Praise God for His Moves!

Sorry for the brevity of this week’s update…..

Praise God for the events of last week, Ambassadors’ Training and Dinner were amazing. God moved and brought people together for many, many new and greater Kingdom opportunities. We saw and experienced new relationships and fervor for the ministry of Global Advance!

Prayer Points for this week….

The Shibley family will be out for the week, please pray for travel protection/favor/rest.

Whitney and the EI team leave for Brazil tomorrow.

Ken Janke leaves Wednesday for Colombia with Bryce Manderfield.

Upcoming Events

October 21-22 Brazil, Porto Alegre Esther Initiative Whitney Daugherty October 21-23 Colombia, Medellin NextGen Bryce Manderfield October 26-27 Kenya, Sotic Church Planting Shem Kihoro October 31-Nov 2 Myanmar, Taunggyi CP/JN Jason Holland/Ken Janke November 15-20 Zimbabwe, Bulawayo Marketplace Gareth Keown November 3-13 United States,Various Cities NextGen Bryce Manderfield December 1-4 Vietnam, Ho Chi Min City CP/JN Jason Holland December 2-3 Brazil, Pelotas/Porto Alegre Marketplace Jonathan Shibley December 5-8 Colombia, Leticia Church Planting Steve Lawson


Light The Nations

Good Day in the Lord! May His Light be a beacon in and through you as you go…. As Global Advance goes across the world, we are “Lighting the Nations” with His Ligt!

John 8:12 [ I Am the Light of the World ] Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”


John & Lisa

Prayer Points:

Ambassadors’ Training

Annual Dinner

Alpha Relief Event

Esther Initiative – web portal

Upcoming Trips/Events

End of year donor “match”

Ambassadors’ Training and Annual Dinner

We are embarking on a very BUSY week at Global Advance. This upcoming week includes the Ambassadors’ Training as well as the Annual Dinner “Light the Nations”. Please remember these daily asking for all attendees to be free to come, to participate, to receive, and then to go and do the Kingdom work that will be imparted into them at these events.

Alpha Relief

Alpha Relief is holding an event in CA. Please pray for no earthquakes, that the Lord would move mightily in the meeting with NextGen Arab Conference, and for protection for Muslims & Christians meeting together.

Esther Web Portal

Pray for successful beta testing and use of the new Esther Initiative web portal. That there will be no glitches and smooth access of information.


October 21-22 Brazil, Porto Alegre Esther Initiative Whitney Daugherty

October 21-23 Colombia,mMedellin NextGen Bryce Manderfield

October 26-27 Kenya, Sotic Church Planting Shem Kihoro

October 31-Nov 2 Myanmar, Taunggyi CP/JN Jason Holland/Ken Janke

November 15-20 Zimbabwe, Bulawayo Marketplace Gareth Keown

December 16-23 United States,Various Cities NextGen Bryce Manderfield

December 1-4 Vietnam, Ho Chi Min City CP/JN Jason Holland

December 2-3 Brazil, Pelotas/Porto Alegre Marketplace Jonathan Shibley

December 5-8 ColombiaLeticia Church Planting Steve Lawson

Donor Match

Father in the Name of Jesus, we are joining in prayer, believing for a great outpouring from Your Heart’s desire for finding for GA. We come before you asking for the “heart of a donor” to be touched to make the commitment of a “match”… a large match. Father we then ask for those whose hearts You will touch to sow into this contribution in order to complete the matching dollars. We trust that as You move, we will steward Your resources allocated to us for Kingdom purposes. We look forward to the outpouring and declare it done in Jesus Name.


IC Prayer Gathering

Thank you all for your love and care for GA and its people. Following is the transcript (as best as we have captured) our meeting from September 28th. Please let us know if there are any corrections.

Blessings, John and Lisa

Jonathan welcomed us all with grateful thanks for our role as faithful intercessors. For our care and love for Global Advance, the Team, Events, and Participants in Events.

Shared the prophetic word spoken to him regarding a “season of rest”. There will be activity, not striving, but in the midst of activity there will be rest. He was very encouraged by these words. He encouraged us to approach the Throne of Grace and pray in agreement over these prophetic words.

He has been diligently moving on things, praying into things, gaining ground, but in some things not hearing a clear word from the Lord. We all have opportunities to be discouraged but he is simply choosing not to receive it! Global Advance is in a good place, going forward in a great fall season. 2017 is gearing up to be an amazing year. This year the team has covered a lot of ground. It has been a year of getting prepared to be propelled into the future. Global Advance responded after last year’s summit celebrating the 25 years of Global Advance. Global Advance has responded to almost all needs and requests that have come from people that attended the summit. Thanks and appreciation for the IC

He encouraged us to pray in alignment with what he believes are key areas:

Direction (hearing clearly from the Lord), Provision, Right people in the Organization.

