August Newsletter 2018

Prayer Garden News - August, 2018                                                                                                                                                               

Dear Friends of Gateway, 

Wow! Things have been busy at the Prayer Garden site since we launched the Fountain Creek Prayer Trail.

This is what you can expect to experience in the early morning hours on the Prayer Trail!

Latest positive review in local media . . . visit El Paso County - Fountain Valley News




Yes, we had hail damage and flooding . . . but we’re back to normal now !



Security-Construction Office                    Offloading Border Stones           Southern Border Stones Placed

soon to open !


Be sure to visit for continuous updates !


Come and experience the Prayer Trail for yourself !


Thank you for your prayers!

Mark Spengler, Director


411 Lakewood Circle, Ste. B117, Colorado Springs, CO 80910

Tel.719-574-0500 Website:  E-Mail: [email protected]     



May Newsletter 2018

Prayer Garden News - May, 2018

Dear Friends of Gateway,

“Sing to the Lord, for He has done excellent things, let this be known in all the earth.” Isaiah 12:5

This verse has become a reality in another part of the world !  That place is the Fountain Creek Prayer Trail at the Gateway Prayer Garden.

On Pentecost Sunday the Fountain Creek Prayer Trail was inaugurated . . .

After many weekends of volunteers helping clean up the debris, dead wood and brush, low hanging branches, Seven Clearings were walked and prayed upon.  You can now come and experience it for yourself any time of the day!

       Fountain Creek Prayer Trail is now Open !

The Gateway Prayer Garden needs Men (and Women) of God to come for 3-4 hours to help remove dead wood and low-lying branches on any one of the following Saturdays at 0900.

(Coffee and Donuts provided)

April 7, 21, and May 5.  [April 21st doubles as “Great American Cleanup Day”)

Sign up on-line at or call Darrell Couch for further details at 719-330-0477.  Church and organizational groups are welcome.  Many hands make light work !

The Sculpture Continues its Journey among Fountain Valley Churches . . .

What began the first week of January continues unabated with the Fisher of Men™ visiting the entryways of multiple churches in the Fountain Valley. 

Celebration in May Including Inauguration of Fountain Creek Prayer Trail . . .

In May, a celebration of the 70th anniversary of the modern state of Israel will occur and current plans are underway to inaugurate the GPG Prayer Trail as well.  More details to follow . . .

Thank you for your prayers!

Mark Spengler, Project Facilitator

The next newsletter will share exciting testimonies of happenings at the Prayer Garden !


March Newsletter 2018

Prayer Garden News

March, 2018

Dear Friends of Gateway,

Finally, an answer has come regarding our zoning . . . !

Thank you for your prayers which have resulted in “preliminary approval” for the designation of GPG as a “Park”. This is a huge answer for the Prayer Garden and once city officials finalize the steps required to conform to their definition of a park, physical changes and operation of machinery can occur. Indications were given a formal letter would be sent in the next 1-2 weeks.


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January Newsletter 2018

Prayer Garden News - January 2018

Dear Friends of Gateway, As we begin our second full year of Prayer Garden activity, we have much to communicate and our hearts are full of anticipation for His plans for 2018.

Cleanup of the Prayer and Meditation Trail along Fountain Creek on Saturday, January 27th!

This Saturday we’ll be working along the Fountain Creek on the east side of the Garden site and cleaning our brush, logs, etc., so we can begin designing and laying out the Meditation Trail. Come and join in anytime from 9 o’clock onward in the morning. Bring gloves and a rake if you have one!

Fisher of Men Sculpture Now Residing in First Fountain Valley Church

Answer to Come Soon on Zoning For The Garden . . .

Many of you have known clarification of our zoning status has been delayed. We are happy to share that a candid and very positive meeting occurred on Thursday, January 11th in the Fountain City government offices with the new City Attorney, Troy Johnson and the Deputy City Manager, Todd Evans. Amy Lathen, former El Paso County Commissioner and a member of our Advisory Board, was able to be in attendance as we made our case and we felt we received a fair hearing.

Please pray that the City Attorney will have wisdom in deciding the outcome that will be best for all parties concerned both in the short and long term. We hope to have the answer for you in the near future.

Circle the Date on your Calendar . . .

On May 14th a celebration of the 70th anniversary of the modern state of Israel will occur and we plan to have a special gathering at the Gateway Prayer Garden. More details to follow . . .

El Paso County and Fountain Valley News Provided Front Page Coverage . . .

Thank you for your prayers!

Mark Spengler, Project Facilitator