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

September 2017 Update

"God has not given us a spirit of fear, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline." 2 Timothy 1:7

Dear Praying Friends,

As we all know, this earth is groaning and fear is prevalent! Hurricanes and floods are hitting the Caribbean and the southeastern states. Fires are raging out west. North Korea is a real threat. And earthquakes have recently rocked Mexico and Japan!

We also have personal concerns and fears for ourselves, our loved ones, and our divided country. Who are we going to call on and cry out to? To our Almighty God, the Holy Spirit who resides in each one of us with His power, His strength, and His grace which is sufficient!!! How? Through prayer!

Prayer can calm an anxious mind and fill our hearts with peace. When we’re anxious we can present our requests to God. It’s a truth to transform our fearful minds to peace.

"Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let you requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus" (1 Philippians 4:6-7).

Faith is also essential. I experience a crisis of faith when my words and my attitude get out of line. I tell myself as I pray that I’m seeking His will, but am I complaining and afraid?

“Have faith in God, Jesus answered. I tell you the truth, if anyone says to this mountain, Go, throw yourself into the sea, and does not doubt in his heart but believe that what he says will happen, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours” (Mark 11:22-24).

He wants us to cry out to Him, to give Him our requests without fear.

We can be confident in knowing He hears us because His Word is truth! He gives us 365 “fear nots” in His Word; one for every day of the year.

“I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears" (2 Kings 20:5).

Read Psalm 91 today and be blessed. He is faithful to be our refuge and our strength to hear and to answer us. Corrie ten Boom used to say, “When the train goes through a tunnel and the world gets dark, do you jump out? Of course not. You sit still and trust the engineer to get you through.”

Trust and center your heart on Him. Do you know what verse is the center of the Bible? “It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man” (Psalm 118:5).

Trust Him to guide you, protect you and guard your heart and mind through Christ. “Do not fear anything except the Lord Almighty. He alone is the Holy One. If you fear Him, you need for nothing else. He will keep you safe” (Isaiah 8: 13-14a).

Let us trust Him in prayer: Together, Asking, Seeking, Knocking. We can pray without fear for our communities, our nation and our world in all circumstances in how He is at work in us and in the Palau ministry. Luis, Andrew, and our Palau team are hard at work in our nation and around the world showering the love of Jesus through preaching the Gospel truth! Below are our current praise and prayer requests. Thank YOU for praying for them in the name of Jesus and through the power of the Holy Spirit.

Kneeling in the Gap with YOU in Peace,

Gail Stockamp

PRAISE

  • NGA Sioux Falls | Our Next Generation Alliance (NGA) team had a fruitful time with partner evangelist Alan Greene in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, a few weeks ago, including an NGA conference with 50 evangelists, pastors, and ministry leaders. They also took part in Alan Greene’s CityFest event, which included prison outreaches, a women’s event, a multi-cultural event, and an evangelistic youth rally.
  • Bible Conference & Church Speaking | Luis recently had a great time teaching at Mount Hermon in California, Southwest Bible and Beaverton Foursquare Church in Portland, Oregon, and Willowdale Chapel in conjunction with the Mushroom Festival in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. We praise God and pray for those who were challenged in their faith and for those who made a first-time commitment to Jesus.
  • Eugene, Oregon | Plans for CityFest in Eugene, Oregon (July 2018) also continue to move forward. 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.
  • Bogotá, Colombia | Dates for the Bogotá, Colombia festival have been locked in for August 17-18, 2018. We’ll also be leading a vision tour during that time. Details of the tour are still being established.
  • Grand Rapids, Michigan | Our team in Grand Rapids, Michigan have made some great progress with committees, local media and logistical plans. Dates for the festival are tentatively set for September 7-8, 2018.

PRAY

  • September 17 | Luis preaching at Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas (Spanish service), Andrew preaching at Willamette Christian Church in Eugene, and Kevin sharing at 1st Baptist Eugene.
  • 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.
  • 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

God is working mightily throughout our world. We see it every day. Below are links to encouraging and uplifting reports from the field. Please open and pray for the people/events represented:

  • Africa | The battle for souls intensifies in Cote d'Ivoire | Read more
  • Asia | New ministry tool for China nears completion | Read more
  • North America | Tremendous breakthrough in Eugene and Grand Rapids | Read more
  • Europe | Ongoing open doors in the UK, Macedonia, and beyond | Read more
  • Central & South America | Countdown to major festival in Argentina | Read more
  • Caribbean | Urgent prayer in the wake of Hurricane Irma | Read more

August 2017 Update

"Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you who belong to Christ Jesus." 1 Thess. 5:18

Dear Praying Friends,

Life is full of ups and downs for all of us, isn’t it? Last August our family was at it’s peak, welcoming a new son into our family when our daughter got married. This August we’re in a valley as we received the news that my brother-in-law has brain cancer and my mom is now recovering from a compressed fracture in her back!

Life gives us peaks and valleys, and through it all He asks us to thank Him in ALL circumstances! He not only asks us, but it’s His will for us! In fact, He wants us to thank Him BEFORE the event takes place, whether it be a blessing or a battle!

Praise is the vital preparation for spiritual power that teams up with the power of our prayers! God is pleased when praise is a part of our prayer life and we are blessed as we pray in thanksgiving for all things. Shadows and darkness disappear and light fills our heart and soul when we give thanks! It works. Try it. It’s His will for us!