Jonathan has rediscovered the topic of prayer this year, focusing on study and praying the Lord’s Prayer. Not praying it ritualistically, but from the heart. He feels confident after praying that he is praying in the right direction…..Jesus told us to pray that way.

He believes that change is continuing, however, we are coming out of a season of immense change.

Naomi talked about how she is handing over all her responsibilities and trying to download her institutional knowledge that is beyond “operations” to Shirley. Trying to help Shirley assimilate as she takes on a lot of responsibilities. Letting Shirley know how Naomi “would do something”.

She shared that Jonathan was going to share about the prophetic word of “bumper Crop”. She shared about the farmer who contributes proceeds from his corn/grain sales once a year. However today he called and said he had some soybeans that he was giving and she should call and get it sold. It was unexpected and is just another aspect of God providing the “bumper crop”.

Jonathan said during the Monday team prayer meeting he shared the quote: “where the finger of God points, He provides”…. To encourage the team. During that meeting he received 2 calls. One from Viet Nam, Global Advance has been supporting for 8 years, they want to provide a gift TO Global Advance. Then he got an email from a homebuilder that had made a commitment almost a year ago. JS hadn’t heard from him even after reaching out several times. The email said that the company had made an oversight and they would be sending Global Advance 3 checks that almost make up the total amount.

Jonathan reminded us that its not all about money….it (bumper crop) can apply to a lot of things. He just wants to encourage us (IC).

David shared that Jonathan has always been a champion of tools and resources. This has been an exceptional season of production of resources.

IC has prayed for many years over the LifeBook project. The meeting with the potential publisher went well yesterday. Pray that David will do all he is supposed to do with regards to the publishing. He believes it’s the first or second best written book…. Pray that the ego “stuff” will get out of the way of the process and the Lord to use it as He wants.

This is the 3 volume LifeBook series, 52 lessons. Multi-year…acutally almost a multi-decade project.

Jonathan let us know that the update of the 2Tim2 website is almost completed. It is clean, beautiful and a great tool to help pastors globally. Church plant manual has been updated as well as the “Raising up Modern Day Esther”

The word a few years ago was “tools.”

Jonathan shared a quote: “Sometimes we overestimate what we can get done in one year, but underestimate what you can get done in 3 years.”

David discussed the overview of the NextGen survey and how the results will not only help Global Advance drive effective programs, but also will be a resource for churches around the world.

Naomi mentioned that the results from the NextGen survey noted the top 2 desires from the NextGen participants were: 1. help Family and 2. how to communicate the Gospel.

David shared that the new edition of Entrusted will have a Scripture index of 416 referenced Scriptures!

John covered the GA Global Prayer Force Document and the upcoming Ambassadors’ Training Day and Global Evening of Prayer (both are detailed in the handouts you were emailed)

Prayer Time

Naomi Lord You are the Sustainer of our own personal live, our salvation, homes, ministry, lives, our work….You enable us! The portion of blessings given to us is amazing. We believe with Jonathan for direction for him, the Holy Spirit is working in him and praying he is open and sensitive to hear. Increase the anointing and release the power of the Holy Spirit to hear and obey. We know that the provisions You have done for this ministry could not be held in any book! All the changes in the ministry are ways that God is bringing the right people to GA. We would lay aside stress that plugs up our ears to heart from You. We speak these words of laying aside over Jonathan, he is asking and receiving . There is a shield around him from money issues, people problems, believing hat the Lord will walk with him, with his ears and heart attuned to the Holy Spirit.

Ps 55:22 Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.

Thank You Father for all the conferences, men and women. Thank You for sustaining them. They are excited for learning better to share the Gospel. Thank You for the prayers that have been answered and the Ambassadors that have stepped up.

Lisa keeps hearing that pastors voice and she prayed specific prayer over him.

Roger Thank you Father for all of the vision You are giving to the leadership. Thank you for the prophetic word spoken related to bumper crop, then the way You allowed man to demonstrate the affirmation of the Word in the selling of the soybeans. That we would see the actions that You’re taking and the work You’re releasing into GA. Thanks for the leadership of those at GA. Thank You for speaking to Jonathan’s heart and that his greatest desire is to hear from Your heart. Ask that those that You are bringing to GA will have the ears to hear. That these people would come alongside GA with their gifts and combine with the current teams gifts. As ambassadors are preparing for this meeting that You are manifesting in their presence . The price that the ambassadors are paying, participating in the vision the Lord is speaking over the earth, it is well worth it.

Roger declared over GA that there will be a releasing of vision in the nations even with men who are in leadership in places that haven’t seen the vision. There would be a vision from GA that would cause their hearts to be stirred to move towards what God wants them to do in the movement of His Kingdom.

