May 2019 Update

CHRIST LIVES IN US!

"I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me" (Galatians 2:20). 

These are exciting days! Did you see the Palau the Movie?  If not, I highly recommend it! God is using it in a powerful way all over the United States and Latin America! In one of the scenes, Luis (played by well-known Argentine actor Gaston Pauls) is preaching on a street corner in Argentina. When they were done filming there, a man approached Gaston.

He thanked the “pastor” for sharing the message of salvation and told him that he had just accepted Jesus into his life! Gaston was surprised as he was only reciting his “lines” (which happened to include God’s Word). Gaston told the man he was only an actor, but that didn’t change the man’s decision for Jesus!
 
God’s Word does not return void! The Good News was proclaimed and received! In fact, through the movie and by playing the part of Luis, Gaston himself rededicated his life to Jesus.
 
It’s also exciting and a huge praise to see and know Luis is still going strong! He continues to encourage and inspire others as he shares the Good News. Luis was inspired himself (this story was shared in the movie too), when he was in a seminary class being taught by Major Ian Thomas.

Thomas was relaying the story of Moses and the burning bush (the presence of God); He shared “There is a bush that burns. I would like to be a bush like that, but I am just a heap of ashes.” Luis thought that was him, a heap of ashes. I bet Gaston may have thought that too, as I also sometimes think. How about you?  

Ian Thomas, Luis, Gaston (and we) encounter God and His presence when He lives in us as we die to self and allow His power and hope to lead our lives. As we allow the Holy Spirit to live in us, like the fire in the bush. Thomas emphasized just how unremarkable a place God chose to inhabit. He said, “Any old bush will do, as long as God is in the bush.”
 
YAY!! How comforting, inspiring and empowering to know that we may just be any old bush, but God is in the bush . . . in us!

All we need to do is humbly be available, to be committed, and willing to be used by God. You may think that’s not easy to do, but that’s where prayer steps in! Each of us can pray to die to ourselves and our selfish ambitions and be used by God for His glory!
 
Continue to pray for Luis, Andrew, Kevin and the entire LPA team as God equips and uses them and their ministry for the salvation of many!
 
Used by our Lord in prayer,
Gail Stockamp

“To them (the saints) God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory” (Colossians 1:27).

PRAYER REPORTS

Please open and pray for the people and events represented:

  • Africa | Praise for Nairobi Prayer Summit / NGA Uganda festival in July | Report

  • Asia | Perseverance and the Lord’s timing for future travels | Report

  • North America | NGA “Festival Por La Vida” in Kentucky on May 18 | Report

  • Europe | Details for festival in Madrid in June | Report

  • Latin America | NGA LifeFest Pucallpa July 26-August 4 | Report

  • Caribbean | NGA Cuba festival on hold! Pray for favor | Report

April 2019 Update

CONNECTED TO THE VINE!

“We pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way; bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God” (Colossians 1:10).

Yay, it’s spring!  This winter was exceptionally harsh on our backyard plants and several of them appeared to have died.  They required major pruning and even after some serious repair efforts they looked terrible – like some bare sticks with a few leaves.  

Perhaps this is an analogy for all of us as we live in a cold, fallen world! We can often feel the brutal effects of being pruned or enduring a difficult season.

Be comforted. Even Jesus – our Lord – was “pruned” as His Father sent Him to live as a man on earth. Jesus came to earth to bear our sins, to suffer on the cross, die, and be resurrected – defeating death forever.
That’s extreme pruning!  
 
His resurrection assures that you and I can live eternally. That we too can be grafted into His vine – new, abundant, true life. What a great reminder especially as we approach Easter this month!
 
In John 15, Jesus commands his followers to “Remain in me.” Stay connected to Jesus! We remain in Jesus and bear fruit as we:

  • Remain in the vine

  • Submit to the vine dresser (pruning)

  • Remain in His Word

  • Remain in prayer

  • Remain in His love

  • Remain in His will

My plants are recovering and showing signs of new life.  How about us?  

Our pains, problems and pruning will show tremendous growth and bear great fruit if we allow Jesus to be our vine. To "grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 3:18).

To grow spiritually in His truth and love in order to mature and bear fruit! Fruits of the Spirit; “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control” (Galatians 5:22-23).

God’s grace is at work in us by the spiritual fruit we produce. “A tree is recognized by its fruit” (Matthew 12:33).  As mentioned earlier, one way we stay connected to the vine and bear rich fruit is through prayer. Pray to grow as a mature, fruit-bearing follower of Christ.  As you pray, please continue to pray for Luis, Andrew and the Palau ministry too as they till the soil for those who have been pruned by this life, and to sow seeds for eternity and new life with Him!

Bearing fruit in love and prayer,
Gail Stockamp

“This is to my Father’s glory that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples” (John 15:8).

PRAYER & PRAISE

PRAISE GOD FOR:

  • Luis’ health! Despite still battling lung cancer, Luis traveled to southern California to speak to and encourage more than 2,600 pastors at a recent conference. Pray for his continued strength and stamina as he continues to do ministry, and pray for his complete healing!

  • Palau the Movie, which came out April 4 and 6 in hundreds of theaters in North and South America. The motion picture of Luis and Pat’s inspiring life as evangelists blessed and encouraged tens of thousands who saw the film. Stay updated on the DVD release at www.palauthemovie.com.

  • CityFest East Texas as the campaign progresses positively. More than 270 pastors and leaders gathered April 4 for a Pastors Conference, followed that night with the RE:NEW Gathering that brought together more than 3,000 locals in anticipation for CityFest in October.  

PRAY FOR:

  • The Holy Spirit’s presence and power as Wendy Palau travels to London for a luncheon on May 2 to share the Gospel to thousands of women.

  • God to be over all the details of the June festival in Madrid, Spain. Learn more at www.palau.org/madrid.

  • NGA at work worldwide: Action Sports members conference and training in Brazil April 13-14;  Festival with Mike Silva in Louisville, Kentucky May 18; Outreach events in Romania May 3-6; Festival in Cuba June 28-July 3;  Crusade in Kampala Uganda July 6-14, among others.  

  • Future festivals and City Gospel Movements in Tyler, Texas; Brevard County, Florida; Swansea, Wales; and Madrid, Spain.

    PRAYER REPORTS

    Our Prayer Leadership team is changing and growing!  We thank God for Gail Link, Janet Cabescango, and Brooke Andrew’s faithful service to the prayer team and we welcome Nicole Furno, Denise Guinn, Jessica Person, and Karina Rodriguez to our team! Please open and pray for the people and events represented:

    • Africa | Nairobi Pastors Prayer Summit May 6-8  | Report

    • Asia | Pray for new open doors under government restrictions | Report

    • North America | Festival Preparation in Texas and Florida | Report

    • Europe | London, Madrid, Swansea Wales and more | Report

    • Latin America | NGA Sports Action Conference in Brazil April 13-14 | Report

    • Caribbean | NGA Cuba Festival June 28-July 3 | Report

    JOIN US APRIL 23

    Please join us as we connect in prayer to Jesus, our “vine,” for Luis, the Palau team, and for people all around the world that need hope. Our one-hour national quarterly conference call is Tuesday, April 23 at 1 p.m. Pacific Standard Time., 2 p.m. Mountain Time, 3 p.m. Central Time,  and 4 p.m. Eastern Time.

    Calling in is easy. Simply call 712-832-8330. You will be prompted to enter an access code. The access code is: 8750743. Press # after entering the access code. You will be prompted to enter an audio pin for the call, so simply press # again at this prompt.

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March 2019 Update

HOW GREAT IS OUR GOD!

“Praise the Lord, my soul. Lord my God, you are very great; you are clothed with splendor and majesty.” (Psalm 104:1).
 
My husband and I recently had the joy of visiting the Grand Canyon.  It is such a vast and majestic experience of God’s great and beautiful creation – truly amazing!  Even more amazing is knowing that while He created this awesome world, He created us in His own image (Genesis 1:27), and love us so incredibly. How wonderful and great is that? 
 
As His followers, Jesus tells us in John 14:12, “Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.”  I don’t think Jesus is referring to us doing greater miracles than Him, but rather through the work of the power of the Holy Spirit, who lives in us. From John 14, Luis taught on an appreciable and applicable message on Jesus sharing His greatness with us:

  • Dream Great Dreams! Luis and the Palau ministry has dreamed and continues to greatly dream of what the Lord can and will do through them!  The dream of preaching in Central Park in NYC became a reality in July of 2015 and it’s exciting to see what the future holds as the Palau team continues to dream big with the vision for 2020 and beyond!

  • Pray Great Prayers!  In John 14:13-14, Jesus says, “And I will do whatever you ask in m name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.  You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.” When we ask in the will and power of His name, He answers! We must pray! It’s a joy and a privilege to pray; and that’s what we’re all about! Pray great prayers with us!

  • Obey Great Commands! Jesus commands us to love God with all our hearts and to love our neighbors as ourselves (Matthew 22:37-39). Jesus goes on to remind us in John 14:21, “Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me.” We prove our love for Jesus by obeying what he says. The Palau ministry (and we) do this by obeying His great commission to “Go and make disciples of all nations.”

A lot of great things are happening in the Palau ministry and while they’re dreaming great dreams, we need prayer to make them reality!  The Next Generation Alliance (NGA) is growing, as is the Global Network of Evangelists (GNE) to fulfill that great commission. Check out the Palau website for City Gospel Movements (CGM): citygospelmovements.org.  The CGM team is rising up and the Church is being strengthened and unified. There’s a lot of work to do and your prayers are needed.  
 