“It is good to praise the Lord" (Psalm 92:1).

Let us “TASK” in prayer: Together, Asking, Seeking, Knocking. Let us thank Him in all circumstances in how He is at work in the Palau ministry. Below are our current praise and prayer requests. Thank YOU for using your Holy Spirit power in praying for the work LPA is doing around the world!

Praising Jesus in prayer with YOU,

Gail Stockamp

PRAISE

Forest Home Christian Camps | Families were encouraged and Luis had a fabulous time of fellowship and Bible teaching with friends at Forest Home Christian Camps in California just a few weeks ago.

Yamoussoukro, Côte d’Ivoire | Tim, Gary, and Max just returned from a planning and preparation trip to Côte d’Ivoire. Pray for them as they work through all the details for the festival. It’s coming quickly, October 23 - November 3!

La Matanza, Argentina | Plans are coming together nicely for the upcoming festival in La Matanza, Argentina (November 12-19).

Eugene, Oregon | Plans for CityFest in Eugene, Oregon (July 2018) also continue to move forward. Pray for Randy and the team as they continue to work with locals on mobilization.

Bogotá, Colombia | Dates for the Bogotá, Colombia festival have been locked in for August 17-18, 2018. We’ll also be leading a vision tour during that time. Details of the tour are still being established.

Grand Rapids, Michigan | Our team in Grand Rapids, Michigan had a great fundraiser this last Tuesday. We’re making great progress with committees and plans. Dates for the festival are tentatively set for September 7-8, 2018.

Madrid, Spain | Ruben just returned from meetings with leaders a few weeks ago and was very encouraged as we plan for a festival in the summer of 2019.

PRAY

August 11-19 | Luis teaching at Mount Hermon in Santa Cruz, California

August 20 | Luis teaching at Southwest Bible Church in Beaverton, Oregon

September 3 | Luis teaching at Beaverton Foursquare Church in Beaverton, Oregon.

September 7-11 | Luis preaching at the Mushroom Festival in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

September 7-11 | Andrew speaking at Westside Church in Omaha, Nebraska

REGIONAL REPORTS

Please open and pray for the people/events in more detail from our regional prayer requests:

Africa | Gita Santangelo & Dana Iverson | Report

Asia | Connie Luebke & Gail Link | Report

North America | Vicky Burgess & Michelle Palau | Report

Europe | Caryn Ogle & Kim Grimberg | Report

Central & South America | Kheri Schaar & Janet Cabascango | Report

Caribbean | Debbie Jamison & Glenda Kraus | Report

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THANK YOU

Thank you for praising God through the power of your prayers for Luis and Andrew and the team as they proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ to the people of the world!

Jesus looked up and said, “Father, I thank you that you have heard me.” John 11:41

July 2017 Update

"My heart, O God, is steadfast, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and make music. 
Psalm 57:7

Dear Praying Friends,

Our family recently returned from vacation to Nashville, TN - the heart and home of country music. We had a delightful time being together, enjoying the sounds of the south and the music that originated there. We also enjoyed worshipping and singing together in the “Bible Belt!” It got me thinking about how our prayers are like music to our Lord originating from our hearts. 

Where would we be if God did not have “ears” to hear us? What would life be like if He did not hear us when we called out to Him?

God made the ear of man to hear His Word. God has an ear to hear our prayers to Him as well. In fact, the Scriptures are full of promises that the Lord will not only hear our prayers and answer them, but He will speak clearly to us as well. Here is a sampling:

  • Isaiah 65:24 | “Before they even call out I will respond; while they are still speaking I will hear."
  • Psalm 4:3 | “Know that the Lord has set apart the godly for himself; the Lord will hear when I call to Him.”
  • Psalm 10:17 |  “You hear, O Lord, the desire of the afflicted; you encourage them, and you listen to their cry.”
  • Psalm 17:1 | “Hear, O Lord, my righteous plea; listen to my cry. Give ear to my prayer."
  • Psalm 54:2 | “Hear my prayer, O God; listen to the words of my mouth.”
  • Psalm 94:9 | “Does the one who makes the human ear not hear?”
  • Psalm 143:1 | “O Lord, hear my prayer, listen to my cry for mercy."
  • Matthew 17:5 | “This is my one dear Son, in whom I take great delight. Listen to him!”

We can sing and praise God because He does desire to hear our thoughts - our praise to Him, our repentant and thankful hearts, as well as our petitions. We can be confident that God will hear our prayers when we pray them for his glory! Let us “TASK” in prayer: Together, Asking, Seeking, Knocking.

Below are the current praise and prayer requests for our Palau team. Thanks for praying for them as they proclaim Jesus worldwide.

Singing in prayer with YOU,

Gail Stockamp

PRAISE

Chicago, IL | The Amplify Conference was last month where Luis encouraged over 800 evangelist and church leaders to renew their commitment to proclaim the gospel.

Nantucket, MA | Luis was at an outreach there sharing the Good News in the power of the Holy Spirit. The Lord used Luis powerfully to share the clear Gospel with several thousand people during the weekend events.

PRAY

Grand Rapids, MI | Key committee leaders as they make plans for a festival there.

Eugene, OR | Kevin Palau and former Portland Mayor Sam Adams will meet the Eugene mayor on Wednesday July 12th!

