May 29, 2015

Please Pray • Camp and Leadership Retreat

Dear friends and family,

Thank you for joining with us in praying for cities over the past month. They are growing faster than ever, and Christ and his church are needed by millions of people in thousands of neighborhoods around the world.

Also, I want to share a couple of things that you can be lifting up in prayer over the next month or two. First, I’ll be traveling to speak at a camp with one of our long-time supporting churches. Pray that the camp is fruitful for the kids and adults who attend, and that Jesus’ work is made known. Also pray for my oldest, Isabella; she’ll be attending the camp too – as a camper. It’s hard to believe that she’s already old enough to do so!

Second, join us in praising God for a great retreat with some of Orchard’s church planting leaders. We recently gathered in Phoenix for a few days of learning and praying together, with staff from churches in Phoenix, California, Chicago, Salt Lake, and others. We got to hear from some great speakers on subjects like church spaces, leadership, and sexuality. Pray that the conversations and time we had together will continue to bless these leaders as they serve each of their congregations.

As always, thank you for joining with us in God’s incredible work of establishing churches!


Leaders at Orchard West retreat

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