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Dear Prayer and Fasting Partners,

I want to thank you for praying for Ignite.  Last month, I asked you to pray for us as we went to the Midwest Minister’s Retreat at Lincoln Christian University.  This year yielded many good conversations and I had the opportunity to talk with several potential planters and partners during the event.  I know that your prayers helped lay the foundation for what took place during those two days.  We also launched a church in Highland, IL and the opening day service for Restore Christian Church saw many unchurched people attend.  I know that Aaron Kelso and his team appreciated the prayers we presented to the Father on their behalf.

Here are some of the things I would ask you to pray for during November:

Restore Christian Church:  Please continue to pray for Aaron and his team as they follow up on those who attended and help them take next steps.  There were over 120 at the first service and Aaron is already having some great conversations about Jesus with these people.

International Conference on Missions:  Several from Ignite will be attending ICOM in Kansas City (November 13-16).  Be praying for us to come back with the names of 4 potential planters and 4 partners for the work ahead.

Part-time field representatives for Ignite:  We are planning on hiring 2 – 3 field reps for the development / partnership work in 2020.  Please pray that God guides us to the right people to multiply what we are doing across Chicagoland.

Possible plant in central Illinois:  We have been contacted by a potential planter who has developed a group of people in central Illinois who are interested in starting a church.  I will be meeting with them the middle of the month and would ask you to pray for discernment for our involvement.

Development plan for the final two months of 2019:  We are in the process of contacting potential partners and friends of Ignite to gather support for upcoming 2020 projects.  Please pray for those making calls, hosting meetings and for those who will be contacted for hearts open to sharing.

Thank you for praying for Ignite as we start churches.  (I just spoke to Aaron Kelso and he told me that Restore is having their second person commit to following Jesus and being baptized next Sunday.) Thank you for praying for new churches!! 


Love in Christ, Lance



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