Double the Resource & Double the Force

LLucas - LTF - Double the Resource

by Linda Lucas

You’ve been hearing the buzz; the U4theU Wall of Unreached Peoples can come to your church!  Count me in, I said!  I have seen it; I have prayed over them, I have seen others doing the same. This exhibit is an amazing tool to genuinely fan our prayers into flame and multiply our voices before the throne of the Almighty. Now, it is coming to my church!  It can come to yours too!  Simply contact U4theU at http://www.u4theu.com/?i=14872&mid=1  to get things rolling.

As a representative of our church’s Missions Ministry, I met with our elders just last week to pray and share with them this great resource.  We talked about their vision, plans and schedules seeking God’s timing to best implement this tool in the most effective and fruitful way.  As we contemplated these things my mind was delighted to recall another movement that has been transforming our churches and individual prayer lives for this same purpose,Light the Fire 24/7 prayer vigil. (http://nationalmissionaryconvention.org/rr/light_the_fire ) We hosted a week of this last spring and it made a lasting impact in the lives and prayers of all those who participated, creating a desire to bring it back again in 2012.

I love to combine resources and tools to make lasting impressions that edify our congregation and glorify God, presenting opportunities of invitation to prayer and service can do just that. Now, this spring, when we bring Light the Fire 24/7 prayer vigil back to our people, we will be honored to also be able to present to them this new visual, the Wall of Unreached Peoples to help them pray in a more informed, heartfelt and personal way. Being able see the names and numbers of the 6,900 people groups and 2,000,000,000 individuals represented on this exhibit and to pray for them, speaking their names, visualizing their locations and imagining their faces helps to bring this overwhelming reality to life, letting it penetrate into the very soul of our hearts.

May all God’s children ceaselessly lift prayers that reflect the love and heart of our God. May what causes His heart to ache and weep cause ours to do the same, and what causes His heart to leap and rejoice also bring ours to do the same.

Author Linda Lucas

Hi! I’m Linda. I am a Midwest, born and raised, PK who grew a heart of passion for missions and the global church by way of being a witness to the exemplary lives of my parents and the missionaries that passed through our home. After attending Cincinnati Bible College for one year I married my husband, Jim Lucas. We have since been very blessed to raise three amazing sons, gain three wonderful daughters and three perfect grandchildren with one more on the way. Firmly believing that my ministry begins at home I was always a stay at home mom and ended up home educating the last 10 years of our sons education. My feet first hit foreign soil in the spring of 1993, joining with a Team Expansion partnership in the Ukraine for a 17 day journey through which my life and direction of service for the Lord were forever changed. Following that point of transformation I began serving on our church’s Missions Ministry and to participate in our annual, short term / exposure trips. By the year 2000 I found myself transplanted from Ohio to Indiana and leading these trips. I reconnected with Team Expansion in 2009 and am currently in partnership with Team Expansion as a volunteer Regional Mobilizer for NW Indiana, a Connections Trip leader and mobilize prayer warriors for the Shuar peoples of Ecuador. A favorite of passage of Scripture that gives me courage to do all that I do is Philippians 1:3-6: because of this passage my hope abounds and all fears are dispelled …To the work to the work… until all have heard … or He calls me home.

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