Earl Thinking about the schedule, that this is not Your schedule, this is mans schedule. But that they will work in and amongst Your divine schedule. There will be divine appointments and meetings that You will schedule that aren’t seen on this schedule. Pray for Jonthan and the teams and planners that they always remain attentive to hear Your voice when they are setting up schedules and plans. Always asking Lord, is this correct and what we’re supposed to do. If there comes a conflict in 2 schedules You would intervene and direct so that the right decision is made to make the most impact for Your Kingdom. So that no one is left out from hearing the encouraging words these teams can bring. The right schedule already exists in Your will and become manifest in this next year.

Charlotte Shared this in light of what Earl prayed, and also Naomi and John. I keep having this come up. From a dream a week ago…. She heard 2 words “Vantage Point”, a place or position of viewing something, you have an advantage because you can see things you wouldn’t normally be able to see.

Speak over Jonathan and all schedule planners and activity that GA is engaged with. Vantage Point, we speak this over GA tonight, thank You for them being able to come to a higher place, to a place that as believers we are seated with Christ in Heavenly places. Thank You for the Vantage Point so that Jonathan and others will be able to see exactly what’s going on to assess things not by the mind, but engage with the mind of Christ and see how things need to be handled, be scheduled, what needs to be given attention, how something might be done differently. Thank You that You would grace them with this Vantage Point, to see beyond what they have seen before. Declare that GA will operate from that place, that Vantage Point.

Larry Thank you that we are reaching new people in new ways. Lord give us the tools and technology to reach this next generation. Provide the means to reach this next generation in ways we’ve never done before

Earl Agree with Larry about reaching the NextGen with the information they need. For Jonathan and the other men…… they will have an explosion of opportunities to reach NextGen.

Kathy Fields are ripe for harvest, that there is a fire to burn in hearts to bring people to Christ. Thank You for the resources to reach. (Sorry Kathy, we couldn’t hear all you prayed on the recording.)

John Look at the schedule and see that there are fewer NextGen events, but yet there is a great fire. Seeing thousands of faces reaching out to their generation and those reaching out to their generation and those reaching other generations.

These NextGens may be called “the generation”. There is passion in this generation. This is a generation that can leave a legacy, let us be the ones to help them leave the right legacy.

Naomi To sow the seed of legacy of leadership of GA beyond Jonathan. Praying for the one that will be leading GA after Jonathan. That person is one of these NextGen leaders. We believe and speak Your Hand for guidance, training, preparation for that person.

John Join together and pray for the one that will follow JS in GA leadership, for their protection, equipping, their future spouse,

David Speaks blessing over that young man, preserve him for Your purpose, and no design of the enemy will prosper or come to pass.

Remaining conferences of this year, 9 training events. Praying for abundant supply for each of them.

For the matching challenge would be in the amount the Father desires and that there will be an immediate desire in people’s hearts to contribute to surpass the match. Believing for a large influx of provision.

Winds of change occurring in our nation, give us sensitivity to adapt as we need to without ever compromising Your Word of calling upon us. Give us winsomeness and wisdom. Praying for the Father’s will to be done in the elections. That which is most conducive for the advance of the Gospel would come to pass. Have mercy on our nation.

Father You turn us and we will turn, heal us and we will be healed. We petition You for that tonight. And that we walk in the spirit of 2 Chron 7:14, walking in a sprit of humility before you. Not looking to any political savior, but to the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. We believe You to open wonderful, anointing doors. We commit our way to you. We believe You for good things. We pray for those among us who are challenged physically. Prayed for Earl’s healing and long life. Make him to be vigorous and strong all the days of his life.

For Keith, asking for healing and wholeness and touch upon him, raising him up in strength. Believing You will make him a sign and wonder in this earth. Thanks to him and Jeanna for their hearts and prayers.

Over our GA Team, for a spirit of unity and grace. Blessings over those who have departed and Halley as she transitions. Go before her with favor and we bless her! We ask that she would feel the love and care of this family toward her. That every desire of her heart that comes from you would come to pass.

As a new team member comes, and others, we ask for a complete gelling in the spirit that the team would work together as a well oiled unit. We trust that the Oil of His Spirit to be poured into and over any cogs that might need it.

Praying for the ambassador day and dinner…. Lord let your presence permeate these events and Your grace overflow. That everyone in attendance be strengthened and their vision focused on the fields white to harvest. In them and around them, in their churches, and neighborhoods and to the ends of the earth.

We pray that You will bring everyone that You desire to be there, and we declare they will be there. And the same for the dinner! We ask for a great outpouring of generosity and love, a oneness of heart and sprit. Lift the heart of Your people at those events. Let us be an encouragement. We pray against the enemy that has intentions against these event we command him to stop NOW in the name of Jesus Christ, that there is no point of entry, that he can’t even harass us. That You go before us with strength and grace and glory… Father we thank you and commit our way to you. As Jonthan said, where Your finger points, Your hand provides…. And we have seen it even this week.

