Prayer Request for African Mission.

Prayer Request for African Mission.

We are just six week away from the Africa Marked Men For Christ mission project and I wanted to send out a prayer email in preparation.  It’s been quite a while since I’ve participated in an international project like this and only recently was reminded of my personal need for prayer support.  So with that I’d like to invite you to lift up me and the other 46 men from the States who are headed to Nairobi in late April to minister to African men from Kenya and five other African nations.

For the logistics of the trip, I will be flying out of Houston on the 23rd 10:45a and arrive in Nairobi on Sunday night, the 24th at 6p. My return flights will begin on Sunday, May 1st at 11:25p and landing in Houston on Monday at 2:45p. The exact event timing will be from Tuesday through Thursday with prep on Monday and follow up training on Friday.  My particular role will be to lead one of the four prayer teams during the three day event.

The stakes are high and the need is huge for leadership development of men in these nations. The goal is that these men will be able to return to their home stronger ambassadors for Christ in their neighborhoods, cities, and countries. Maybe eventually to the nations.

I want to thank you who have already begun to pray for this ministry and for the financial support of many of you.  Specifically, I am asking that you write the trip dates down on a good calendar as a reminder to lift us up daily during that season.  The chances are good that I will have email access during the evenings so that I will be able to make on the ground reports.

For prayer, please lift up:

-Safe travel for the African men going to and from Nairobi.

-Safe travel for the American and European men.

-Safety would be both from danger and sickness.

-Protection from Satanic, political, and physical distractions.

-Open hearts of the African men.

-Wisdom for myself and the other leaders.

-Protection for Debi and the girls while I am gone.

-Anything else that the Holy Spirit might lay on your heart.

Thank you again and please let me know if you have any questions.



PS If you’d like to be included in the update email list just shoot me a note.

God Around the World!

God Around the World!

What is God doing in our day around the world?  Most of my kingdom work is centered in an American cultural context.  But what is God doing beyond the box of Western and American thinking about Christianity? Join us this Sunday at 8p Central as we welcome Dr. Chris DeWelt to the show.  We will be looking at God and global Christianity.  Chris comes to the discussion with the experience of having lived in the cultural context of Chile for 8 years and has served in close to 80 other countries and cultures.  Presently Chris serves as Director and Professor of Intercultural Studies at Ozark Christian College in Joplin, Mo.

What is God up to around the world?  What does authentic Christianity look like in other countries and cultures around the globe?  What is it about authentic Christianity that transcends culture?  How can we be involved in God’s work no matter where we are on the earth?  Those and many other questions will be part of the discussion Sunday night.  Don’t miss this exciting internationally charged live webcast.  You are welcome to send in questions ahead of time or you can participate live through our SND Google + page, our SND Face Book page, or through the comment section here.  So be sure to plan ahead and grab a friend and we’ll see you tomorrow night.