July Newsletter 2019

July, 2019

Dear Friends of the Gateway Prayer Garden,

Those who were in attendance on-site June 9th for our Pentecost celebration heard Audrey Beckett declare, “It’s time for a breakthrough”. And we agree as we’ve been wrestling and negotiating with the City of Fountain, County Regional Planning, and even the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for over two years for appropriate permitting for this Prayer Garden.

As just one example, the Becketts had put in hundreds of thousands of dollars of creek bank improvements to ensure the property was above flood plain so that buildings could be constructed and commercial development occur. FEMA had made mistakes with its calculations and placed the Prayer Garden land in the flood way zone initiating a Letter of Violation to the City of Fountain.

Pentecost Sunday Reflects Progress and Remaining Challenges . . . !

      Committed to Being Good Neighbors . . .

 The city of Fountain has requested our assistance in protecting Bandley Drive (the frontage road to the Prayer Garden) by placing cement blocks committed to the Prayer Garden site next to the roadway. By limiting access to truckers on the roadside we protect adjacent properties and benefit mutually with the redeployment of some of our blocks.

A local company (Arrow Moving and Storage) Arrow Website has blessed the project greatly by donating transport for dozens of one-ton concrete blocks that will be used in the Prayer Garden. The owner, David Ottoes, is a person of Christian faith and sees his business as a Kingdom expression for which we are very grateful !

The City of Fountain provided the equipment and we provided the containment blocks . . .

Special Teaching on Intercessory Prayer we Believe You’ll Benefit Greatly by Watching Prayer Makes a Difference

 New Signage on our Security/Construction Office . . .

 

Now you can actually tell when you arrive at the Prayer Garden! We have a large sign installed and are just awaiting permitting from the City of Fountain to hook up our power and water. Please pray for this next step so we can set and occupy the building.

Please Pray Now For:

Permitting by the City of Fountain to allow use of the Security/Construction Building.

Be sure to visit www.gatewayprayergarden.org for continuous updates !

 

Thank you for your prayers!

Mark Spengler, Director

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

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

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May Newsletter 2019

May, 2019

Dear Friends of the Gateway Prayer Garden,

“Walk and Pray” Highlights . . .

We began with our 12 week “Walk and Pray” campaign here in El Paso County in April and have been emphasizing prayer in each of the Seven Mountains of Arts and Entertainment, Commerce, Education, Family, Government, Media, and Religion on a weekly basis. If you haven’t been following us yet either on Facebook or the website we encourage you to do so. Just click type in Gateway Prayer Garden on Facebook or Gateway Prayer Garden.

Each week we provide a succinct video featuring someone, either locally or nationally, who is providing leadership in bringing a Kingdom message or influence role in affecting our culture.

It will culminate on Sunday afternoon at 2 PM, June 9th, on the Prayer Garden site in Fountain. We plan to be introducing the Gateway Prayer Garden to the wider Pikes Peak community in this season of Pentecost.

Recognition on the National Day of Prayer . . .

The Gateway Prayer Garden was graciously invited to present its ministry and participate in the National Day of Prayer here in El Paso County on May 2nd, 2019. The gathering was hosted by Compassion International at its national headquarters and a brief video describing its purpose and vision was shown to all attendees.

If you haven’t viewed this video yet, just click on this link: GPG - National Day of Prayer

Urgent Need !

If you know of anyone who owns or manages a trucking business in the El Paso County region, we need to transport 94 concrete stones to the Garden site. These will provide boundaries of the Cross and also seats in the planned amphitheater area. Each stone weighs a ton and cannot just be loaded on a pickup truck . . . If you know of someone with this possible resource please call 719-375-8099 or email [email protected]

 If you haven’t already, circle your calendar !  

Make plans to attend ! It would help us if you let us know you’re planning to attend by emailing us or RSVP on Facebook.

Hold the Date !

And don’t forget to share about the Gateway Prayer Garden with a friend on Facebook . . .

If you haven’t “LIKED” us on Facebook yet, click on the logo.

We still have Volunteer Opportunities available for this summer . . .

Be thinking about how your church Youth group or Men’s group may want to come down to the Prayer Garden this summer and help further transform this amazing property into something that reflects the beauty and goodness of God. We’re going to keep reclaiming and beautifying the land along Fountain Creek as well. Email [email protected] or call 719-574-0500 for further details.

Be sure to visit www.gatewayprayergarden.org for continuous updates !

Thank you for your prayers!

Mark Spengler, Director

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

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

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March Newsletter 2019

March, 2019

Dear Friends of the Gateway Prayer Garden,

The lushness and greenery normally accompanying a visitor to the Fountain Creek Prayer Trail has given way to winter weather and only the bravest of prayer warriors challenge the elements these days.

Take Note !

Over the next 12 weeks we’re going to be rolling out a “Walk and Pray” campaign here in El Paso County we believe you’ll want to participate in!  It will culminate on Sunday afternoon at 2 PM, June 9th, on the Prayer Garden site in Fountain.  Circle your calendar now and make plans to attend !  We plan to be introducing the Gateway Prayer Garden to the wider Pikes Peak community in this season of Pentecost.

“Walk and Pray” will provide “hands-on” participation with each of the following:

  • How to pray for these specific categories of cultural influence called the 7 Mountains.
  • Feature a weekly focus on each Mountain.
  • Taking your prayer requests.
  • Bring streaming video clips from those providing local leadership in each of these spheres of influence asking for prayer.
  • We’ll be communicating these primarily through Facebook with appropriate links and believe it will be a very productive time together as we continue to seek the spiritual, social and physical well-being of the Pikes peak region.
  • To better understand the origins and story of the “7 Mountain Mandate” go to gatewayprayergarden.org/7_mountain_prayer

Watch for more details and if you haven’t “LIKED” us on Facebook, yet, please do so at https://www.facebook.com/GatewayPrayerGarden/ . Share with your friends as well !

Security-Construction Office Expected to be Open by Spring

Gateway Prayer Garden suffered damage to its building during that destructive hail storm last year that will require replacing the roof and windows before use.

Please pray for the wheels of government – both local and federal for approval of our LOMR-F maps which demonstrate the Prayer Garden elevations are out of the flood plain.  Once received, we can move to the next level of approval by City of Fountain for our preliminary and final plat, development plan, and power and water hookups to our Security/Construction office presently on site.  This can take several more weeks to complete.

Thank you for Praying for the Following:

Breakthroughs and expedited handling of all Prayer Garden related issues with the City of Fountain.

  • Expanded social media presence to provide greater awareness of what is coming with the Prayer Garden.
  • Creation of an effective communication strategy with local radio stations for Spring implementation.
  • Protection from vandalism.

Volunteer Opportunity . . .

Be thinking about how your church Youth group or Men’s group may want to come down to the Prayer Garden this Spring and help further transform this amazing property into something that reflects the beauty and goodness of God.  We’re going to keep reclaiming and beautifying the land along Fountain Creek as well. Contact [email protected] or call 719-574-0500 for further information.

Remember, “Prayer is the fuel that powers the engine of the Kingdom of God.”

Be sure to visit www.gatewayprayergarden.org for continuous updates !

 

Thank you for your prayers!

Mark Spengler, Director

 

411 Lakewood Circle, Ste. B117, Colorado Springs, CO 80910
Tel.719-574-0500 Website: www.gatewayprayergarden.org  E-Mail [email protected]
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