by Lisa Stringer  |  September 12, 2015

We arrived home late last night from our time of ministry in Dallas. Because it was September 11, security at the airport was heightened. Doug serves on the steering committee and honored to be one of the speakers at the UnitedCryDC 2016 fundraising banquet hosted by Lewis and Rachel Hogan, who have the vision to gather 30,000 pastors along with many others in Washington D.C. on April 9, 2016, to pray for America in a Joel 2 call to prayer.

During the banquet I was introduced to a young man who, along with some other young leaders, have met with Doug over the last couple of years. His name is Derek, and his own father died of cancer when he was 18. When Derek heard of Doug’s diagnosis, he felt led to go on a 40-day fast to pray for him, as a spiritual father to this generation. He said he also had a dream that Doug was healed. Needless to say, we were overwhelmed and humbled that this young man would make such a sacrifice to agree for Doug’s healing and calling. It was with glossy eyes that I thanked Derek for such a sacrifice; one that I know God used.

Today at a gathering I attended at church, a beautiful woman of God shared a dream she had about Doug 26 weeks ago; it is beautiful to see how God has moved in the hearts of many to cover us in prayer. We could never repay you adequately, but we do promise to pray for as many as God leads our way or puts on our hearts to cover. WE BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF PRAYER. The prayers of the righteous avail much.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all of you who have prayed for Doug’s healing, for all things that concern us, and the ministry. There is much to do, and it always feels like there is not enough time. We live to see others walk in His love and freedom. Sharing His love is a priceless treasure that I wouldn’t trade for anything.