Thanks for joining us as we pray for Luis, Kevin, Andrew, and the entire Palau team as God empowers, commands and commissions them to proclaim the Gospel and do great things around His amazing world!

Praying with you,
Gail Stockamp

“I said, ‘I beseech You, O LORD God of heaven, the great and awesome God, who preserves the covenant and lovingkindness for those who love Him and keep His commandments’” (Nehemiah 1:5).

PRAYER & PRAISE

  • Pray for continued and complete healing of Luis’ lung cancer, in God’s will, love, and perfect timing.

  • Pray over the future festivals and City Gospel Movements in Tyler, Texas; Brevard County, Florida; Swansea, Wales; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Boise, Idaho; and New England.

  • Pray for God to be glorified in the upcoming Palau the Movie, being released April 4 and 6 – that it will inspire churches and Christians to make evangelism a priority.

  • Praise God for 19,000 public confessions of faith at the Abidjan Festival in Africa last month. See the below attached report or visit www.palau.org/abidjan.

  • Praise God that He is giving Luis the strength and stamina needed to continue sharing the Good News. 

    PRAYER REPORTS

    Please open and pray for the people and events represented:

  • Africa | Praise for “Love Côte d’Ivoire” Festival last month | Report

  • Asia | NGA in the Philippines; China update | Report

  • North America | Festival Preparation in Texas and  Florida | Report

  • Europe | Global Network of Evangelists expansion | Report

  • Latin America | NGA events throughout Latin America | Report

  • Caribbean | NGA member headed to Cuba | Report 

“Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us” (Ephesians 3:20).  

February 2019 Update

LOVE LETTERS FROM GOD

“A blessing for you, because the Lord your God loves you” (Deuteronomy 23:5).

My husband and I were high school sweethearts. This June, we celebrate 40 years of marriage. When we were young and newly in love, we’d exchange love notes and call each other sweet names like “Honey” and “Sugar Pie.”

Valentine’s Day is a time to express love – however mushy, goofy, or sentimental it sometimes is. We buy flowers, candy, even extravagant gifts like jewelry to express our affection to loved ones.

We should remember during this season of expressing love, that in God’s extravagance, He gave the ultimate gift. His gift is priceless – expressed in action by coming to earth as Jesus to die a sinner’s death. To redeem us into a relationship with Him!

Here’s some love letters He wrote to you:

  • “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8).

  • “The LORD appeared to us in the past saying ‘I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness’” (Jeremiah 31:3).

  • “And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love, lives in God, and God in them” (John 4:16).

  • “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me” (Galatians 2:20).

These are only a few of God’s many expressions of love for us.  I’d be remiss if I didn’t share the most famous one of all: 

  • “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16).

A way we can express our love back to Him is through acts of service in love and devotion, as well as in our prayers. As endearments, we can tell Him who He is to us as our SOVEREIGN, HOLY, ALMIGHTY, CREATOR, REDEEMER, PROMISE KEEPER (the list goes on!).

Pray your love for Him, back to Him and for those you love and He loves, to come to know Him as their Savior! Pray for Luis and Andrew and the entire Palau team as well as they share God’s love with a hurting world.

Andrew and the team are in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire right now bringing the Gospel to hundreds of people. Pray for them and read updates on the reports below for more details of what God is doing in West Africa and all around the world.

Love in Jesus,
Gail Stockamp
 
“Give thanks to the God of Heaven, for his steadfast love endures forever” (Psalm 136:26).

PRAYER & PRAISE

  • Pray for continued and complete healing of Luis’ lung cancer, in God’s will, love, and perfect timing.

  • Pray for the Abidjan festival “Love Côte d’Ivoire” in West Africa, HAPPENING NOW!

  • Pray over the future festivals and City Gospel Movements in Tyler, Texas; Brevard County, Florida; Swansea, Wales; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Boise, Idaho; and New England.

  • Pray for God to be glorified in the upcoming Palau the Movie, being released April 4 and 6 – that it will inspire churches and Christians to make evangelism a priority.

  • Praise God that He is giving Luis the strength and stamina needed to continue sharing the Good News. 

    PRAYER REPORTS

    Please open and pray for the people and events represented:

  • Africa | “Love Côte d’Ivoire” festival week HAPPENING NOW! | Report

  • Asia | Update on the “What is Easter” book | Report

  • North America | Multiple evangelistic opportunities | Report

  • Europe | Global Network of Evangelists expansion | Report

  • Latin America | NGA events throughout Latin America  | Report

  • Caribbean | NGA Evangelist goes to Cuba | Report

January 2019 Update

FAITHFUL INTO THE FUTURE

“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past! See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland” (Isaiah 43:18-19).

Happy New Year!

Our son has a birthday in January and as much as he loves the celebration, he’s not a fan of the time of year. It can be depressing. It’s dark and cold (very rainy here in the Pacific Northwest), New Year’s resolutions are already being broken, and bills from Christmas shopping are piling up.

However, this is stress from a worldly perspective!

Despite stresses, we can always wake up each morning and say “Good morning Holy Spirit!” It’s a new day and there’s joy and hope in every day – and every New Year – because of Jesus!

We are blessed to view life and a New Year with the knowledge that we are children and heirs of the King. We have GRACE (God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense), giving us peace that surpasses all understanding.

I want to share a few verses from the Bible to help us frame the coming year from a positive, hopeful, and God-focused perspective:

  • “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows” (James 1:17).

  • “Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name; make known among the nations what He has done” (1 Chronicles 16:8).

  • “Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. I say to myself, ‘The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for Him” (Lamentations 3:22-24).

  • “In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps” (Proverbs 16:9).

  • “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight” (Proverbs 3:5-6).

As we begin a New Year, thank God with me for His faithfulness in the past as well as His fresh hope in the future. God is making a way through this fallen world and He has amazing plans in store for each of us!

Please join us in prayer and thanksgiving by praying for the reports below. Also, you’re invited to join us on January 29 as we come together for unified prayer! See details below. 

With bright hopes for tomorrow,
Gail Stockamp
 
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” (2 Corinthians 5:17)

PRAYER & PRAISE

  • Pray for continued and complete healing of Luis’ lung cancer.

  • Pray for God to be glorified in the upcoming Palau movie to be released in April and that it will inspire churches to make evangelism a priority.

  • Pray for the festival in West Africa next month, and the many other evangelistic opportunities in 2019.

  • Pray over the movements in Tyler, Texas; Brevard County, Florida; Swansea, Wales; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Boise, Idaho; and New England.

  • Praise God for His healing power on Luis, allowing him to continue sharing the Good News!

  • Praise God with us for the 36.9 million people reached with the Good News in 2018! See more about what God accomplished through this ministry in 2018 at www.palau.org/goodnews.

PRAYER REPORTS

Please open and pray for the people and events represented:

  • Africa | “Love Côte d’Ivoire” underway for February 2019 | Report

  • Asia | Potential trip to China, Spring 2019 | Report

  • North America | Multiple evangelistic opportunities | Report

  • Europe | Global Network of Evangelists expansion | Report

  • Latin America | NGA events throughout Latin America  | Report

  • Caribbean | Praise in the Dominican Republic | Report

JOIN US ON JANUARY 29

Let’s begin the New Year in unified prayer. Please join us as we pray for Luis, the Palau team, and on behalf of people all around the world that need hope. Our one-hour national quarterly conference call is Tuesday, January 29 at 1 p.m. Pacific Standard Time., 2 p.m. Mountain Time, 3 p.m. Central Time,  and 4 p.m. Eastern Time.

Calling in is easy. Simply call 712-832-8330. You will be prompted to enter an access code. The access code is: 8750743. Press # after entering the access code. You will be prompted to enter an audio pin for the call, so simply press # again at this prompt.

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December 2018 Update

JESUS ‘IN’ US

“Behold, the virgin shall be with child and shall bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel," which translated means, ‘GOD WITH US.’” (Matthew 1:23).

Merry Christmas! 

We all know the beautiful story of Jesus’ birth from Luke 2. What joy we have as we prepare to celebrate his birth! He was transformed as Sovereign God into human form as a baby. God in the flesh; literally "God with us.” Even more inconceivable than his virgin birth through the Holy Spirit is that God shares his indwelling power to be “IN" each of us. In. Such a simple, little word. Yet such a powerful reality.

Check out these beautiful verses of truth; Jesus IN us: 

  • "Do you not know that the Spirit of God dwells IN you?" (2 Corinthians 3:16).

  •  "If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives IN them and they in God.  And so we know and rely on the love God has for us" (1 John 4:15-16)  

  • “I am crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but it is Christ who lives IN me” (Galatians 2:20)

  •  “Christ IN you, the hope of glory” (Colossians 1:27)

  •  “That Christ may make His home IN your hearts through faith” (Ephesians 3:17).

How awesome is that? 

To know God abides in us, surrounding us, He is pleased to reveal in us more of the wonderful person of Christ, making His home in our hearts! When He dwells in us. He can’t help but dwell up into our mind and thoughts (see Philippians 4:8). From our thoughts, come our words. Words of praise. Words of encouragement. Words of joy! Then our loving words become love in action: sharing Him and His Word, the Good News with others!

Luis, Andrew, and the Palau team have the joy of doing this daily. So can we! One way is through our prayers. Pray for the Palau ministry as God uses it to proclaim the Good News to as many people as possible! That a Savior is born, Christ the Lord, to dwell by faith IN each one who receives this message of truth, hope, and love to our hurting world.

Abiding IN His Love,

Gail Stockamp

"And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, "Behold, the tabernacle of God is among men, and He will dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among them" (Revelation 21:3).

