When the Lord called my spiritual mentor Archer Torrey to pray and build Jesus Abbey as a prayer community in South Korea, he often told me,
“If God the Father calls you to do something that you know is His will but is humanly impossible, then expect the Lord to work the miracles needed. But your role is to step out in faith, and your first work of obedience is prayer.”
Well, that is just where we are now!
In need of some miracles to accomplish the vision that God has given us!
Let me tell you the impossible situation we are in now to see the incredible opportunity we have to trust Jesus to work and show His glory!
We’ve been longing and waiting for years for the time when God would release the funds and pave the way for the building to get going. We’ve received lots of sacrificial financial gifts, years of site planning, drawings and infrastructure planning related to the prayer house.
But during our Kingdom Opportunity prayer focus 2014-2017, the dream began to concretely step into reality.
- Catalytic gifts in 2016 and 2017
- Site Relocation in Summer 2017
- Ground was broken to prepare the terrain in September 2018
- Construction site prep started in November 2018
- Contract signed for construction from foundation to keys in June 2019
Where We are Now?
After last year’s rebuilding work to renovate the Log House after the fire and after the installation of the waterline by the City of Asheville through our property, it’s time to finish out the Prayer House.
The building is framed in, and a roof is going on it right now!
It is amazing! The architects have aptly named it a “Cathedral in the Woods.”
It’s Time to Pray!
On January 25, 2020, over a hundred members of the Dunamis Fellowship International dedicated and gave thanks for the renovated Log House and, in faith, to dedicate the half-finished Prayer House.
The projected cost to complete the Prayer House is $1,300,000! We would need to raise that by July 7, 2020 to complete the Prayer House on time.
You need to know that not all that is the building itself.
It includes $100,000 for a maintenance endowment, plus another $200,000 for expanding the road (to meet the requirements of the Fire Marshal) and put in utilities, both of which will enable the future development of the Community of the Cross.
It includes money for the furnishings for the Prayer House as well the cost of administrating the entire project.
Some of this provision can be phased as the Lord sends the provision.
Pray: Challenge #1
By the end of February 2020, we will deplete the remaining $300,000 in our building fund. We face the potential need to put a pause on the work.
The immediate prayer challenge is to pray in gifts needed, so we do not have to stop work.
Please join us in asking the Lord to supply the $225,000 needed in February to pay for the construction fees.
So please pray for the Lord to move lots of people to give so that we can keep building!
That would take us on the way to the $1,300,000 needed by July 7 targeted deadline.
Ask in His Name
As we look at this colossal challenge, which feels (not just feels but IS) humanly impossible without God’s miracles, I believe Jesus is speaking to us through John 14:11-14.
Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the works themselves.
Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.
And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.John 14:11-14 NIV
So right now, I urge all of you to join us in asking in the name of Jesus Christ for God the Father to continue to provide all the financial provision needed to complete the Prayer House on time to fulfill the vision of it being a hub for intercession advancing the Kingdom of God worldwide.
Thank you. And give God the glory!
Pray: Challenge #2
The vision for the Prayer House is that the building itself AND (more importantly) the activities that will take place in that building will give glory to Jesus Christ and God the Father.
To help you to focus your prayers, watch this a video clip from the January 25, 2020 Dedication of the Prayer House.
The PRMI Leadership Team – Cindy, Mary Ellen, Chris, Martin and I (Jeanne was in the Log House preparing refreshments) — shares the vision for the Prayer House.
While asking for the money is urgent, the second prayer assignment is to pray that God will give an outpouring of the Holy Spirit, empowering the people in the work of prayer.
Would you like to be part of the specialized prayer these next few months?
A prayer cohort has been praying throughout the current construction of the Prayer House and the restoration of the Log House. This cohort will continue to pray for the Prayer House.
If you would like to join the prayer cohort, please get in touch with Martin Boardman.
Donate to the PRMI Prayer House
The Invitation and the Challenge to the Dunamis Fellowship
Listen to Brad and Cindy share the current news on the ministry, plus some of the story behind the PRMI Prayer House.
- Pray in the $1,300,000 to complete building by July 7, 2020
- Pray for Cindy and all the workers involved
- Pray the Lord would raise up intercessors to do the work at the Community of the Cross.
You are our ambassadors. Pray about how to share the vision with others.