Our Anything Bible study with Jennie Allen begins next week and we have been profoundly moved and humbled by the response. Ten thousand women registered! We can’t wait to get started with you! While so many of you are sharing your stories — beautiful, heartfelt stories of healing, restoration, forgiveness, courage, and trust in Christ through your Anything prayers — we know that for many, your stories are yet to be written. We can’t presume to guess what that will mean for each of you, but we know that when you pray audacious prayers promising God to do anything, He shows up. Jennie’s prayer for you is that through this study God will lead you to an even greater faith, greater prayers, and greater stories in your life.
This week writer Ann Voskamp shares her amazing story about how her family is living out their Anything prayer to be the voice of the voiceless for refugees in Iraq who are fleeing ISIS. We can’t even begin to scratch the surface of all that she is doing there and the impact her work has made as she has rallied people in the face of the news and evil — to do something and let Jesus rise up above all this evil. Watch her #AnythingProject video below, and if you haven’t followed her story about her trip to Iraq and work with Preemptive Love, start here on her blog.
“We think we can make our lives safe by controlling them, but the safest place we can be is opening our hands [tweet this], and saying, Lord, I want to be in Your will. Not my will be done, but Your will be done.” — Ann Voskamp, #AnythingProject
Are you ready for next week?
There’s still time to invite your family, friends, neighbors, and church community to join in as we pray, “Lord, I’ll do anything!”
Who can you invite? Be brave and ask a few friends to study and pray together and spur one another on to whatever God has in mind for each of us to do!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Jennie’s new edition of Anything, which includes an 8-week Bible study in the back of the book with study questions and workbook-style fill-in-the-blank pages to process through as you study the Scriptures.
- The Bible
And that’s it!
A few of you have been writing in with questions in anticipation of the kickoff event on Monday night and we thought it would help to recap our Q&A. Here are the 5 most common questions:
1. Where do I watch the kickoff event?
Watch this event anywhere you have an Internet connection – from your mobile device, tablet, computer, or Apple TV! Just click on the link below to access the LIVE event at 9:00 p.m. EST/ 6:00 p.m. PST on Monday, June 15. (We will send you a couple reminder emails the day before to remind you).
2. What if I can’t make the kickoff right when it starts on Monday?
The kickoff with Jennie is a live Google Hangout, so even if you log on 15 minutes late you can start from the beginning or catch up in real time live (like a pre-recorded TV show) using the link above.
And if you can’t make the kickoff event at all you will be able to access the archive immediately. The kickoff video and all the study sessions will stay on the main study page permanently.
3. When will the weekly online study videos be available?
The online videos for weeks 1-3 will be live on June 15 and we’ll be rolling them out in weekly batches after that (in case some of you like to work ahead or are meeting with a small group just a few times per month). We will give you the URL on Monday!
4. I haven’t received my book yet? Do you know when I will get it?
Today (June 9) is the official launch day for the book so if you pre-ordered it, you should be receiving it any day now (subject to your shipping method, location, and which retailer you ordered it from)! But don’t worry, even if you don’t have it by June 15 you can get started with Week 1 using the free downloads we provided. You wouldn’t need the book for the new reading assignments and study questions until the week of June 21-27.
5. Will we have a blog hop?
Yes, we are planning one for our blogger participants going through the study together. More details on that in our next email!
We are so much better at following and staying true to Jesus when we do so together. Let’s encourage one another as we launch this study! Join us in conversation on the Anything Bible study page every week. We want to hear from you on our blog!
Gear up in prayer, share your Anything story with others, and buckle up. Great days are ahead!
Have your way in my life, Lord. I’ll do anything!
Don’t forget, here’s the link to share with your friends to register:
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