Phyllis After hearing all of these prayer requests….. the upcoming year…… You have been leading to cover all of this with a circle of fire from heaven above that will enclose all that is being done and planned. That the anointing of the Holy Spirit will be so powerful on all this that it will be like the Hand of the Lord is underneath every activity. Opening doors that weren’t expected to open, a crowd of people that show up that were not expected because their hungry for the Gospel.

The simplicity of the Gospel, that Jesus preached, preached by anyone in the field that will draw many. It will be so simple that even a child will understand. Father we claim more souls for the kingdom of Heaven during this next year for GA, more than even more than the entire past 20 years. A magnitude of the Holy Spirit unrestricted, full of freedom, glory, light, power…. And the light will shine in the most dark places and the people will come out and be saved. It will be glorious harvest of souls saved through GA, by Dave, Jonathan, Naomi…. That they will look back this time next year and say wow!

People will be so drawn to GA events, some don’t even know why they’re coming. Walking a great distance, 20 miles… but they are drawn by the Holy sprit, that the love of Christ. We thank You for the liberation of souls that You’re going to bring in this time of harvest.

Prayed for David and Naomi and Jonathan and families in health and for everyone that is part of GA to walk in prosperity and power.

Prayer Ended

Jonathan shared about the Market place team, a couple of ladies at the airport in Peru lead someone to the Lord. At the tri-nations event, pastor from Pakistan. He got his visa and is going to be able to come to dinner, first trip to America. He did devotion one morning at tri-nations. There was the tory of the bookstore owner who sells Bibles. A terrorist came in and told the owner that he was there to blow up the store and kill him because he sold Bibles. The bomber asked the owner if he had any last wish. The owner asked the bomber to look at a plaque on the wall (1 Cor 13). The guy read it, closed his jacket covering the bomb and left the store. In the mean time, the bomber had a visitation in a dream from Jesus. He came back a few days later to the bookstore and told the owner, “I want to know this Jesus”!!!

Jonathan said, Saul was terrorist of church, there are a lot of future Pauls out there!

David….. Biblical requirement of those days was to see the Lord. Today visions are being seen by jihadists.

Jonathan shared that the event in Nepal had 500 attendees. Pastors represented every district in Nepal. Committed to plant 250 churches this next year.

Phyllis Testimony about conference she was told to pray about Bataan and Nepal.

Earl Father you have entrusted us with the Gospel, David with this book, and now we entrust it to the publishers that You guide every move and step in the process and You bring it out on the other end ready to be used as a tool to spread the Gospel, especially to the NextGen.


Friends together and Friends of God!

Good day friends!!!!

It is such a wonderful thought that we know each other as “friends” through Global Advance, but even more special is that Christ calls us His friends. We are truly blessed beyond measure that the Creator of the Universe has chosen us to be His children. 1 John 3:1 See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are.

Love to you all,

John and Lisa

Prayer Points

Ambassadors’ Training & Annual Dinner Remaining September Events and October David’s Health Ester Initiative IC Gathering

Ambassadors’ Training and Annual Dinner

Feverish work continues on all aspects of these events. Please pray for each action item that needs to be completed to be done in perfect timing, for every staff person involved to have the energy and knowledge to accomplish every task, for every participant to be blessed even before they arrive and that they are imparted with the specific knowledge that the Father wants to grant each of them. For attendees of the dinner to develop a deep, deep heart for GA and as such choose to become a regular, consistent partner.

Global Events

September 21-25 Zambia, Lusaka Frontline Pastors Mike Johnson

October 21-22 Brazil. Porto Alegre Esther Initiative Whitney Daugherty

October 21-23 Colombia, Medellin NextGen Bryce Manderfield

October 26-27 Kenya Sotic, Church Planting Shem Kihoro

October 31-Nov 2 Myanmar, Taunggyi Church Plant/Joshua Nation Jason Holland/Ken Janke

David’s Health

Let us continue to lift up David as he has a very busy upcoming schedule. Father in the Name of Jesus we speak healing according to 1 Peter 2:24, by “His Stripes” to the illness, symptoms, and sources. Believing that “all is well with him”!

Ester Initiative

Please pray for the completion and “blessed effect” the new book "Mentoring Esthers" will have on women around the world. This is a follow up to Esther manual for practical tips to form groups and draw mentees together.

IC Gathering

Please be in prayer, preparing for our meeting next Wednesday, September 28th!


He IS our Sustainer!

Philippians 4:19

And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.

I’ll share more during our time together on September 28th…. But for now let us remember, believe in, and stand firmly on the TRUTH that our God IS our sustainer!

NOTE: please remember to let us know if you will be able to attend the IC Gathering on September 28th @ 6:30pm at the Global Advance office. (or if you will need to skype or call-in) You can let us know by text @ 903-456-3409 (John Redd) or

Prayer Points

Ambassadors’ Training September Events David’s Health IC Gathering

Ambassador’s Training

Proverbs 1:5: Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance.

