I also give thanks to you for praying, giving and participating in this worldwide move of the Holy Spirit to which the Father has called us for the purpose of advancing the gospel of Jesus Christ.
First, I want to report and give praise for $156,103 that was given in December. While this did not reach our year end goal, we are grateful for what did come in and it is about $27,600 more than what came in December 2013. (This is 15,000 more than originally reported because of the late arrival of a 2014 check!) This is wonderful and we thank all of you for your prayer and support.
In December of 2014 we held a ministry team meeting over a couple of days for prayer and discernment at the Community of the Cross. We were further favored by the Lord as we praised and thanked Him for all of His blessings of the past year. That He has used the ministries and people of PRMI to His glory in these magnificent ways is humbling to us. I’d like to share here a glimpse of God’s amazing grace through two stories of people who experienced the direct impact of this ministry. Consider what your financial gifts, prayers and friendship have enabled to take place!
Growth in a local church
“We, the congregation and friends of New Hope Church, were first introduced to the teachings of PRMI through the Ignite series of seminars. We have since offered the Dunamis courses at our Summer of Studies evening programs and our adult Sunday morning classes.
“The Scriptures were opened in a way that revealed the nature and working of the Holy Spirit, allowing us to live in the ministry Jesus intended us to do. Praying by the power of the Holy Spirit has become a part of our Sunday time of worship as people have stepped forward in ministry to become prayer intercessors for the congregation and worship leaders.
“Our focus of ministry will always be on Jesus Christ, but we now rely on the empowering work of the Holy Spirit to accomplish what our Lord would have us be and do for His glory. It is our hope to continue on this journey with our friends at PRMI by presenting the Growing Your Church curriculum at New Hope.” (Shared by Rich Zoltak, Elder, New Hope Presbyterian Church, North Huntingdon Beach, PA)
“One Nicaraguan pastor planted a church 9 years ago within months of becoming a Christian himself. As our team met him the day of an Ignite seminar, he revealed his overwhelming excitement and anticipation that he would receive good teaching on the person and work of the Holy Spirit. “Teaching ministries don’t come to our town, so I don’t receive good teaching often,” he shared.
“As the Holy Spirit fell upon the crowd of people he had gathered, many experienced a fresh touch of the Father’s love. During the debriefing, the pastor gathered a team to start planning the next event with Dunamis for 2015. Over and over again, he expressed his appreciation for solid biblical teaching that can help him pastor his church.” (Shared by the Rev. Chris Walker, PRMI Ministry Staff and Director of Mission to the Americas.)
Stories like these encourage us by displaying the wonderful fruit of the vision of PRMI.
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How to pray with us in 2015
We believe that our God is giving some guidance and opening some doors to PRMI heading into 2015. We bring these leadings to you for prayer first, as well as to welcome any guidance and discernment you may receive. We are so involved in looking at these issues, so close to them, that we know how necessary it is to hear from you, our committed prayer partners, who have some distance to help discern the Lord’s way ahead for PRMI.