Latest Prayer Update
February 24, 2014
EPM Prayer Partners,
We’d especially value your prayers for Randy over the next few days as he faces a book deadline, this Friday by midnight, when he must turn in the first two sections of his book on happiness. Pray for his health and endurance, and that he’ll be able to stay focused and persevere.
With multiple projects going on at the same time, it’s been difficult to stay on top of everything. Besides working primarily on the happiness book, he’s also been writing his next graphic novel just fast enough to stay ahead of the artist. And as soon as the happiness book is complete, he’ll be devoting much of his time to working on another manuscript for a book that will be out this fall. He writes, “I hope to get in some rest, vacation and long bike rides this summer! :)”
Our staff would also appreciate prayer over the next several weeks as we go through the process of interviewing several applicants for an executive assistant job share position. The interview process can be a little draining, so we ask for strength and wisdom, and that God will make clear His choice for this position.
I’ll close with a note that came in on Randy’s Facebook today that was a great encouragement to him as he’s writing. I hope it will also encourage those of you who pray for Randy’s writing and for the eternal impact of his books:
Since my son in law was imprisoned several years ago, I became "Mom" to several of the men he's met. One of them was a self-proclaimed atheist. However, God arranged a face-to-face meeting between us last October and according to him, he experienced the love of God in Christ through me. That was a total blessing but what happened next is why I'm sharing this with you. I handed him three of your books; Deadline, Dominion and Deception, which he read (because "I brought them"). Not only did that month of visits bring him to his knees but he returned to his home prison filled with God's love, forgiveness and grace. He has shared your books with dozens of inmates and they devour them like a lifeline. They say the same thing, "I never imagined Heaven could be like this!" Today that former atheist is gathering each morning in prayer with several others and instead of back biting, gossiping and making fun of Christians, they're praying for others. He and they work in the hospice department and have shared Christ with many dying men. There's a revival happening in this prison and I just wanted to let you know that you had a part in this transformation.
Thank you for your prayers!
Executive Assistant to Randy Alcorn
Just as the business of the tailor is to make clothes, and that of the shoemaker to mend shoes, so the business of the Christian is to pray. —Martin Luther