Hello friends and partners in the ministry! We are so excited about 2017 and all that God has put in motion for Middle Tennessee and beyond. We are grateful for your love and support, and we are honored to pray with you in your walk with God.
As we began 2017, Jason and I (Amy) spent time fine tuning our vision. We feel that Fords on a Mission is a ministry of kingdom cooperation.
At the core, we are a prayer ministry. We are a family called to live a intercessory missionary lifestyle. Our fuel is prayer, but we are more than a prayer ministry.
Our desire is to serve the Body by connecting and uniting with Kingdom-minded people using our God given gifts of encouragement and intercessory prayer, with the goal of ushering in sustained personal and corporate revival.
On a family note, I have found myself often asking, “God, what is my purpose, what is the children’s purpose, in whatever meeting or journey we are in at the moment?” (You can check out my personal blog at amycford.wordpress.com for an article on this topic.) Sitting in a children’s room at a church recently, talking to a children’s leader, I felt the urge to pray for her. After she left, I began interceding, laying hands on each of the tiny children’s chairs, the baby swing, the changing table. I realized that we often feel like we are on the world’s sidelines, but we are always on God’s front lines.
On the public ministry side of things, we have had a busy couple of months and would like to share some of the highlights with you all.
In January, Nashville House of Prayer resumed weekly meetings every Thursday at The Cookery. NHOP is thankful to partner with such an impactful ministry. We also resumed Forerunner Community Nights, the fellowship side of NHOP, on Tuesday nights at our residence. These gatherings are wonderful times to connect with passionate prayer people and teach from the Word.
Jason assisted James Goll at Harvest International Ministry’s annual gathering at Harvest Rock Church in Pasadena, California. He was honored to be with Mr. Goll for these meetings and to establish greater rapport with ministers in California.
In February, we all loaded up the car and headed to Atlanta to Citygate Church for a special leadership meeting with Dutch Sheets. This meeting was a great chance to link arms with some like-minded leaders in Atlanta, uniting under our constant “Appeal to Heaven” banner.
Jason and I also spent a day connecting with some Nashville-area senior pastors and prayer leaders, praying and dreaming together about city-wide revival. These leaders, dubbed the “Go Team,” represent the heart of long-term commitment to reaching Nashville for Christ. Jason, along with our dear friend Bob Perry, represent the prayer movement in the city. We are looking forward to furthering our relationship with members of this team to bring this city to Jesus.
Finally, this past week, Jason hosted a special night at NHOP for the Collegiate Day of Prayer. Many colleges and universities from the area were represented and covered in prayer. This focus is dear to our hearts, and we long to see Heaven invade these campuses, and the lost, broken, and outcast revived by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Judah has been spending more time practicing listening to Holy Spirit and asking The Lord to show him things. Even in a recent Forerunner meeting, he participated in genuine theological discussion about God as Father. While we love his seven year-old spirit, it is thrilling to watch him seek and engage with God.
This coming week, we will hit the road again to prayer strike Washington, DC, our favorite home away from home! We will connect with some amazing prayer and worship initiatives such as David’s Tent and the Justice House of Prayer, as well as run alongside friends with A Called Generation. We are sure to pursue some prayer assignments at strategic locations around the city, so be sure to follow our Facebook page for updates.
“In God, whose word I praise – in God I trust and am not afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?” – Psalm 56:4
Grace and peace,