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Cindy Strickler Named Director of PRMI

Several proposals were brought to the meeting of PRMI’s Board of Directors this past August. Brad Long shares:

“I proposed to the PRMI Board and the Leadership team that I step back from oversight of the overall ministry of PRMI which requires a constant balancing of the program, people and prayer to fulfill the four vision initiatives of this ministry – Prayer, Leadership Development, Growing the Church, and Mission Outreach.

The Rev. Cindy Strickler, Director, PRMI

The Rev. Cindy Strickler, Director, PRMI

We need to continue to build a structure that can discern and release people into leadership and put teams in place. In order to facilitate this process, the present Leadership Team, with my enthusiastic endorsement, proposed to the PRMI Board of Directors that the Rev. Cindy Strickler, who already serves as the Director of the Dunamis Fellowship International, be appointed Director of PRMI and Head of Staff.”

Brad adds:

“I will continue in my role as Executive Director but will step back from management and oversight of day-to-day operations. Instead I am being released to focus on specific areas where I feel the Lord’s call and anointing – to write books, prepare teaching materials, mentor and train the next generation of teachers and leaders, see that the work of the Chinese Mobile Dunamis continues forward, and establish our missionary training program with the Evangelical Presbyterian Church. I also continue to hear the Lord calling me to raise up an army of intercessors to defeat the forces of Satan, currently embodied in radical Islam and to advance the Gospel into the whole Muslim world. I am not abandoning ship!”
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Announcement- Joseph Kwon to be DFK Missionary

By Ben Torrey
Dean of Korean Language Programs, Dunamis Institute
Co-Director, Dunamis Fellowship Korea
Chairman, Jesus Abbey

It is with great joy and praise to God that I have the pleasure of announcing the appointment of Joseph Kwon as a full-time faith missionary under the auspices of the Dunamis Fellowship Korea beginning June, 2015.

Joseph Kwon

Joseph Kwon

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Meeting God at UC Alaska

By Rebecca Coleman, Assistant Administrator

“Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.” Romans 12:2.

As with every Upward Challenge, this year was different than last year, but beautiful and wonderful in its own way. Last year, we completed the last of the series for Upward Challenge, so in 2015, we started back at the beginning with 4D Human. We had a refreshing bunch of new kids, including six 13-year-olds. It was gratifying to be able to provide them with the Upward Challenge foundation that they can continue to expand upon throughout the rest of their high school years.

Upward Challenge Alaska participants praying

Upward Challenge Alaska participants praying

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Gifted and Called

By Rev. Susan Finck (Event Director)


As I looked around the circle on the back porch during my With the Wind small group, I had this sense of honor and humility. Honored- that I was in the presence of those who were on their way to becoming strategic leaders in the advance of God’s kingdom. I could see paths of wide Kingdom impact stretching into the future for each one, and I was humbled that I got to be alongside them for this season in their journeys. My sense was that God was raising a ‘new wave’ of leadership through each of those who came.
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Partners in the Gospel

Children playing, people being ministered to through prayer, discussions of the work of the Holy Spirit and Spiritual Warfare, generosity from our community of faith, and partnership – these all characterized our second year of the Spiritual Dynamics of Global Mission held at the Community of the Cross in July.

Children playing in the river at the CoC

Children playing in the river at the CoC

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Messianic Jewish Tikkun Conference 2015

Report on Messianic Jewish Tikkun Conference 2015

by Doug McMurry

Attendees at Tikkum Conference 2015

Attendees at Tikkun Conference 2015

This conference for Messianic Jews is an annual opportunity for people from Tikkun-related congregations to celebrate what God is doing among Messianic Jews. It is strongly Spirit-filled and Spirit-led and international in scope, like PRMI. The top picture shows that the hotel ballroom was filled, and I believe there were more people than the previous two conferences. The healthy growth comes from a mature group of leaders who have been together for many years. Read More →

5 Principles of Growing Anointed Leaders

On our recent mission trip to Taiwan, we learned some lessons of how to grow others in anointed leadership that I want to pass on to all of you. These principles apply to many situations whether you are trying to grow a prayer group, a congregation or a whole movement. I want to convey these to you by using this equipping event in Taiwan as the practical example.

