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. 

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. 

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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THANK YOU

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

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

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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