We have shared the “why” we do what we do, we want to update you on some of the “how.” How do we promote the devotion of believers in the places God leads? How do we testify of the Gospel? How do we live out discipleship?
Through our local church, Harvest Sound, we get the opportunity to be a big brother and sister to some younger friends. Jason has helped lead in small group and recently delivered the Sunday morning message. We love this local body of believers and their vision for creativity and outreach. Their DNA is much like ours. Our mission statement as Fords on A Mission is:
“We are Intercessory missionaries joining presence-based ministry to prayer activation; we are called to release strategic prayer and evangelism from the church seats to the city streets; from Nashville to our nation and to the nations.”
It is a joy serving with a local church community with similar DNA.
Another consistent means of stirring devotion is our participation in city prayer meetings and pray conference calls. There are prayer pockets all across our region. Many of these loyal and sincere believers have been praying for our city many years. We love these groups and their dedication to filling the bowls of prayer.
As a family, we were able to travel to a Southeastern Regional Gathering at Lee University hosted by the Spiritual Air Force Academy, based in Colorado. This gathering at Lee University was the kickoff of their campus tour. We love to gather young people for opportunities like this conference – to see them learn and grow in their faith.
Now, on to what we have in the works for the upcoming spring and summer months.
Jason spoke recently at a house church in Clarksville. This house church has been meeting at least once a week for over 25 years. It is always a pleasure for Jason to speak there.
We are working with a team of friends to launch a Burn 24/7 in Nashville. A “Burn” is an extended time of worship geared at stirring the hearts of believers and shifting the spiritual climate of the region.
We are in full swing planning for our fourth year of outreach at Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. LoveReach is the name for the outreach which includes an on-the-grounds tent for worship and creative ministry, a practical helps ministry for festival attendees, and a satellite 24-hour house of prayer (RooHOP) for the duration of the festival. There are so many ways to get involved in LoveReach! Check out LoveReach.net or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested!
Finally, we are happy to announce our major family mission expedition for the year, which we have named the Route 66 Prayer and Proclamation Project. We are hitting the road – the Mother Road, to be exact – beginning in Chicago and traveling Route 66 to its end in Santa Monica, CA. Route 66 is called “America’s Main Street.” What better place to map, research, pray, and share the gospel?! We have already begun mapping out our stops and looking at history, and we are thrilled about what God is showing us. Be sure to follow our Facebook page for updates as we travel.
The fall is already shaping up to be a busy one with city-wide gatherings and possibly an international trip or two. Please pray with us for direction, finances, and family protection and strength as we chase God.
The only reason we can do these things is because of our partners. You are our constant allies in the battle, and we are eternally grateful to you.
We believe when people gather together in devotion to God, mountains must move!
Won’t you gather with us?