Richard & Jean Lucas
This Month's Global Missionary is:
Jason Pearcy was born in Jackson, TN and grew up in Waynesboro, TN where his father planted/pastored Revival Center United Pentecostal Church. Active in various ministries throughout his youth, he answered his specific calling to pulpit ministry at age 16. From there he pursued a ministerial education at Indiana Bible College where he acquired a BA Degree in Music/Theology. It was there that he met the love of his life, Rahdona Ackerson. Rahdona was born in Skowhegan, ME and also grew up in a pastoral home in Bangor, ME. Active in various ministries throughout her youth, she developed the desire to progress in ministry. Following that desire she enrolled into Indiana Bible College. Jason and Rahdona graduated together in May of 2007 and were married the subsequent October. From 2008 through 2013 they fulfilled a call to full-time, global evangelism. Traveling throughout the US, Canada, and even as far as Bangladesh where they saw multiple conversions, miracles, and healings. In the Spring of 2013 they were elected to serve as the TN District Youth President of The United Pentecostal Church, and were ordained to plant/pastor Tower Of Pentecost Church in Knoxville. In August of 2013 they moved to Knoxville to fulfill the call of God on their life.
Called to missions at age five and to Japan specifically at age twelve, it would be twenty years before Rick would arrive with his wife Jean in Japan as UPCI missionaries. Originally sent to build churches reaching American military personnel, their work since 1993 has focused primarily on evangelizing the Japanese. Bro. Lucas served as General Director of the Japan UPC from 1997 until 2014 during which time the work experienced steady growth which continues today. Pastoring, evangelizing, opening new works, discipleship, leadership, and Purpose Institute training has produced outstanding leaders and workers for the Church of Japan. It has also produced, both through US military personnel and Internationals won in the work in Japan, leaders that are starting churches and ministering in numerous places across the USA and around the world. Because of the spirit of the work, it has resulted in all three of the Lucas’ sons being deeply involved in ministry as licensed ministers in the UPCI and their youngest son, Jason, serving as an Associate Missionary in Japan. Jason will continue to serve along with Japanese leadership while the Lucases are on deputation.
Missionary Prayer Focus
HOW YOU CAN PRAY FOR OUR MISSIONARIES
Each first Sunday we have focused prayer for a chosen Global Missionary, and we commit to pray daily for that missionary thru out that Month.
Missionary to Asia, Japan, Military District
This Month's North American Missionary is:
United Pentecostal Church
Rev. Jason & Rahdona Pearcy, Senior Pastor
Notice: Missionaries with an asterisk beside their name are in a place to dangerous to share information, but need our prayers.
1. Pray for the missionaries personal relationship with God.
2. Pray for the missionaries physical and emotional needs. Pray against discouragement, depression, loneliness and homesickness.
3. Pray the missionaries can make the necessary adjustments to living on their fields of labor.
4. Pray that God will open doors of ministry, blessing partnerships and friendships and that those who serve will be led by the Holy Spirit and recognize open-door opportunities.
5. Pray for revival in each nation and region of the world.
6. Pray that the Spirit will provide them with words that communicate effectively in other cultures and languages.
7. Pray that the missionaries would find favor in the eyes of those in high places that can help to further the kingdom.
8. Pray that the missionaries will have the boldness to overcome the fear of embarrassment or failure.
9. Pray for the freedom to preach the gospel and that the people will be responsive
10. Pray for strength and stamina as missionaries encounter antagonistic spiritual forces.
11. Pray that Gods Word will indeed spread rapidly and be honored.
12. Pray that God will change the hearts of those who are resistant to His Word.
13. Pray that God will keep Christian workers safe from those who seek to hurt them.
14. Pray that the missionary’s ministry and attitude will be worthy of acceptance.
15. Pray for good relationships among co-workers and the national workers.
16. Pray that the Lord will help the missionaries develop good national leaders that will multiply their efforts.
17. Pray for clear guidance from God regarding travel decisions.
18. Pray for protection and provision during their travels and for necessary permissions to travel.
19. Pray that God will provide opportunities for missionaries in lonely areas to spend time with other believers.
20. Pray that God will provide times of peace and relaxation to refresh His workers.
Tower of Penecost Church