This year has been, arguably, the busiest and most fruitful year we have had as a family in ministry. We have spent much of the year on the go – whether cross-country in our trusty minivan or continent-hopping in the air – we have kept ourselves busy going where The Lord has led. In all, we have prayed through 18 states and five countries. We have been able to minister through preaching, teaching, prayer, prophecy, and evangelism. We have literally seen our vision of ministering “from the church seats to the city streets” come to pass this year. With the support of our prayer and financial partners, we have witnessed salvations, healings, and many divine encounters.
On Site with Insight
One of our callings as a family is to pray “on site with insight,” meaning we go to a place which God directs and pray as led by the Holy Spirit. Often, we research historic, geographic, and cultural significance of a place to guide our prayers. We also, of course, rely on Holy Spirit to speak to us as well. This year we covered much ground along the route of a 21-day journey: 6,500 miles through 18 states across the U.S. on Route 66. On this trip, we prayed at points such as Lake Michigan, the Gateway Arch, the Continental Divide, the Grand Canyon, the wagon trails of the West, the Golden Gate Bridge, Black Rock Desert, and Salt Lake City’s Mormon headquarters. We feel this type of intercession is essential to revival in an area. Prayer always precedes Presence!
In addition to our family mission across the nation, we helped helped organize and serve in worship and outreach events. One was a national event called Tent America. The other was a local outreach called LoveReach. Jason was the key point person for both of these events, serving as a COO of sorts. LoveReach is an outreach to the Bonnaroo music festival and includes a 24/7 house of prayer and onsite outreach to festival-goers. Tent America was a four-day nationwide time in which tents were set up in all 50 state capitals and many college campuses for non-stop worship. This event was a follow-up to last year’s Awaken the Dawn. We believe this type of Tabernacle of David worship brings a physical witness and spiritual shift to the area.
Jason also took two internatioal trips this year. First, he spent ten days in London, England to attend a prayer conference and connect with leaders there who have tremendous vision to see revival in the UK. We believe God is calling us to invest time in England and Ireland in the upcoming year, praying and supporting the move of God there.
Secondly, Jason spent three weeks in the Balkan nations of Albania, Macedonia, and Montenegro. He worked with our friend Erik Juengling and regional apostolic leader Pali Katona, speaking, praying, and ministering in these countries. This region has a rich spiritual history, but is in great need of missionaries and ministers to support the faithful leaders like Pali. The harvest is ripe in the Balkans!
Prayer always precedes Presence!
2019 and How You Can Help
We are anticipating God’s plans for 2019, believing Him for greater challenges and a greater harvest! Our plans currently include taking our family international for this first time. We feel the Lord is highlighting Europe to us again, perhaps for an extended time to pray into particular regions. Additionally, we feel a stirring to take on another prayer strike to sites around our nation (more details to come). You can also be sure we will be involved in many local projects to continue to invest in the Kingdom in Nashville. But we need you! We need prayer! We need provision from partners who will invest in the work! Would you be a part of our team?
To partner financially:
• Give online at https://actintl.givingfuel.com/fordsonamission
• Give by mail – Make check payable to Fords on a Mission. Send to ACT Intl., P.O. Box 1649, Brentwood, TN 37024-1649
To join our Prayer Team: E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org