Join Us In Prayer September 2020

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September 2020

Then God said, “Let lights appear in the sky to separate the day from the night.
Let them be signs to mark the seasons, days, and years.”
Genesis 1:14
 

There’s something about being on the cusp of autumn that makes me think more deeply of the changing of the seasons.  Maybe it’s knowing that we’re headed toward shorter days or barren trees, or maybe it’s because it represents the final march toward the end of another year.  Whatever the reason, I am always reminded that each season, each day, each year, is intentional.  That it is, in fact, the Father’s design.  Now in September of this 20th year of the 21st century, at a time when many can hardly wait for this year and all it has held to be behind us, I’m lingering.  I don’t want to forget what we’ve learned during the pandemic.  I don’t want to forget the miracles the Father has performed in the midst of sorrow and pain.  And, to be honest, I don’t want to forget the blessings of COVID-19.

May this month find you marking the season – grateful for the gifts, celebrating the blessings, and committed to overcoming the difficulties…

What Happened in August

You led your people along that road like a flock of sheep, with Moses and Aaron as their shepherds.
Psalm 77:20

What’s Next

Look straight ahead, fix your eyes on what lies before you.
Proverbs 4:25

  • September 2020 – Workshop for Denver Area YFC in Colorado; workshop for Legacy Christian Academy in California, for homeschooling parents, volunteers, and high school seniors; the Global Digital Experience with Christian Leadership Alliance launches and runs the whole month with the Presence Point online, on-demand workshops as a featured choice for executive leaders .
  • November 2020 – Travel to Cairo to partner with 4G3 to work with Christian Sudanese refugees and facilitate their multiplication of the shepherding message among displaced believers and a speaking engagement at Crossroads Church in southern California.
  • January 2021 – Work with American Heritage Girls to launch the Shepherding Patch during Girl Leadership Week.
  • February 2021 – Workshop for business leaders in Spokane, Washington.
  • April 2021 – Tentative workshop in Florida.
  • Spring 2021 – Tentative community ministry workshops in Casper, WY
  • July 2021 – Workshop facilitation and promotion of the shepherding leadership curriculum at the American Heritage Girls 25th anniversary convention at Cedarville University in Ohio, including a keynote presentation
  • September 2021 – Workshop for worldwide YFCI staff in The Netherland
  • October 2021 – Tentative workshops in India and the start of a partnership with a ministry to deliver the shepherding message in that country
  • January-December 2020 – The continued importance of living into our calling as shepherds in the lives of those we lead.

Join Us In Prayer

Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. See his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.
Proverbs 3:5-6

  • Pray the Father will prepare the hearts of YFC Denver staff attending the workshop on September 8-9.
  • Praise for the approval of the AHG patch!
  • Pray for creativity as we work on the design of web pages and fine-tune materials that will engage girls.
  • Praise for the invitation into the homeschooling space and with high schoolers with the shepherding message!
  • Praise for the invitation by Christian Leadership Alliance for participation in their Global Digital Experience!
  • Praise for the interest in the Presence Point content on RightNow Media!
  • Pray that the shepherding message would resonate with those who download the content and for immediate, practical application.
  • Praise for the progress in the website migration and re-design.
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  • Pray for the continued work translating the materials into Arabic.
  • Praise that God is still moving in a miraculous way related to the shepherding message.
  • Pray for our partners at 4G3 who will work to choose the leaders invited to attend the November workshop and for their preparation for the conference.
  • Pray for the online workshop to be well utilized on RightNow Media.
  • Pray for wisdom as we seek to better tell the shepherding story.
  • Pray for insight as we record the Psalms for Shepherds series.
  • Pray for those shepherding in governments all over the world.
  • Pray on an ongoing basis for our shepherding partners in Bangladesh, Sierra Leone, and throughout the United States, as they seek to multiply the shepherding message throughout their countries.
     
  • Pray continually and specifically for those ministering to the persecuted church and the financial need in many of those situations.
  • Pray on an ongoing basis with us for clear direction regarding Presence Point’s focus in 2021 and beyond.
  • Pray for constant wisdom for the Board members that lead Presence Point and for open hearts and willing spirits as we do the same on a day-to-day basis.

How Can We Pray For You?

Please allow us to partner with you for your prayer needs.  You can confidentially contact us by email at Holly@PresencePoint.com or Doug@PresencePoint.com or by texting or calling Holly at +1-661-301-3316 or Doug at +1-661-332-2622.

 Shepherds-in-training,
Doug and Holly Culhane

 

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