As Great Awakenings moves into 2021, we remain focused on God’s mission for us to proclaim the gospel in rural communities. His Word is powerful and effective in big cities and small towns. We do not know what the future will be like, but we know who does. And we know that people all around us desperately need to hear from God in this critical hour. CLICK THE PICTURE TO READ ABOUT OUR RECENT COVID-19 OUTREACH.
The year 2020 will go down as probably one of the most cultural shaping years of the United States and world in recent times. The illnesses, the racial tensions, the political issues, and there is much more to read about in our summer newsletter. . . .[CLICK ON THE PICTURE TO READ THE ENTIRE NEWSLETTER]
Updated 4/17: Between April 13-20 we are seeking to raise additional funds to send to the Manna Bible Institute in Kenya to help with the financial impact they are experiencing due to the corona virus in their country . . . [CLICK ON THE PICTURE TO LEARN MORE]
Get an update on what is happening with Great Awakenings during the pandemic. Our ministry, just like government, businesses, families, local churches and other Christian ministries, is being impacted. . . .[CLICK ON THE PICTURE TO READ THE ENTIRE NEWSLETTER]
We are officially rolling out the 2020 Igniting The Rural Church program. This is our second season and the program has been renamed and given a sharper focus toward the purpose of strengthening and encouraging the vital rural church. Click to read the announcement.
This letter represents the close of celebrating 15 years of ministry at Great Awakenings. And this year has been the most laser focused we have been on our mission. God has called us to proclaim Christ in rural communities and we have never done that more than in 2019. During the summer we completed the long process of redoing our logo and slogan to better represent our rural mission. And we have a four-fold strategy which I share often. We carry out God’s calling through rural international, rural churches, rural newspapers and rural people engagement. Every gift you have given this year and prayer of intercession you have offered on our behalf, has gone to help carry the gospel in these ways . . . [CLICK ON PICTURE TO READ CLINT DECKER’S FULL LETTER]
“If demography is destiny, then Christianity’s future lies in Africa. By 2060, a plurality of Christians – more than four-in-ten – will call sub-Saharan Africa home, up from 26% in 2015” (Pew Research). Wow! Those numbers reflect a move of God in the continent of Africa that has come through the blood, sweat and tears of saints who were faithful to God’s call to go and preach the gospel.I am excited to share in more detail about my upcoming return trip to Kenya and how you can help. Friday, April 17, I will lift off the runway in Kansas and endure a long 24-hour trip to Nairobi. Then I will return again, 11 days later, on Tuesday, April 28. [Click on picture to read important update]
We have three pieces of breaking news to share right at the beginning of our summer newsletter. First, this newsletter is the rollout of our new logo and slogan. Since 2019 is our 15th year of ministry, we thought it would be a perfect time for a change. We wanted to better reflect our rural and gospel message focus. The second piece of breaking news is the confirmation of our 2019 international rural mission’s trip. I will be heading back to Africa. There is much more to read about in our summer newsletter. . . . . . .[CLICK ON THE PICTURE TO READ THE ENTIRE NEWSLETTER]
From Tuesday, April 16 to Friday, April 19 Great Awakening is conducting a Disaster Relief Emergency Gift Card Drive. Dollar General and Visa/Mastercard Gift Cards (or cash gifts toward those) are being collected for survivors of the recent Nebraska flooding and the Paradise, California, wildfire during the fall. [Click on image to read more]