September Newsletter 2021


PATH TO THE CROSS IS OPEN . . . !
On Friday and Saturday, August 20th and 21st the big white tent was filled with men, women, and children celebrating the joy of the Lord with flags and banners.  Pastors John Bornschein, Jeff Anderson, Steve Holt, and Darrin Ronde all brought prayers and messages both challenging and timely for this Kingdom season.

The Revival Celebration was in remembrance of what happened in downtown Fountain a hundred years ago in 1921 when the Holy Spirit brought spiritual life in a powerful way to the city.

Local believers heard about our plans through Facebook, emails, newspaper articles, local radio announcements, and invites to make this a wonderful time of celebration and experiencing the reality and vision of the Gateway Prayer Garden.

The green and white roofed food tent provided overflow for the approximately 300 attendees as well as a place to informally meet and enjoy a bite to eat.

This celebration was the Gateway Prayer Garden’s dedication event. We thank ALL the volunteers who contributed with the sweat of their brows, in prayer, and financially. Those from The Table church and High Place Ministries helped spiritually prepare for God’s presence prior to the event and were a great blessing.

This celebration was the Gateway Prayer Garden’s launch of a new phase of ministry to a broader audience. We thank ALL the volunteers who contributed with the sweat of their brows, in prayer, and financially. Those from The Table church and High Place Ministries helped spiritually prepare for God’s presence prior to the event and were a great blessing.

OUR WELCOME CENTER IS NOW OPEN DAILY FROM 10 AM – 4 PM MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY . . .
Team members can pray with you and the Prayer Room provides up-to-date understanding of how and what to pray for the nations with on-line computer access. Come and visit and walk the Cross pathway and Prayer Trails !Gateway Prayer Garden showing the 300 ft. by 200 ft. Cross on the ground, the Revival tents, our Welcome Center and Prayer Trails among the trees along Fountain Creek . . .

VOLUNTEERS, VOLUNTEERS, VOLUNTEERS . . . !
During this time of great forward momentum at the Garden, we are blessed by your presence especially if you have skills in the following categories:

• Hospitality Services
• Administrative Assistant
• Flatwork to help with sidewalks and installation of paver stones
• Landscaping (leveling dirt, irrigation installation, trees and plantings, etc.)
• Masonry experience with cinder block walls or similar
• Prayer Intercessors

If you don’t have skills in the above areas, we have other opportunities as well. Just call us at 719-565-7747 or email us at [email protected] for further details.

JOIN US IN THIS GRAND ADVENTURE . . . !
You can participate with us in building the Gateway Prayer Garden by helping us pave the way to the Cross by contributing $750 for a Legacy Prayer Bench or $350 for a Scripture Stone toward finalizing our pathway to the Cross costing $80,000 - $100,000 for this Phase. Just go on-line with this link at Paving the Cross or call us at 719-565-7747 to facilitate this gift.

IN THIS PRESENT HEALTH CHALLENGE  . . .
It’s a good reminder to recognize that sickness and disease comes from the evil one who is ALWAYS working to discourage followers of Jesus. As we are “temples” of the Holy Spirit, the responsibility is ours to be informed and equipped for maximum care of our bodies. When it comes to COVID-19, we recommend you visiting the following website link: Health Recovery which has been used with outstanding results in El Paso County battling this insidious sickness.

CHANGE IN RESPONSIBILITIES . . .
It’s been my privilege to provide leadership in laying foundations for the Gateway Prayer Garden ministry over these past five years in serving as Director. We’ve had many challenges as most of you know and were thrilled to be able to host many of you during the 100-year Revival Celebration recently on-site. The physical changes were dramatic, many of which only occurred in the past several weeks.

Audrey Beckett along with her husband Ted received a commission from the Lord in 2016 to build a Prayer Garden at the southern gateway to Colorado Springs. It is to be a place to demonstrate the Kingdom of God through prayer and outreach both locally and into the nations. Audrey has felt she is to take a more hands-on role in this season of change and will be overseeing future communications and greater decision-making in the future activities at the Garden.

I’m sure she’ll appreciate your prayers for increased wisdom and direction from the Lord as we enter our next season of growth.

For the Kingdom in the Pikes Peak region of Colorado !

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August REVIVAL INVITE 2021

FRIDAY & SATURDAY, AUGUST 20 & 21 –

In just a few days we’ll be celebrating at the Gateway Prayer Garden under big tents . . . !

• Food Trucks 4pm
• Praise and Worship
• Celebration Begins 5:30pm

In 1921 a big tent revival occurred in the Front Range of Colorado in downtown Fountain.  We are celebrating the 100-year anniversary of that event and simultaneously anticipating another visitation of the Holy Spirit at the Gateway Prayer Garden on Friday and Saturday, August 20-21.  We will have praise and worship, and messages given both evenings.  Food trucks will be present starting at 4 PM and come early to enjoy the Prayer Trails prior to the meetings.

Praise and worship begins at 5:30 PM and plan to come early to make sure you’ve got a seat.  Friday night’s speaker will be Jeff Anderson from Congressman Lamborn’s office just returned from Iraq and Steve Holt from The Road Church will speak on Saturday night.