PRAYER & PRAISE

  • Praise God’s blessings on Luis’ health, allowing him to be able to continue sharing the Good News!

  • Pray for continued and complete healing power from our Lord for Luis' lung cancer.

  • Praise for over 1,400 transformed lives for Jesus at the most recent festival in Jose C Paz, Argentina Festival.

  • Praise for evangelism training last month in Abidjan in preparation for the festival there in February 2019.

  • Praise for the TBN Specials on Luis Palau’s life and CityFest West Michigan.

  • Praise for the “100 Cities Summit" last month in DC, advancing City Gospel Movements worldwide.

  • Pray for God to be glorified in the upcoming Palau movie to be released April 2019.

PRAYER REPORTS

Please open and pray for the people and events represented:

  • Africa | Preparations underway for “Love Cote d’Ivoire” February 2019| Report

  • Asia | Potential trip to China Spring 2019 | Report

  • North America | Multiple Gospel movement & festival opportunities | Report

  • Europe | Global Network of Evangelists expansion | Report

  • Central & South America | An exciting harvest from the Argentina festival | Report

  • Caribbean | Praise in the Dominican Republic | Report

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THANK YOU!

We’re thankful to join with you in prayer. May you experience God’s lavish love given to us through the birth His Son; dwelling in your heart, mind, words and deeds!  God bless you during this Christmas season and always!

“Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever” (Psalm 23:6).

November 2018 Update

ABUNDANT BLESSINGS!

“And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work”
(2 Corinthians 9:8).

Thanksgiving is coming soon, a time to remember our blessings. As we live in a fallen world, that’s hard to do sometimes! Nationally we’re fighting fires, mourning over lost lives from senseless shootings, and living through a nation severely politically divided.

Personally, you may be facing broken relationships, serious illnesses, difficult working conditions, and financial pressures – to name only a few stresses.

Yet, take heart! Blessings abound!

Check out Matthew 5 and be thankful in the beatitudes. God blesses those who are:

Poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven
In mourning, for they’ll be comforted
Meek, for they’ll inherit the earth
Hungering for righteousness, for they’ll be filled
Merciful, for they’ll be shown mercy
Pure in heart, for they’ll see God
Peacemakers, for they’ll be called children of God
Persecuted for righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven
 
Each beatitude tells us how we are blessed by God, which means more than being happy through any pleasure this world may offer.  Being blessed by God means to experience hope and joy, independent of our circumstances.  It assures us of the abundant rewards of those who are in God’s Kingdom!  That’s us, and don’t we want others to join us in these rewards?  That’s what the Palau ministry does!!! It does NOT mean less for us; in God’s economy it means more, with blessings overflowing for all who receive Him!

I love the story of King Jehoshaphat in 2 Chronicles 20:21 when he sent out the choir of praise before sending out the army.  We can go forward as the choir of praise as we send Jesus our prayers on behalf and before the LPA army . . . Luis, Andrew, and the entire team!  Give thanks and pray for the many blessings and opportunities the Lord has given you individually as well corporately for the Palau ministry.  Join us by opening the below reports and pray for LPA as they proclaim the Gospel and its eternal rewards.

In Praise and Thanksgiving,
Gail Stockamp


"Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever”
(Psalm 118:1).

PRAYER & PRAISE

Praise God Luis’ recent scan shows he’s stable and able to continue preaching!

  • Pray for continued and complete healing from his lung cancer.

  • Praise for the NGA Outreach in the Dominican Republic this past weekend.

  • Pray for Andrew at the Jose C Paz, Argentina Festival tonight and tomorrow, November 16-17.  

  • Three TBN Specials on Luis Palau’s life and CityFest West Michigan on November 23, 26 and 27. Be sure and tune in for “Palau Week.”

  • God to be glorified in the upcoming Palau movie to be released in early 2019.

PRAYER REPORTS

Please open and pray for the people and events represented: 

  • Africa | Preparations including Evangelism training for Love Cote D’Ivoire, Feb 2019 | Report

  • Asia | NGA Outreach in Pakistan this month! | Report

  • North America | Grand Rapids Celebration this past weekend! | Report

  • Europe | Plans for a festival in Madrid June 2019 | Report

  • Central & South America | Argentina Festival with Andrew this weekend!  | Report

  • Caribbean | Praise in the Dominican Republic | Report

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THANK YOU!

Thank you for joining us in prayer! YOU are a blessing!  May you experience God’s richest blessings, abundantly and overflowing this Thanksgiving season and always!

”I thank my God every time I remember you” (Philippians 1:3). 

October 2018 Update

PREPARE FOR BATTLE!

“Be strong with the Lord’s mighty power.  
Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies and tricks of the devil. For we are not fighting against people made of flesh and blood, but against the evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against those mighty power of darkness who rule this world, and against wicked spirits in the heavenly realms.”
Psalm 46:10

It’s October! The stores are full of Halloween costume, candy, and decorations. While Halloween can be full of innocent fun, it’s also a holiday that has a history of entertainment in evil ideas. It’s a reminder to us how Satan can make truly sinful and horrible activities appear as fun.
 
As believers, we know that heaven and hell are real, and we cannot lighten the many spiritual battles we frequently – and will continue to – encounter.
 
We have to remember to put on our spiritual armor daily. We have to be prepare for his attacks.
 
The great news, though, is that the battle is not ours, it belongs to God. In Joshua 5:13, before the battle at Jericho, Joshua saw a man with a drawn sword in his hand. Joshua asked him if he was “for us or for our enemies?” He replied, “Neither, but as commander of the army of the Lord I have now come.”
 
We know God is on our side. The question remains for all of us – are we on God’s side?
 
One of the visions God gave a prayer-partner at the Fresno, CA festival in April 2017 appeared to a different prayer partner in Grand Rapids, MI festival last month. Isn’t that amazing?! In both instances, angels were in high places looking down. Their swords were drawn as a sign of protection for those in attendance.
 
As one of the team members shared with me, “That’s why the prayer team is the first team established in every festival city as well as the last one to leave.” Prayer is important! Especially when evangelism is at work and Satan is most trying to keeping people from hearing the Good News or choosing Jesus. Remember though, “The Lord is faithful and He will strengthen and protect you from the evil one” (2 Thessalonians 3:3).
 
We can be prepared to fight as a marvelous soldier in God’s army as prayer warriors too!  Just as soldiers are trained to keep their equipment in battle-ready condition, we too must do the same as we diligently prepare for battle against our spiritual enemy.  
 
As Ephesians 6:10-18 tell us, our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms!  So put on the full armor of God, using our breastplate of righteousness with the shield of faith to protect our hearts from Satan’s flaming arrows of temptation!  
 
Stay grounded to stand firm with the belt of truth to recognize his lies. Our feet must be fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.  Have God’s knowledge, using the helmet of salvation, to protect our minds from doubt!  Keep our swords sharp by knowing and being in God’s Word, which has the power of Jesus to cause Satan to flee in terror!
 
Praise God we are assured victory in Jesus!  He gives us the power to defeat Satan by the Holy Spirit in us!  Yet while we live in a fallen world, we know spiritual warfare is real and serious business!  We must continue to engage in the struggle as Satan will continue to battle against all who are on the Lord’s side. So keep on praying, prayer warriors! Pray in the Spirit for all Palau events and occasions, with all kinds of prayers and requests (check them out in detail below) and pray with us on October 23 (again, details below)!
 
Be alert and keep on praying for all the saints… Luis, Andrew, Kevin and the entire Palau team!
 
Protected and praying with you in the power of Jesus’ name,
Gail Stockamp

“Guard the good deposit that was entrusted to you—
guard it with the help of the Holy Spirit who lives in us.”
2 Timothy 1:14

REGIONAL PRAYER REPORTS

Please open and pray for the people and events represented: 

  • Africa | Abidjan Pastor’s Conference Oct 17-18 | Report

  • Asia | Open doors and hearts to China and Pakistan | Report

  • North America | Future CityFest Possibilities | Report

  • Europe | Andrew, Wendy and Kevin just back from UK Cities Tours | Report

  • Central & South America | NGA Tijuana Festival and Argentina Festival with Andrew quickly approaching  | Report

  • Caribbean | NGA outreach November 6-12 in the Dominican Republic | Report

JOIN US OCTOBER 23

Are you prepared to do spiritual battle?  Join us as we pray for Luis and LPA!  Our one-hour national quarterly conference prayer call is Tuesday, October 23 at 1 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time, 2 p.m. Mountain time, 3 p.m. Central time and 4 p.m. Eastern time.

Calling in is easy. 
 
Simply call 712-832-8330. You will be prompted to enter an access code. The access code is: 8750743. Press # after entering the access code. You will be prompted to enter an audio pin for the call, so simply press # again at this prompt. 

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Also, great news: Andrew & Kevin are able to join us for the conference prayer call. 

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THANK YOU

Thank you for joining us in prayer! I pray you are armored up and ready for spiritual battle!  Keep on praying!

"No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
 Romans 8:37-39

September 2018 Update

GET UNPLUGGED!

“Be still and know that I am God!”
Psalm 46:10


Summer is coming to an end, and as the new school years begin and vacations come to end, we mentally prepare for the busy routines of life to rev up once again. And with the busyness adds the pressure to be constantly connected to our phone and computers with multiple portals of communication (even this email – thank you!).

But where does it end? Or, does it ever?

Did God create us to GO GO GO?

No!

Even He modeled rest for us (Genesis 2:2).

