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We have known for several years that the College of Prayer is a million-dollar movement. Just yesterday we learned that for the first time in our 23 year history, we received income of $1 million! Hallelujah! Praise the Lord! This is a total miracle and it certainly deserves a backstory.
One year ago, our Board of Directors took a giant step of faith—they knew that God had entrusted to us a million-dollar ministry and that it was time to trust him to provide a million-dollars of income. They also knew this would be a huge stretch. The year prior (2019), we had received less than $700,000. When every single board member affirmed this amount, however, we knew it was of God. When COVID-19 hit, and every ministry in the world began to tighten their belts, we knew it would be more difficult. To be honest, it certainly tested our faith. We prayed. We communicated with our College of Prayer family and partners. We gave our international churches the opportunity to participate. We saw absolutely no way that this would be humanly possible, but we also knew that only God could possibly provide the full amount. We all gave what God told us to give. We waited. Every day in December we checked gifts from every potential revenue stream. We had already included the monies from the sale of our house, as well as the government stimulus money. We were eager to be able to announce the result.
This week, when we opened all the envelopes and added up all the year-end giving, we discovered several last-minute large checks, some of them postmarked a month ago! There were obviously major mail delivery delays. To our astonishment, when we added them all up, we had received a few hundred dollars more than $1 million. Hallelujah! Praise the Lord! God did it.
We are completely overwhelmed. Grateful. Humbled. Dependent. God supplied for our ministry far more abundantly than we imagined. Please join with us as we give praise to Christ for His miraculous provision.
Thank you for your partnership. Thank you for your sacrifice. Thank you for your consistent financial support to a ministry that, by the grace of Christ, will touch every nation on earth in the name of Jesus Christ.
One more fun detail: At the beginning of October we announced to our prayer team that we needed $245,000 to end the year financially strong. From that moment, with all money counted, we received $245,130. Hallelujah!
As you know, Christ has put us under a mandate in the next five years to ready the church in every nation:
• Ready the church to receive the reviving presence of Christ.
• Ready the church to reach the final unreached people on earth.
• Ready the church for the return of Christ!
This is our five-year mandate and thank you for your partnership as we see this mission fulfilled.
We are believing that the same God who provided us with $1 million of income this past year will continue to provide this level of income for the next four years as well. It is an honor to serve Christ with you. Thank you again for your commitment to this mission.
Fred Hartley, III
Prayer is key to fulfilling our 5-year vision, which we highlighted in a previous update. We are going deeper and wider in prayer. We are building a new "launch pad" of prayer to fulfill this vision.
When NASA created the Space Shuttle, they had to build a stronger launch pad, so they built Pad 39. This pad is reported to be 396 feet long, 267 feet wide, and 45 feet thick of steel reinforced solid concrete. It was made to withstand a rocket thrust of 36,000 lbs. per square inch!
God wants to create something equally strong and deep to fulfill His mission through the College of Prayer. God is building a new launching pad for prayer for our 5 year vision. Jesus is taking us deeper. He's building in us a launching pad that will send out workers further, to the hardest places on earth.
We have just launched a weekly Breakthrough Prayer Gathering that meets Wednesday mornings at 9 AM EST. If you are interested in joining us on this Zoom gathering, please email Fred IV at fred @collegeofprayer.org for the login information.
On September 22, the College of Prayer will celebrate 23 years of fruitful ministry! The very first Campus was launched in Georgia in 1997 with roughly 120 from around the country participating. We now have over 110,000 Campuses in 89 nations that are mentoring, training, and equipping roughly 5,000,000 church leaders! To God be the glory, great things He has done!
We invite you to give a special birthday gift to support the mission of the College of Prayer. Your giving makes a difference around the world. Our birthday celebration fundraising goal is $23,000 as we turn 23! To date we have raised $8,155 toward this goal across all of our giving platforms.
Will you consider giving a birthday gift to the ministry in celebration of our birthday?
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We are also planning a big birthday celebration for September 22! We want to invite you to join our Leadership Team at 7 PM EST for a special Zoom gathering to celebrate God’s faithfulness in this Kingdom-advancing movement. It will be fun and fast-paced. We want to remember the past, celebrate the victories, and consider the future. We will have several of our Regional Directors joining us to share what God is doing. You don't want to miss this! Simply click here to register for this celebration and join us as we give God all the glory.
This week we will be launching a new mini-series called "Building A Prevailing Church!" Jesus said, "...and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it." There is an onslaught of demons coming against the Church today, and it's time we take our stand.
Join us for this four-part series led by our President, Rev. Fred Hartley, III. You can go straight to the playlist on our YouTube channel by clicking here, or you can visit the series page on our website by clicking here.
The Leadership Team for the College of Prayer International have announced a 5-year vision for the ministry. This vision was birthed out of a 4 day online prayer gathering for the Leadership Team that took place in May.
The 5 points of this 5-year vision include:
The Leadership Team of the College of Prayer International has announced a new ministry initiative targeted towards Christian families called "HOPE - Houses of Prayer Everywhere." HOPE is dedicated to helping lead families to a life-giving, hope-filled relationship of intimacy with Christ through prayer. Our desire is to provide families with tools to build a house of prayer in their homes and ultimately anywhere God gives them influence. We provide video, audio, and print resources as well as live events (both online and onsite).
Just as Jesus said, "My house will be a house of prayer..." (Luke 11:46) our vision is for every Christian home on earth to become an intentional house of prayer. That is, a consistent gathering of praying Christians who encounter the manifest presence of Christ. Anywhere. Anytime. Anyone. We all thrive when we consistently encounter Christ in meaningful prayer and worship. Join with us as we make a declaration that our families will be marked with the necessity and urgency of building a Christ-encountering house of prayer, beginning with our own families.
God's people are re-awakening to the life-giving, hope-filled, Christ-encountering house of prayer. Just as Jesus woke His disciples up to the significance of the house of prayer during His earthly ministry, He is again waking up His disciples throughout the earth to build HOPE.
For more information please visit www.housesofprayer.info.