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.
International Travel These Next Few Months
We begin our fall schedule in Senegal, West Africa! At the beginning of September will be working with Christian national leaders coming in from over 20 countries throughout central, western, and North Africa. These leaders are with the Church of the Nazarene. We will be facilitating a leadership module on Leading Change. Our partners with A Walk In Two Worlds will also be there to help create songs in local languages as part of the larger Garden Project curriculum.
In November we will be in Southern Africa in Zambia with the second cohort from the Church of the Nazarene. These leaders will be coming in from about 15 countries from eastern and Southern Africa. They will be working through a module on Mentoring.
Also in November we will be back in Kenya with leaders from Lifeway Mission. These leaders come in from about ten countries throughout East Africa. They will also be doing a module on Mentoring.
In December we will be with our leaders in Ethiopia. This is a second cohort that has been started (the first cohort graduated last year and this is a new group of people). They will be doing a module on Ministry Planning.
FTL Tenth Anniversary
We are celebrating ten years this fall! From November 3-9 we will be gathering staff, board members, international representatives, and various partners and supporters together for a week of events. This week will culminate with a Celebration Event on the evening of November 8. We will be both celebrating what God has done the past ten years as well as anticipating the future. If you are reading this, you are invited to attend this event too! (email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information). Please be praying for all the details that are coming together for our tenth anniversary celebration!
New Generation of FTL Leadership
Be prepared for a big announcement from the President and Board of Freedom to Lead on October 1 regarding a new generation of FTL leadership.
Thank You For Praying
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.