2018-03-14T14:01:45+00:00

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Guidance, comfort and wisdom during U.S. elections from international Christians, a joyous GPA reunion, and more in the latest RR Crossing newsletter!

“To me, this election seems poised to launch larger and longer consequences for the nation than ever before. This presidential election seems as existentially confusing as it is historically critical because neither candidate fully aligns with my views and both seem unworthy of my trust…But I need not wring my hands in fret and doubt. Why? We are not the only ones facing all-important elections this year…Christians from other nations regularly face the dilemma of the ‘devil and the deep blue sea.’ These fellow believers offer us some guidance, comfort and wisdom.”

To read Ramesh’s full article (1400 words), click here.

If you believe this election comment could be beneficial to others, please feel free to forward this newsletter along. Let us know if you would like the stand-alone article emailed to you as well, for you to share with any who might need this kind of comfort and guidance around you.

Also included in this RR Crossing:

  • Joyous GPA reunions in Bangkok
  • Dallas and national GPAs kick off again in 2017
  • Ramesh’s recuperation, resuscitation and revitalization

 

2018-03-14T14:01:45+00:00

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A special GProCongress report, Ramesh’s “vagabondslave” journey and more in the latest RR Crossing newsletter!

“This is a working Congress, not an inspirational event. It is a working, planning, thinking, praying event.” Dr. Ramesh Richard charged the attendees of the Global Proclamation Congress for Pastoral Trainers, encouraging them to seize this opportunity to strategize with like-minded pastoral trainers. During the Congress, many came together and pinpointed obstacles to collaboration in the past, confessed their contributions to the obstacles, and raised their vision to collaborative, national plans that will positively affect church, and in turn societal, health. As with so many collaborations that occurred during the Congress, this outcome was due to Only God.

To read the full recap of the GProCongress, click here.

Also included in this RR Crossing:

  • Ramesh’s intense travel–80 stops in 25 countries in 9 months
  • GProConneXt.com–ongoing connectivity and resource-sharing
  • Third-quarter prayer needs
2018-03-14T14:01:46+00:00

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Ways YOU can make a difference, Ramesh’s latest devotional, on-the-ground updates and more!

“How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? How will they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how will they hear without a preacher? How will they preach unless they are sent? Just as it is written, ‘HOW BEAUTIFUL ARE THE FEET OF THOSE WHO BRING GOOD NEWS OF GOOD THINGS!'” (Rom. 10:14-15). So how may Christians change the world’s opinion of Christ and His Church? We must recognize biblical proclamation and proclaimers as integral to evangelism and church health endeavors.

(To read Ramesh Richard’s full devotional, click here.)

Also included in this RR Crossing:

  • Dr. John Richard’s (Ramesh’s father) powerful GProCongress closing prayer
  • National GPAs and an update from Thailand
  • Ramesh’s “predictably unpredictable” travel and ministry moments
2018-03-14T14:01:46+00:00

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Ramesh Richard’s thoughts on God’s purpose and “staying found,” on-the-ground updates, and more in RREACH’s latest newsletter!

As we enter into another year of uncertainly and unpredictability, we must remember what the Psalmist says, “The plans of the Lord stand firm forever, the purposes of His heart through all generations” (Ps. 33:11). Time, people and circumstances can never unsettle God’s purposes.

(To read Ramesh Richard’s full devotional, click here.)

Also included in this RR Crossing:

  • Updates from Lebanon, Lesotho, Burkina Faso, and Trinidad and Tobago
  • Ramesh Richard’s whirlwind fourth quarter travels
  • One pastoral trainer’s need for the GProCongress
2016-04-18T17:53:58+00:00

More individuals, followers of the Lord Jesus Christ,
and new churches populate the world today than ever before

Dr. Ramesh Richard and many other fine leaders and ministries have been working tirelessly to provide training for the world’s estimated 2+ million seriously under-trained pastors. Yet, the continuing growth of the church presents a staggering need for even more trained pastors. How can we accelerate delivery and continue to improve the quality of training that pastors desperately want and need?

The Lausanne Global Analysis recently published an article Dr. Richard wrote addressing this challenge. RREACH has republished the article in our final RR Crossing of 2015. We invite you to read and to think carefully about the implications of the global ministry strategy Dr. Richard lays out in it.

Click here to read the full Q4 2015 RR Crossing newsletter.

Other contents include:

  • GProCommission Timeline
  • How reading Preparing Expository Sermons led one man to Christ
  • Ways to pray

 

2018-03-14T14:02:00+00:00

You are a God-appointed ministry vehicle. Will your personal challenges or difficult ministry environments deplete your fuel supply before your journey of service is complete?

Also included in this RR Crossing:

  • National Global Proclamation Academies: Testimonies from Tanzania, Peru, Indonesia, Benin and Cambodia
  • The 2016 Global Proclamation Congress for Pastoral Trainers:
    • Thoughts on the current disciple-making crisis
    • Encouragement from a Dallas GPA Master Coach

Click here to read the full RR Crossing newsletter.

2015-08-12T19:16:46+00:00

How should we think about the cold, cruel and callous depravity of certain members of the human race? Can a terrorist become an evangelist? How should the Christian believer pray? These questions arise when we are confronted by intense evil, and it can be difficult to respond in a Christ-honoring way. Ramesh’s has written a thoughtful guide to answering these complex questions.

Also included in this RR Crossing:

  • The 2015 Dallas GPA: Praising, Praying and Preparing for the 10th Dallas Global Proclamation Academy, June 7-27
  • National GPAs: Updates from Mali and Cuba, two particularly difficult countries

Click here to read the full RR Crossing newsletter.

2015-04-15T19:55:26+00:00

“The Bible is pro-world, pro-life, pro-Christ, pro-Christians, pro-Church. So will we be.” In a recent interview with the Christian Post, Ramesh Richard offered these words to help provide biblical and theological perspective on the escalating situation in the Middle East. Ramesh has written a helpful “Middle East purpose statement” for the church, which many have found beneficial and practical.

Also included in this RR Crossing:

  • Meaningful ministry moments: Paul’s Athens and Corinth travels dominate Ramesh’s experiences
  • National GPA updates: Moving testimonies from Swaziland, Togo and Botswana
  • Top ten charity: Humility and joy fill RREACH over Charity Navigator’s recognition

Click here to read the full RR Crossing newsletter.

2015-04-15T19:55:49+00:00

In a turbulent and morally regressing world, what should our attitude be? Ramesh Richard recently met a Middle East pastor who stated, “We were born here, we live here, and we will die here. So we shall use this massive struggle … for God’s purposes to save people.” Read Dr. Richard’s reflection on this in the new RR Crossing.

Also included:

  • GPA Burundi – 30 more connected, united and strengthened pastors
  • Our Inspirational Challenge – This is not a matching gift, but it is a huge statement of support by friends. Will you help us turn $500,000 into much, much more? With intents and gifts, we have raised $86,947 and still need an additional $413,053 by October 31! 

Click here to read the full RR Crossing newsletter.

2015-04-15T19:57:33+00:00

The life of Manorama Richard (Dr. Ramesh Richard’s mother) was a testimony of faithfulness to the Lord, her husband, her family and the body of Christ. Read her husband’s loving reflection on her well-lived life of commitment to the Lord Jesus. Also included in this RR Crossing:

  • Global Proclamation Congress for Pastoral Trainers – new location announced
  • GPA Rwanda – 30 pastors attended in the 20th anniversary year of the Rwandan genocide
  • 2014 Dallas Global Proclamation Academy – 23 connected, united and strengthened pastors

Click here to read the full RR Crossing newsletter.