In the midst of our going, doing, and being in this race of life, let’s be sure to take a timeout to pray and seek Him! Enjoy your daily quiet time with the Lord in His Word. A friend of mine shared with me recently that she considers her devotion and prayer time with the Lord as her dessert each day – she looked forward that much to unplugging from the craziness of life and simply being with Him.

So get unplugged and have dessert! Spend some time praying with us for Luis, Andrew and the LPA team as they travel worldwide sharing the Gospel. As you know they just returned from Grand Rapids, so there’s much to share and praise God for! 

Please pray with us and open the below reports to praise God for many answered prayers and to specifically know what to pray for in the months ahead.

Resting in the Power of Jesus’ Name,
Gail Stockamp

“For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him.”
Psalm 62:5

REGIONAL PRAYER REPORTS

Please open and pray for the people and events represented: 

  • Africa | Urgent prayer request for festival site in Abidjan for Cote d’Ivoire festival in February, Andrew and team there this week to launch festival | Report

  • Asia | Praying for approval for distribution of Easter book | Report

  • North America | Celebrating Cityfest West Michigan | Report

  • Europe | UK leaders to gather to catch vision for a larger festival after [email protected] success | Report

  • Central & South America | Historic festival last month with thousands of new believers in Bogota | Report

  • Caribbean | NGA outreach in November in the Dominican Republic | Report

PRAISES & PRAYERS

  • Thanksgiving for Bogotá, Columbia!  In August over 850 churches united with LPA to bring multiple outreaches including gatherings for women, business and civic leaders, prisoners with 2 huge festival evenings!  Over 200,000 were in attendance and over 550,000 watching online worldwide.  Over 18,000 accepted Jesus into their hearts! Learn more at www.palau.org/events-bogota-2018

  • Praise for CityFest West Michigan last weekend! Luis is strengthened enough to attend and bless the people in Grand Rapids (his first time leaving Oregon since last November)! More than 39,000 heard the Good News over the week and we saw God move in amazing ways bringing more than 1,830 people to follow him. Read the full ministry report at https://www.palau.org/events-grand-rapids.

  • United Kingdom Tour, 4 Cities of England, October 1-5

  • Pastor’s Conference in Abidjan, Africa October 17-18

  • NGA  Outreach in Dominican Republic November 6-12

  • Jose C Paz, Argentina Festival, November 12-18 

  • God to be glorified in the upcoming Palau movie to be released in early 2019

  • Complete healing for Luis from his lung cancer and Pat from pneumoniaSHARE

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THANK YOU


Thank you for joining us in prayer! I pray you are blessed, as you unplug from the cares of today, giving them all to our Lord as you rest in Him. 

“My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest."
Exodus 33:14

August 2018 Update

IT'S PERSONAL!

I have called you by name; you are mine (Isaiah 43:1b).

I love summertime! It means blue skies, sunshine, warm (ok, hot) weather, Bar-B-Qs, and family vacations. Our family had the joy of houseboat camping together and sleeping outside under the stars this summer. It was amazing! The dark sky was full of bright, twinkling lights – millions of them!  

I thought of the Psalm 147:4: "He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name.” How incredible is that?  

The Creator of the universe not only knows each star by name, but think of it. And we’re no different. He knows each of us intimately and personally! We’re the pinnacle of His creation, created in His own image! We’re His glory, children of the King. We belong to Him!

One of my favorite Bible verses that Luis brought to light for me is 1 Peter 2:9: “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His wonderful light.” God has created and knows each of us! Yet sadly, many are still in the dark and don’t know Him!

That’s where we come in!  

We’re His vessels to do His great work! We have the joy and responsibility of bringing others to Him. We can come together in prayer and join in the work the Palau team is doing worldwide to proclaim the Good News!  

Andrew and the team just had a great time sharing the Gospel in Eugene, Oregon and are now headed to Bogotá, Colombia. Then it’s Grand Rapids and more cities throughout the year.

Please pray with us and open the below reports to specifically know what to pray for in the months ahead.

Called by Him in the Power of Jesus’ Name,

Gail Stockamp

"You did not choose Me but I chose you, and appointed you that you would go and bear fruit, and that your fruit would remain, so that whatever you ask of the Father in My name He may give to you" (John 15:16).

REGIONAL PRAYER REPORTS

Please open and pray for the people and events represented: 

  • Africa | Continued progress in Abidjan for Cote d’Ivoire festival in February | Report

  • Asia | Praying for approval for distribution of Easter book | Report

  • North America | Celebrating hundreds of decisions for Jesus in Oregon, praying for festival in Michigan | Report

  • Europe | UK leaders to gather to catch vision for a larger festival after [email protected] success | Report

  • Central & South America | August Festival NOW in Bogota | Report

  • Caribbean | Praising God for outreaches in Cuba, praying for new believers in Jamaica | Report

PRAISES & PRAYERS

  • Praise for Eugene! The week of July 24-28 was a victory in Lane County, Oregon! Outreaches included a breakfast for first responders, a dinner for women, an outreach at a youth correctional facility, a skate outreach, and of course, the festival at PK Park. More than 9,500 people were in attendance on Saturday, July 28th (the largest gathering in the history of the ballpark, with more than 950 confessions of faith as a result of the campaign!) See photos and read the full report at www.palau.org/events-eugene-2018.

  • Bogotá, Columbia Festival is this week! This visit on August 12-19 will include affinity outreaches in prisons, universitys, and neighborhoods, as well as a special event for business and civic leaders. Street teams will be saturating the region! Friendship Evangelism Training will be provided to thousands of believers. This is a special festival as Andrew takes the lead sharing the Good News to a new generation of Colombians in the same location Luis had his first evangelistic campaign 52 years ago. The festival will be covered thoroughly on social media, radio, and television throughout Latin America.

  • Grand Rapids CityFest is September 2-9! Events to come include festival friend trainings, prison outreaches, a Spring Arbor University outreach, a women’s luncheon, a business and civic leaders luncheon, a latina brunch, all culminating to a 2-day music festival in Grand Rapids on September 8-9. Learn more at cityfestwestmichigan.org.

  • United Kingdom Tour, 4 Cities of England, October 1-5

  • Jose C Paz, Argentina Festival, November 12-18

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Thank you for joining us in prayer! I pray you are blessed, knowing you are called a child of the King (that means you’re royalty), as you pray to bring more into His kingdom! 

July 2018 Update

HOLY SPIRIT DYNAMITE! 

“But as for me, I am filled with power, with the Spirit of the Lord . . .” (Micah 3:8a)

Our country recently celebrated its freedom on the 4th of July. 

You may have done what my family did and enjoyed a great, explosive, and powerful display of fireworks. Did you know that the word “power” is translated from the Greek word “dynamis,” where we get the English word “dynamite.” In the World’s view, power brings independence and self-sufficiency – with no need for God’s – or anybody else’s – help. Completely self-sufficient. Strong enough.

But actually, any power like this is temporary and doesn’t satisfy completely.

Jesus told His disciples, “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you, and you will be my witnesses . . . to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8).

How awesome is it to know that He lives in us and empowers us to be witnesses of God’s love!

One way to tap into this power is through prayer. “After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly” (Acts 4:31).

God is sharing his dynamite power with us because as faithful followers, He abides in us! And when He abides in us, He has the power to use us! It’s also the only power that is sufficient to win spiritual battles against our own selfish desires and the devil. He has the power to blast out anything that is unlike God.

He uses His power to break us so that He might remake us. He helps us get rid of our selfish desires, submit to His will, and transform our lives completely. 

As Luis, Andrew, and the Palau team are in the business of evangelism and tapping into the Holy Spirit’s dynamic power, would you join me in setting aside some time today to pray for our Palau friends to continue to be used by God in a powerful way to share the Gospel with those who need to hear it.  

You can catch up on all that is happening through the Palau Association in the coming months by reading the reports below. Then, let’s all ask God to give us boldness to use our Holy Spirit power to transmit His message through us too!

Praying in the Holy Spirit’s Power and in Jesus’ Name,

Gail Stockamp

“My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power” (1 Corinthians 2:4).

REGIONAL PRAYER REPORTS

Please open and pray for the people and events represented: 

  • Africa | Progress in Abidjan for Cote d’Ivoire Festival in February 2019 | Report
  • Asia | Blessing over a new Easter book, prayers with new country laws toward evangelism | Report
  • North America | Festival on July 28 in Eugene Oregon; preparing for Grand Rapids in September| Report
  • Europe | Praise for salvation of many in the UK | Report
  • Central & South America | August Festival in Bogota | Report
  • Caribbean | Potential breakthrough in Cuba | Report

PRAISES & PRAYERS

City Gospel Movements (CGM) Launches New Campaign with Movement.Org: The CGM team had great meetings in NYC with the Movement.Org team (formerly The New York City Leadership Center).  They have been friends and partners since 2010, and have recently formed a renewed partnership focused on using their combined platforms to further City Gospel Movements around the world. 

>>> Read more here

  • Thousands Reached in the UK through [email protected] Festival: Praise God for a wonderful visit in the UK last month. Andrew met with pastors and city leaders to discuss the possibility of city-wide festivals in several communities. He had fantastic early conversations with leaders in Birmingham, Bristol, and Wolverhampton. It appears evident that Gospel momentum is building in the UK. Andrew ended his time in Sunbury, England, speaking at the [email protected] Festival on Father’s Day. More than 15 churches came together for this festival, reaching over 2,000 people, and feeding more than 5,000 throughout the weekend. Dozens of individuals made public commitments to Jesus Christ as a result. (It may not seem like many people to us in the U.S., but this was a big deal for the UK.)  

>>> Watch the highlight video here. 

