"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here." 2 Corinthians 5:17
Dear Praying Friends,
2016 is now behind us. For better or worse, it’s history, and the New Year is here! Through repentance, our old self is gone and He sees us anew!
Daily, Christ is strengthening and renewing us as His people, by our faith and not by our sight. It's stepping out and serving God through Christ by the Spirit, through His grace, to receive and embrace His righteousness. That’s when our love and appreciation for Jesus kicks in, and we come to Him in prayer and thanksgiving!
Let’s come before Him in prayer for Luis, Andrew and the LPA team as they spread the Gospel news to give the world a chance to be a part of His new creation too!
Our LPA staff just completed a productive half-day retreat. We praise God as they seek His wisdom in their plans, direction and vision for the future.
Looking back at 2016, we praise God for the Gospel being proclaimed and lives changed for eternity at the following festivals and evangelistic outreaches:
Fun in the Son Festival | Kingston, Jamaica
God and Country Festival | Nampa, Idaho
Love Malawi Festival | Malawi, Africa
Honduras Festival | Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Argentina Campaign | Campana & Zarate, Argentina
Caribbean Outreach | Dajabón, Dominican Republic
Operation Pacific Northwest | Lakeview, Culver, and Athena, Oregon
Paraguay Festival | Chaco region
China Christmas Outreach | Beijing and Harbin, China
January 17-18 | Kevin in Fresno for a fundraiser event and to help with the planning of the post-festival City Gospel Movement strategy
January 20-21 | Andrew, Wendy, and Pat speaking at Mission ConneXion in Portland, along with the participation of other key Palau staff
January 22-25 | Kevin in NYC to meet with Guy Wasko (the new Executive Director for NY CityServe)
January 29 - February 4 | Kevin in Indianapolis and Grand Rapids for pre-festival planning
February 6-7 | Friendship Evangelism Training with Mark Mittelberg in Fresno
February 19 | Promotion Launch for Fresno CityFest
March 17 | Guatemala Campaign with Luis
We thank and praise God for Sheri Lozano’s leadership for South America! As she steps down, Kheri Schaar will be taking her place. Thank you, Kheri!
Please open the following reports for our regional prayer requests:
Africa | Gita Santangelo & Kheri Schaar | Report > > >
Asia | Connie Luebke & Gail Link | Report > > >
North America | Vicky Burgess & Michelle Palau | Report > > >
Europe | Caryn Ogle & Kim Grimberg | Report > > >
Central and South America | Kheri Schaar & Janet Cabascango | Report > > >
Caribbean | Debbie Jamison & Glenda Kraus | Report > > >
Join us on Tuesday January 24th for our quarterly prayer conference call! Our special guest, Luis Palau, will open our time together with his insight and vision for the Palau Team in 2017 and beyond! Mark your calendars now for this special one-hour time of praise and prayer:
Quarterly Prayer Conference Call
Tuesday, January 24
1pm Pacific; 2pm Mountain; 3pm Central; 4pm Eastern
(Call-in details to follow)
Forward this email to your praying friends and invite them to join us! They can sign up at www.nationalprayerteam.org to receive future emails and prayer requests. If it helps, print out the requests and keep them in a spot where you’ll remember to pray. (It helps me!)
Thank you for praying for Luis and Andrew and the team as they minister around the world to transform lives from the old self to new creations in Jesus for eternity!
To Him be all the glory, honor and praise!
"You who serve God, praise God! Just to speak His name is praise. Just to remember God is a blessing now and tomorrow and always. From east to west, from dawn to dusk, keep lifting all your praises to God." Psalm 113:1-3 (MSG)