All the Ends of the Earth
Turn to me and be saved, all you ends of the earth:
for I am God, and there is no other. —Isaiah 45:22
When Daddy moved to Heaven, I publicly vowed to preach God’s Word, to share the Gospel, and to live my life in such a way that five minutes before I see Jesus, I would have no regrets (2 Timothy 4:6-8). As I reflect on the doors God has opened for me in the last several months, my heart is filled with gratitude for the opportunities I’ve been given to keep my vow. Enjoy the following pictorial reflection and join me in praising God for the privilege of going to the ends of the earth to help people turn to the Lord.…
Daddy’s funeral was live-streamed, then rebroadcast multiple times worldwide. I took the opportunity to announce the fulfillment of Matthew 24:14 indicating Jesus is coming, then publicly made the vow I stated above.
It was officially estimated that 500,000 people gathered on the parade grounds in Hyderabad, India, for the 2nd Annual National Day of Prayer. With my interpreter John Sinai echoing the message at my side, I challenged those in front of me to pray as Daniel did. I was able to share the Gospel in this Hindu dominated nation by emphasizing the need for a covenant relationship with God in order to be guaranteed answers to prayer.
Although I no longer chair the National Day of Prayer, I participated in a panel discussion at the dinner which was held the night before this year’s annual observance in D.C. In one of my answers, I misspoke and Greg Laurie called me out. It was a moment of hilarious levity. But then all became serious as we prayed for God to hear us, forgive us, and heal us as a nation.
Bible Translation: I had the opportunity to encourage those attending the Seed Company’s forWORD Retreat to support the worldwide translation and distribution of God’s Word, while encouraging them to read it for themselves. Friends and Neighbors: Nearly 400 people came to UNC Lady Tarheels Hall of Fame Basketball Coach Sylvia Hatchell’s annual spring picnic. Sylvia uses her platform to host a weekly Bible study on campus taught by my daughter, Rachel-Ruth. Those gathered on her front lawn attend her Bible study, and also the one begun by my husband for men in Chapel Hill. After a great barbeque supper, Rachel-Ruth and I answered questions, followed by challenging those gathered to examine the choices they are making, then choose to stay in the Word over the summer months.
The highest levels of leadership in America acknowledged the power of the simple Gospel when Daddy was laid in honor at the center of our Nation’s Capital in Washington, DC. That evening, President and Mrs. Trump graciously invited my siblings and myself to dinner at the White House. Sitting next to the President as we prayed for God’s blessing was an unforgettable moment for me.
It was a unique experience to speak in the venue of the Museum of the Bible to the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association on the evening of their annual book awards banquet…and to encourage them not only to publish God’s Word, but to read and apply it to their own lives. Pictured on the left is my new publishing team from Waterbrook Multnomah, which includes my daughter, Rachel-Ruth Wright, who will co-author a book with me in the future.
Jerusalem: What a thrill…and awesome responsibility…to be invited to speak at the 2nd annual Jerusalem Prayer Breakfast. Over 650 delegates from 70 nations gathered to pray for the peace of Jerusalem. I was given three opportunities to speak: at the Israeli Knesset (Parliament), at a concert, and at the Prayer Breakfast itself. On each occasion I shared what I believe: that Jesus of Nazareth is the Messiah, that He died as God’s Lamb sacrificed for our sin, that He rose from the dead to open Heaven for us, and that He is soon to return. (Pictured is an open-air interview I gave to Chris Mitchell of CBN that was aired on Jerusalem Dateline while I was in Jerusalem.) The Church: Highland Park Presbyterian Church in Dallas, TX, was pastored for years by my uncle, Clayton Bell. My cousin, Janie Bell, now helps lead the women’s ministry, which sponsored a Legacy of Truth evening. The stately cathedral-style sanctuary was packed with standing room only as I used the apostle John’s vision to describe Heaven, then explained the Way to get there. Multiple people raised their hands to claim Heaven as their home by placing their faith in Jesus.
THE DANIEL PRAYER
Bible Study Curriculum
In this six-session video Bible study, Anne looks at the life of Daniel and unpacks the prayer he prayed in Daniel 9. Unlike the everyday now-I-lay-me-down-to-sleep kind of prayer, this is a prayer birthed under pressure. A prayer that changes hearts and nations—even in our world today. A prayer that works. Learn how to pray as Daniel did.
• Session 1: Bible Study Workshop • Session 4: Pleading in Prayer
• Session 2: Preparing for Prayer • Session 5: Prevailing in Prayer
• Session 3: Prompting in Prayer • Session 6: Battling in Prayer
THE DANIEL KEY
ANNE’S NEWEST RESOURCE
Every day we make multiple choices. Bad choices can be destructive, but the repetition of right choices builds our character and strengthens our faith. Regardless of whether you have made good choices or bad ones, right ones or wrong ones, this book will challenge you from this day forward to choose to follow Daniel’s example…choice after choice after choice…until others see Jesus in you!
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