  • Multiple Initiatives in West Michigan Pave the Way For CityFest in September: Following Andrew's trip to the UK, he headed straight to Gaylord, Michigan, to share the Good News at the Big Ticket Festival where he spoke to a packed crowd. Since January, Andrew, Kevin, and a handful of team members have been in and out of West Michigan, working with existing efforts and helping plan new ones. Events have included the RE:NEW Gathering with Andrew Palau and Francis Chan, One West Michigan’s launch, Friendship Evangelism Training with Mark Mittelberg, and The Movement youth event featuring Andy Mineo and Jarrett Stephens. Events still to come include Festival Friend Trainings, prison outreaches, a Spring Arbor University outreach, a Women’s Luncheon, a Business and Civic Leaders Luncheon, a Latina Brunch, all culminating to a 2-day music festival in Grand Rapids on September 8-9.

 >>> Learn more at cityfestwestmichigan.org.

  • Praise for Next Generation Alliance Amplify Conference in Chicago & Launch of “Women of NGA”: Praise God for the Chicago NGA [email protected] Conference that took place June 25 with 110 evangelists. Speakers included Andrew Palau, Mike Silva, and Bob Lenz with Palau’s Dave Jones moderating. NGA led the evangelism track and 6 breakout workshops for the conference. Palau workshop leaders included John Ogle, Levi Park, and Alan Greene. With the help of Wendy Palau and NGA members Joan Cook and Vicki Greene, NGA launched the Women of NGA. Their goal is to affirm and encourage women evangelists and women who are spouses of evangelists. Stonecroft Ministries provided great resources, and also incorporated the Women of NGA resource page in an evangelism and discipleship directory, accessed by their 15,000+ volunteers across the US and globally.

>>> Learn more at nextgenerationalliance.org.

Eugene’s Mass Media Campaign in Full Swing: CityFest with Andrew Palau in Eugene, Oregon, on July 28, preceded by a women’s dinner on July 24. Pray for the ongoing promotional campaign – that the entire region would know about the festival.

>>> Learn more at cityfest.org.

JOIN US IN PRAYER JULY 24


Join us as we pray for Luis and LPA! There will be much to pray over with the Eugene festival on July 28, the Bogota festival in August, and the West Michigan festival in September!  Our one-hour national quarterly conference prayer call is Tuesday, July 24 at 1 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time, 2 p.m. Mountain time, 3 p.m. Central time and 4 p.m. Eastern time.

Calling in is easy. Simply call 712-832-8330. You will be prompted to enter an access code. The access code is: 8750743. Press # after entering the access code. You will be prompted to enter an audio pin for the call, so simply press # again at this prompt. 

If you are calling from a phone with a "mute" button, please mute your phone when you are not audibly participating to avoid any background noise or distractions. 

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THANK YOU

Thank you for joining us in prayer! I pray you experience the Holy Spirit’s power in a mighty way as you pray with us. 

June 2018 Update

TASTE AND SEE! 

“Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him” (Psalm 34:8).

Do you live to eat or do you eat to live? My home – Portland Oregon – is one of the most varied food cities in the country. Food gives us such pleasure doesn’t it? It alerts our senses. The smells.  The tastes. It is to be savored and enjoyed, especially in good company with friends and family. However, as life-giving as food is, it’s not always nourishing. We can over indulge, eat food that’s bad for us, become gluttonous and need relief.

In Matthew 4:4, Jesus rebukes Satan when tempted: "'Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.’” We can live to eat by being nourished on God’s Word, and we can’t actually over indulge on this spiritual fuel. In fact, it will provide relief and peace . . . “taste and see” that this is true by sitting at the banquet table of His Word.

“My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of Him who sent me and to finish His work” (John 4:34).

We simply need to dig in, and one way of doing that is by praying. God’s Word is how He feeds us and communicates with us. This spiritual nourishment is also provided by LPA (and us) by doing God’s will and helping to bring His work of salvation to completion. We can be nourished not only by what we take in, but also by what we give out for God! Please join me in giving through prayer for Luis, Andrew, and the Palau team as they share God’s banquet table with the nation and the world! Then in satisfaction, as Psalm 34:8 ends, we will be blessed and take refuge in Him!

Feasting with you in God’s Word and prayer,

Gail Stockamp

"Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For on him God the Father has placed his seal of approval” (John 6:27).

REGIONAL PRAYER REPORTS

Please open and pray for the people and events represented: 

  • Africa | Progress in Abidjan for Cote d’Ivoire Festival in February 2019 | Report
  • Asia | Blessing over a new Easter book, prayers with new country laws toward evangelism | Report
  • North America | Festival on June 20 and NGA conference the week after| Report
  • Europe | Andrew’s in the UK for [email protected] Park in Sunbury on June 17 | Report
  • Central & South America | Praise for March for Jesus in Brazil; August Festival in Bogota | Report
  • Caribbean | Celebrating Father’s Day in Jamaica! Introducing the Father through Jesus on June 17 | Report

PRAISES & PRAYERS

  • TBN Special: Luis, Andrew, and Kevin spent a full day recently with TBN recording interviews for a special on Luis’ life. The plan is for the 1-2 hour special to air near the release of the movie this fall.
  • City Gospel Movements: Kevin and the team had a great meeting this past week in NYC talking about how CGM and MOVEMENT.ORG can work together to encourage and accelerate City Gospel Movements around the globe.
  • NGA had a great week of planning and strategizing with Alan and Vicki Greene and the LifeLight crew as they take on an even greater role within the NGA family. The NGA team is also deep in planning for the Amplify Conference in Chicago at the end of June.
  • Brazil: Andrew and the team had an amazingly fruitful time. Go to www.palau.org if you missed the report. Read the full news story here.
  • UK: Andrew is in Sunbury, England for the [email protected] Park festival this coming week. Pray for the local churches and our UK team as they prepare for this great festival on June 17. It seems to be the start of great things for the UK.
  • West Michigan: Andrew heads straight to Michigan after his trip to the UK to proclaim the Good News at the Big Ticket Festival on June 20 in Gaylord, Michigan. It’s the first of many outreaches planned for the area this summer.
  • Eugene: The mass media campaign is in full swing and the festival is less than 50 days away!
  • Palau Movie: The movie team hopes to have a rough cut of the movie next week. A few great stories came out in the media this past week: CBN's story & Christian Post's story

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Enjoy being refreshed daily as you feast on His Holy Word! Thank you for joining us in prayer! 

May 2018 Update

LIVING WATER

“As a deer gets thirsty for streams of water, I truly am thirsty for you, my God” (Psalm 42:1).

Happy Spring! It’s the time of year when we plant flowers and gardens. I recently bought a lovely plant thinking it was well watered, only to discover the next day that it was limp and wilted. (And it was to be a gift too!) I immediately watered it and upon checking it hours later, it looked beautiful and as good as new – yippee! Wow, what a difference a little water made!

What a great analogy for us. God’s Word is our Living Water! Without it, our lives are dry and droopy! Luis once shared that our existence is made up of body, mind, and spirit. Most people these days diet and work out to care for their bodies. They value education to care for their minds. But as a nation (and perhaps worldwide) we are spiritually bankrupt! We’re withering and dying (literally for eternity).  

But when we believe in God’s Word and use it as daily nourishment, it is eternal life-giving food for our souls! We have joy, energy, and can be a powerful fountain of His love. Check out John 4 and read about Jesus and the woman at the well. She’ll tell you. Jesus quenched her thirst for God!

Luis, Andrew, and the Palau team are working to quench the thirst of those parched in spirit by bringing them the gospel of salvation. So many people are wilting, crushed, and dry in spirit and dying inside. Please join us in prayer in bringing them hope through the Good News of Jesus Christ. May our prayers for LPA in sharing God’s Word be a cup of cold water and an oasis in the spiritual desert of our world!  

So perk up, pray and drink in God’s Word today!

Hydrated in Him,
Gail Stockamp

"Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost” (Isaiah 55:1).

REGIONAL PRAYER REPORTS

Please open and pray for the people and events represented:  

  • Africa | Preparing the Church in Abidjan, celebrating the chosen venue | Report
  • Asia | Blessing over a new Easter book, prayers with new county laws toward evangelism | Report
  • North America | Ongoing invitations for festivals throughout U.S. and upcoming NGA conference | Report
  • Europe | Celebrating opportunity for intensive tour throughout U.K. and upcoming festival | Report
  • Central & South America | Looking forward to Brazil and Colombia | Report
  • Caribbean | Continued prayers for islands devastated by storms and potential Cuba opportunity | Report

PRAISES & PRAYERS

  • Luis has completed his second round of chemotherapy and is waiting to hear the news of his latest scan report. Please pray the tests show zero cancer; that the Lord will completely heal him! Pray for encouragement for Luis and Pat as they navigate this medical world and are a witness to all those they meet through this journey. Pray for Luis’ ongoing strength, for clarity, and focus for his time as he works on a new book, new radio programs, and prepares to speak at upcoming festivals.
  • On May 13, LPA hosted a RE:NEW gathering in Sunbury, UK in preparation for the festival [email protected] Park on June 17 with Andrew Palau. Praise God for the wonderful turn out at the event and keep praying that He would continue to energize and refresh those involved into the hard work of the upcoming festival on June 13-17. 
  • Pray blessing over the youth gathering The Movement tomorrow, May 17, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in preparation for CityFest in September. 
  • Pray for many to come to faith in Jesus at the March for Jesus festival Sao Paulo Brazil on May 28-31. Andrew and other speakers will share the Good News and encourage the crowd. It's projected to have nearly one million attendees.
  • A movie has been in the works on the life on Luis and is in its final editing stages, to be released later this year. Please pray that it be well received and that God will be glorified.
  • Pray for upcoming festivals in the U.K., Brazil, Colombia, and throughout the U.S. 
  • Additionally, please pray for the City Gospel Movements and multiple Next Generation Alliance events happening worldwide as the Good News is being shared powerfully and clearly by these teams through festivals, as well as through TV and radio programs.

