For the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 2 Corinthians 3:17
As those of us in the United States celebrate the 245th birthday of our nation, may we be reminded of true freedom – the freedom Christ provided for us all. Freedom from slavery to our sinful nature, freedom from the enemy, and freedom to live fully the life He has called us to as His under-shepherds.
Please remember with us our brothers and sisters in Christ who do enjoy freedom in Christ, but do not enjoy religious freedom and suffer persecution every day
for boldly and courageously following The Good Shepherd.
What Happened in June
…. you live under the freedom of God’s grace. Romans 6:14b
He gave his life to purchase freedom for everyone. This is the message God gave to the world at just the right time. I Timothy 2:6
July 2021 – Writing for the Live into Your Calling blog and recording of Psalms for Shepherds podcast.
August 2021 – Two-day workshop for the Student Leadership of Legacy Christian Academy in Bakersfield, California, and two-day workshop for Tacoma Area Youth for Christ in Washington.
September 2021 – Vendor participant in YFC/USA’s National Leadership Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana.
December 2021 – Potential workshop and Facilitator training for YFCI East Africa in Rwanda, for YFCI leadership in the countries of Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda, Burundi, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Tanzania, and DRC, with potential partnership trips to Kenya, Burundi, DRC, and Tanzania, and potential partnership connections with Pursue Ministries in western Kenya and with the Church of Peace in Africa denomination churches in Tanzania.
January-December 2021 – The continued emphasis of living into our calling as shepherds in the lives of those we lead!
September 2022 – Workshop for worldwideYFCI staff in The Netherlands.
Join Us In Prayer
I will say to the prisoners, ‘Come out in freedom,’ and to those in darkness, ‘Come into the light.’ They will be my sheep, grazing in green pastures and on hills that were previously bare. Isaiah 49:9
Praise for the openness to the shepherd leadership message of the Central Indiana Youth for Christ Pray for them as they implement this message and consider multiplying it with the volunteers that serve with them and the kids they impact.
Praise for the leaders in ministry that attended the workshop at the Christian Leadership Alliance Outcomes Conference. Pray for them as they internalize and implement the message and as organizations such as The Salvation Army, Bible League International, and the Bridgeport Rescue Mission consider multiplying the message with their teams.
Praise for the attentiveness of 4th through 12th graders at American Heritage Girls California Camp as Holly shared the story of Shrek the Sheep and introduced the importance of turning our baggage over to The Good Shepherd.
Praise for the high school seniors at AHG Camp who immediately saw the relevance and potential impact of the shepherding message in their lives.
Praise for endurance, strength, wisdom, and perseverance for Doug and Holly as they traveled and facilitated workshops in three states during the month of June.
Praise that God has provided 70% of the donations needed to translate the workshop materials in French and Swahili! Please pray for the remaining 30% to be funded soon.
Praise for introductory conversations with potential new partners in Washington and Indiana.
Continued praise for an individual who is donating her services to help with the administrative responsibilities connected with Presence Point.
Pray for increased interest in the shepherding workshops on RightNow Media by Adults, Teens and Young Adults.
Pray for the leadership team at Legacy Christian Academy as they prepare for a workshop for their student leadership team in August and the multiplication effort for those on their campus and within their spheres of influence.
Pray for Holly and Doug as they seek to create viable and godly criteria for considering organizations with whom to partner, as well as for their work in creating a Partnership Covenant Agreement.
Pray for Simon and Allison Rattray, founders of Project 1:14, as they serve the persecuted church virtually from Australia and seek to communicate the needs of those dealing with trauma related to the persecution for their faith.
Praise for partners who continue to provide their time, talent, and resources to support and spread the shepherding message.
Pray for new and continued financial partners to assist with the multiplication of the shepherding message.
Pray for wisdom, insight, and powerful wording for the website redesign.
Pray for continued wisdom in our choices of those individuals we interview for the Shepherds in Action interview series.
Pray for wisdom and spiritual insight as we develop additional content to support shepherd leaders worldwide.
Pray the shepherding message will resonate with those who download the content on RNM and through CLA, YFC Canada, and YFC/USA.
Praise that God is still moving in a miraculous way related to the shepherding message!
Pray for wisdom as we seek to better tell the shepherding story.
Pray for those shepherding in governments all over the world and specifically for US Congresspersons who have committed to read through the Bible together this year.
Pray on an ongoing basis for our shepherding partners in Bangladesh, Sierra Leone, Egypt, Canada, Kenya, and the US,as they seek to multiply the shepherding message.
Pray on an ongoing basis for clear direction regarding the focus of our energies in 2021 and beyond.
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.