1. Building trust and a common foundation in following Jesus Christ so that the Holy Spirit will have the relationship bridges over which to transfer information, vision, as well as the anointing of the Holy Spirit.

We really did not know this Christian Women’s Corps at all. We had met a few of their leaders in 2014 when they came to Taichung to check us out. John Chang had met with them while in Taiwan for his mother’s funeral last January. When we first arrived in Taiwan they showered us with hospitality. In Taiwan the love language is giving you 15 course feasts! It was there around the table that we started to develop trust and relationships with the CWC leadership team. It was wonderful! They chose a traditional Taiwanese dinner the first night which was truly an expression of their heart. If you are going to build trust you must be able to not just read but receive their love language and when working cross- culturally that can mean eating some things that you would not usually eat. Every night we were there we would have supper with the team and each time we met the relationships and trust grew. They lavished upon us some of the best meals that I have ever had.

One evening the husband of one of the leaders was in attendance and as he was sharing some prayer requests and moving into prayer, we had a significant Kairos moment. To honor confidentiality I will not go into details but let’s say that Mary Ellen was the one who discerned this moment and we moved from polite conversation and general prayers into an in-depth engagement with the Holy Spirit. All this sharing meals and having fellowship was critical for what the Lord was doing. It provided the relational bridge for us from America and the CWC leadership team in Taiwan to become one team through which we could start to listen to the Holy Spirit and work together. Read More →

The Outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the Christian Women’s Corps in Taiwan

Jidong Shan and Cindy Strickler joined Brad Long and John Chang in the teaching

Jidong Shan and Cindy Strickler joined Brad Long and John Chang in the teaching

Was I really called to go all the way to Taiwan to spend a week with a Christian Women’s club teaching them about the work of the Holy Spirit? It just did not seem to be in the flow of God’s call upon me to advance the Kingdom of God. But with these doubts plaguing me, I went anyway. And of course, consistent with our core PRMI approach, went with a team. The Rev. Cindy Strickler and Dr. Jidong Shan shared with Rev. John Chang and me in the teaching. We were joined by Mary Ellen Conners and Eddie Lee who provided the intercessory prayer support. Mary Ellen would also be teaching on intercessory prayer. There was almost no prayer support on site in Taiwan as this was a new group for us, but we were walking in faith and obedience through what looked like an open door.

We really did not know what we were getting into! We had been told that there were number of the ladies who actually did not speak Chinese, only English. So this would need to be a completely bi-lingual event. Read More →

Is God’s Kingdom Making Progress

Is God’s Kingdom Making Progress in the Church and the World?

By Brad Long

It is easy to get discouraged about the state of the Church these days. At the same time I am constantly hearing reports from people involved in PRMI’s ministries that there are wonderful moves of the Holy Spirit taking place and that there is great hunger. People are saying things like, “This is the best Dunamis we have ever attended… God did more than ever before.” Read More →

The Urgency of Pentecost

Prayer Letter, to PRMI Board of Directors, intercessors and all who are called by Jesus Christ.

The Urgency of Pentecost

We need an Outpouring of the Holy Spirit in 2015.

El Greco's Pentecost, the Holy Spirit falling upon Jesus' first disciples

El Greco’s Pentecost, the Holy Spirit falling upon Jesus’ first disciples

Each year Pentecost needs to be more than just a day in the Church calendar. Each year this is an opportunity to pray for and to receive anew the empowering gift-giving work of the Holy Spirit for defeating evil, growing the Church and advancing the Kingdom of God. For Christians to be empowered witnesses to Jesus Christ, Acts 1:4-8, cannot just be the remembrance of an historical event! It must be an ongoing reality.

What does this empowering work look like?

This past week, one of our staff prayed with a young woman who sees the lostness of the people around her. She does not know how even to start a conversation with them about Jesus. We prayed that she would be filled with the Holy Spirit and that He would empower her to hear and see people’s area of need, then be able to share how Jesus can fill it. What about you?

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