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
Please be praying as we begin 2020 with a. busy travel schedule. Our people will be in South Asia, East Africa, Southern Africa, and French Speaking West Africa over the next few months facilitating modules on Leadership for a Healthy Church, Ministry Planning, Mentoring, Peacemaking, and Spiritual Leadership. We are also opening brand new initiatives in these next few months. We continue to expand and are amazed at how God has moved in ways only he can.
New Generation of FTL Leadership
Please pray as we are beginning a new generation of FTL leadership. In October 2019 it was announced by the FTL Board of Directors that Cynthia Williams has been appointed as President of Freedom to Lead. Rick Sessoms will continue to serve in executive leadership as the CEO during an extended time of transition. Please pray for Cynthia as she enters into this new role.
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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.