This week, we invite you into celebrating the impact and answered prayers around the world.
The GLS addresses Cameroon’s dire need for leadership. The church here is highly divided primarily due to language barriers. On this backdrop the church follows suite. Church leaders are typically not united; they are suspicious of one another and full of jealousy. These are the national giants the GLS came to wrestle with. Praise God for the unity that the GLS is able to bring in Cameroon and for the 300 leaders that were able to attend this brand new GLS site.
The GLS in Johannesburg, South Africa at our Mosaiek site was a great success. We had an amazing experience and divine moments through painting, on stage, dancing, choirs, drama, outstanding worship, brilliant facilitation, and an amazing host! It was absolutely magnificent. God moves in the moved in the most incredible ways. 2013 has seen record number of leaders attending the GLS. Praise God!
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My goal is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. -Colossians 2:2-3
Here are a few things happening this week (October 7-12):
Events (October 7-12):
- Kandy, Sri Lanka
- Christchurch, New Zealand
- Adelaide, Australia
- Newcastle, Australia
- Toowoomba, Australia
- Hyderabad, India
- Walvis Bay, Namibia
- Lagos, Nigeria
- Sango/Ota, Nigeria
- Chicago, North America (Chinese)
- Durban, South Africa
- Port Elizabeth, South Africa
- Van der Bijl Park, South Africa
- Belfast, UK/Ireland
- Bracknell, UK/Ireland
- Bristol, UK/Ireland
- London SE, UK/Ireland
- Newcastle, UK/Ireland
- Stafford, UK/Ireland
- Swansea, UK/Ireland
GLS Country Facts and Prayer Requests:
In a country where only 2% of the population calls themselves a Christian, the need for Christian leadership and resources is high. Pray for persecuted and oppressed Christian leaders in India as they go against the grain of their society to follow their faith, especially in the northern regions where Islam is more dominant.
Pray for the leaders who attend, especially from the northern part of the country where there is more threat to Christian ministry due extremist and the introduction to Shari’a law in Muslim states. Pray that they wouldn’t fear, and that this would not impact registrations
Namibia is one of the “youngest” countries in Africa and also one of the least densely populated. Missionaries introduced Christianity to Namibia during colonization, and birthed large denominations, but many nominal Christians mix native beliefs with Christian beliefs. Pray for a true understanding of the Gospel. Pray that leaders would be have increased access to biblical and leadership training to lead their communities to truth.
View stories, event dates, pictures and more at: www.willowcreek.com/followthegls