Please continue to lift up all the Ambassadors coming to the Training event on October 13th. As they attend, they will be receiving “learning and guidance” on how to improve their effectiveness as team leaders and participants on GA trip/events.

Please review last week’s note on upcoming events for September

Prayer for our brother! Father we continue to lift up our dear brother David to You. As You sit “On’High” Your heart and eyes and ears are directed towards Your children. We come before you with much gratitude for all that You Are and what You do. We know that your desire is ours, so we command that the afflictions David is experiencing must cease and be removed in the Name of Yeshua. By His Stripes David is declared healed. No arrow of the enemy may pass by his and our shield of faith as we stand locked arms in spirit against the conniving evil that desires to beset us. We speak to all forms of pain, affliction, disease…. their symptoms and sources, be gone in Jesus Name!

Let us continue to agree in this way for the coming days…….

Please be in prayer as we prepare to “Gather” on September 28th. Lisa and I will review opportunities for the IC to minister at the Ambassadors’ Training. We will also pre-view the events of that same night…. A Night of Prayer and Worship….

More to come….

Blessings to you and we’re honored to be “a part” of this group!

John and Lisa


There is Power in the act of prayers

Welcome and be glad in the Name of our Lord Jesus the Christ! Today is an amazing day as we join hands in lifting up the people and programs of Global Advance.

Jonathan had a prophetic word spoken over him recently. Let us stand together in unity of agreement that these words will come to pass according to God’s great promises.

Recent word: “Bumper crop. God opening doors. Jonathan entering into a season of rest in the midst of busyness”

Previously, Jonathan had a word spoken that he would have influence in the Pacific Rim. Jonathan has met with, and is meeting with several key business leaders (potentially significant partners) from that area of the world.

In addition, Jonathan asks that we keep in concerted pray that key financial potential be freed from spiritual burden to open the doors of resources and as we do, remember to pray against resistance that is restraining the outflow!

We love you guys and are blessed to stand arm-in-arm with you all!

John and Lisa

Prayer Points – (details below)

Continuing work on the 2016 Dinner

Continuing work on the 2016 Ambassadors’ Training

Praise Report on Nepal

2016 Financials

NOTE: Please see information about an upcoming IC gathering

September Trips/Events

2016 Dinner – “Light the Nations”

Pray for all the tables to be hosted and sponsored

Pray that all large sponsors will come through… in abundance

Pray for the hearts of attendees to be open and connect to the ministry of GA

Pray for all the staff and volunteers for energy and protection and health

2016 Ambassadors’ Training

Please continue to pray for all the Ambassadors as they come to train and be refreshed in their roles.

Praise from Nepal (from GA Facebook)

“Over 500 Leaders gathered this week in Nepal to receive needed training. 250 of them are receiving training in Church Planting” Let us lift up these that have committed to not only receiving…. but giving. There will be a roar heart around the world as these warriors go out and establish new congregations of believers!

“The Esther Initiative was in Nepal this week! These incredible women are being uplifted and trained through our Esther leadership curriculum so that they are equipped to serve alongside their teams in a nationwide church planting effort. Please pray for these brave leaders who are ready to impact their families, their churches, their communities, and their nation for Christ!

2016 Financials

We know that our Father “owns the cattle on a 1000 hills”. Let us come diligently before Him asking for an outpouring of financial blessings. Lisa and I have been praying, and ask you to join us in faith that God will provide a “great flood of resources” for perpetual sustainability of the GA. In other words, so significant enough that fundraising would never have to happen again. Our God is Greater than anything we can imagine and GA IS His ministry. We are believing for Him to allow concerted focus on ministry vs fund raising.

Upcoming IC Gathering

Please check your schedules and see what day/times best meet you ability to attend.

Listed below are the dates and times available. Please respond via email your first, second, third choice of day/time.

All dates are September

20 @ 7pm

27 @ lunch

27 @ 7pm

28 @ 7pm

Frontline Pastors - Igniter

September 12-17 Georgia, Tbilisi Frontline Pastors

September 18-23 Tanzania, Arusha Frontline Pastors

September 21-25 Zambia, Lusaka Frontline Pastors

Frontline Pastors – Implementer

September 16-17 Kenya, Arusha Church Planting

September 4-17 India, Jaipur/Kanpur Church Planting

Marketplace Missions

September 19-24 Peru, Trujillo/Lima/Cusco Marketplace


Events, Trips, Planning (and Praying) for all…..

All Glory and Honor to Him Who sits upon the Throne! May He be lifted up in our hearts today as we approach Him for the Kingdom purposes of Global Advance!

1 Timothy 1:17 To the King of the ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever, Amen.

September has come quickly upon us and before too long we will see Christmas decorations at Wal-Mart! In the mean time, before year-end there is much work yet to be done. There are many people to provide encouragement to, many pastors who desire to plant a church (or churches!), Women who are passionate about our Lord Jesus Christ. All in all there are many activities and events….and especially PEOPLE, that need our continued intercession and concerted prayers.