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Enjoy being refreshed daily as you drink in His Holy Word!  Thank you for joining us in prayer! 

April 2018 Update

LET GOD'S LIGHT SHINE

On August 21 there was a complete solar eclipse. Perhaps you were able to experience it. 

Living in Portland, Oregon, my husband and I thought we would experience the total dark effect as only .6 percent of the sun’s light would be exposed, verses 100% darkness, which others would experience. We had a “dusk” effect which was impressive but not nearly as much as we had hoped! What a difference less than 1 percent of light made, especially in comparison to friends and family that viewed the eclipse in places of total darkness, where street lights came on, crickets chirped and it was totally dark as night. 

Total blackness occurred during daytime over 2,000 years ago too, not from an eclipse, but from Jesus’ death on the cross. Luke 23:44-45 teaches us, “It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon, for the sun stopped shining.”  

Can you imagine?  

All of nature was in mourning as God Himself left the world! In contrast, when the Israelites were wandering around in the wilderness, “By day the Lord went ahead of them in a pillar of cloud to guide them on their way and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light…neither left its place in front of the people” (Exodus 13:21-22). God lit their path so they could see their way, protecting and reassuring them of His presence. Jesus did that for us too on Easter morning.

At dawn, in Matthew 28:3 (The angel’s) “appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow,” announcing the good news of Jesus’ resurrection. The soldiers were afraid, shook and became like dead men. The woman who came were afraid too, but filled with joy as they ran to tell his disciples. We can be filled with joy too and tell others! 

As we discovered from the eclipse (or even from a lit candle in a dark room), light always overcomes darkness! We can be His light too, not shining the light on ourselves, but lighting the way to Jesus. He doesn’t want us to hide our light, or be ashamed of Him, but instead be bold and bright, shining for Him!  

The Palau team does this so well in proclaiming the Good News of Jesus’ resurrection and redemption worldwide! Let’s join them, using our light in prayer. God’s light continues to shine through Luis and we give God all the glory as we thank Him for the great news of Luis’ tumor shrinking. Please continue to pray with us for Luis’ health as well as for the Palau team shining Jesus' light of salvation to a dark world. 

Lit up for Jesus with You,
Gail Stockamp

REGIONAL PRAYER REPORTS

Please open and pray for the people and events represented:  

  • Africa | Preparing the Church in Abidjan | Report
  • Asia | Blessing over a new Easter book | Report
  • North America | Newly launched City Gospel Movement website and new festival in Texas | Report
  • Europe | Upcoming opportunities in the UK and Romania | Report
  • Central & South America | Looking forward to Colombia, March for Jesus, and a personal message from Luis | Report
  • Caribbean | Continued prayers for islands devastated by storms, and potential Cuba opportunity | Report

PRAISES & PRAYERS

  • Praise God as Luis’ scan showed improvement with a third of the cancer shrinking! We thank God for the strength he provided through treatments and for the minimal side effects.  Please pray as Luis begins his second round of chemotherapy, that the medicines continue to be effective and that ultimately, the Lord will completely heal him! Pray for encouragement for Luis and Pat as they navigate this medical world and are a witness to all those they meet through this journey. Pray for Luis’ ongoing strength, for clarity, and focus for his time as he works on a new book, new radio programs, and prepares to speak at upcoming festivals.
  • Praise God for Andrew’s recent trip to Mexico City for the Marcha de Gloria Festival. Tens of thousands of people came out to festival and preceding parade and in total, more than 3,000 people documented a confession of faith in Jesus Christ.
  • A movie has been in the works on the life on Luis and is in its final editing stages, to be released later this year. Please pray that it be well received and that God will be glorified.
  • Pray for upcoming festivals in Brazil, Colombia, and throughout the U.S. Learn more here.
  • Additionally, please pray for the City Gospel Movements and multiple Next Generation Alliance evangelist events happening worldwide as the Good News is being shared powerfully and clearly by these teams through festivals, as well as through TV and radio programs.

JOIN US IN PRAYER APRIL 24

Join us as we pray for Luis and LPA! Our one hour national quarterly conference prayer call is Tuesday, April 24 at 1 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time, 2 p.m. Mountain time, 3 p.m. Central time and 4 p.m. Eastern time.

Calling in is easy. Simply call 712-832-8330. You will be prompted to enter an access code. The access code is: 8750743. Press # after entering the access code. You will be prompted to enter an audio pin for the call, so simply press # again at this prompt. 

If you are calling from a phone with a "mute" button, please mute your phone when you are not audibly participating to avoid any background noise or distractions. 

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THANK YOU

Thank you for joining us in prayer, in faith, trusting in our Lord in His light and His will for all things.  

March 2018 Update

 

FAITH + PRAYER = POWER

“Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see… and without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him” (Hebrews 11:1,6).

Dear Praying Friends,

Each of us have faith. Faith is putting our trust and confidence in Jesus. Believing He truly is the Son of God and our Savior! Faith is a gift from our loving God that He uses to bring salvation to all people. And what a joy to see God use Luis, Andrew and our NGA evangelists to share this faith with so many.

The Bible is full of wonderful examples of how faith produces miracles and how a lack of faith produces nothing. Even Jesus could not perform many miracles in Nazareth because the people there lacked faith (Matthew 13:58).  After seeing many of Jesus’ miracles firsthand, his disciples still didn’t understand (a form of a lack of faith) because their hearts were hardened (Mark 6:52) and they didn’t transfer the truth about Jesus to their own lives. 

Sadly, I think that is still true today.

Once we have the faith that God can accomplish the seemingly impossible, we need to combine our faith with prayer. God can do anything when we have faith and when our requests are aligned with His will. Without prayer, the power of faith is limited as shown in Mark 9:14 – 29 when the disciples could not understand why they could not cast the demon out of the boy. Jesus responded by saying that “this kind can come out only by prayer.”

I pray that we will all have a faith that is empowered by prayer!  

I pray that we will have a heart that is soft and motivated with God’s interests in mind. I pray that we will confidently know that difficult situations can be resolved only through prayer!

Please pray with me in God’s will to have the faith to unleash God’s healing power and work a miracle in Luis’ body for complete healing! Pray that the LPA ministry will persevere in God’s will, taking advantage of the many amazing open doors, and using the power of the Holy Spirit to love and serve others. Please open the below reports to see how LPA is reaching our world in faith for the Gospel.  

Walking in Faith in Jesus with You,

Gail Stockamp

"Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours" (Mark 11:24).

REGIONAL PRAYER REPORTS

Please open and pray for the people and events represented:  

  • Africa | Preparing the church body for Abidjan | Report
  • Asia | Blessing over a new Easter book and trip to Beijing | Report
  • North America | Newly launched City Gospel Movement website and upcoming festivals in Oregon and Michigan | Report
  • Europe | Upcoming opportunities UK and Romania | Report
  • Central & South America | Looking forward to Colombia, March for Jesus, and a personal message from Luis | Report
  • Caribbean | Continued prayers for islands devastated by storms, and potential Cuba opportunity | Report

PRAISES & PRAYERS

  • Luis’ last chemo treatment was yesterday. Next he will get new scans to see if the chemo has been effective. We praise God he’s handled the treatments well with minimal side effects. Please pray that the medicines were effective and that the Lord has completely healed him! Pray for encouragement for Luis and Pat as they navigate this medical world and are a witness to those they encounter. Pray for Luis’ ongoing strength, for clarity, and focus for his time as he works on a new book as well as new radio programs. 
  • A movie has been in the works on the life on Luis and is in its final editing stages, to be released later this year. Please pray that it be well received and that God will be glorified.
  • Rejoice with us over a successful and packed Pastor’s conference in Bogotá, Colombia last month.
  • Rejoice with us over a successful RE:NEW Gathering recently where Andrew and Francis Chan spoke in Grand Rapids, Michigan to over 7,000 people from 700 churches! 
  • Pray for upcoming festivals in Brazil, Colombia, and throughout the U.S.
  • Additionally, please pray for the City Gospel Movements and multiple Next Generation Alliance evangelist events happening worldwide as well as the Good News being shared by these teams through TV and radio programs.  

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THANK YOU

Thank you for joining us in prayer, in faith, trusting in our Lord for all things.  

Your prayers are coveted for Luis as he battles cancer and we ask Jesus for complete healing of his body. Andrew and the rest of the Palau team need your prayers too as they, with Luis, continue to proclaim the Gospel!

"And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to follow him. Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness” (Colossians 2:6-7)

 

February 2018 Update

TRUSTING IN JESUS!

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your path straight” Proverbs 3:5-6. 
 

Dear Praying Friends,

Proverbs 3:5-6 is one of my favorites. It was my and my husband’s wedding text 38 years ago, and remains my life verse.  It’s never let me down. It’s a promise I have clung to and will continue to do so! So when there’s tough times and the road is hard, I’m choosing to trust in Him with all my heart. I put my faith in Him to carry me through. When I step out in faith and trust Him, I’m taking Him at His Word! I can do that because His Word is true, it’s light, it’s life!

Having said that, I’m still in denial that Luis is ill.

