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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.

Summer 2018

South Africa, Togo, Benin, Kenya, Senegal, and Ethiopia… it’s been a whirlwind of a month for Freedom to Lead! Thank you for your prayers over this past month!

South Africa

Thank you for praying as we attended important meetings in South Africa at the beginning of May. We were able to talk with a major network there about incorporating The Garden Project into their leadership development program. This network covers many nations across the African continent. Please continue to pray as a task force is developed for this network.

West Africa

Last month we launched The Garden Project in Togo and Benin! These are exciting new initiatives as we expand our network in Francophone Africa.

We also were in Senegal last month to facilitate a module on Leading Teams. The participants engaged in the topics well. Thank you for praying there!

Please continue to pray for the coordination of schedules and logistics for the fall of 2018 as we navigate the waters of Francophone Africa. There are a lot of moving parts and we need the Holy Spirit’s guidance in these areas.

East Africa

East Africa was full last month!

First, we conducted song development trips in Kenya and Ethiopia. Thank you for your covered prayers over this time. The time together was productive and many songs were created in several languages.

The following week FTL was with a network in Ethiopia to facilitate a module on Leading Teams. It was a great time together, full of hopefulness and excitement for what’s ahead. Please continue pray for the participants of this network as they live and work in sensitive locations throughout the region.

After that time (June 2-7) the team was with another network to facilitate the last module on Stewardship and Sustainability. At the conclusion of this module presentation, we had a great graduation celebration, having completed all eight modules of The Garden Project. This was a four-year investment for these participants. Please pray as we conclude this first phase with this particular network and that relationships will continue to be strengthened.

South Asia

Please pray for the Orality Institute of Leadership. In April FTL was in Delhi as a support to a training of the hub leaders for the Institute. There the trainers wrestled with what it means to do oral-based learning for adults, gleaning from the model Jesus gave us in the Gospels. We were greatly encouraged from this initial training and look forward to seeing how the various pieces of the program begin fitting together. Please pray for the trainers, that this material will truly sink into their minds and hearts as they teach and preach. Pray for “Chandra” as he takes leadership of this program and for the other champions that are responsible for making this God-sized dream become a reality.

 

 

Vision Events

In February we began a series of Freedom to Lead Vision Events to help generate an awareness of what’s God is doing with Freedom to Lead around the world. Please continue to pray as people come to these events that they will be open to how God is leading them as they consider playing a role in this global ministry.

Ongoing Prayer Requests

Oral University of Leadership

Please pray for our colleagues in South Asia (India and Nepal) as they launch an “Orality Institute of Leadership” (OIL) this year. 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 2018

Please pray for the FTL team as we discuss and plan for the growing number of requests for FTL’s ministry. We 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.

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