May the Lord, by the infilling of His Holy Spirit bring to your mind those things that He is calling you specifically to lift up. May His blessings come upon you as you answer this beautiful call.

Peace be unto you!

John & Lisa

Prayer Points – (details below)

Continuing work on the 2016 Dinner Continuing work on the 2016 Ambassadors’ Training 2016 Financial September Trips/Events (Please review last week’s notice and the short update below) NextGen – Survey 2017 Event Schedule

2016 Dinner – “Light the Nations”

There is much excitement and anticipation for this year’s Dinner and Ambassador Training. Please be in prayer for the staff as they prepare the “jots and tiddles” in detail for every aspect of the event. Father we ask in the most Precious and Powerful Name of Yeshua for Your Hand of guidance to be upon each GA team member as they work towards the 2016 Dinner. Each one has a specific gifting to accomplish Your desires for the goals of GA. May Your “Lead” be what they follow.

2016 Ambassador Training

Pray for all the Ambassadors as they come to train and be refreshed in their roles. Gracious Heavenly Father we lift up each and every Ambassador that is and has served GA. We ask that each one attending the Training be filled with great anticipation for what they will receive and discover. We ask a blessing of health and prosperity for each one as they have generously taken up the call as “Ambassador” for GA.


Keith is completing the Survey and only has 4 weeks remaining!

2017 Calendar

Ken is continuing to work on the “where we’re going” and “what we’re going to do”. Pray that he is filled with great insight, passionate connections, people of influence….. favor with all.

2016 Financial

Please be in prayer that partners that have committed financial support for GA will follow through on their commitment. In addition, please pray for new long-term and Foundation partners would come on board, joining us in the call to the nations.

Upcoming Events - September

Frontline Pastors - Igniter

September 12-17 Georgia, Tbilisi Frontline Pastors
September 18-23 Tanzania, Arusha Frontline Pastors
September 21-25 Zambia, Lusaka Frontline Pastors

Frontline Pastors – Implementer

September 5-8 Nepal, Kathmandu Church Planting
September 16-17 Kenya, Arusha Church Planting September 4-17 India, Jaipur/Kanpur Church Planting

Marketplace Missions

September 19-24 Peru, Trujillo/Lima/Cusco Marketplace

Ester Initiative

September 5-8 Nepal, Kathmandu Esther Initiative


…My Refuge and My Fortress!

Praise God for His Hand of Mercy rests upon us. In the midst of all the world’s “crisis” we have the Promises of our Father to help us remain not only steadfast…..but move on in His Power and Authority.

Scriptures that we’re praying this month over all of the Global Advance people and operations are found in Psalms 91. This week we’ve been focused on verses 1-2.

1 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. 2 I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress,my God, in whom I trust.”

Peace be unto you!

Prayer Points - Details Below

  • Alpha Relief - Columbia Event (security confidential
  • Ester Initiative - Working Retreat
  • Peru Trip - September
  • Media - Deadlines for Dinner
  • NextGen - SurveyMedia
  • 2017 Event Schedule

Marketplace Missions

Our Marketplace team returned safely home this week. There were prophetic words spoken over that region of the world that “a light would explode from there affecting the world” We know that our God has opened so many doors for Marketplace and He has yet many more doors to open. Let’s pray that we are sensitive to the “unrecognized areas” that desperately need the help and encouragement from our Marketplace leaders.

PERU: Pray for team members preparation (physical and spiritual) Trip is September.

Alpha Relief - Scott

We have a request from Scott with Alpha Relief (This is a confidential request, please do not forward or share)

Pray for Jaime and Lori Useche - Thursday through the weekend: They are bringing Red Zone pastors in Columbia high security - in for conference and equipping them with Bibles to take back with them. Pray for Encouragement for all.

Scott is also working on his book "Where Light Remains". We pray that as the Holy Sprit leads him, that his “pen” would flow to bring a powerful message of hope.

Esther Initiative - Whitney

We have an amazing praise report from Honduras. This is a post from Facebook: “God is good!! We had over 1,000 women at the Esther Conference at Puerta Del Cielo in La Ceiba, Honduras!! Women were empowered to be modern-day Esthers and change their communities for Christ!!”

We are believing for a waterfall of love and care to spring forth from the Ester Initiative to wash over many more nations impacting literally tens of thousands of women. This move of God has been orchestrated for this time and as such has immense power and influence as Global Advance – Ester Initiative takes on the challenge and provides hope, help, and love to all these women.

Please pray for the monthly Ester Initiative gathering at Stoltzfus - on going EI training.

Let’s begin now to intercede for the EI retreat planning session in September. Father we ask that You begin to plant new seeds of opportunity in the path of EI. That the very heart of You Father is poured in to these ladies as they plan and develop the strategies and events for EI. We ask for great open doors to swing wide as the need to enter new countries is evident…. May You go before them (EI) to establish the paths You intend.

