Dear Friends of the AD2000 & Beyond Movement:
Greetings in the precious name of Jesus!
During an extended session of fellowship, discussion and prayer with Peter and Doris Wagner, Peter shared the plans for the future of the United Prayer Track as well as the Spiritual Warfare Network. The United Prayer Track has been the primary cover of the Praying Through the Window initiatives and other major global efforts in this decade that, as I have observed in my visits to many fields in the 10/40 Window, have been most fruitful. It was a particular joy to meet a Malaysian full-time worker in a Turkic country working among a Muslim people now because of a burden received when she went to that country as part of a prayer journey during the Praying Through the Window I initiative in '93! Praise God!
Below are excerpts from a memo written by Peter Wagner dated 17 May 1999 covering the plans for the future of the United Prayer Track and Spiritual Warfare Network.
Each track coordinator has been in the process of deciding the best way to phase out the work of their particular track. Some tracks will disappear. Some will continue independently of their own right. Others, like the Prayer Track, will transition into new wineskins. Our new wineskin is the World Prayer Center. Because the WPC is now up and running, I have decided to accelerate the transition process and start making the switch at the beginning rather than at the end of the year 2000. The major outward symbol of this will be to change the title of Prayer Track News to Prayer Center News beginning with the January-March 2000 issue. At that time the list of the leaders of the United Prayer Track and the Spiritual Warfare Network which have appeared on the back page of every issue will no longer appear. Instead the staff of the World Prayer Center will be listed.
I have recently written to George Otis, Jr. (Co-coordinator and Director of the Spiritual Mapping Division), John Dawson (Director of the Reconciliation Division), and Eddie and Alice Smith (Coordinator and Executive Director of the U.S. Prayer Track), informing them of the change as of 2000 and recommending ways that we might continue our relationship in the World Prayer Center. I plan on writing in a similar vein to Ed Silvoso (Director of the Strategic Prayer Evangelism Division) very shortly.
I do not see the Spiritual Warfare Network phasing out as will the United Prayer Track. It predated the United Prayer Track and it will also succeed the United Prayer Track. I will continue indefinitely as the international coordinator of the SWN and my office will be the international office.
However, I am now making a major change in my modus operandi in that I am switching from a top-down to a bottom-up management style. Previously I sought to appoint the SWN coordinators for every region, and to replace those who desired a change. My goal is to have the world covered by coordinators as much as possible. Now I plan to approach it differently. I will exercise my role as international coordinator only on the initiative of geographical coordinators from now on, and I will support the WSWN only where I am in relationship with a coordinator who wishes to have the covering and support of the international office. I have made and I will make some adjustments, and then we will move on from there as the Holy Spirit leads.
I invite your response, feedback, and input for the future.
Praise God for Peter and Doris Wagner for their spirited and sacrificial giving / service to the United Prayer Track stream of the AD2000 & Beyond Movement!
Please address any further inquiries / comments on these matters to Peter and Doris at Global Harvest Ministries or the World Prayer Center. Thank you!
That all may hear!
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