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Ignite Church Planting

OCTOBER 2017 Prayer Letter

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Dear Prayer and Fasting Partners,

I want to thank you for taking on the ministry of prayer for Ignite. We have a weekly prayer call on Wednesday mornings and for the past couple of weeks, the number has malfunctioned (new number at the bottom of page). When we couldn’t connect to each other, I felt like there was something missing out of my week. Prayer connects: it connects us with each other as we pray for things together and it connects us with the Father, who has the power to answer our prayers. I am grateful for your partnership in our ministry and during the past couple of months, good things have been happening.

Here are some of the things I’d like you to be praying for this month:

1. More Church Planters:

I am meeting with several prospective planters during the first week of the month (and I’m sure there will be more coming). Please pray that God will give discernment as we try to help these individuals determine their next steps in ministry. Also, be praying for planters for the four people groups of our region: African-Americans / Asians / Caucasians / Latinos.

2. Ignite’s Pastor’s Gathering:

On October 5, Lynn Ragsdale will be coming to share the topic “Are you broken yet?” with pastors from across the region. Please pray for this event and for Lynn.

3. Meal Packing Event on October 28:

In conjunction with Lifeline Ministries, Ignite is hosting a meal packing event that will help the less fortunate in our region and internationally. We will be packing meals at Impact CC in Merrillville, IN in the morning and at Adventure CC in Bradley, IL in the late afternoon. We would like to have 400 people packing meals, so see our website for more information on how you can get involved.

4. Planter Assessment in Dallas:

October 23 – 26, Lance will be participating in a church planter assessment center in Dallas. We will be assessing a potential planter for the new work in Crown Point, IN. I’d appreciate your prayers for the assessment team and for the couple being assessed.

5. Mobilize Illinois:

During the month of October, we are encouraging churches across our state to participate in an offering that will help 4 churches be started in our state and support church planters in 4 international regions. This endeavor is being launched in conjunction with the International Conference on Missions coming to Peoria in November. Please pray that churches will respond to the invitation to be a part of something that could have a profound impact on the Kingdom.

Thank you for making prayer a priority in your life and for taking time to pray for Ignite.

Thank you for making time to be a part of our prayer effort. If you’d like to join our weekly call, the new number is: (515) 604-9548 / Access Code: 612594 Lance