April Newsletter 2021


It’s been a multi-year effort, but 2021 is our turn-around year!  This will allow us to move ahead with the following:

  • Hook up our utilities (electricity, water, telephone).
  • Install our security system with camera’s.
  • Host visitors on-site in a protected environment from the weather.
  • Invite prayer groups and individuals for gatherings.
  • Engage with additional volunteers.

RECENT EVENTS ON-SITE . . .

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You can see our prototype Legacy Prayer Bench under development. The Scripture Tiles will carry powerful messages along the pathway to and from the large future Cross in the Garden. A physical and spiritual inheritance can be created on behalf of a loved one, family member, or even as a statement from your business ministry. Simply visit the Legacy Dedication page HERE to partner with us.

On April 4th, Resurrection Sunday morning, a local church held a breakfast worship service in celebration of Jesus rising from the grave.  This is just one of many examples of how the Prayer Garden is to serve the Front Range community. Local fellowships are welcome to make use of the land to honor our King and demonstrate His Kingdom.  Just give us a call at 719-574-0500 to make arrangements.

CIRCLE YOUR CALENDAR FOR TWO DATES . . .

THURSDAY, MAY 6THTHE NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER
Christians gathering for prayer is more important than ever this year when we consider the state of our nation, local and federal government impact of Covid-19, and the Church.  The GPG leadership will be participating on-site on-site at the Prayer Garden in the afternoon from 1-5 PM, located at 8035 Bandley Dr., Fountain, CO, 80817.  The Road at Chapel Hills church will be hosting a city-wide gathering at 6:30 PM, located at 2025 Parliament Dr., Colorado Springs, CO, 80920.  We encourage you to join us !

SUNDAY, MAY 23RD – PENTECOST SUNDAY
Once again, the Prayer Garden will host its annual gathering to celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit 50 days after the resurrection of Jesus.  This year the date is Sunday, May 23rd and we will gather in the “SEC/CON” (Security-Construction) building at 2 PM and then move outside for our service.

We are thankful for our volunteers who have helped decorate the interior of the facility and are excited for you to view it!  We’ll also take the opportunity to share with you the physical changes planned for this year and how you can participate with us.

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PRAYER TRAILS AWAITING YOUR PRESENCE THIS YEAR . . .

With the weather changing, the Prayer Trails will soon be turning green and you are always welcome to make use of them 24/7.

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For the Kingdom in the Pikes Peak region of Colorado !

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Christmas NL 2020


Christmas 2020 and New Year’s Eve

In this remarkable year of Kingdom of God challenges and opportunities we are rejoicing in His faithfulness. Since Jesus was born in Bethlehem in most humble circumstances, nations have risen and fallen and yet His Kingdom remains unstoppable.

2020 – A Year of Breakthrough . . .

Changes on-site both externally and internally reflected in the pictures below.

You can see our prototype Legacy Prayer Bench under development. The Scripture Tiles will carry powerful messages along the pathway to and from the large future Cross in the Garden. A physical and spiritual inheritance can be created on behalf of a loved one, family member, or even as a statement from your business ministry. Simply visit the Legacy Dedication page HERE to partner with us.

Improved Amenities . . .

We now have a set of stairs for improved walking downhill to the Prayer Trails and some of our team were able to meet and pray for the first time this month in our newly remodeled office to be used for hosting visitors and telling the Gateway Prayer Garden story. If you’d like to see a 17-second micro-tour of the facility just click HERE.

2021 – A Year of Lift-Off . . .

In the New Year, we look forward to hosting you when we have heat and electricity!

Plan to come and visit us in 2021 and watch for further details on Facebook and your email.  We are on the move and looking for volunteers to partner with us in a very bright future for the Front Range of Colorado! Links to volunteer opportunities are HERE and our office telephone number is 719-574-0500.

Looking back and remembering . . .

As we view 2020 in the rear-view mirror, we’ll see how the Lord has been preparing us for the greatest movement of the Holy Spirit and expansion of His Kingdom in history. His desire is to bless all peoples and bring sons and daughters into His family and make disciples. We get to participate with Him!

From the Gateway Prayer Garden Team we wish you a very Merry and Blessed Christmas season and a most remarkable 2021 ! “Of the increase of His (Jesus’) government and peace there shall be no end . . .” Isaiah 9:7

For the Kingdom,

Director

Mark R. Spengler, Director

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Dec Newsletter 2020


These are amazing times and we believe full of promise for God’s Kingdom purposes on earth and those include the Prayer Garden!

GATEWAY PRAYER GARDEN PROVIDES FIRST OPPORTUNITY FOR FRIENDS TO SUPPORT FINANCIALLY . . .

Two powerful ways to the next level of “Establishing the Garden” . . .

  • The Gateway Prayer Garden is inviting supporters who would like to create a spiritual legacy by providing Legacy Prayer Benches and Legacy Scripture Tiles. The Prayer Benches form the perimeter of pathways in the shape of a ground Cross that every visitor will walk on. They can be donated on behalf of a loved one, a friend, church or para-church organization, school, or even businesses.

