Sunday Extra – October 23rd, 2022
As we approach Leighton Ford’s birthday, we want to give you an opportunity again to hear him preach. He shared this message in 2013 at his alma mater, Wheaton College. Lon Allison, his mentee who is now with the Lord, introduced him that day. Leighton shares from 2 Timothy on the subject of mentoring, a key value of Leighton Ford Ministries. We strive to be godly mentors for the next generation at LFM, just as we received beneficial life on life ministry through people like Leighton.
Today, as we thank God for Leighton, will you pray for Leighton Ford Ministries?
Pray for an opportunity to plant God’s Word. “Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. At the same time, pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ” (Colossians 4:2–3, ESV).
Pray for the messengers to be used as vessels to share God’s truth, grace, and love. “Pray also for me, that the message may be given to me when I open my mouth to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel. For this I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I might be bold enough in Him to speak as I should” (Ephesians 6:19–20, HCSB).
Pray for a plentiful harvest. Jesus prayed to His Father in heaven for those who would spread His message and for those who would hear: “I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word” (John 17:20, NKJV).
Let’s also pray for the Point Group – LFM’s longest standing mentoring community. They began at Callaway Gardens in 1989 and included Lon Allison as a member. They’ve gathered every year since then. This coming week, they will be in the North Carolina mountains. “Pointers,” as Leighton calls them, come from all over the world: Germany, Singapore, Australia, England, Canada, and the US.
And lastly, our friend Alison Druckemiller and her daughter Anna lost their husband and father, Joe, this past week after a diagnosis with ALS and dementia. Please pray for the Druckemillers during this hard time. “Be merciful to me, Lord, for I am in distress . . . . Yet I am always with you; you hold me by my right hand. You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will take me into glory” (Psalm 31:9; 73:23-24 NIV)