Miami, FL | Kevin and Levi are meeting with Ruben and the Latin LPA team there to plan out the “2020” strategy for expanding festivals, NGA, and City Gospel Movements across Latin America!

Cote d’Ivoire, Africa | Tim Innes and Gary Losey as they work through all the details with leaders there for the festival this fall.

REGIONAL REPORTS

Please open and pray for the people/events in more detail from our regional prayer requests:

Africa | Gita Santangelo & Dana Iverson | Report

Asia | Connie Luebke & Gail Link | Report

North America | Vicky Burgess & Michelle Palau | Report

Europe | Caryn Ogle & Kim Grimberg | Report

Central & South America | Kheri Schaar & Janet Cabascango | Report

Caribbean | Debbie Jamison & Glenda Kraus | Report

JOIN US ON JULY 25

Our quarterly prayer conference call is Tuesday, July 25th, and YOU are invited to participate! The call will be about one hour long and will start at 1:00pm (Pacific Time), 2:00pm (Mountain Time), 3:00pm (Central Time), and 4:00pm (Eastern Time). Watch your email for call details as the date gets closer!

THANK YOU

Thank you for listening and speaking, even singing, to our Lord in prayer for Luis and Andrew and the team as they proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ to the people of the world!

June 2017 Update

"I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven." Matthew 16:19

Dear Praying Friends,

All of us have keys, right? Keys to lock up our valuables to keep them safe. Keys to secure our home, our car – allowing us permission to enter vehicles, properties, and dwellings.

I recently read in Isaiah 22:20-24 where Eliakim was King David’s palace administrator and as such he wore the key to the house of David around his shoulder. This key symbolized his power and authority. He was the only person in the palace who had access to every room. There was no door he could not shut and there was no door he could not open.

Jesus now holds the key of David which represents Christ’s authority to open the door of salvation into His future kingdom (Revelation 3:7-8). However, we too have the keys of the kingdom of heaven so that we can advance the Kingdom of God (Matthew 16:19). Now we don’t get to decide to open or close the kingdom of heaven for others, but God uses us to help others find the way inside. One of the keys he gives us is PRAYER!

Prayer is a powerful key and God is willing to intervene on our behalf when we ask Him. The Bible says, “Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need” (Hebrews 4:16).

Regardless of the challenges, prayer is the key that opens the door to God’s solutions for every need or problem. Our Lord’s ability to help is just as powerful today as it was 2000 years ago. “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever” (Hebrews 13:8).

So let us boldly knock on heaven’s door and call upon the Lord in faith. Prayer is, and always will remain, the key that opens the door to God’s help and blessing!

Will you pray with me, and even pound on heaven’s door, for the work of the Palau ministry as they advance God’s kingdom in sharing the Gospel? Let's use the key of prayer to unlock places that the enemy doesn’t want us or LPA to enter!

Unlocking Doors with You in Prayer,

Gail Stockamp

PRAISE

Côte d’Ivoire, Africa | Groundwork is being laid by the team (Andrew Palau, Tim Innes, Gary Losey, Max Swart, Randy Glanz), as well as NGA and our ministry partners.

United Kingdom | Andrew’s visit in May with many good results, a great Board meeting with much joy and celebration with new team members, and numerous outreach opportunities to share the hope we have in Jesus, especially critical at this time, right after the terrorist attacks in the UK.

PRAY

June 10-17 | Kevin attending Lausanne Movement meetings in Germany.

June 18 | Luis preaches at Crossroads Church in Vancouver, WA.

June 25-27 | Luis, Andrew, and Kevin help lead a national conference for evangelists and church leaders in Chicago, IL.

End of June | An evangelistic rally and whatever else the Lord may open in Nantucket, Massachusetts

Venezuela | Political tensions are high. The youth conference has been postponed so Andrew will not be going there this month. It is tentatively rescheduled for July 7-8, 2018.

REGIONAL REPORTS

Please open and pray for the people/events in more detail from our regional prayer requests:

Africa | Gita Santangelo & Dana Iverson | Report

Asia | Connie Luebke & Gail Link | Report

North America | Vicky Burgess & Michelle Palau | Report

Europe | Caryn Ogle & Kim Grimberg | Report

Central & South America | Kheri Schaar & Janet Cabascango | Report

Caribbean | Debbie Jamison & Glenda Kraus | Report

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THANK YOU

Thank you for being the key to opening doors through prayer for Luis and Andrew and the team as they proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ to the people of the world!

May 2017 Update

“Lord, teach us to pray….So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” 
Luke 11:1, 9

Dear Praying Friends,

May 4th was National Day of Prayer. Our National Women’s Prayer Team regional leaders came together that day from around the country to meet and pray together, live and in person at the Luis Palau Association headquarters in Portland, Oregon.  We were a TASK force (Together, Asking, Seeking, Knocking) for His will to be done in and through the Palau team.  

In Luke 11, Jesus himself taught His disciples to pray.  Those lessons are for us as well, for we are also his disciples. 

Why did Jesus pray?  

  1. To be an example for us. 
  2. In His human nature, it’s a natural thing to do. 
  3. As part of the Trinity, it is a way to communicate between themselves.  

Jesus prayed for others (intercessory), and with others.  He prayed alone, in nature, regularly, as a sprinter and as a marathoner.  

His prayers were heartfelt, in knowledge of God and the Scriptures.  His prayers were persistent and full of expectation, looking to the will of His Father, not His own.  

