2011 in Review: Proving God’s Faithfulness

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Rev. N. Gabbidon

Proving God’s faithfulness in 2011  –  A Message from Newton Gabbidon, IPMI’s President.

For a majority of Christians around the world, the Christmas season is a time of reflection on the greatest event of human history: the advent of Jesus’ birth in a lonely Bethlehem stable over 2000 years ago (John 3:13). In fulfillment of the Scriptures, Jesus Christ, the Lord of Glory, willingly left His heavenly splendor and came to our fallen world for the one and only purpose of rescuing men, women and children from their sins.

The story of the Gospel is the fulfillment of that purpose through Christ’s death on a cross, his resurrection from the grave and triumphant ascension to heaven, where he remains seated at the right hand of the Father, performing one of His most important tasks of reconciling the nations to the Father, through intercession.

Here at Intercessory Prayer Ministry International, we are deeply grateful to the Lord for the opportunity He has offered us to share in this wonderful ministry of reconciliation. This Christmas season, as we pause here at IPMI to reflect on the miracle of the advent of Christ’s coming and of its relevance to our troubled world, we are ever mindful of the support that we received during 2011 from partners like you and we would like specially thank you.

2011 has so far proved to be a particularly busy year for us in a number of ways. During the year, the ministry expanded locally and internationally through programs like the Seventh Jamaican Diaspora Day of Prayer and Fasting for Renewal and Transformation in Jamaica, which IPMI hosted on Monday, August 1 in association with pastors of various denominations in the in USA, Canada and the United Kingdom. In addition to mobilizing Jamaicans of all walks of life to annually unite in prayer and fasting for Jamaica around the time of the nation’s Independence, over the years the program helped to raise thousands of dollars for charities in Jamaica with a strong focus on reaching and mentoring the youth from the nation’s inner cities. Here in the North East, IPMI partnered with a number of pastors and congregations to host the Fifteenth Annual International Prayer Breakfast on Saturday, June 18 and the Fifth Annual Pastors’ and Leaders’ Prayer Symposium on Friday, October 14. These events brought together a number of leaders, including pastors and key leaders from across the tri-state.

IPMI also had the opportunity to partner with our friend and partner, Esther Ilnisky, Founder/President of Esther Global Network and the Children’s Global Prayer Network in Florida and other pastors and prayer leaders locally and internationally to host the Monthly Global Prayer Teleconference; this exciting program continues to bring intercessors from around the world together for a one hour time of prayer for the nations on first Thursdays at 9:00 PM EST. In September and October we hosted the School of Prayer for a few churches in the Greater New York area. Over the years this program has radically transformed the prayer life of a number of these congregations.

2011 also proved to be one of our most challenging years financially since our inception in 1996. But through the faithful support of partners like you, we survived the year. On behalf of our entire leadership team, I thank you for your prayers and for partnering with us financially.

May the Lord richly bless you and your family this Christmas, and may you encounter His peace, joy and full provision for your entire life throughout the New Year.

As we move forward into 2012, we invite you to once again consider joining as a partner through your faithful prayers and financial support.  To make an online  donation now or to sign up to make regular contributions through electronic funds transfer click here now.

Yours in His service,
Newton Gabbidon

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