Dear Friends of the Mordecai Project:
Psalm 92:10 is one of the promises God gave me for this year. Verse 10 says: “But You have exalted my horn like that of the wild ox; I have been anointed with fresh oil.”
When God releases a fresh anointing, our strength is renewed. We feel invigorated! We may have felt tired, but when God touches us we feel like stomping the ground like a wild animal! Even if our tank was empty and we felt like quitting, we are filled again with His strength when the Spirit renews us. I pray the Lord will do that for you as you step into 2020.
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and New Year’s break. In early January I was able to rest and recharge. Even though my mother seems to be getting weaker, I also had some great times with her during the holidays and I got to take her to her church for a Christmas concert. And all of our daughters, sons-in-law and grandchildren were with us for Christmas.
I wanted to send this quick message to ask for urgent prayer.
On Wednesday January 15, I will fly to Washington, D.C., to invest the weekend in the young leaders at Overflow City Church in Silver Spring, Maryland. This is the church led by my good friends Paulos and Christina Hanfere (below). I will be doing a men’s retreat, a special women’s conference and Sunday services with them.
Most of the congregation of this church is made up of Ethiopian immigrants who are young professionals. It is so fulfilling to pour my life into this next generation. And they are a very spiritually hungry bunch. The photo of them below was taken last year when I taught the church’s leaders about mentoring.
After the D.C. trip, my wife and I will be hosting all of our board members at our home in Georgia for our annual board meeting. I am so thankful for this group of wise counselors. They have been praying with us about all major decisions and we are blessed to have such trusted advisors walking alongside us. When you pray for us, remember Eddie, Beth, Dee, Matt, Chris, James and Luis as well as Deborah and me. We want to have the mind of the Holy Spirit as we manage this ministry.
After the board meeting I will fly to El Salvador for a 2-week mission trip. Below you can see my friends Fernando and Roxana Perez, who have hosted me many times in their home in San Salvador. Roxana has a strong burden to help the abused women of her nation, and she is providing counseling, art therapy, healing prayer and discipleship to lift up the women. I will be doing men’s retreats, women’s meetings and pastors’ events in the capital city as well as the city of San Miguel. Please pray for my safety and for a strong anointing on that trip.
I shared recently that we have launched a new ministry in Pakistan. We are helping a group of abandoned and abused women to learn marketable skills so they can support their families. The women of Faisalibad made beautiful, handcrafted tote bags, which we sold to Americans during the Christmas holidays. With that money we were able to bless the women with a month’s supply of food as well as clothing for them and their families. You can see below the Christmas party our team gave for them on Dec. 22. The women are now busy making more crafts that we will sell on our web site.
A few years ago God connected me with a young Sri Lankan pastor, Mich Dinesh (with me, below). Mich has a ministry called HistoryMakers that is training young adults for leadership in the church and society, and his wife, Kayla, has a burden to operate a shelter for abused women. In April of this year I will return to Sri Lanka to preach at the national HistoryMakers conference in Colombo. We will also explore the specific plans for launching the women’s shelter.
A foundation has offered a grant to help Mich with the expenses of this event. If we can raise just $4,000, the foundation will match that same amount so that we can cover all the costs to bring young people from all over Sri Lanka and provide discipleship for them for three days. Please pray about helping us raise $8,000 for this project. You can designate your gift to “Sri Lanka” on our web site and we will be so grateful.
I also wanted to remind all the men who receive my newsletter that our next men’s Bold Venture discipleship retreat will be held at Arise Church in Deland, Florida, February 20-22, 2020. It is going to be a powerful time of teaching, worship and close fellowship. If you are a woman, please share this with your husband, son, brother and the men of your congregation. So many men are being transformed in these retreats!
Thank you again for believing in this ministry. We are so grateful for your love and support, and we really need your prayers. We appreciate your commitment to us. I am praying for fresh oil for you in this new year!
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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