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.
Travel This Month
April is going to be a full travel month for the FTL team! Here is where we will be:
The first part of the month (April 7-15) we will be in Delhi, India for two purposes. First, we will be graduating a group of leaders who have completed four years with The Garden Project and will be getting certificates from Belhaven University. Then we will spend the rest of the week helping our South Asia representative with a week of Facilitator Training for a new group of facilitators who will be carrying out The Garden Project throughout the continent of India. While we are in India, the country will be participating in national elections. The church in India has faced a lot of challenges with the current government system and are praying that this election will change some things. Please pray for peace during the election process.
Also in April (April 4-11) we will be in Kampala, Uganda to facilitate a module to second generation leaders coming from South Sudan and parts of Uganda for a week of Leadership for a Healthy Church.
We will begin the second half of April with a week of song development in Zambia, facilitated by our ministry partners from A Walk In Two Worlds Ministries. They will be working with local musicians to create songs to go along with the eight modules of The Garden Project. This song development event will be from April 26-29.
This will be followed by another week in Zambia (April 29-May 3) where we will be facilitating a module on Leading Change with participants from fifteen countries in southern and eastern Africa.
Thank you for praying for us as we travel and facilitate this month. Please also pray for the many leaders and participants who will be traveling from difficult places as well.
Ongoing Prayer Requests
Orality Institute 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 2019
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.