Nepal trip - Pray: For women in this culture it is difficult to meet; pray they are receptive to the message

Media - Andy

Please pray for Andy as he is heavily into working all aspects of room design, video, and graphics for the Dinner in October. There are many deadlines quickly approaching and let’s join together to pray for his stamina and creativity to be a flow directly from the Holy Spirit…… He (Andy) doesn’t have to do it on his own.

NextGen - Keith

Survey: Only 10 days left for people to take the NextGen Survey. Keith reports that the French translation has just been completed. Let’s pray especially for responders to the survey from throughout the Middle East.

Pray for Keith as he has an established deadline for the NextGen Manual - 5 weeks remaining. Pray that all the components and content come together with ease. Please pray that even before the manual is distributed that it is “anointed” to do the Kingdom work it is intended for. That every hand it touches will be transformed, every eye that reads will be opened, every heart that receives will be encouraged.

Programs - Ken

Ken is in the process of scheduling all the trips for 2017. This is a massive work of coordination and planning. We are asking for fresh revelation of the Father’s desires of where and when to go and what programs He has intended.

Ambassador Day preparations – Much work yet to be done: Story boarding entire day; working with Directors for their various parts/input/videos.

Nepal Trip - 400+ villages have been identified that do not have churches - Pray for successful church planting ignited as result of trip.



Glorious day in the Lord to you all!!!!

2 Corinthians 1:20 For all the promises of God find their Yes in him. That is why it is through him that we utter our Amen to God for his glory.

2 Peter 1:3-5 3 His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, 4 by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire. 5 For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge,

There is a lot to be thankful for in this time. We are living in a day and age where we know that His return is closer than it was the day before. That may seem trite but it is nonetheless true. Today we are a day closer than yesterday to seeing our Lord face to face. As the “world” continues on its path of potential self-destruction, we are to enter His gates with thanksgiving. He is our hope, our vision, and direction. We are in Him and from Him all His promises are Yes and Amen. Our pastor noted last Sunday that there are over 3400 promises in the Bible. I believe God wants to make it clear to us, by His promises that He is Sovereign and in control. Go forth today, as a new day in the Lord and be thankful….standing in His Promises.

A word from Jonathan this morning (Saturday August 20)…

There's been several Prophesy over this region that a light would explode from here affecting the world. Esther conference had over 1000 ladies and their leadership mentor session went great. Business visits “off the chain” awesome.

Prayer Requests from Jonathan

  • Pray that the Holy Spirit moves in the words spoken and that He moves throughout the region to affect great change.
  • Pray a network for marketplace leaders established. This is a new concept here and much needed.
  • Pray for favor for one of GA’s major supporters that needs a business miracle to close a specific job between him and a competitor, this has major financial implications for GA.
  • Every day the activities, resources, and personal support Global Advance provides are making a huge difference in individuals and those touched by those individuals.

    Upcoming events……

    Father we ask in the Name of Yeshua for a special covering on each one of these events. We ask Your blessings upon each attendee, knowing that You have planned in advance for them to attend and receive. We ask for Your hand of protection on each one that is “in-country” and all attendees now……. for peace, safety, sleep and health.

    August 18-19 Kenya Church Planting

    August 18-20 Honduras Esther/Marketplace

    August 25-28 Colombia Frontline Pastors

    August 26-27 Kenya Church Planting

    September 4-17 India Church Planting

    September 5-8 Nepal Church Planting

    September 5-8 Nepal Esther Ken

    Additional Prayer Directives for this next week:

    Health and well-being for all the Shibleys… that each be filled with a newness of energy and vitality.

    For preparations for the Global Advance Dinner (October 14) and the Ambassador’s Training (October 13th)

    Mark your calendar:

    The IC is invited on October 13th to attend dinner (@ 6:30pm) after the Ambassador’s Training for a time of worship and prayer. More details to follow.


2 1 Timothy 2

First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people.

Hello fellow servants of our Lord Jesus Christ. As we bring our petitions to the Throne, let us first bow in honor of the One Who is truly worthy of our honor. He is the Greatest among the great, who can contest His Mightiness….. no one. Father before we begin our prayers of request, we come before You humbly in honor of Your Majesty.

Tomorrow, Friday August 12th Jonathan is speaking to a group of business leaders about GA and to encourage them. Let’s seek the Father in filling Jonathan with words that impact individuals at a very personal level and bring Glory to God!


Next week begins a series of conference events in Honduras. Hallie will be leading an Ester Initiative event hosted by Travis Moffitt on August 18-19. Father we ask in the Name of Yeshua for an outpouring of Your love into these ladies. May Your presence lead them into the knowledge of their position as “princesses”, the royal preisthood in Your Kingdom!