How can this be happening when he walks so closely with God, and in my humble and human opinion, has so much more to do in mentoring and teaching us before the Lord takes him to his heavenly home. Then it’s time to remind myself of Proverbs 3:5-6 again…. I need to trust in the Lord with – not some – but ALL of my heart and lean not on my understanding. I need to have faith to know that we worship an Almighty, Sovereign God who is so much bigger than our finite understanding. I need to remember Romans 8:28; that He works ALL things together for the good of those who love Him, who are called according to His purpose (not ours)!  Even in a fallen world, He knows what’s best!

There’s an old hymn by Frances Havergal that I love. I’ll paraphrase for you: I am trusting Thee Lord Jesus, trusting only thee. Trusting thee for salvation and pardon, full of grace and mercy. Trusting thee for cleansing to make me holy. Trusting thee for guidance to supply my needs. Trusting thee for power because Your Word prevails. Trusting Him to never let me fall, trusting thee forever because He’s my all in all. 

So let’s all trust Him and PRAY!  

Pray for a miracle of complete healing in Luis’ body. Pray for Pat, the family and the entire Palau staff; that they can lean on His understanding and acknowledge Him to make their path straight. Pray for God’s strength to carry the Palau team on, though Satan would love for them to stop sharing the Good News. Pray for a fresh anointing of the Holy Spirit as the gospel continues to shine from this ministry worldwide. Open the regional reports before for more details on how to pray for them!

Trusting Jesus with You,
Gail Stockamp

“He will have no fear of bad news; his heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord” Psalm 112:7.

 PRAISES & PRAYERS

  • Luis has started chemo treatment on Wednesdays; please pray for his strength, health, and complete healing.
  • A movie has been in the works on the life on Luis, to be released later this year. As they complete the filming, please pray that it be well received and God be glorified.
  • We praise God for the opportunities He has provided this month: Andrew and Francis Chan spoke at the Re:NEW Gathering in Eugene encouraging local believers with excitement for this summer’s CityFest in Eugene.
  • We also look ahead and praise God for the upcoming Pastor’s Conference in Bogotá, Colombia this month and the Re:NEW Gathering in Grand Rapids on March 1.

Upcoming Festivals:

  • MAY-  São Paulo, Brazil
  • JULY-  Eugene, Oregon
  • AUGUST-  Bogotá, Colombia
  • SEPTEMBER-  Grand Rapids, Michigan 

In addition, there are City Gospel Movements (CGM) and multiple Next Generation Alliance (NGA) events happening worldwide, as well as TV specials and daily radio programs presenting the Gospel!

REGIONAL PRAYER REPORTS

Please open and pray for the people and events represented:  

  • Africa | Thanking the Lord for the harvest in Cote d'Ivoire and looking ahead for outreach opportunities | Report
  • Asia | Celebrating new Easter book draft and looking ahead to potential outreach opportunities  | Report
  • North America | Multiple opportunities throughout the United States to pray for and rejoice over | Report
  • Europe | Praise and prayer for upcoming opportunities in the United Kingdom | Report
  • Central & South America | Looking forward to Colombia and Mexico and many NGA outreaches throughout other countries | Report
  • Caribbean | Continued prayers for islands devastated by storms and potential Cuba opportunity | Report

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THANK YOU

Thank you for joining us in prayer, trusting in our Lord for all things.  Your prayers are coveted for Luis as he battles cancer and we ask Jesus for complete healing of his body, that God would be gloried! Andrew and the rest of the Palau team need your prayers too as they, with Luis continue to proclaim the Gospel!


“Those who know your name trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you.” Psalm 9:10.

January 2018 Update

WE THE CHURCH!

“So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ” (Ephesians 4:11-13).
 

Dear praying friends,
 
It's 2018, Happy New Year! It's a new season, a time to reflect on our Lord and how He is going to equip and use us for His glory. He's given each of us unique gifts to use in service to Him. 

He's given Luis and Andrew the gift of evangelism. He's given you and me gifts too, as part of the body of Christ, as being united together as the Church. God has given all of us an enormous responsibility; to make disciples in every nation (Matthew 28:18-20). 

By now I'm sure you've heard the message from Luis regarding his health. He has and I'm sure, will continue to fulfill the command Jesus gave to preach the Gospel and make disciples until his final breath. He has been a gift to the Church; teaching, preaching and ministering God's word, growing us up as Ephesians 4:13 says, "until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God." 

I've had the pleasure of knowing Luis personally for over 20 years now, and I can't thank him enough for being such a great spiritual mentor! When our family met him, we knew and loved Jesus, but he helped us grow deeper in our faith, experiencing Jesus' love for us in a more personal way! 

So it's our turn! Let us now, working and praying together, be an encouragement back to Luis and express the fullness of Christ to him! In union with Christ and through His empowering Spirit, we are complete. we have all the fullness of God available to us. 

How? Through faith and through prayer! Let's use our gifts to strengthen and encourage the church, yes, but also Luis, as he too, battles living in a fallen world. 

Meanwhile, the work to share the Good News goes on! 

Please open the regional reports below for more details and join us for our quarterly conference call tomorrow, January 23rd! Let's be the Church body for Luis, Andrew, Kevin, and the LPA team as they use their gifts to serve God around the world. 

Uniting with you in prayer, 
Gail Stockamp

REGIONAL PRAYER REPORTS


Please open and pray for the people and events represented:  

  • Africa | Thanking the Lord for the harvest in Cote d'Ivoire and looking ahead for outreach opportunities | Report
  • Asia | Celebrating Christmas and looking ahead with Easter book for China | Report
  • North America | Multiple opportunities throughout the States to pray for and rejoice over | Report
  • Europe | Praise and prayer for upcoming opportunities in the United Kingdom | Report
  • Central & South America | Looking forward to Colombia and Mexico and many NGA outreaches throughout other countries | Report
  • Caribbean | Continued prayers for islands devastated by storms and potential Cuba opportunity | Report

HOW TO JOIN THE PRAYER CALL


Join us as we pray for Luis and LPA! Our one hour quarterly conference prayer call is tomorrow at 1 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. 

Calling in is easy. Simply call 712-832-8330. You will be prompted to enter an access code. The access code is: 8750743. Press # after entering the access code. You will be prompted to enter an audio pin for the call, so simply press # again at this prompt. 

If you are calling from a phone with a "mute" button, please mute your phone when you are not audibly participating to avoid any background noise or distractions. 

CALL GUIDELINES


You have the opportunity to join the call and pray out loud. If you would like to join in out loud, please keep these things in mind: 

  • Remember these prayers are focused on Luis and the Palau team's efforts, not your personal requests. 
  • Please follow the prayer leader as we pray through the ACTS (Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, Supplication) prayers and by region. 
  • Please keep your prayers short and succinct so everyone who desires will have the opportunity to participate and be heard.  

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THANK YOU

Thank you for uniting as the body of Christ as the church and for keeping Luis in your prayers for good health and complete healing of his body! Andrew and the rest of the Palau team need your prayers too as they, with Luis, proclaim the Gospel and make disciples in every nation. 

"Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever! Amen!" (Ephesians 3:20-21). 

December 2017 Update

GLORY TO GOD IN THE HIGHEST!

“And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth” (John 1:14).
 

Dear Praying Friends,
 
Christmas Greetings! It’s called the most wonderful time of the year!  
 
It’s full of busyness; decorations, shopping, mailing cards and packages, baking, wrapping, the list goes on and on! But it’s also a time to hit pause, reflect and see the real meaning to the season . . . God’s glory made evident by the birth of his Son! Glory is defined as high renown, honor, splendor, and great beauty.  I challenge you to also define glory as evidence. God’s glory is evident in:

  • Something that appears (as in a cloud, Exodus 16:10)
  • Being revealed (all mankind will see it, Isaiah 40:5)
  • Something that can be seen (miraculous signs God performed in Egypt, Numbers 14:22)
  • The ark of the covenant (1 Samuel 4:21-22)
  • Solomon’s temple (1 Kings 8:11)
  • Nature – the whole earth! (Isaiah 6:3)
  • Man – that’s us, created in God’s image! (1 Cor 11:7)
  • The birth of Christ! (Luke 2:9)

That’s evidence!  
 
And those are only a few examples, the Bible is full of them! Glory equals evidence! God himself in his glory is evidence to who He is, and who we are! He’s glorified when we come to him and we show ourselves as his disciples (John 15:8). God’s glory is the revelation of his character and presence, and as his disciples, we reveal his character and presence to the world (John 17:10)! Is my life, is your life showing evidence of God’s glory?  
 
As God’s glory shines brightly in the celebration of Him coming down from heaven in human form as Jesus, are we testifying and being bold to make him known?  1 Peter 4:11 reminds us, “If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God.  If anyone sees, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ.  To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.”  
 
This is what the Palau team is doing daily!  It’s evident and is a glorious sight to see!  Will you praise God with me in how God is working through them and pray for them daily?

Please open the regional reports below for more details on how they're glorifying God and being evident to who He is around the world. Romans 1:20 reminds us, “For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities - his eternal power and divine nature - have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.”  The Palau team is making Jesus evident so no one will have an excuse! Let’s pray together for LPA as they (and we too) boldly witness as evidence for all the world to see Jesus as their Savor, the best gift of all for eternity!  Merry CHRISTmas!  

