A wise man once said, “God does everything by prayer and nothing without prayer”.
You may or may not agree with that statement, but if you’ve read the Bible I don’t have to convince you of the importance of prayer. I’m asking you to do something that will have eternal consequences.
Our son Jared and his wife Elizabeth work with an organization called No Place Left Austin. They are part of a network of like-minded people sharing Jesus with their neighbors until there is “no place left” that has not heard the news of Jesus. Eleven of their members, including Jared and Elizabeth, recently were in India to train believers in sharing Jesus and planting churches. Here is a summary report of that trip from their most recent email update.
“In my last update, I talked about the 9 exciting days Elizabeth and I spent in S.Asia pursuing No Place Left among the nations. Our group of 11 broke up into 5 training teams, paired up with national leaders and spent 5 days training S.Asian believers.
God decided to move.
-In total 568 believers were trained from different villages and districts.
-Trainees shared the gospel with 225 people from 104 homes.
-When sent out to share, the trainees led 55 people to faith
-Of the new believers, 20 were baptized that week.
–Three new churches were formed out of the harvest.
In Luke 10 Jesus sends out the disciples in search of people/houses of peace, which is exactly what we did in S.Asia! That’s also what we have been doing in Austin; imitating the examples of Jesus and the apostles (1 Cor 11:1). We have discovered that the same God of the Bible and S.Asia, is equally the same God of Austin! He moves in the same ways here in Austin as He did in the scriptures, we only need to trust Him and step out in obedience to see it.”
We rejoice in people coming to Jesus and joyfully support Jared and No Place Left. But, that’s not the most important thing. The one thing Jared says they need more than money is prayer. They’ve ask me that if I’m going to ask anything on their behalf, ask for prayer warriors.
Would you consider joining their prayer team? Follow the link. Share your name and email address. You’ll join the team! You’ll receive personal updates and know precisely how you may join them in prayer. Here’s the sign up link.
Here are their most recent requests for prayer:
- Pray for us as we head to California to assist in training believers in the same practices used in Austin and S. Asia.
- Pray for our health- Elizabeth and I have both been struggling with health problems.
- Pray for more houses/people of peace.
- Pray for more laborers.
- Pray that the people we are meeting with will begin sharing with their friends and family.
Thanks for agreeing to make an eternal difference!