Every Wednesday morning Marjorie leads prayer for the Grand Traverse region in conjunction with Transformation Traverse City (TTC). Transformation Traverse City is a non-profit ministry of marketplace Christians. www.transformationtraversecity.org. The prayer meeting is from 7:30am – 8:30am at the Traverse City Golf and Country Club, located at 1725 S. Union St, Traverse City, MI, 49684.
Michigan Government Prayer
Marjorie implemented a prayer effort for those within the Michigan Senate and House of Representatives with the primary focus on those elected in northern Michigan. Individuals having an interest in government and prayer were partnered with a legislator to regularly pray for him or her. This was not a Democrat or Republican or Tea Party undertaking but rather to bring assistance through prayer for rebuilding the State of Michigan. The prayer is for wisdom, good health and protection for the legislator and their family.
Pastor Daniel LeCouteur, Lutheran pastor of the Family of Faith church in Traverse City and one of the leaders of the local 9/12 governmental group, has taken over facilitating this prayer structure.
Originally supporting the prayer endeavor were the following businesses and entities:
WLJN Christian Radio: www.wljn.com
Northwest Michigan Jesus Ministry: www.nmjm.org
Transformation Traverse City: www.transformationtraversecity.org
Church of the Bay: Christian churches united across denominational lines in the Grand Traverse region
The Global Day of Prayer
For many years, Pastor Jon DeBruyn of Prayer Missions International, and Marjorie Long, of Glory to God Ministries International, hosted the Global Day of Prayer in Traverse City. The Global Day of Prayer takes place in the spring, on Pentecost Sunday every year. In 2010 there were over 20 million people in 210 nations participating!
In 2013 this prayer service was cancelled due to Pastor Jon’s health. It is unknown if Traverse City will continue to be a part of the Global Day of Prayer, but upcoming dates of Pentecost for the Global Day of Prayer are:
June 8, 2014
May 24, 2015
The Dunamis Conference
Dunamis is the Greek word for “power”. Acts 1:8 says “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you and you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria and to the ends of the earth.”
The Dunamis project is a series of six retreats designed to equip believers in the gifts and power of the Holy Spirit. It is a ministry of PRMI, Presbyterian-Reformed Ministries International, from Black Mountain, North Carolina. www.prmi.org
The retreat series includes:
I Gateways to Empowered Ministry – This retreat covers worldview and the person and work of the Holy Spirit. It was held September 19 – October 1, 2011.
II In the Spirit’s Power – Focused on the gifts and manifestations of the Holy Spirit. It was held April 18 – 21, 2012.
III The Power of Prayer – Was rescheduled to April 4-6 2013 and was held at Northern Lakes Community Church, 5444 Herkner Rd, Traverse City. It emphasized growing in intimacy with Jesus Christ through prayer. Topics included learning to listen to God, intercessory prayer, revival, and praying with vision and power. The “Gateways” make-up session was Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, preceding the scheduled retreat which began Thursday.
IV The Healing Ministry of Jesus – This occurred September 26-28, 2013. The focus was on Jesus’ earthly ministry as our model in praying for spiritual, inner, relational and physical healing. Theory and practical application help make this dimension of ministry a reality. Wednesday, September 25th, was the “gateways” make-up session.
V Equipping for Spiritual Warfare (Spring 2014) – Addresses the reality of the demonic realm, personal deliverance ministry, the discernment process, spiritual mapping, high-level spiritual warfare and evangelism.
VI Missions and Evangelism in the Power of the Holy Spirit (Fall 2014) – The last of the series emphasizes learning God’s vision for evangelism in the Presbyterian and Reformed churches. It also seeks to develop practical skills in cooperating with the Holy Spirit in doing the work of evangelism.
Pastor Jon DeBruyn, former project director, appointed Jennifer Stoll as the new Dunamis Project Director. Pastor Jon went home to heaven in the summer of 2013 due to melanoma cancer. He is sorely missed. With Jennifer’s leadership the Dunamis Project continues to be in good hands. Jennifer Stoll is owner of Utility Reduction Analysts in Traverse City, Michigan, the Executive Director of Walking With Him, a prayer ministry, and also of More Jesus Movement. http//www.morejesusmovement.org/newsite/