4th September 2017
Hello, I hope you have had a great summer. I have not been in touch over the past few weeks as I have been spending some time with Lynn and also, focusing on the needs of the ministry as we move forward.
I also spent some time in Germany connecting with a potential National Pioneer as well as speaking at the International Baptist Convention ‘Connect’ conference. This was a great opportunity to speak with leaders from a number of countries across the world and to explore possibilities of introducing The Rooftop. I have also been in conversation with potential new pioneers in Tanzania, D.C. Congo and Myanmar and putting plans together for my next trip to the U.S. and Mexico in October.
In addition, I have been in conversation with The Rooftop National Pioneers as steps are now being taken towards the first Multi-City Encounter that will take place in numerous cities across the world at Pentecost 2018.
As part of this I have also been working on a new version of The Rooftop website which has just been launched! This new site will link to the soon-to-be-completed online equipping hub ‘The Rooftop Academy’ which will contain a variety of materials that will equip Christians to make disciples who make disciples.
As you can see, this ministry continues to develop and has now reached a new place. Since God gave me the vision and passion for a global movement, which is now being expressed through The Rooftop, many have aligned the ministry with me and think of it as something that I am doing. The reality is that The Rooftop is now far bigger than me and as it continues to develop it is truly becoming a global movement. This excites me because it means we can reach more lost people!
Whilst we are doing all that we can to avoid creating an infrastructure that is expensive and could distract from the vision, there are now a rapidly growing number of people around the world who are part of this movement. They need funds to enable them to live and to travel across the country where they are based to deliver the ministry. In addition there are costs attached to equipping materials and city-wide events that we are planning to deliver. The potential impact is huge and we now urgently need an injection of funds that will enable us to move forward into the next phase of the movement and reach people across the world who are beyond the walls of the church. New funding will enable us to:
- Appoint and resource 10 National Pioneers during 2017.
- Host ‘The Rooftop Multi-City Encounter’ in up to 20 cities around the world at Pentecost 2018
- Finalise the creation of equipping materials that will be added to ‘The Rooftop Academy’. These materials will enable our Pioneers and those that they lead to make disciples who make disciples of people who are beyond the walls of the church.
- Visit up to 15 new countries to introduce and launch The Rooftop movement over the next 12 months.
The scale of opportunity is vast and the funds required in relation to the impact that can made be are quite small, but, for us, a huge sum of money.
To deliver the next phase of the ministry we urgently need to raise $250,000 (£200,000).
As a person who prays for me I would like to ask you to consider doing 3 things:
- Please will you pray for me as I embark on a 4-week focus of targeted fundraising? I confess that this is the part of my ministry that I find most difficult. Please pray that I will know God’s presence with me as I do this and that He will go before me and help those I connect with to be ready to respond in accordance with His will.
- Please consider making a one-off donation towards the funds that we urgently require. If you are a regular giver THANKYOU but would you consider a one-off gift in addition to what you already give? If you are not a regular giver then PLEASE would you consider making a one-off gift at this key stage in the development of this movement? You can donate by visiting the website www.therooftop.org and hitting the DONATE page. If you click on the video clip at the top of the page you will hear me saying that we are looking for 1000 people who will make a one-off gift of $100 (£80), 100 people who will make a one-off gift of $1000 (£800), and 10 people who will make a one-off gift of $5000 (£4000). If you are able to make a donation in any of the ways suggested then please give and make it possible for us to grasp this enormous opportunity that, we pray, could result in multitudes of people across the world becoming followers of Jesus.
- Would you be willing to share this need with other Christians that you know who may be willing and able to help? If so then please direct them towards www.therooftop.org
I want you to know that I so appreciate your prayers and support and don’t find it easy to make such a direct appeal for funds. BUT – I believe that God has given us a unique opportunity to make a global impact and the passion I feel for this has brought me to the place where I know that I need to ‘Ask’.
If you have any questions or comments then please feel free to contact me on my email account firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you so much.