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.

May 2018

South Africa

Please pray as we attend important meetings in South Africa at the beginning of May. We will be talking with a major network there about incorporating The Garden Project into their leadership development program. This network covers many nations across the African continent.

West Africa

This month (May 7-11) we will be launching The Garden Project in Togo! This is an exciting new initiative as we expand our network in Francophone Africa.

Please 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

We are back in East Africa in the month of May!

First, we will be conducting song development trips in Kenya and Ethiopia May 11-25. Please pray for the FTL team as they travel and for the musicians as they gather together for a productive time together.

The following week (May 26-June 1) FTL will be with a network in Ethiopia to facilitate a module on Leading Teams. Please pray for the participants of this network as they travel from sensitive locations to this training area. Please pray for good relationship with each of the participants as we collaborate together and learn from each other.

After that time (June 2-7) the team will be with another network to facilitate the last module on Stewardship and Sustainability. At the conclusion of this module presentation, this network will have completed all eight modules of The Garden Project, a four-year investment for these participants. We will be having a graduation “ceremony” celebration with this cohort during our time together. 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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