Jeff Anderson –
Jeff serves as the Senior Faith Advisor to Congressman Doug Lamborn, leading the faith-based community outreach and collaboration in the Pikes Peak Region.  As a Pastor in Colorado Springs for 25 years, Jeff is uniquely qualified for this role.

Jeff is also the President of the International Bible Conference (IBC) and began conducting International Bible conferences in 2004, encouraging and exposing indigenous pastors to expository preaching.  IBC has ministered to tens of thousands of pastors in India, Nepal, Philippines, Laos, Thailand, Albania, Russia, the Caribbean, Brazil, Uganda, Liberia, Kenya, Tanzania and most recently Iraq and Lebanon.

Jeff is a native of the Fountain Community, where his parents started Widefield Community Bible Church and his first school was Webster Elementary next door to the church.

Steve Holt –
Steve is a father of seven, husband of one, and the founding Pastor-Teacher of The Road @ Chapel Hills. He loves hunting, fly fishing, taking prayer walks, hanging out around a roaring fire with men, and coaching his sons and daughters to love Jesus. He loves reading history, theology and poetry. Steve is author of The God Wild Marriage and Worshipper Warrior.

Before starting The Road @ Chapel Hills, Steve and Liz were missionaries in Japan for ten years and came to Colorado Springs in 1994. They have been married for over thirty-five years.

Steve has a Doctor of Divinity (D.D.) from Master’s Seminary and a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Missiology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He is a graduate of University of Georgia where he was a scholarship athlete in gymnastics.

Pray with us for critically needed Kingdom messages of hope and new life for so many in spiritual need in the Front Range and plan to bring a friend this week !

LOTS OF PHYSICAL CHANGES OCCURRING ON-SITE – CHECK THESE OUT . . .

IF YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY . . .

The Gateway Prayer Garden team is looking forward to being with you soon and make sure you follow us on Facebook GPG at Facebook or our website HERE as well for continuing updates.

For the Kingdom in the Pikes Peak region of Colorado !

PS. Stay tuned to our radio announcements this week on KFGT-FM (100.7) and KBIQ-FM (102.7) and ongoing messages on Facebook at Gateway Prayer Garden !  “Partners in the Gospel” will air on this Thursday at 4:30 PM on 100.7 FM (KGFT) with an interview about the Prayer Garden and outreach.

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August Newsletter 2021


The Fountain Valley just concluded a week of Kingdom activities entitled “ONE BODY ONE SPIRIT”.  The timing was outstanding as this third annual event not only gathered more than 20 participating churches to pray for and experience the moving of the Holy Spirit in the community but also laid spiritual groundwork for the outreach occurring in just a few days at the Gateway Prayer Garden.
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EVENTS ON THE GPG CALENDAR YOU’RE INVITED TO ATTEND . . .
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• SUNDAY, AUGUST 15 –
The Gateway Prayer Garden will be the host site for Together for Life (TFL) from 1-2PM on Sunday, August 15. Plan to arrive any time after 12PM (noon) to set out your blankets and chairs or sit on the prayer benches on the Prayer Trails to enjoy your picnic lunch while visiting with pro-life warriors. Present and future plans for the TFL ministry will be shared as well as the vision of the Prayer Garden.

TFL is one of the premier educational outreaches serving local churches in the Front Range sponsored by Pikes Peak Citizens for Life. It equips church members in compassionately sharing God’s love and a Biblical apologetic for those struggling with a life altering circumstance/situation. A “Life” garden is planned within the larger Prayer Garden that will serve those faced with unplanned pregnancies or post-abortive consequences/outcomes. > Watch LIVE FB Stream @ 12:30PM HERE.
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Revival Meeting 1921
FRIDAY & SATURDAY, AUGUST 20 & 21 –
(Make sure to highlight your calendar for this !)

In 1921 a big tent revival occurred in the Front Range of Colorado in downtown Fountain.  We are celebrating the 100-year anniversary of that event and simultaneously anticipating another visitation of the Holy Spirit at the Gateway Prayer Garden on Friday & Saturday, August 20 & 21.

• Food Trucks On-site at 4pm
• Praise and Worship at 5:30pm
• Message(s) 6:30pm

Plan to arrive early to enjoy the Prayer Trails prior to the meetings.

Pray with us for critically needed Kingdom messages of hope and new life for so many in spiritual need in the Front Range and plan to bring a friend !
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IF YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY . . .

Remember, you are welcome to invite prayer groups or of course come on your own to experience the Prayer Trails and become acquainted with the GPG mission and vision in our Welcome Center.

Be sure to check out our website to see how you can partner with us financially to make the Prayer Garden a hub of activity in the Pikes Peak region.  Please visit Legacy Scripture Tiles and Prayer Benches. We’ll have examples of these for you to view at the revival tent meeting on August 20 and 21 as well.

Find out how you can volunteer as well ! 

The Gateway Prayer Garden team is looking forward to being with you soon and make sure you follow us on Facebook GPG at Facebook or our Website HERE as well for continuing updates.

For the Kingdom in the Pikes Peak region of Colorado !PS.  Stay tuned to our radio announcements on KFGT-FM (100.7) and KBIQ-FM (102.7)  and ongoing messages on Facebook at Gateway Prayer Garden !

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