August 19-20 Jonathan and Hallie will be in Honduras for a Marketplace Missions Conference. We ask Holy Father for Your guidance and influence to be upon each business leader to grow their enterprise and support the missions of the Kingdom in their respective cities. May all that is done bring people closer to You, create fire for Kingdom works, and produce fruit for generations to come.

Please review the schedule of the remaining event for August listed below. Each event has been ordained for a specific set of Kingdom purposes. As such our attention in prayer coverage is greatly needed.

August 25-28 Frontline Pastors Igniter Conference in Columbia lead by Tony Nichols and hosted by Jaime Useche.


This year’s event is scheduled for Friday, October 14th at the Westin Park Central Hotel

The theme this year is, “Light the Nations” – ARISE, SHINE, FOR YOUR LIGHT HAS COME!

Please begin in prayer for this to be a time of relationship building with people of influence, connection, and provision. Pray that the Glory of God would be evident and the focus of the event as we continue to take the Word of God to the nations.

On October 13th, prior to the Dinner Celebration there will be an Ambassadors’ Training Conference. At the culmination of that day we will be hosting a Prayer Conference. We can attend dinner at 5:00 pm then following at 6:30 will be a time of worship and prayer. Please mark you calendars for these two very important event. More details about both will follow. IF YOU ARE ABLE TO ATTEND DINNER AND THE PRAYER CONFERENCE please send me a confirmation via email to

More details about the event to follow……..


John and Lisa


Pray for Pakistan

Good afternoon everyone! We need to bring Heaven’s Armies to bear on this request from Jonathan. He did a radio interview yesterday- one of our Pak pastors is in Quetta where two big blasts happened. This story goes through a lot of channels please pray for his safety and ours.

The link below

Progress and Perseverance

Please see below this week’s latest updates….

Continue to lift up Jonathan as he is meeting with potential financial partners today and tomorrow. I just heard from him and it went well. Follow up is key and we are believing for a “great outpouring” of long-term financial partnership. We ask the Father to bring His heart to these people and to endear them to the mission He has given Global Advance. Ken is currently in Ecuador with Bryce Manderfield at a NextGen conference. Please ask for holy encounters to open the hearts and minds of these young people. For the Father to prepare them to be the Godly leaders this upcoming and future generations will desperately need.

Continue in prayer that David’s book, “Entrusted” will reach every heart and mind of everyone as God leads. That the message contained will stir up those hearts and minds into a grand excitement for the Kingdom!

Also, pray for leaders in persecuted countries, some are fleeing for their lives. We ask Holy God to send angelic protectors for each leader and their families. Go forth, from where they are to clear a safe path of no resistance to their destination.

Love you all, grateful for your intercession!


This Week and This Month

Dr. Shibley is ministering in all 3 services tomorrow at Lakeshore. Pray that he moves with the Spirit, which is our strength and song. The ever-present likeness of Jesus that flows through us.

This week let us be in prayer for Jonathan, specifically as he reaches out and meets with potentially significant financial partners. He will be in New York on Thursday and Friday in Pennsylvania. We know that our Lord God and Father has equipped Jonathan for this mission and that He is, and always has been the provider of all resources for GA. Let us be in agreement for a grand outpouring of “abundant resources”. Asking for our Father to bless each contributor as they give to His Kingdom purposes orchestrated by GA.

August is once again a busy month for events around the world for GA. Let us direct our prayers toward Heaven, gaining insight from the Holy Spirit. To cover and lift up each leader, to call upon angelic guards to be at each event protecting, for travel to be swift and effective, and for every person touched at these events to be electrified for Kingdom work.

Below are the dates, locations, and team leaders for each event.

Front Line Pastors

August 8-10 Kenya, Nairobi David Hatley

August 13-15 Madagascar, TBD Daniel King

August 16-19 Zambia, Lusaka Mike Johnson

Marketplace Missions

August 22-23 Honduras, La Ceiba Jonathan Shibley/Hallie Powers Travis Moffatt

Ester Initiative

August 16-23 (1day) Honduras, La Ceiba Hallie Powers Travis Moffatt

NextGen Engagement

August 5-7 Ecuador, Quito Bryce Manderfield/Ken Janke

Friday - Introduction

Welcome to the IC Prayer Update page

We are pleased to introduce you to the new IC Prayer location.

This will be a place of not only providing real time updates for prayer requests from Global Advance, but also a historical repository of all prayer requests. You should have received both a text and email announcement directing you to this page. As mentioned in the email and text, please confirm that you were able to reach this page from both your phone and email.

On a personal note, Lisa and I are so pleased to be taking on this new role and are excited to see where God is going to lead us and the entire vision for the Global Advance Prayer Force. Thank you for your intercession and love for the people and ministry of Global Advance.

  • Together we bring Heaven to earth
  • Together we lift up, encourage, and cover
  • Together we can impact the world for the Kingdom

Blessings and Love, John and Lisa Redd