From Dr. Shibley

Dear Inner Circle Prayer Team,


Two great ministry opportunities are on the horizon in early September. I’ll be very grateful for your prayers.


  1. Naomi and I, along with Ken and a pastor-couple from Washington DC, will be equipping Romanian pastors and their wives at a retreat on the Black Sea. Most of these pastors are bi-vocational and have a meager income. Please pray that the Lord will lift these precious couples in a special way. The very fact that Global Advance is able to bring these pastoral couples away for a few days of refreshing is a great gift to them. Few of them would be able to come to a retreat center like this on their own, so this is a special blessing. We’re working with The Bible League of Romania and pastors will come from Brethren, Baptist, and Pentecostal backgrounds.


  1. Pastor Paul Golden at Life Christian Center in Alvin, Texas, has asked me to come and minister to his church Sunday morning, September 16, and to a joint meeting with several Alvin churches / pastors Sunday night. Alvin was hit hard with flooding from Harvey. He told me he knew the pastors would be grateful for someone from the outside coming to bring encouragement. Also, Pastor Paul believes there will be a great harvest of souls because of the practical help the churches will be bringing to so many. Please pray with me to that end.


As all our team knows, September is an extremely busy month as we prepare for Global Advance’s Light the Nations Dinner, October 6. Worldwide Global Advance will equip thousands of leaders to fulfill the Great Commission in training events in Kenya, Chile, Romania, Myanmar, the Dominican Republic, Colombia, and Peru. We will also meet crisis needs of persecuted believers in highly volatile areas through Alpha Relief.


All of this happens by God’s grace and the faithfulness of His people. Please pray for Jonathan and all of us as we represent Christ’s kingdom through the outreaches of Global Advance.  Let’s ask and believe for an abundant spiritual and financial supply.  Thanks so much for your prayers.


Gratefully redeemed,


David Shibley