Moms in Prayer Podcast
Episode 51 - Meet Moms in Prayer Central American Director Diana DeFouler

Episode 51 - Meet Moms in Prayer Central American Director Diana DeFouler

May 20, 2019

“Sister, you are the one.  You will be praying with the moms.”  Thirteen years ago, Diana DeFouler rose to her pastor’s challenge to begin a prayer group using the Moms in Prayer booklet.  From that surprising start, God has used Diana in countless strategic positions within the Moms in Prayer ministry ultimately raising her to become the current Director of Central America.  Join Lee and Diana for a conversation about prayer, obedience, and their excitement about the international event in October, Awaken Hope.

Note:

The Central America countries include: Guatemala, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, El Salvador, Honduras and Belize.

 

About our Guest:

Moms in Prayer’s Director of Central America, Diana DeFouler. Diana lives in Panama City, Panama with her husband of 36 years, has two grown children and two grand babies.

 

www.momsinprayer.org

Episode 50 - Praying For Girls with Teri Lynne Underwood

Episode 50 - Praying For Girls with Teri Lynne Underwood

May 13, 2019

“With every season of our daughters’ lives, new questions and fears arrive.”  Today’s guest, author and speaker, Terri Lynne Underwood explains how God’s word is a limitless well of wisdom and material to pray for our girls.  Today, Lee and Terri Lynne discuss how praying for a girl can be unique and eye opening, especially when our girls are different than their mothers.  You won’t want to miss this episode.

About our Guest:

Teri Lynne Underwood is a pastor’s wife, ministry speaker, and Bible teacher. As the mother of a college-aged daughter and GirlMom Content Manager for Million Praying Moms, Teri Lynne loves encouraging mothers of daughters.  She is the author of Praying for Girls: Asking God for the Things They Need Most which contains 200 Scripture-based prayers and guidance for five key areas of girls’ lives. You can connect with Teri Lynne on her website, Facebook and Instagram.

 

Teri Lynne Underwood- www.terilynneunderwood.com

Praying for Girls-www.prayingforgirlsbook.com

Moms in Prayer International- www.MomsInPrayer.org

Episode 49 - Before Your Child Heads to College with Laurel Bunker

Episode 49 - Before Your Child Heads to College with Laurel Bunker

May 6, 2019

The numbers of students abandoning their faith in college is staggering.  Today’s guest, Laurel Bunker, VP of Christian Formation and Church Relations at Bethel University in Minneapolis, Minnesota says moms are still a central influence in the lives of their children even after they leave home for college. Laurel explains the best steps parents can take as they help their student select schools and prepare them to launch, including a few difficult training conversations that must take place. 

About our Guest:

Laurel Bunker is the Associate VP of Christian Formation and Church Relations at Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota. As campus pastor, Laurel serves as the primary preacher in chapel and leads a team that is dedicated to providing transformational ministry opportunities for the Bethel community. She is a member of the President’s Executive Leadership Team, providing strategic guidance on issues related to the spiritual formation and personal development of the student body. She also teaches and trains at colleges, churches, and para-church organizations in the areas of leadership, spiritual development, biblical issues in the 21st-century, and more. Laurel and her husband, Joshua, have two daughters.

 

Ministries and Websites Discussed:

For more information about Every Campus Movement https://everycampus.com/

Ratio Christi- Campus Apologetics Alliance https://ratiochristi.org/

To research the spiritual climate on campuses and Christian groups on campus check out https://campusministrylink.org/.

Ravi Zacharias’ training ministry for students:  https://www.rzim.org/training/student-training/about-student

Summit Ministries- https://www.summit.org/

 

            Moms in Prayer College Ministries:

To receive the Monthly College Prayer Points Email visit the MIP college page at https://momsinprayer.org/get-involved/join-a-group/college-praying-moms/

College Praying Moms Facebook Page  https://www.facebook.com/CollegePrayingMoms

            Moms in Prayer International- www.MomsInPrayer.org

Episode 48 - Prayers for Caregivers with Sarah Forgrave

Episode 48 - Prayers for Caregivers with Sarah Forgrave

April 29, 2019

Every mother is a caregiver.  Sometimes however, we go into seasons where others have extended needs that take us to the end of ourselves and our means. Today, Lee talks to Sarah, Forgrave, the author of Prayers of Hope for Caregivers. Sarah helps give words to those of us who have run out of words about our situation but still want to pray to the God who sees, knows and provides. Whether you are in a season of extended caregiving or not, you don’t want to miss this episode filled with words and tips for surviving and thriving.   

