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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.

March 2019

East Africa

Please pray for the men and women in East Africa that are what we call “first generation leaders.” These first generation leaders consist of the first group of leaders that receive FTL training (we also call them the “Leaders on the Bridge”). These first generation leaders then work to transfer the training to a second generation of more grassroots leaders.

Right now there are a lot of moving parts with our “first generation” people from East Africa. Specifically, we will mention three things happening currently: First, there is a possibility of a brand new cohort of first generation leaders to start in the fall. Secondly, work is being made to provide more on-the-ground mentoring between FTL personnel and our current leaders. And, finally, there are people teaming up in pairs to take this to some hard places.

Please pray that God will equip these leaders, protect them and their families when they travel, and strengthen the work of their hands.


South Asia

Please pray for the men and women in South Asia that are what we call “first generation leaders.” These first generation leaders consist of the first group of leaders that receive FTL training (we also call them the “Leaders on the Bridge”). These first generation leaders then work to transfer the training to a second generation of more grassroots leaders. Please pray that God will equip these leaders, protect them and their families when they travel, and strengthen the work of their hands. Please also pray as a second generation of leaders are also being equipped to carry this to a third generation.

In February we are hosting our international representative for South Asia – Abhi Sethia – here in Cary, North Carolina. He reports many good things, but also tells of many challenges that the church in India is facing. New elections for the country will happen in April and that will set the tone for many years to come. Please pray over these days as we strategize with Abhi on the role of FTL in South Asia.


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.

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