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John & Mary Henry - serving with YWAM - April 2021
#PraytheCampus & #PraytheNations
During this past month John visited several college campuses for a #PraytheCampus prayer campaign. I even went with him to visit a few. Because we could only visit colleges in NJ, PA, and DE, John sometimes prayed for universities he had prayer walked in the past, including a few in Europe, Africa, Asia, and the first one John prayer walked in Huaraz, PERU in 1987.
Several of you sent notes of encouragement as we continued to pray through the month, and others joined in on this campaign. Here’s what John Hess, a YWAM colleague in Europe wrote:
“John, this praying through the universities is a fantastic idea. May God move mightily on university campuses. Someday you need to visit the Jagellonian U. here in Krakow where Copernicus taught. Krakow actually has over 200,000 students attending institutions of higher learning.”
Another encouraging note came from Bryan Bishop, a YWAM leader who coordinates YWAM’s international prayer day, called The Invitation. Bryan has invited me to write up the prayer focus on the universities for The Invitation this Sept.
We’re grateful for the partnership in this important ministry. I can’t think of a more important prayer project, so as God allows, we will do another #PraytheCampus campaign next year. And of course we’ll continue to occasionally pray on campuses and post about those visits.
This is one of the 30 college campuses we prayed for during the month of May. This is the one about the college we prayer walked in Delhi, INDIA in 2004. You can view them all here. John is continuing to post thoughts about missions, discipleship, and how to share your faith on the same Youtube channel. Subscribe here if you would like to get those posts.
This is the prayer for Oxford and Cambridge Universities - Otherwise known as "Oxbridge." The University of Oxford in England, started in 1096 is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. This prayer time is really for the broad spheres of Education and the Church.
We have big news! Becca graduated from Rowan on May 8th. It was a virtual ceremony. We made her wear the Cap & Gown and march around the house with pomp & circumstance. LOL. I really think she didn’t mind.
We have a practical need; John’s laptop must be replaced. It is old and the keyboard no longer works. Would you please pray with us for extra provision to cover the expense of about $1000. We continue to be amazed at the way God provides. Thank YOU for partnering with us in this ministry.
We will send more family and ministry news next month. Please keep praying for us. If you can find the time, we would love to have a few moments on a video call to give you a personal update. Let us know if you would like that. Thank you again for your love and your support!
John & Mary
P.S. John is working setting up Converge 2.0. Watch for Big Announcement about that soon. But you can take an early peek here: app.ywamconverge.org.
Continuing to share the Good News!
1. Giving away my new book, Making A Difference: How to Extend Your Influence and Transform Your World. I am not selling the book; I am only giving it away. I receive none of the proceeds from sales. I have given away the first 20 copies and donations to buy the next 20 have already been received. Ask me to send you one. If you insist on buying it, you may order the book at Amazon. (Kindle $5 and paperback $20USD).
2. YWAM’s 30 Days of Vision and Purpose Challenge, an online super conference. It’s an honor to be included as one of over 40 YWAM visionary leaders who will be speaking everyday in April. I’ll be speaking on Saturday, April 24, about Calling and Students. Mary & I are trusting God to touch many people to respond to his call.
3. You can listen to the five session course I taught last month on Missional Church Emerging. (On Youtube.)
Mary & I pray together nearly every morning. Join us.
For Becca as she seeks a full time job and makes important life decisions.
For God's relentless pursuit of Justin, Nathan, and Becca, and our extended family.
For John as he develops Converge 2.0 and begins coordination of a major outreach campaign to Santiago, CHILE this fall and next summer. Would you like to go with us?
Pray our new ministry partners. We so appreciate you!