October 12, 2015
Please Pray - Cape Town, Miami, Chicago
Dear praying friends and family, First, a note about a tweak to the format of these prayer update posts: I’ve been sending out these posts for years. Hundreds of you receive them and faithfully pray for us. Thank you. However, because our team at Orchard Group produces news updates at a faster rate and better quality than I can match by myself, I’ve been mulling a change for awhile. I don’t want to stop sending them out entirely, because we value your prayers. So from this point on, I plan to make them a simple prayer list, but with plenty of links to more content for those who are interested.
- Pray for our new project in Cape Town. We are excited to have South African couple Louis and Yolandi Scheepers on board to plant a church in Cape Town. In a few weeks, they will be moving to Cape Town to do the important preparation work for a church launch targeted for January 2017.
- Pray for Orchard Institute’s upcoming 5-day intensive in New York City with college-age ministry students. These on-field instruction and training courses have been important for hundreds of young ministry students over the years. Pray that God would use this class to develop his purpose and plan for the 12 young leaders that will be attending.
- Pray for Miami Church as they have just launched. Pray for strong growth and that God would continue to provide for them as they seek to serve their city and share the Christian message with a growing and diverse demographic.
- Pray for our family. Join us in thanking God for a great experience for our kids and family here in Chicago. We are flourishing with our church, neighborhood, and school communities. And our kids are growing! Olivia just turned 9, Isabella turns 12 next month, and Elijah is having a blast being the 5-year-old boy/ninja of the family.
Thank you, always, for your prayer and support. —Luke Greer
Please Pray • More Churches in More Cities
Dear faithful prayer partners, First thank you for praying for me and my family last month as we traveled and spoke at a Christian camp and at
Please Pray • Students, LA, Assessment
Dear praying friends and family, Thank you for praying for us last month. We continue to see the fruit of God’s answers to those prayers as he opens