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#PRAY127 08.10.20

Today’s #PRAY127 is one I’d love for you to pray over for the next three weeks.

As you know, COVID-19 has changed the way we do life. No one has been immune. It’s cramped our styles, it’s inconvenienced us, and it’s even taken some of our loved ones. It’s been a wake-up call for sure, but in some ways it’s been like Groundhog Day – can we please just get off this Bill Murray merry-go-round?

All that to say, one of the “magical” components about Man Up is the way we gather together and encourage one another to greater heights for God’s glory. Mission trips and our Man Up 100 initiative are predicated on the “gathering.” Yet because of county ordinances (and prudence, mind you), we have had to go digital instead. Digital is doable, but on a human level, seems to be less impactful. Especially 5 months in.

That’s why I’m asking for you to pray for our Man Up 100 Cohort New Term Launch Gatherings slated for later this month. (The schedule is below.) Please pray that God would move on the hearts of men (and women) to want to fight for the fatherless. To see this as a need. A mandate from God Himself – which it is! (See James 1:27, Isaiah 1:17, Psalm 68:4-5, Micah 6:8, Deuteronomy 10:18.)

There is so much need in our communities for us to pick up this cause and fight!

  • A child comes into the child welfare system every 2 minutes in the United States.
  • As many as 9 in 10 trafficked children have spent time in child welfare.
  • Parents are losing their children to the State because they’re losing their fight against drugs.

We can fight for these folks. We can advocate. We can give. We can serve. We can pray.

I want men to catch this vision and hop our on Launch Gatherings via Zoom later this month. Will you please pray for conviction among those who have served and those who need to? Please pray God does a mighty work in convicting us, that even if we can’t physically meet, His call to servant leadership rings loud and true.

Man Up 100 Tampa Bay  AUG. 26 @ 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

Man Up 100 Springfield (MO) AUG. 29 @ 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

We also are excited that Man Up 100 DFW will be launching hopefully next month! So thank you for praying – you are crucial to this mission!

Jeff Ford, CEO
Isaiah 1:17

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