We are called to pray in the same manner.  Let us be his TASK force . . . together, asking, seeking, knocking . . . for His will and in His perfect timing.

Asking Seeking, Knocking with you,

Gail Stockamp

PRAISE

Portland, OR | On May 4th, 420 friends attended a FUNdraising dinner event supporting, encouraging and praying for LPA

Grand Rapids, MI | Praise for a great kickoff breakfast where more than 300 pastors and leaders gathered for a future festival in 2018   

Estes Park, CO | May 15-17 Kevin Palau and a handful of national leaders gathered together for a National City Gospel Movement Retreat.

PRAY

May 22-29 | Andrew shares the Good News at several outreach events in the UK.

May 23-25 | Luis speaks at a Bible conference on the Oregon Coast.

June 10-15 | Kevin attends Lausanne Movement Meetings in Germany.

June 18 | Luis preaches at Crossroads Church in Vancouver, WA.

June 25-27 | Luis, Andrew, and Kevin help lead a national conference for evangelists and church leaders in Chicago, IL.

REGIONAL REPORTS

Please open and pray for the people/events in more detail from our regional prayer requests:

Africa | Gita Santangelo & Dana Iverson | Report
Asia | Connie Luebke & Gail Link | Report
North America | Vicky Burgess & Michelle Palau | Report
Europe | Caryn Ogle & Kim Grimberg | Report
Central & South America | Kheri Schaar & Janet Cabascango | Report
Caribbean | Debbie Jamison & Glenda Kraus | Report

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THANK YOU

Thank you for being a part of our “TASK" prayer force for Luis and Andrew and the team as proclaim Jesus Christ’s Good News to the people of the world, so that they may believe in Him and live with Him for eternity.
 

April 2017 Update

“Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.” 
Luke 22:42
 

Dear Praying Friends,

As we prepare for Easter this Sunday, I can’t help but think of the “what ifs.”

What if Jesus in His humanity had denied His Father and chosen a different path? What if He decided He didn’t want to go to the cross?

During this journey with Jesus this holy week to the cross, may we keep in mind as followers of Christ that He followed His Father’s will and went to Him in suffering and in prayer.

The gospels give us different perspectives on Jesus’ time praying in the Garden of Gethsemane the night before He was betrayed. We know from Matthew 26, Mark 14, and Luke 22 of His agony as He was sorrowful and troubled; and He asked His disciples to keep watch with Him. Three times He went and prayed. And each time they fell asleep!

One of my favorite passages in Scripture is John 17 where we get a deeper insight into Jesus’ prayers that night. He not only prays for Himself, but also for His disciples, as well as for future believers… that’s us. He even prays for those who don’t yet know Him!

As He is one with the Father, He wants to be one with us. Let’s not be asleep, but keep watch, and keep praying!

Luis and the Palau team want to proclaim Jesus’ words from John 17:26 – “I have made you known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that myself may be in them.”

Let’s stay awake. Let’s watch and pray with the Palau team for His future believers! He defeated death and the devil. He won! That’s what we celebrate this weekend. Hallelujah!

Rejoicing in prayer,
Gail Stockamp

Praise

  • Guatemala | In March, 35,000 people attended the festival at the central plaza, with tens of thousands more watching on international television through Enlace TV. At the festival alone there were more than 1,000 confessions of faith in Jesus!
  • Fresno, CA | Churches united in tremendous ways. Through more than 50 various events over a 6 month time period, 45,000 individuals (from prisoners to business leaders and all walks of life) heard the Good News and were encouraged by God’s Word! Overall, more than 3,000 people made public confessions of faith in Jesus as a result of the campaign!

Pray

  • Guatemala | Before the festival in Guatemala last month, a fire broke out at a shelter for young girls, killing 40 children. Pray that what satan means for harm, God will use for good and literally take the ashes and make something beautiful from the pain of this tragedy.
  • Nepal | Please pray for the collaborative campaign coming up this week (April 16th)
  • Portland, OR | Pray for the ongoing City Gospel Movement taking place in Portland, that it would not only continue to bless the city, but also be used to inspire other cities to go and do likewise. As part of that vision, the Palau team is excited to host a Portland Tour, May 8-9, for leaders from around the nation to come and learn about what God is doing in Portland.
  • Colombia | Local leaders have felt a clear calling from the Lord to delay the major festival in Bogota until Fall of 2018. Although we were excited to be with the local leaders this year, we are trusting the Lord’s timing in this effort.

Regional Reports

We’re happy to announce a new regional leader on our prayer team, Dana Iverson! She has been a faithful friend and prayer warrior for LPA and will be co-leading our prayers for Africa. Welcome Dana!

Please open the following reports for our regional prayer requests:

  • Africa | Gita Santangelo & Dana Iverson | Report
  • Asia | Connie Luebke & Gail Link | Report
  • North America | Vicky Burgess & Michelle Palau | Report
  • Europe | Caryn Ogle & Kim Grimberg | Report
  • Central & South America | Kheri Schaar & Janet Cabascango | Report
  • Caribbean | Debbie Jamison & Glenda Kraus | Report

Share

Please forward this email to your praying friends and invite them to join us. They can sign up at www.nationalprayerteam.org to receive future emails and prayer requests. If it helps, print out the requests and keep them in a spot where you’ll remember to pray. (It helps me!)

