"Then Jesus said, 'Did I not tell you that if you believe, you will see the glory of God?'… Jesus looked up and said, 'Father, I thank you that you have heard me.'” John 11:40-41
Dear Prayer Warriors,
It’s the Christmas season! A time to celebrate Jesus’ birthday, when God’s glory is in full display! But there are times when we don’t see it. In the above verse, Mary and Martha had just lost their brother, Lazerus, in death. They were full of despair, fear, and perhaps even unbelief! That can be us too.
Some of our own prayer leaders are suffering the sting of death and pain. Janet's husband, Cesar, and Glenda’s sister, Gail, recently passed away. Sheri’s father-in-law, Daniel, is in hospice. We don’t have to look far for hurt and pain. Perhaps you feel it too - for someone you love, maybe even for yourself. Take heart… our verse says, “if you believe!” And we do, don’t we?
We believe God loves us so much He sent His own Son as a baby into this fallen world to die and conquer death! Like Jesus, we can thank Him as He hears and answers our prayers! Then we’ll see His glory!
There’s lots of glory to be seen. Don’t miss it! His hand is using us! His hand is using the Palau ministry, and He’s revealing His glory! He is hearing and answering our prayers! Check it out in our Praise Report, Prayer Requests, and Regional Reports below!
Fresno Re:New Gathering l Thousands of believers gathered in Fresno with Luis and Francis Chan (Nov 17) for a night of encouragement, worship, and prayer. In the days surrounding, several events were held for pastors, youth leaders, Hispanic leaders, and business leaders.
Campana and Zarate, Argentina l Andrew and Wendy loved on the people there: 2 Women’s Tea’s over 550 attending with almost 200 committing their lives to Christ; 275 at the Businessmen’s event with almost 50 decisions for Jesus. And two amazing festival days with thousands in attendance and hundreds of decisions for Christ. To God be the Glory! While Andrew preached to the multitudes, Luis met with the president of the nation as well as the National Congress.
Chaco, Paraguay l Luis continued on to Paraguay after the events in Argentina, meeting with the president as well as holding several evangelistic gatherings. His time culminated with a 2-day festival in the city of Filadelfia. Although the weather was menacing, rains and storms never materialized. Through all combined events, many thousand heard the Good News and thousands of individuals indicated public decisions for Christ. The 2-day festival also aired nationally on multiple television and radio networks. To God be the Glory!
Beijing and Harbin China l Andrew and the team are just returning from their weekend there, packed with people wanting to hear the gospel, even an unexpected youth night! Andrew preached at several events - every one to packed out crowds. They happily distributed 10,000 “What is Christmas” books in Mandarin as well!
March 2017 l Guatemala, Mexico
Spring 2017 l St Vincent/Grenadines, Caribbean
Fresno, California | Festival weekend March 31-April 2, 2017 | Andrew & Luis
Please open the below reports for more prayer requests:
Africa | Gita Santangelo, Kheri Schaar | Report > > >
Asia | Connie Luebke, Gail Link | Report > > >
North America | Vicky Burgess, Michelle Palau | Report > > >
Europe | Caryn Ogle, Kim Grimberg | Report > > >
Central and South America | Sheri Lozano, Janet Cabascango | Report > > >
Caribbean | Debbie Jamison, Glenda Kraus | Report > > >
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Thank you for praying for Luis and Andrew and the team as they minister around the world to transform lives for eternity in Jesus! Let’s ask the Lord to hear our prayers in the power of our Emmanuel, God with us, and in His glory, for the Palau ministry in hope and love through the babe in a manger. Merry Christmas!
To Him be all the glory!
"After these things I heard something like a loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, saying, 'Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and power belong to our God.'" Revelation 19:1