The Journey Into the Presence of God prayer conference is so unique that many struggle to understand what it is. The Promo DVD is a big step toward solving that problem. It contains three segments. There's a one minute publicity video suitable for promotions during a worship service, a seven minute preview of the conference that's great for showing to church leadership, and a 'word to pastors' in which I speak directly to pastors about the conference. To view the one minute video, click here. To order the DVD, click the 'add to cart' button.
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Praise The Lord! We’ve survived our 1st year since publishing the book in May ‘06. There are over 400 in circulation now. Also, response to the Journey Into the Presence of God conference of prayer has been great. We’ve served in twelve churches and three associations since last August:
Recently a layman came up to me at the conclusion of a conference and said, “I had very low expectations for this conference, but this is something very special. This is of God!”
We have four conferences scheduled between now and February '08, but expect to do 30 or more in the next twelve months. However, I'm very aware that doing the conference in churches will not reach enough people to accomplish the task God has given us. Therefore I'm working toward producing the conference in a DVD format. More about that in the next newsletter.
During the past year, our greatest struggle has been self-promotion. During 30 years of ministry; Peggy and I were always promoting things, but never ourselves, so it feels really awkward. We've prayed about it a lot and are coming to terms with it, but still aren't good at it. So if I say the wrong thing or come across in the wrong way, let me know. I'll appreciate your input.
When we began, we just prayed that God would send money and opportunities so we could do what He had called on us to do. I've found that He'll do that just often enough to give us the encouragement we need. For instance, we recently needed 150 more Prayer Guide books to finish out the spring conferences. The printer I'd been using, closed. I found another printer, but they requested payment by check. Well, printing 150 books on premium paper isn't cheep, but the day I was to pick them up, a donation came in the mail that was within $100 of the cost. Thank you Jesus, that was very encouraging!
However, most of the time it's more of a working relationship with Him. I've come to realize that working with the Lord is even more exciting than relying on those special gifts all the time. When I was a teen, my Dad helped me work on my car. It would have been much easier for him to just fix it himself, but what a joy it was for him to actually work with me and teach me how.
Listen to this email I received a couple days after one of the conferences.
Thank you for being here this past Sunday. I was getting ready to shuck the Christian church and all its attachments. I made a deal with God that morning - I either see or hear a way to converse with Him or I quit! - You were there on Sunday.
Being used of God to answer someone else's prayer; what could be more exciting than that? Thank you Jesus for letting me help!
We only have one conference scheduled for the summer, but expect to be busy with writing another book, scheduling conferences for the next year, producing the conference on DVD, and publishing a paper back edition of Prayer Guide .
For those interested in my fiction writing, The Last Ocean, should be in print by the end of the summer.
The Lord continues to encourage me to promote the Prayer Guide book and conference to a wider audience. Wednesday morning, May 30, we’ll take the next step by broadcasting an email to 10,000 pastors all across the country. Please pray that morning that many pastors will open and read this email. Click here to see a copy.
A week later on June 6, we'll have a small ad in the 'Church Growth Toolbox' which goes to over 100,000 churches via the internet. Click here to see that ad.
Our purpose is to cast a wider net. Our mission statement is to be a catalyst for the revival of prayer everywhere. Baptist will likely continue to be the primary focus of our conference ministry, but the book and DVD version of the conference will cross many denominational lines. The book already has.
The big numbers can be misleading. Truth is, we don’t know what to expect from these promotions. With mailouts, we feel good if we get response from 2 out of 100. The marketing company tells us to hope for 2 'click thus' per 400 on the broadcast email and much less for the web page ad. A 'click thru' means that they click on a link to my web site. So response could be 2 or 200. These promotions have the potential to reach many churches that need our ministry, so we'd really appreciate your prayers. May 30 and June 6 are the critical days. Please pray in earnest on those days.
God bless you all, Lowell Snow
Note: the DVD is not available for free in this Newsletter. It is however always available for free to pastors and missionaries if you want to contact us and request one.
Visit my web site at www.leadingprayer.com. There you’ll find free articles and helps for leading prayer more effectively. There’s also a store and everything you might want to know about me, the conference, or the book. Our contact information is there and I’d love to hear from you.
Thank you and don’t forget to request the DVD.
Lowell Snow – The Prayer Guide