Join Us on April 25th

Our quarterly prayer conference call is Tuesday, April 25th, and YOU are invited to participate! The call will be about one hour long and will start at 1:00pm (Pacific Time), 2:00pm (Mountain Time), 3:00pm (Central Time), and 4:00pm (Eastern Time). Watch your email for call details as the date gets closer!

Thank You

Thank you for praying for Luis and Andrew and the team as they make Jesus Christ’s love known to the people of the world, that He may be in them, and live with Him for eternity because…

     HE IS RISEN!

          HE IS RISEN INDEED!

March 2017 Update

“For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.” 
Romans 8:14

Dear Praying Friends,

Happy March! St. Patrick’s Day is coming. It’s known for parades, green beer, and shamrocks. But what about St. Patrick himself? There are some misconceptions about this famous figure in Irish history. He wasn't the first evangelist to Ireland, and he wasn’t even Irish (Patrick was born in what we now call Scotland, then a part of Roman Britain). Though born in a Christian family, with his father even serving as a deacon, Patrick was not an active believer. But personal difficulty turned his heart to Jesus.

At 16 years old (about the year 405 AD), he was captured by Irish pirates in a raid on his town, and taken as a slave to Ireland. Far from home, he rediscovered his Christianity. Patrick was forced to tend his master's sheep, and spent his six years of bondage mainly in prayer. He eventually escaped and returned home. But a dream convinced him that God was calling him to return to the people who had held him captive to bring them the Gospel.

Patrick obeyed the call, and returned to Ireland. He made missionary journeys all over the island during his ministry, and it soon became known as one of Europe's Christian centers, even though 5th century Ireland was considered the "ends of the earth.”

Now it’s our turn to gladly be slaves for Christ who took on the bondage of our sin. Let’s cling to our faith, and pray for Luis, Andrew and the LPA team as they proclaim the Gospel to the ends of the earth! Please open the below reports for each region around our world and PRAY! God’s Word and His covenant to us is eternal and true. It’s so much better than just a mythical pot of gold at the end of the rainbow!

Praise

  • Palm Springs, CA: Luis has just returned from speaking in Palm Springs, CA, where 202 commitments were made for Jesus Christ!
  • Eugene, OR: Kevin and Andrew had great meetings there to help launch the Eugene Festival!
  • Gospel Movements: Kevin had great meetings with city leaders in Kansas City, MO
  • Fundraising Gatherings: Several fundraising events over the past several weeks were met with great results. We praise the Lord for our financial, and prayer partners!

 

Pray

  • March 16-19 | Guatemala Festival with Luis
  • March 24-April 2 | Fresno CityFest with Luis and Andrew
  • March 23 | Portland OR Gospel Movement with Mayor Wheeler and Governor Brown


Regional Reports

Please open the following reports for our regional prayer requests:

Africa | Gita Santangelo & Kheri Schaar | Report > > >

Asia | Connie Luebke & Gail Link | Report > > >

North America | Vicky Burgess & Michelle Palau | Report > > >

Europe | Caryn Ogle & Kim Grimberg | Report > > >

Central and South America | Kheri Schaar & Janet Cabascango | Report > > >

Caribbean | Debbie Jamison & Glenda Kraus | Report > > >

 

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Thank You

Thank you for praying for Luis and Andrew and the team as they proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ to the ends of the earth. To Him be all the glory, honor and praise!

God’s Blessings,
Gail Stockamp

 

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor.” Luke 4:18-19

February 2017 Update

“We love because he first loved us.”  
1 John 4:13

Dear Praying Friends,

Happy Valentine’s Day!  It’s the time of year to buy chocolates, flowers, and cards to share with our loved ones. But what about the ones in our lives who aren’t so lovable? What about Jesus’ command in Mark 12:30-31 when He tells us to “love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength” and to “love your neighbor as yourself”? 

As Jesus tells us, “There is no commandment greater than these.” 

Ouch, WOW! That’s hard! I want to – and try to – show my love to God, but honestly, I have some unlovable “neighbors.” How about you? How can we do that when it goes against our human nature? Two ways come to my mind:

1) Remember and imitate our Heavenly Father: "God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8).

2) Prayer!  Pray for the unlovables in our lives. Matthew 5:44 reminds us of Jesus’ words, "But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you." Once again, prayer is key! 

As you pray for your loved ones, and your enemies, will you also pray for Luis, Andrew, Kevin and the LPA ministry team as they proclaim the Good News to our lovable and unlovable lost “neighbors?”

Regional Reports

Please open the following reports for our regional prayer requests:

Africa | Gita Santangelo & Kheri Schaar | Report > > >

Asia | Connie Luebke & Gail Link | Report > > >

North America | Vicky Burgess & Michelle Palau | Report > > >

Europe | Caryn Ogle & Kim Grimberg | Report > > >

Central and South America | Kheri Schaar & Janet Cabascango | Report > > >

Caribbean | Debbie Jamison & Glenda Kraus | Report > > >

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Thank You

Thank you for showing your love by praying for Luis and Andrew and the team as they sow seeds of God’s love around the world to all by proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ. To Him be all the glory, honor and praise!

Love in Jesus,
Gail Stockamp

“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” 1 Corinthians 13:13

January 2017 Update

"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here."  2 Corinthians 5:17

Dear Praying Friends,

2016 is now behind us. For better or worse, it’s history, and the New Year is here! Through repentance, our old self is gone and He sees us anew!