About our Guest:

Sarah Forgrave is the author of Prayers of Hope for Caregivers and Prayers for Hope and Healing, prayer devotionals that connect readers to God during hard times. Familiar with the broken messes of life, Sarah loves encouraging others toward a deeper walk of faith. When she’s not writing or speaking, she loves to shop the aisles at Trader Joe’s or spend time with her husband and two preteen children in their Midwest home. Visit Sarah at www.sarahforgrave.com.

 

You can connect more with Sarah and find additional prayer resources at www.sarahforgrave.com.

Moms in Prayer International- www.MomsInPrayer.org

 

Episode 47 - Following God’s Leading into Prison with Kate Rietema

Episode 47 - Following God’s Leading into Prison with Kate Rietema

April 22, 2019

“It is just so beautiful to be in a place of such brokenness and witness how near God is to the brokenhearted. To be in that place every week feels holy.” Today Lee is joined by Kate Rietema, a Moms in Prayer mom with a captivating story of how God called her and three friends into a Moms in Prayer jail ministry.

About our Guest:

Kate Rietema grew up with a Moms in Prayer mom and made the choice early in her parenting journey to continue the tradition.  She and her husband, Tony, live in West Michigan with their family of 5 girls.  Kate and Tony are foster parents and are in the final stages of adopting their youngest daughter.  She wants you to know that the most remarkable thing about her is Jesus.

 

For more information about Moms in Prayer’s Prison and Jail ministry, you can contact USA Prison Ministry Liason, Nancy Turock at Prison@MomsinPrayer.org or Global Prison Ministry Liason, Kay West at kwest@MomsinPrayer.org.

Or visit our website:  https://momsinprayer.org/get-involved/join-a-group/prison-ministry-praying-moms/

 Moms in Prayer International- www.MomsInPrayer.org

 

Episode 46 - 7 Domains of the Smart Phone with David Eaton

Episode 46 - 7 Domains of the Smart Phone with David Eaton

April 15, 2019

“Turning our kids loose with a smart phone and no boundaries is like handing them keys to a car they don’t know how to drive.  We are setting them up for a crash.” Today, David Eaton, CEO of Axis Ministries and Lee are tackling the 7 Domains of the Smart Phone and learning new strategies for guiding our children into healthy, productive relationships with their electronic devices. David serves on the cutting edge of what is happening in the culture of our teens today and equips parents to be the primary disciplers of their children. 

About our Guest:

David Eaton is the CEO and Founder of Axis.David founded Axis in 2006 out of his passion to see the good news about Jesus transform students, families, culture, and the beautiful-but-broken world that we live in.  David is married to his wife, Lindsey and they have one darling little girl, Shiloh.

 

Axis- https://axis.org/

Moms in Prayer International- www.MomsInPrayer.org

Episode 45 - SEEKing Prayer with Jennifer Kennedy Dean

Episode 45 - SEEKing Prayer with Jennifer Kennedy Dean

April 8, 2019

“We need to develop are praying lives, not simply a prayer life…the difference between the two makes all the difference.”  Today Lee sits down with Jennifer Kennedy Dean, executive director of the Praying Life Foundation, to discuss the way God developed and grew her heart for prayer. They explore unanswered prayer, cultivating a praying life, teaching our children to pray and how many books and studies later she still finds prayer fascinating. 

About our Guest:

Jennifer Kennedy Dean is executive director of the Praying Life Foundation and a respected author and speaker. Her numerous books, studies, and magazine articles specialize in prayer and spiritual formation, and her work Live a Praying Life® has been called a flagship work on prayer. Her other titles include Pursuing the Christ, Clothed with Power, Set Apart, Power in the Blood of Christ, Power in the Name of Jesus, Altar’d, and Conversations with the Most High, among others. Widely recognized as an unusually gifted communicator, Jennifer speaks all over the world, calling God’s people to discover the difference between a prayer life and a praying life. Jennifer serves on numerous boards and committees for ministries focused on prayer and spiritual awakening and is a respected voice in today’s prayer movement.