LEGACY PRAYER BENCHES . . .

Legacy Prayer Bench & Plaque Set

Simply go to this link: Legacy Dedication Prayer Bench & Plaque

 

SCRIPTURE TILES FOR THE MAIN PATHWAYS . . .

154 Scripture Tiles will be placed in the pathway surfaces for everyone to read as they walk along. Individuals can also choose the same Scripture in a foreign language if desired. Every individual who would like to make a suggested donation toward a Scripture Tile can choose the Scripture from a list on the website. These Scriptures have been chosen to provide a progression of messages from God’s Word as they walk to and from the large Cross, where there's an opportunity to experience Jesus.

Legacy Scripture Tile
Simply go to this link: Legacy Dedication Scripture Tile Stone

There are lots of additional ways to partner to take us next level of “Establishing the Garden”! Go to this link: Other Partnering Options

 

FOR ANY WHO WERE NOT ABLE TO ATTEND TED BECKETT’S CELEBRATION OF LIFE . . .

These videos are on the internet for your viewing, just click on the links:

Celebration of Life Service October 16, 2020: Beckett Life Celebration

Ted Beckett-Graveside Service October 16, 2020: Beckett Graveside Service

And here was his challenge to those attending a Men With a Purpose luncheon September 9, 2019: Ted's Charge To Us All

 

LAST MINUTE CHANGE TO DECEMBER 12TH PLANS TO SUNDAY DECEMBER 13TH . . .

We had planned on hosting a mini-Grand Opening for this Saturday (12/12) because we’d been given a green light by the city of Fountain to hookup our electricity. They have put yet another obstacle in our path so we are simply inviting those who can come to the modular on-site (we’ll try to get it warm enough!) and pray with us for a final breakthrough this SUNDAY (12/13) from 2-4 PM. Perhaps not coincidentally, are battling locally at the same time a national conflict is occurring in the governmental arena. We’ll be serving hot drinks and snacks while showing you our plans for 2021! Hope you can join us in person!

For the Kingdom,


Director

Mark R. Spengler, Director

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Oct Newsletter 2020


TED BECKETT WAS CALLED HOME TO BE WITH HIS LORD JESUS . . .

Ted_Audrey_nl.jpgOn Saturday, October 10th at approximately 3:50 PM, Ted was called home after several weeks of struggling with complications from congestive heart failure.  As his wife Audrey was praying, Father God spoke into her spirit that Ted is one of God’s Generals.  God had need of Ted to work with him to formulate strategies to establish God’s Kingdom on earth.

A Celebration of Life service was held on Friday, October 16th at the Beckett Event Center and graveside observance at Evergreen Cemetery with military honors. Ted was proud to have served as a Marine!  Many ministry friends and family members shared how Ted influenced their lives and ministries.  An additional celebration of Ted’s life memorial service will occur on November 15th in California.  A video of the memorial service will be made available on-line.

Ted was a man of bold vision and faith.  His successful real estate development endeavors provided both resources and a platform for him to powerfully demonstrate his Christian faith.  Owning his own business allowed Ted flexibility with his time.  Ted made himself available to be used by God in miraculous ways in more than 70 countries.

Upon hearing the story of God’s plan to build a Prayer Garden on the land the Becketts owned in Fountain, he and his wife Audrey, made a momentous decision (see link) to gift this $2 million property for a Prayer Garden.  What excited Ted were the Prayer Trails which are now functioning. His story about the Prayer Trails is on-line (see link).

Pray with us that ALL the Lord has in mind for Gateway Prayer Garden will be faithfully created for His 21st century Kingdom purposes.

FIRST TIME FOR FRIENDS OF THE GARDEN TO FINANCIALLY SUPPORT . . .

Flagstone Scripture Tile Example                                   
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Legacy Prayer Benches Example

Legacy_Prayer_Benches_nl.jpgIn a 7-0 vote on Tuesday evening, October 6th, the Planning Commission of Fountain, Colorado approved the preliminary plat for Gateway Prayer Garden.  We are awaiting approval of the Final Plat and Development Plan.

This decision is the next step in allowing us to move ahead with setting the modular building as a construction and security office and then begin the physical layout of more

than 300 stone blocks that form the perimeter of the ground Cross as Legacy Prayer Benches.  We will begin fabricating 77 Scripture Flagstone Tiles (in both English and a foreign language).

If you’ve been following our activities over the past three years and concurrent tussle with government, you’re aware that we’ve never asked for financial support.  Now is the time and your opportunity to partner with us to going to another level of bringing the Prayer Garden to reality.

SAVE THE DATE . . .

Saturday, December 12th, from 2:00-5:00 PM is the date and time we plan to host you on-site in our newly opened Security/Construction building.  This time is based upon all the remaining approvals finalized from the city of Fountain and a helpful weatherman . . . !

We hope you can make it!  More details to follow soon and make sure you Like and Follow us on Facebook at GPG Facebook to keep up to date with our activities.

It’s an exciting time to be serving our King !

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