Daily, Christ is strengthening and renewing us as His people, by our faith and not by our sight. It's stepping out and serving God through Christ by the Spirit, through His grace, to receive and embrace His righteousness. That’s when our love and appreciation for Jesus kicks in, and we come to Him in prayer and thanksgiving!

Let’s come before Him in prayer for Luis, Andrew and the LPA team as they spread the Gospel news to give the world a chance to be a part of His new creation too!

 

Praise

Our LPA staff just completed a productive half-day retreat. We praise God as they seek His wisdom in their plans, direction and vision for the future.

Looking back at 2016, we praise God for the Gospel being proclaimed and lives changed for eternity at the following festivals and evangelistic outreaches:

Fun in the Son Festival | Kingston, Jamaica

God and Country Festival | Nampa, Idaho

Love Malawi Festival | Malawi, Africa

Honduras Festival | Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Argentina Campaign | Campana & Zarate, Argentina 

Caribbean Outreach | Dajabón, Dominican Republic

Operation Pacific Northwest | Lakeview, Culver, and Athena, Oregon

Paraguay Festival | Chaco region

China Christmas Outreach | Beijing and Harbin, China

 

PRAY

January 17-18 | Kevin in Fresno for a fundraiser event and to help with the planning of the post-festival City Gospel Movement strategy

January 20-21 | Andrew, Wendy, and Pat speaking at Mission ConneXion in Portland, along with the participation of other key Palau staff

January 22-25 | Kevin in NYC to meet with Guy Wasko (the new Executive Director for NY CityServe)

January 29 - February 4 | Kevin in Indianapolis and Grand Rapids for pre-festival planning

February 6-7 | Friendship Evangelism Training with Mark Mittelberg in Fresno

February 19 | Promotion Launch for Fresno CityFest

March 17 | Guatemala Campaign with Luis

 

Regional Reports

We thank and praise God for Sheri Lozano’s leadership for South America! As she steps down, Kheri Schaar will be taking her place. Thank you, Kheri!

Please open the following reports for our regional prayer requests:

Africa | Gita Santangelo & Kheri Schaar | Report > > >

Asia | Connie Luebke & Gail Link | Report > > >

North America | Vicky Burgess & Michelle Palau | Report > > >

Europe | Caryn Ogle & Kim Grimberg | Report > > >

Central and South America | Kheri Schaar & Janet Cabascango | Report > > >

Caribbean | Debbie Jamison & Glenda Kraus | Report > > >

 

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Join us on Tuesday January 24th for our quarterly prayer conference call! Our special guest, Luis Palau, will open our time together with his insight and vision for the Palau Team in 2017 and beyond! Mark your calendars now for this special one-hour time of praise and prayer:

Quarterly Prayer Conference Call

Tuesday, January 24

1pm Pacific; 2pm Mountain; 3pm Central; 4pm Eastern

(Call-in details to follow)

Forward this email to your praying friends and invite them to join us! They can sign up at www.nationalprayerteam.org to receive future emails and prayer requests. If it helps, print out the requests and keep them in a spot where you’ll remember to pray. (It helps me!)

Thank you for praying for Luis and Andrew and the team as they minister around the world to transform lives from the old self to new creations in Jesus for eternity!

To Him be all the glory, honor and praise!

Gail Stockamp

"You who serve God, praise God! Just to speak His name is praise. Just to remember God is a blessing now and tomorrow and always. From east to west, from dawn to dusk, keep lifting all your praises to God."  Psalm 113:1-3 (MSG) 

December Update

"Then Jesus said, 'Did I not tell you that if you believe, you will see the glory of God?'… Jesus looked up and said, 'Father, I thank you that you have heard me.'” John 11:40-41

Dear Prayer Warriors,

It’s the Christmas season! A time to celebrate Jesus’ birthday, when God’s glory is in full display! But there are times when we don’t see it. In the above verse, Mary and Martha had just lost their brother, Lazerus, in death. They were full of despair, fear, and perhaps even unbelief! That can be us too.

Some of our own prayer leaders are suffering the sting of death and pain. Janet's husband, Cesar, and Glenda’s sister, Gail, recently passed away. Sheri’s father-in-law, Daniel, is in hospice. We don’t have to look far for hurt and pain. Perhaps you feel it too - for someone you love, maybe even for yourself. Take heart… our verse says, “if you believe!” And we do, don’t we?

We believe God loves us so much He sent His own Son as a baby into this fallen world to die and conquer death! Like Jesus, we can thank Him as He hears and answers our prayers! Then we’ll see His glory!

There’s lots of glory to be seen. Don’t miss it! His hand is using us! His hand is using the Palau ministry, and He’s revealing His glory! He is hearing and answering our prayers! Check it out in our Praise Report, Prayer Requests, and Regional Reports below!

PRAISE

Fresno Re:New Gathering l Thousands of believers gathered in Fresno with Luis and Francis Chan (Nov 17) for a night of encouragement, worship, and prayer. In the days surrounding, several events were held for pastors, youth leaders, Hispanic leaders, and business leaders.

Campana and Zarate, Argentina l Andrew and Wendy loved on the people there: 2 Women’s Tea’s over 550 attending with almost 200 committing their lives to Christ; 275 at the Businessmen’s event with almost 50 decisions for Jesus.  And two amazing festival days with thousands in attendance and hundreds of decisions for Christ. To God be the Glory! While Andrew preached to the multitudes, Luis met with the president of the nation as well as the National Congress.

