the ministry in his absence.


November and December will be very busy months for Freedom to Lead. Please pray as we spend this month preparing for the events ahead.

Ongoing Prayer Requests

Oral University of Leadership

Please pray for our colleagues in South Asia (India and Nepal) as they launch an “Oral University of South Asia” (OUSA) in July 2017. This accredited degree program will be the first of its kind to offer the entire curriculum using storycentric methods. The Garden Project – FTL’s leadership development program – will serve as the core content. One key leader of this initiative described the goal for their prospective program participants when he wrote, “The participants will be equipped with both knowledge and experience to lead effectively. They will work in mentoring relationships alongside church planters, pastors, missionaries, and leaders of storycentric communities. They will gain unique understanding into sharing their faith, making disciples, planting churches, and developing other leaders.”


Other Initiatives for 2017

Please pray for our Board of Directors as they meet 22 April to discuss and plan for the growing number of requests for FTL’s ministry. They need discernment and faith to expand the ministry’s infrastructure so that FTL can provide The Garden Project to thousands of under-resourced storycentric communicators.


Funding and Support Raising

FTL Staff are required to raise their own personal financial support, which includes salary and ministry expenses. Please pray for each member of our team as we continue to make relationships with potential people who want to financially partner with us in this ministry. We also are working hard to raise the funds needed to carry out our ministry operations as well as for our projects throughout Asia and Africa. Please pray for favor with individuals, major donors, and foundations.


FTL Women’s Initiative

Please pray for important conversations that are happening this month regarding the FTL Women’s Initiative. Pray that God will continue to give us a vision and clear direction for next steps that need to be taken to meet this great need to develop women as Christ-centered influencers in their communities.

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