Good Busy

Elaine and I have both entered a very busy time of ministry on several fronts. Maybe you can increase your prayer for us for the next 6 weeks, some of the busiest weeks ever. They are all very good things, but we have a perfect storm of them all happening about the same time. Along with regular scheduled classes, are special events (several with overnight meetings), new ministry opportunities, meetings with key leaders, and to top it our damaged roof is being repaired.

HIGHLIGHTS FOR INTERCESSION

  1. Elaine has a full battery of 15 mentoring appointments and classes throughout April.
  2. April 4-6 we have our Converge Japan Mission Field Council. Please pray for Elaine as she oversees the preparations. We both have reports to bring. Pray for wisdom for all participants.
  3. April 12-13 CPI Church Planting Next Steps Seminar. John along with 4 other trainers will be helping church planters. John will be leading 5 presentations. Pray for many to register.
  4. April 18-19 The Rengo National Mission Department that oversees Rengo Church Planting. Pray that it would be an encouraging as well as a challenging time of planning and resourcing.
  5. April 24-25 CPI Ordering Your Private World Seminar on the inner and personal life of pastors and church planters. Pray as John leads a team of trainers helping people with key issues in their lives. John will have at least 3 presentations. Pray for lots to register for this event.
  6. April 26 John meets with a large mission to Japan to consult with them about church planting and leadership strategy. Ask God to grant John a listening ear and lots of wisdom.
  7. By April 30th pray that Elaine’s second devotional book would be ready in Ebook form and print.
  8. May 7-11 we also have another Grace Week Intensive scheduled. John and Elaine will be spiritual mentors and presenters. Pray this also sells out.

GOD ANSWERED

  1. We asked you to pray for several people interested in spiritual mentoring after Grace Week. Elaine is now mentoring a women and John and Elaine are mentoring a Japanese pastor and his wife. Pray for us as we are challenged again as we mentor.
  2. The Church Planting First Steps seminar in March was tremendously fun and helpful to the 20 or so that came. On a ten scale the average evaluation for helpfulness was a 9!
  3. The CPI Leadership Team retreat last week was extremely productive. We made great progress on planning our 25th anniversary conference in fall of 2019. God blessed us with a new theme Ecclesia – Called Out and confirmed our main speaker will be Jeff Vanderstedt from the SOMA network. Keep praying as the planning and promotion continue.

 INTENSIVE PRAYER TEAM

John and Elaine Mehn – Converge International Ministries – Missionaries to Japan

Accelerating Spiritual Renewal and Church Multiplication Movements

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