5 Ways to Pray for Us

Dear Partners,

I’m calling on our praying friends to seek the Lord with us these days. The opportunities before us are great, but so are the challenges. We desperately need the Lord to lead and provide this summer. Specifically, would you pray regularly for…

  1. Our ministry—equipping pastors around the world to teach God’s Word with God’s heart—is flourishing. Just this year, I’ve told you stories of pastoral transformation… Andre from Ukraine, Xavier from Ecuador, Omar from Honduras, Eshete from Ethiopia. Join us in praising God for the great fruit He is producing!
  2. The rapid expansion we’ve experienced over the past few years (tripling the # of pastors in training) has caused some strains. Our U.S. staff is struggling to shepherd these Movements of the Word. I’m concerned—we’re understaffed. We need more trainers. We need more support and fund-raising staff. Please ask the Lord of the harvest to provide the right people at the right time for us.
  3. Several staff are under-funded. Six have gotten short paychecks over the past few months. Unfortunately, we don’t have a big pool of dollars that we can dip into to make up the difference. Please pray for them… short checks can be so discouraging.
  4. I’ve recently asked Phil Smith to serve as LRI’s Interim Executive Director. Phil is a very talented leader who thinks in terms of building teams, creating healthy processes, and bringing organizational clarity. He’s helping us re-think our structure so that we better fulfill our mission. Pray for Phil… wisdom, strength, and favor with both God and the men and women of LRI.
  5. We’re the best-kept secret around… unfortunately! Pray that the Lord would enable us to get the word out so that more churches, pastors and individuals who have a deep love for the ministry of God’s Word would learn about us, and maybe, partner with us.

Thank you for partnering with us in the spiritual realms!

With much gratitude in Christ,

Craig Parro

President

 

PS: Although all of these prayer requests are important, “Staff Funding” weighs heaviest on my heart at this time. As you are praying, if the Lord puts it on your heart, would you please respond with a generous gift this month so that we might bless our under-funded staff?

Craig Parro

Since joining Leadership Resources International in 1989, Craig directed its international ministry, and as of January 2010, he now serves as President. A graduate of TEDS (M.A., Mission), Craig is a stimulating teacher and has equipped and encouraged pastors and churches throughout the U.S., Latin America and Asia. Craig also serves on the Board of Directors of TOPIC (Trainers of Pastors International Coalition), an association of pastoral training organizations focused on accelerating pastoral training worldwide. Craig has authored articles appearing in several magazines. His first book, Unlikely Warriors, was published in 1992. He is also co-author of Finishing Well in Life and Ministry: God’s Protection from Burnout.

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