Dear Friends of the Mordecai Project:
It’s hard to believe I’m in my ninth year of full-time traveling ministry. It was a huge step when I left my job at Charisma in 2010 to lead The Mordecai Project. I could not have done this without the faithful support of donors like you who have supported me and Deborah in prayer and finances. Thank you so much for believing in this mission!
When I came back from Uganda in February I learned that my mother, Jean, had fallen and fractured her arm the day before I got home. I had to reorder my schedule, and my wife and I took turns watching her while we organized 24-hours sitters. She is losing mobility and now requires a higher level of care. So I am moving her into the assisted living wing of her retirement facility in LaGrange. We are so blessed to be able to be this close so we can care for her and visit daily. Please pray for her!
It has been a busy season of ministry. One highlight was my message at the Radical Women’s Conference sponsored by Taffi Dollar in Atlanta. I did a special afternoon session, and I was amazed by the hunger in the women who attended. They packed the auditorium, and we had to bring in more chairs to accommodate the crowd. We even seated women in the altar area and yet women were standing in the lobby. When the time came for ministry at the end, there was no way to bring the women to the front for prayer. So I had to trust the Lord to minister to the women as they stood. A tangible wave of healing swept the room! I was told that even women in the lobby area in the very back were weeping as the Holy Spirit lifted the pain of abuse! I will never forget that moment.
In March I took a 10-day trip to Orlando, where Deborah and I lived for 22 years. I spoke in three churches in that area (Orlando, Deland and Sebastian) and God moved powerfully. In each of these meetings people were filled with the Holy Spirit. When I visited Lighthouse Church in Deland, my friend Ruthanne Alarcon came to hear the message. She also brought a quilt she had made to raise funds for our women’s shelter in Guatemala. She had recruited women from several churches to purchase raffle tickets to win the quilt. She asked me to pull a name out of a hat to select the winner, and the woman on the far left in the photo below, Linda Wayne, won the quilt. Linda has a ministry to the homeless and she gives them blankets. How awesome is that?! Everyone celebrated because the Lord obviously rewarded Linda for her selfless work.
While I was in Orlando I was able to reconnect with many of my Timothys from that area. I had many private meetings as well as a celebration dinner with some of them (see below). All of these guys have been coming to Bold Venture, and some have been with us since the first one in 2010. It has been exciting to see how these young men have been growing in their ministries.
Last week I also traveled to Pennsylvania to speak at Randy Clark’s Global School of Supernatural Ministry. This is the 12th year I have taught at GSSM. I always do a series of classes on “Biblical Foundations of Women in Ministry” as well as courses on discipleship, prophetic ministry and Christian character. This year the first-year class was the largest ever, and the students were exceptional. We had a blowout time of ministry on the last day and I was able to prophesy over a large number of the students. Below you can see students leading worship before class. These days my greatest fulfillment comes from investing in the next generation.
I told you in last month’s newsletter that we purchased a plot of land in Masindi, Uganda, for our women’s empowerment center. Our directors there, Robert and Doreen Kaahwa, are ready to get this center up and running and we only need $5,300 to begin. We will be helping women who have been abandoned by their husbands. Our initial budget will be for five sewing machines, 30 beehives, training materials, 20 piglets, feed for the animals and a motorcycle. With these funds we will be able to train 120 women to sell honey and pigs as well as manage roadside shops. They will gain the power to make their own living! If you have the ability to send $5,300—or any part of it—please send your donation and mark it for Masindi, Uganda.
The Lord told me in early 2019 that this would be a year of overflow. I believe He will provide all the funds we need to complete our existing projects in Guatemala, Peru, Colombia, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan. And then we will be ready to send interns to all these locations! Please pray with us about this.
Also many supporters have asked about our 2019 plans for Bold Venture. We are excited to announce that our next men’s retreat will be held in Pittsburgh, Pa., September 26-28. Registration will open soon at boldventure.org. This event will probably sell out so please register your guys soon.
Our women’s Bold Venture retreat will be in Florida this year! It will be at Lighthouse Church in Deland, October 24-26. I hope you will consider bringing the women from your church. Bold Venture is a powerful time of connection with God and with likeminded followers of Jesus. You will also be challenged to invest your life in the next generation. If you know young women who need mentoring and discipleship, this is a great place for them to grow. And we offer scholarships for collage-age women if they need assistance.
Thank you again for praying for me and our work around the world. If you’d like to give to our work—especially the Uganda projects I have mentioned in this newsletter—just click on the “Donate” button below to give online, or mail your check to The Mordecai Project, P.O. Box 2781, LaGrange, GA 30241. All gifts are tax-deductible.
We appreciate your commitment to us. And we love you so much!
Lee and Deborah Grady
The Mordecai Project
P.O. Box 2781
LaGrange, GA 30241
The Mordecai Project is a Christian ministry devoted to empowering women, confronting abuse and transforming nations through the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
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Pickens, South Carolina
Rev. Luis Roig
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Rev. Beth Taylor
Taylor Ministry Group
Re. James Graham
International Gospel Outreach
Rev. Dee Mueller
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