Glorifying Jesus in prayer, 
Gail Stockamp
 

REGIONAL PRAYER REPORTS


Please open and pray for the people and events represented:  

  • Africa | Thanking the Lord for the harvest in Cote d'Ivoire | Report
  • Asia | Celebrating Christmas in China | Report
  • North America | Exciting new development for upcoming festivals | Report
  • Europe | Praise for recent trip to U.K. and new areas reached in Europe | Report
  • Central & South America | Praise for Argentina; looking forward to Colombia and Mexico | Report
  • Caribbean | Continued prayers for islands devastated by storms and potential Cuba opportunity | Report

PRAISE

Look at what God has made evident through LPA so far this year:

  • March | Major evangelistic festival in Guatemala City, Guatemala.
  • April | Region-wide evangelistic campaign saturating California’s Central Valley with the Gospel, culminating a 2-day festival in Fresno.
  • May | Week-long “More to Life” campaign in the United Kingdom.
  • June | Evangelist training in Chicago, Illinois, as well as evangelistic rally in Nantucket, Massachusetts.
  • July-August | Multiple speaking opportunities at mission conferences along the West Coast of the United States.
  • September | Evangelistic outreaches in Houston, Texas; Lancaster, Pennsylvania; and Omaha, Nebraska.
  • October | Gatherings for church leaders in London as well as massive evangelistic festivals in Côte d’Ivoire.
  • November | Evangelistic festival in La Matanza, Argentina - one of the poorest and most densely populated regions of Argentina.
  • December l Openly sharing the gospel in China

PRAY

  • December | Next Generation Alliance (NGA) is having small group outreaches in Moldova 
  • January l Pastor’s Prayer Summit in Grand Rapids
  • February l National meeting of pastors in Colombia

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Mark your calendars NOW for our one hour quarterly conference prayer call where we can pray together; January 23, 1 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.  Details to follow!
 

THANK YOU

Thank you for glorifying Jesus in your prayers and for keeping Luis, Andrew, and the Palau team in your prayers too as they make Jesus evident through the Good News of the Gospel!  

“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men” (Luke 2:14).
 

November 2017 Update


TELESCOPIC THANKSFULNESS!

“I will praise the name of God with a song; I will magnify him with thanksgiving" (Psalm 69:30).
 

Dear Praying Friends,

It's November and it's getting closer to our American holiday of Thanksgiving, a time to be grateful and give thanks. How do we do that when there's pain and suffering all around us? Such evil as innocent people are run over in NYC; and men, women, and children worshipping God are gunned down in a Texas  church!

Why God? We don't understand! How do we give thanks? 
 

We can always give thanks as we trust Jesus even when we don't understand. His ways are not our ways. He is accomplishing a greater purpose that does not make human sense. We just have to trust His heart of love to do what's best. Trust Him and seek Him in His Word. God's Word has not lost its power. 

There is no life so shattered and devastated that is beyond God's power to redeem and transform it. 

It starts with having a humble heart, and having a heart of gratitude. It's important! 

It's powerful, personal, and takes practice. God gave us the best gift of all by giving us His son Jesus in His grace, taking away a need that we can't meet on our own. That's something to be grateful for, something out of this world - past our immediate circumstances to Jesus, who transcends those circumstances! So let's magnify Him! 

John Piper says that doesn't mean we'll make a small God look bigger than he is but rather, we'll make God look as big as He really is! 

In fact, we are all called to be telescopes taking something big that we can't see and making it known! That's what the Palau team brings to this world everyday, making our invisible, sovereign God known personally! I'm grateful for that and ask that you join me through your thankful, heartfelt prayers for Luis, Andrew and the Palau ministry. 

Please open the below regional reports for more details on how they're revealing our BIG God to a hurting world. 

Thanking and magnifying Jesus in prayer, 
Gail Stockamp
 

REGIONAL PRAYER REPORTS


Please open and pray for the people and events represented:  

  • Africa | Highlights from the Yamoussoukro festival in Cote d'Ivoire | Report
  • Asia | Celebrating Christmas in China | Report
  • North America | City Gospel Movements and festival planning in Oregon, Michigan, Texas and Florida | Report
  • Europe | Bold proclamation throughout Europe this week, Luis in Wales | Report
  • Central & South America | Daily prayer update for a festival in Argentina RIGHT NOW | Report
  • Caribbean | Continued prayers for islands devastated by storms and potential Cuba opportunity | Report

PRAISE

  • Love Côte d'Ivoire Festival in West Africa | Yamoussoukro, Cote d'Ivoire festival was October 23-20 and below are some statistics for all events there including affinity events, prison outreaches, school outreaches, and the 3-day festival (not including San-Pédro last weekend with our NGA team):
  • 65,985 people reached in person with the Gospel 
  • 15,850 public confessions of faith in Jesus 
  • That's a decision rate of more than 24 percent! Praise & glory be to God!

PRAY

  • November 11-19 l Andrew leading La Matanza Festival in Argentina. Pray for receptive hearts to personally accept Jesus; and the LPA team as they engage the churches and finalize the logistics. 
  • November 11-27 | Luis will be in England and Wales for many events.
  • November 27-December 2 | Andrew will share the Christmas story in China. 
  • December 7 | City-wide prayer gathering in Grand Rapids; Tyler, Texas; and Miami. 

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THANK YOU

Thank you for magnifying your prayers in thankfulness for Luis, Andrew, and the Palau team as they proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ as our Savior and refuge to those searching in our troubled world! 

Have a Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving!

“And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the father through him (Colossians 3:17).

October 2017 Update

WHO YOU GONNA CALL?

“Will he take delight in the Almighty?  Will he call on God at all times?" (Job 27:10)
 

Dear Praying Friends,

Happy Autumn! Season’s change and as my husband and I enjoy walking through our neighborhood, a few neighbor’s yards change too.  Some may call them Halloween decorations, but I don’t get it.  Why would people put tomb stones on their grass, and ghosts and hanging skeletons in their trees?  Why “celebrate” Halloween?  I truly think many of us, myself included, are like frogs in water that is now boiling and we don’t know it.  In researching Halloween it’s actually a real and sacred day for those who follow Wicca, the official religion of witchcraft!  I won’t continue to elaborate, I think you get the picture. 

I do like to think of myself as a FROG though; as in the acronym: Forever Rely On God!  In fact, I not only want to rely on Him, I want Him to be my refuge!  Last month I asked if you knew where the center of the Bible is and it’s worth repeating: Psalm 118:5 reminds us, “It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man.” How can we take refuge in the Lord?  Here’s a few ways.  He is:

  • Our Rock! "For who is God, but the LORD? And who is a rock, except our God?”  (Psalm 18:31).
  • Our Shield! "Every word of God is tested; He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him” (Proverbs 30:5)
  • Our Tower! "The name of the Lord is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe” (Proverbs 18:10).
  • Our Shelter! “God is our shelter and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble” (Psalm 46:1).  
  • Our Protective Wings! "He will cover you with His feathers, And under His wings you may seek refuge; His faithfulness is a shield and bulwark” (Psalm 91:4).   

So who will you call on? I’m sure you'd agree to call on “A Mighty Fortress is Our God”, the title to Martin Luther’s great hymn who began Reformation on October 31, 1517; 500 years ago!

Instead of remembering Halloween with its death and darkness, let’s celebrate God as our fortress and refuge, and call on Him.  In a hurting world full of fear and turmoil and people searching for truth, let’s call out and pray everybody finds Jesus as their light and life for eternity!  Pray for His light to continue to shine through Luis, Andrew, Kevin and rest of the Palau team as they reveal the love and truth of Jesus around the world!   Please open the below regional reports for more details on how they’re shining for our God of refuge!

Calling out to Jesus in Prayer,
Gail Stockamp

PRAISE

  • NGA Cabinet Meeting in Portland, Oregon | Our Next Generation Alliance (NGA) team had a great time meeting with Luis, Kevin and Andrew earlier this month.  They spent a couple days strategizing, praying, encouraging one another and planning for the year ahead.
  • Fort Collins and Colorado Springs, Colorado | Kevin was in Colorado speaking to pastors, meeting leader and helping launch their 2017 CityServe initiatives. More than 3,000 followers of Jesus served in this citywide effort! 
  • Eugene, Oregon | Plans for CityFest in Eugene, Oregon July 28, 2018!  Pray for Randy and the team as they continue to work with locals on mobilization. There is real excitement for the campaign, including great media coverage.
  • Argentina | Another city, Las Malvinas, has asked to join in with an evangelism outreach while Andrew is in Argentina for the La Matania Festival this November 12-19!
  • Grand Rapids, Michigan | Our team in Grand Rapids, Michigan have made some great progress with committees, local media and logistical plans including a university event in Spring Arbor and Muskegon.

PRAY

  • October 13-15 l Luis is speaking at a national conference for church leaders in Ft. Walton Beach, FL 
  • October 23-30 | Andrew leading Love Côte d’Ivoire Festival in West Africa. Pray for God’s wisdom and perseverance for the team through logistical challenges. Urgent prayer requests are for getting the Bibles into the country as they’re sitting at the border in customs; challenges with financial institutions in getting monies transferred to pay for needed services; and the weather!
  • November 11-19 | Andrew leading La Matanza Festival in Argentina. Pray for the team as the engage churches and prepare for the major campaign.

 

REGIONAL PRAYER REPORTS

More than seasons are changing; so is our leadership prayer team!  We thank God for Vicky Burgess’ service and love that she’ll continue to be praying with NWPT.  Please welcome Brooke Andrews as our new co-leader for North America.  We’re thrilled to have her join us!  Below are links to encouraging and uplifting reports from the field. Please open and pray for the people/events represented:

  • Africa | Passion and preparation for upcoming festival in Cote d'Ivoire | Read more
  • Asia | Celebrating Christmas in China | Read more
  • North America | Breakthroughs continue in Eugene and Grand Rapids | Read more
  • Europe | Movement Day in London bears much fruit | Read more
  • Central & South America | Countdown to festivals in Argentina and Colombia | Read more
  • Caribbean | Urgent prayer after devastation from storms | Read more