Chaco, Paraguay l Luis continued on to Paraguay after the events in Argentina, meeting with the president as well as holding several evangelistic gatherings. His time culminated with a 2-day festival in the city of Filadelfia. Although the weather was menacing, rains and storms never materialized. Through all combined events, many thousand heard the Good News and thousands of individuals indicated public decisions for Christ. The 2-day festival also aired nationally on multiple television and radio networks. To God be the Glory!

Beijing and Harbin China l Andrew and the team are just returning from their weekend there, packed with people wanting to hear the gospel, even an unexpected youth night! Andrew preached at several events - every one to packed out crowds. They happily distributed 10,000 “What is Christmas” books in Mandarin as well!

PRAY

March 2017 l Guatemala, Mexico

Spring 2017 l St Vincent/Grenadines, Caribbean

Fresno, California | Festival weekend March 31-April 2, 2017 | Andrew & Luis

REGIONAL REPORTS

Please open the below reports for more prayer requests:

Africa | Gita Santangelo, Kheri Schaar | Report > > >

Asia | Connie Luebke, Gail Link | Report > > >

North America | Vicky Burgess, Michelle Palau | Report > > >

Europe | Caryn Ogle, Kim Grimberg | Report > > >

Central and South America | Sheri Lozano, Janet Cabascango | Report > > >

Caribbean | Debbie Jamison, Glenda Kraus | Report > > >

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Thank you for praying for Luis and Andrew and the team as they minister around the world to transform lives for eternity in Jesus! Let’s ask the Lord to hear our prayers in the power of our Emmanuel, God with us, and in His glory, for the Palau ministry in hope and love through the babe in a manger. Merry Christmas!

To Him be all the glory!

Gail Stockamp

"After these things I heard something like a loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, saying, 'Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and power belong to our God.'" Revelation 19:1 

November Update

“Let us who are of the day be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet the hope of salvation.” 1 Thess. 5:8

Dear Praying Friends,

Our Almighty God is our Help in ages past, and our Hope for years to come!  He is the ultimate Ruler and Authority of the world.  We come before Him in prayer for our government, and our nation.   As our country just had a major election and a change in national power, we pray for all those in authority.  We ask for prayers for Luis, Andrew, Kevin and our Palau ministry team.  Give them all, and us,  wisdom and understanding, with love for righteousness and peace, full of grace and favor.

What is Hope?  The blossom of happiness.  What is Eternity?  The lifetime of God.  What is gratitude? The memory of the heart.  (Author unknown)  Praising God with you in gratitude as we celebrate our country on Thanksgiving Day!  We thank God for Luis, Andrew and the LPA team giving sacrificially as they travel to South America over our Thanksgiving holiday to share the hope of salvation through Jesus Christ in seeking and saving the lost. 

Praise

Athena OR | In mid-October, Luis had an amazing festival in rural Athena, OR.  It was kicked off by a pastor’s conference where Luis encouraged 102 local pastors and their spouses, and a festival where 600 people showed up full of energy! They were led into the presence of God in a time of celebration and worship with Luis preaching the Good News like he was preaching at Central Park, with passion and expectancy. Throughout the day more than 40 people responded to the gospel. 

Rhode Island and New York City l In mid-October, Luis preached to more than 1000 pastors and lay leaders from across the state of Rhode Island, challenging them to "dream great dreams" for the sake of the Gospel!  Later in the week he gave the closing message at “Movement Day” in NYC to 1000’s of christian leaders from around the nation and our world!

Fresno CA l Youth Rally October 26th! The Movement is something a few youth pastors in Fresno began a few years ago as an evangelistic tool.  The first year they had about 400.  Last year they had 600.  This year they asked if Fresno City Fest could partner with them and help amp up the proclamation and reach more kids.  The local youth pastors felt like maybe 1000-1500 could attend.  Everyone was blown away when  3,600+ high school aged kids showed up!  There were kids EVERYWHERE!  Almost 1,000 had to be sent to an overflow.  When Andrew gave the invitation we had to steer them outside because there was literally no room for people to come forward.  It was a beautiful sight as circles of students gathered to be counseled and prayed with. 

Pray

Campana and Zarate, Argentina | November | Andrew & Wendy
Buenos Aires, Argentina | November 28-29 | Andrew & Luis
Chaco, Paraguay | November 30 - December 3 | Luis
China | December | Andrew
Fresno, California | March 2017 | Andrew & Luis

Regional Reports

Please open the below reports for more prayer requests:

Africa | Gita Santangelo, Kheri Schaar | Report > > >

Asia | Connie Luebke, Gail Link | Report > > >

North America | Vicky Burgess, Michelle Palau | Report > > >

Europe | Caryn Ogle, Kim Grimberg | Report > > >

Central and South America | Sheri Lozano, Janet Cabascango | Report > > >

Caribbean | Debbie Jamison, Glenda Kraus | Report > > >

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Thank you for praying for Luis and Andrew and the team as they minister around the world to transform lives for eternity in Jesus! Let’s ask the Lord to hear our prayers through the Spirit with thanksgiving, for the Palau ministry in hope, love, discernment, purity and righteousness!

To Him be all the glory!