 

For more information about Jennifer Kennedy Dean and her ministry- https://www.prayinglife.org/

Moms in Prayer International- www.MomsInPrayer.org

Episode 44 - Praying When You’re Made Like Martha with Katie M. Reid

Episode 44 - Praying When You’re Made Like Martha with Katie M. Reid

April 1, 2019

Prayer is work. What happens if prayer doesn’t come easily to you? Is this spiritual defeat?  In today’s episode, Lee talks to her friend, Katie M. Reid, a self-proclaimed “Modern-day Martha” who readily admits that it can be difficult to slow her task oriented bent to sit in worship and prayer.  Katie talks about the importance of our spiritual posture as a beloved daughter no matter our temperament.

About our Guest:

Katie M. Reid is a national speaker, singer/songwriter, and author of Made Like Martha: Good News for the Woman Who Gets Things DoneShe holds a Masters Degree in Secondary Education and has been published on: Focus on the Family, TODAY's Parenting Team Blog, MOPS, and For Every Mom. Katie is a fan of musicals and cut-to-the-chase conversations over tea. Katie lives with her husband and five children in the middle of Michigan. Sign-up to receive weekly encouragement at: katiemreid.com

 

You can connect with Katie on her website at www.katiemreid.com, or on Facebook at KatieMReidWriter, Instagram, Pintrest and Twitter @KatieMReid.

Moms in Prayer International- www.MomsInPrayer.org

Episode 43 - Truth and Love with Matt Brown

Episode 43 - Truth and Love with Matt Brown

March 25, 2019

Matt Brown is a Moms in Prayer kid who has experienced revival.  At a young age Matt discerned a heart and call as an evangelist. Today he tells us the story of revival, the impact of his mother’s prayers on his life and ministry, and the unnegotiable way we will win the next generation.  Listen in as Matt share his heart for truth, love and reaching young people everywhere.

About our Guest:

Matt Brown is an evangelist, author, and founder of Think Eternity, a ministry dedicated to amplifying the gospel every day to millions through devotionals, videos, live events, and more.  Matt and his wife, Michelle, and their two sons live in Minnesota. 

 

For more information about the Ignite Event in North West Arkansas on April 25, 2019 and the Facebook live: http://www.ignitelive.org/

For more information about Think Eternity: https://www.thinke.org/

Moms in Prayer International- www.MomsInPrayer.org

 

Episode 42 - For Girls Like You with Jonathan Pitts

Episode 42 - For Girls Like You with Jonathan Pitts

March 18, 2019

“For Girls Like You is going to go on.” Jonathan Pitts has prayerfully stepped into the ministry that his wife founded, ministering and discipling girls in a fun-filled Christ centered way.  Today Lee and Jonathan talk about God’s providence in leading his family in a story that only He could write.  From the beginning of the ministry through his wife, Wynter, the beginning of a magazine for tweens, books, the acting career of the daughter, to the calling of his wife home to heaven six months ago, Jonathan sees the leading and faithfulness of the Lord.  This one is a must listen. 

About our Guest:

Jonathan Pitts is an author, speaker, and executive pastor at Church of the City in Franklin, TN. Prior to pastoring, Jonathan was executive director at The Urban Alternative, the national ministry of Dr. Tony Evans in Dallas, Texas. Jonathan lives in Franklin, Tennessee with his four daughters. Jonathan now serves as the President of For Girls Like You Ministries, a ministry founded by his late wife, Wynter Pitts.   For Girls Like You is a ministry to young girls and their parents, that also includes a bi-monthly print magazine, journal, and other print and web resources. Their passion and drive is to introduce young girls to Christian values in a way that they are able to palate and digest, so they can walk passionately and boldly in who God has created them to be.

 

For more information about For Girls Like You and all of their resources   https://forgirlslikeyou.com/

Moms in Prayer International- www.MomsInPrayer.org