Join Us In Prayer September 2021

September 2021

He took David from tending the ewes and lambs and made him the 
shepherd of Jacob’s descendants – God’s own people, Israel.
Psalm 78:71

 From shepherd boy to shepherd leader.  A miraculous transformation that only God could implement!  He didn’t do it just with David, though. He did it with Moses and Amos, Abraham and Jacob, Rachel and her sons … and He does it with us!  So… where did the Father have you, and where does he have you now? Who are you intended to influence, to shepherd as part of their (and your) life journey? Why don’t you take a moment and pray for them, pray for your role in their lives, and ask the Father to show you how to most effectively demonstrate Provision, Protection, and Presence in their lives?

May you live even more deeply into your calling as shepherd
in the lives of those you influence!



What Happened in August

 

Jacob was still talking with them when Rachel arrived with her father’s flock, for she was a shepherd.
Genesis 29:9

What’s Next

 

Then he [Jacob] blessed Joseph and said, “May the God before whom my grandfather Abraham and my father, Isaac, walked — the God who has been my shepherd all my life, to this very day, the Angel who has redeemed me from all harm — may he bless these boys.”
Genesis 48:15-16a

  • September 2021 – The launch of the Christian Leadership Alliance “Global Digital Experience” where a 30-minute online, on-demand version of the “Leadership from the Shepherd’s Perspective” workshop is highlighted under the Best of the Best workshops; the second half of a two-day workshop for Tacoma Area Youth for Christ in Washington; vendor participant in YFC/USA’s National Leadership Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana; corporate partner launches the shepherd leadership message in The Netherlands; 90-minute introduction to shepherd leadership for the pastors, elders, and leadership of New Life Fellowship Church in the Michiana area, Indiana; recording in Chattanooga, Tennessee: a studio-produced version of the “Leadership from the Shepherd’s Perspective” workshop for Adults, along with five short videos for secular use and five short videos for ministry use in workshops; and anticipated completion of the French translation of the workshop and Facilitator’s Guide materials.
  • October 2021- Video blog and written blog writing and recording.
  • November 2021 – Reconnecting with Tacoma Area Youth for Christ staff in Washington.
  • December 2021 – Potential workshop and Facilitator training in Rwanda for YFCI leadership from 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!
  • January/February 2022 – Potential workshop for The Whatever Girls in Spokane, Washington.
  • September 2022 – Potential workshop for worldwide YFCI staff in The Netherlands.

Join Us In Prayer

 

Then all the tribes of Israel went to David and told him, “…In the past, when Saul was our king, you were the one who really led the forces of Israel. And the Lord told you, “You will be the shepherd of my people Israel. You will be Israel’s leader.”
2 Samuel 5:1-2

  • Praise for the enthusiasm around the workshop and the shepherd leadership language by high school and adult leaders at Legacy Christian Academy in Bakersfield, California. What a wonderful time it was together!
  • Praise for Metro Maryland YFC who has chosen to move forward with using the online, on-demand Teen/Young Adult version of the workshop with the kids they’re shepherding!
  • Praise for the full funding of the French and Swahili translations of the workshop materials.
  • Pray for Rwanda YFC partner Luc Dushimerugaba who is working to raise the additional $25,000 needed to fund the Board Governance and Shepherd Leadership Conference in Kigali, Rwanda, in December.
  • Praise for the Legacy high school student who independently began raising money for Presence Point… because of how the shepherd leadership message touched him at the student and adult leaders workshop!
  • Praise for the work of CLA in spreading the shepherd leadership message around the world.  Pray for all who participate to be deeply impacted.
  • Pray as our contacts at The Salvation Army, Bible League International, and the Bridgeport Rescue Mission consider multiplying the message with their teams.
  • Pray for Awana executive leadership as they preview the online, on-demand Teen/Young Adult workshop with the possibility of using the materials in their curriculum.
  • Pray for endurance, strength, wisdom, perseverance, and accommodating schedules for Doug and Holly as they complete preparation for the recording in Chattanooga and travel three out of four weeks in September.
  • Pray for the leadership of Prendiville Catholic College in Perth, Australia, as they test the workshop for use by their secondary school students.
  • Praise for open minds as a corporate partner trains shepherd leadership in The Netherlands during the week of September 20.
  • Pray for increased interest in the shepherding workshops on RightNow Media by Adults, Teens and Young Adults.
  • Pray for the leadership team at Tacoma Area YFC as they prepare for their workshop in September and decide if they wish to multiply the message with teens in the area.  
  • 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, including the underground church in Afghanistan.
  • 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.
  • Praise for the wisdom, insight, and powerful wording provided by the Father for the website redesign. We’re getting closer every day! Pray for those who test the wording to be open to anything we may have missed and be candid in their evaluation.
  • Pray for continued wisdom in our choices of 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, Rwanda, 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 into 2022.
  • 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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