In Hope and Gratitude,

Gail Stockamp

May the God of hope full you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.  Romans 15:13

 

 

October Update

Praying with Purpose

“And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests.” Ephesians 6:18

Dear Praying Friends,

I love God’s Word, and I’m confident you do too! It’s our road map for living! It’s how we can relate to our Sovereign God and talk to Him! In Philippians 1:9-11, Paul shares a prayer that lays out 4 ways we can pray for others:

1) By abounding in love: A love for others based on growing in Christ’s love for us.

2) By discerning what is best: To make wise choices.

3) By being pure and blameless: To do the right thing.

4) By being filled with the fruit of righteousness: To live for the glory and praise of God.

May Paul’s prayer be your prayer as you bring your requests for the Palau ministry and others up to Jesus. Be sure to open the detailed regional prayers reports…. the Caribbean report has specific prayers for Haiti and Hurricane Matthew. Check out the follow up in Malawi, and lots of exciting activity in South America too!

Praise

Honduras | In late September, Luis had an amazing festival in Tegucigalpa, Honduras as God brought more than 2,000 people to faith in Jesus Christ. Pray for the Holy Spirit’s power to continue to stir in their hearts.

Pray

Athena, Oregon | October 14-15 | Luis has had festivals in large cities like New York City, and now in a tiny town like Athena, Oregon (Population 1,100)! Pray for God’s mighty intervention for the Gospel to be heard and received!
NYC, New York l October 24-28 l Many Christian leaders gathering from around the nation (and even worldwide!), and Luis is the closing speaker!
Campana and Zárate, Argentina | November | Andrew & Wendy
Buenos Aires, Argentina | November 28-29 | Andrew & Luis
Chaco, Paraguay | November 30 - December 3 | Luis
China | December | Andrew
Fresno, California | March 2017 | Andrew & Luis

Regional Reports

Please open the reports below for more prayer requests:
Caribbean | Debbie Jamison, Glenda Kraus | Report > > >
North America | Vicky Burgess, Michelle Palau | Report > > >
Africa | Gita Santangelo, Kheri Schaar | Report > > >
Central & South America | Sheri Lozano, Janet Cabascango | Report > > >
Asia | Connie Luebke, Gail Link | Report > > >
Europe | Caryn Ogle, Kim Grimberg | Report > > >

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JOIN US TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25TH FOR OUR QUARTERLY CONFERENCE PRAYER CALL!
Mark your calendars now for October 25th at 1:00 P.M. Pacific Time, 2:00 P.M. Mountain Time, 3:00 P.M. Central Time, or 4:00 P.M. Eastern Time for a one-hour prayer call. Call details to follow! It’s a sweet and precious time as many voices with one heart share in the body of Christ!

Thank you for praying for Luis and Andrew and the team as they minister around the world to transform lives for eternity in Jesus! Let’s ask the Lord to hear our prayers through the Spirit for the Palau ministry in love, discernment, purity and righteousness! To Him be all the glory!

In Him, 

Gail Stockamp

September Update

Jesus, Our Intercessor!

I am the way, the truth and the life; no one can come to the Father except through me. John 14:6 

Dear Prayer Warriors,

Isn’t it wonderful to know that as sinful human beings, we have the humble right to come before our Holy and Almighty God as our Friend and heavenly Father because of Jesus’ intercession for us! His death on the cross for us is a finished work, yet not all of Christ’s work is finished because he continues to make intercession for us in heaven. Jesus Christ is able to be our go-between who can speak to God on our behalf. We can then “draw near to God through him, because he always lives to make intercession for them" (Hebrews 7:25). We can thank Him for many blessings, ask Him for help and support, and to support us on every leaning side! Let us lean on Him as He intercedes on our behalf for the Palau team!

Praise

Malawi | The “Love Malawi Festival” Aug 20-21 did an amazing work of God by reaching thousands with the Gospel in the prisons, eye glass clinics, refugee camps and dinners with women and business leaders. Andrew Palau shared a message of hope, unity and love in God’s Word, sharing Jeremiah 29:7 “Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.” John Andrus has put together a great overview and video report of the work in Malawi.

Watch video now > > >

Pray

Honduras | September 24-25 |  Luis is involved in a major outreach in Tegucigalpa. A national government recognized day and significant opportunity in the national stadium to celebrate the Day of the Bible!

Campana and Zarate, Argentina | November | Andrew & Wendy

Buenos Aires, Argentina | November 28-29 | Andrew & Luis

Chaco, Paraguay | November 30 - December 3 | Luis

China | December | Andrew

Fresno, California | March 2017 | Andrew & Luis

Regional Reports

Please open the below reports for more prayer requests:

Caribbean | Debbie Jamison, Glenda Kraus | Report > > >

North America | Vicky Burgess, Michelle Palau | Report > > >

Africa | Gita Santangelo, Kheri Schaar | Report > > >

Central & South America | Sheri Lozano, Janet Cabascango | Report > > >

Asia | Connie Luebke, Gail Link | Report > > >

Europe | Caryn Ogle, Kim Grimberg | Report > > >

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Thank you for praying for Luis and Andrew and the team as they minister around the world to transform lives for eternity in Jesus! Let’s ask Jesus to intercede for us as we lean on Him in lifting up the Palau ministry through our prayers!

Leaning on Jesus,

Gail Stockamp

"Christ Jesus who died--more than that, who was raised to life--is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us."  Romans 8:34