Latest Prayer Update
August 25, 2014
Dear Prayer Partners,
I hope your summer has been a refreshing and enjoyable season for you and your family!
Time has flown by since we asked you to pray for the Alcorns’ sharing at Mom to Mom back in May. Thank you so much for your prayers. They did a great job answering a myriad of questions and we’re confident God used them to greatly encourage young moms.
After coming off of a very intense writing schedule over the last year, Randy has recently been able to get away with Nanci for a week at the Oregon coast. They hope to enjoy some time away in between some other timely work-related projects as the fall quickly approaches.
Here’s an update on some of Randy’s writing projects:
- The Happiness book Randy had planned to finish in the spring was put on hold over the summer to make some changes. Randy needs wisdom and insight as he revises and adds new material to the existing manuscript, and tries to figure out how to cut old material to make room for the new
- This summer Randy finished the final portion of The Apostle graphic novel and the artists are finishing up the artwork. He’s very excited about this book and the quality of the art. We’ve heard some wonderful responses to the Eternity graphic novel, so we’re looking forward to seeing how the Lord uses The Apostle!
- Randy has also completed the final editing for his book hand in Hand, due to release October 14. Please pray for the impact of this book as it relates to an important subject: God’s sovereignty and meaningful human choice. This book has a lot of theological content, but is written at an understandable level, illustrated by diagrams and charts.
An ongoing prayer for Randy would be discernment as he makes decisions related to the continued requests for his time, 98% of which he’s already saying no to. It has been very difficult for him to get a clean break from ministry responsibilities as every week brings multiple people he knows personally who are calling and wanting to meet. He needs God’s direction because while it is much easier to say no to speaking requests, it’s very hard for him to say no to friends and church members.
We would also appreciate prayer for several projects EPM has in the works, as the Lord has graciously provided funding through generous donors to do some much-needed updating to our shopping cart and website. Please join us in praying that the process will go smoothly and that these projects will be completed in a timely manner. With over 790,000 visitors this past year from around the world, our site continues to be a vital part our ministry’s outreach. We look forward to sharing our newly updated and improved site with you.
Randy and Nanci send their greetings and heartfelt appreciation for your partnership in prayer.
Executive Assistant to Randy Alcorn
Prayer is always a suitable response to grace. – Ed Welch