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Jody Mayhew has been a consultant and director of women’s ministries for over 30 years. As a teacher, she has carried her message of intimacy with God and a passion for His presence to four continents. In her role as women's representative for International Renewal Ministries, Jody facilitates Prayer Summits worldwide and advises leadership teams in corporate prayer. She is a founding member of Abide Ministries with the purpose of calling women to deeper relationship with the Lord and into active service in ministry. When at home in Portland, Oregon Jody ministers with her husband, Dan, teaching Bible studies, serving a traditional congregation, and coaching a community of house churches. The Mayhews have been married for 42 years and have three grown children and five grandchildren.

Frankfurt!

[August 5 – 7:49 AM – Germany]

I made it to Frankfurt –still don,t know about my luggage. Battery on the phone is getting lower so will save it for Cairo.
Jody

Jody’s Prayer Team

Dear Friends,

Many of you are aware that I am about to leave on two significant mission trips. I will be traveling to Egypt to teach from August 4-14, and then to Ecuador and Columbia from August 22-Sept 6th. As I write to you, I am very aware of the natural dangers to face in this travel, and I am committed to walking in utter submission to the Lord, set apart—consecrated for this journey, and walking in wisdom, as we hear Him speak. There will be frequent updates ( when possible ) that Dan will be mailing out. I am asking for a group of men and women to be on high alert in prayer during this next season of time—not just for me, but for others in your ‘oikos’—your own spiritual household. Even as the Lord is having us buy up opportunities for the sake of the Kingdom, we cannot forget to ‘defend forward’ in prayer. Would you be willing to commit to ‘guard duty’ for the next 4-6 weeks? Would you be willing to take the same time block each day ( and / or night ) and pray for Claudia Dunne and I as we minister in Egypt and for Daryl Knudeson and I as we minister in Ecuador and Columbia? But I would ask you to think this through in some additional ways. In any military, guard duty is shared whether during peace or at a time of heightened alert and warfare. This seems to be a time of heightened alert. Would you choose a time, daily, where you lift—in prayer—before the Father, the names and needs of those you are in spiritual relationship with? Would you respond to this email with some commitment of your own for a season of ‘guard duty’? I have some unprecedented opportunities for ministry on these two trips. Could you listen for the voice of the Father, and pray in response to what you hear? If you are willing, please hit reply and let us know when the Lord will have you before His throne. I love you and I am blessed to walk out this partnership with you.

Blessings, Jody

Morning in Budapest

Last night Claudia and I met with ministry leaders from all over Russia and Europe. We were seated in between the Campus Crusade director for ministry for Russia and on my right was Hannu–the key man for the National Day of Prayer –Crystaltag(sp)–in Finland in October. He shared his heart and heard ours. He wants to meet us to pray this afternoon and to listen for what the Lord would say to us. While we were sitting there, a man from the VP’s council walked up and started talking to Claudia about being the coordinator for this happening in other countries. Poland is already interested in having their own gathering. They have shared their vision for Europe, and after being on the campus yesterday, witnessing, you can see how ripe the fields are here. There is a real sense of the absence of God and an entire generation that has not heard the gospel. Please continue to pray–these certainly seem to be key days for His Kingdom.

Blessings, Jody

4/23/08 Update: Combing the Catacombs

Today we took the subway and bus out of town to the catacombs. We had the most trouble ith travel today_we kept going the wrong way and then had to get off and get on another bus going the opposite direction. This particular sight had over 15o,ooo graves. These are the great cloud of witnesses who preceded us.

Our first four days in barcelona was nonstop meetings with ministry leaders and those that they are ministering to. We met the man who began campus crusade in spain. He is now in his 70,s and without a let_up. There was great interest in a future summit for his team members and other leading women from the country. In rome, it has all been assignments in prayer, particularly with what we found in the v [Vatican]. Tomorrow morning we take a taxi at 5am to the airport to budapest which is where most of this trip has been planned around. – pray we have wifi in budapest.
Love jody

4/21/08 – Strolling Rome

(3:45pm GMT)

Went to St. Peter in chains to see the Michaelangelo Moses, as usual incredible. Even the veins on his hands are visible. The rains have held off a bit cooler today but perfect weather for our leisurely stroll thru Rome. We are reading Romans aloud as we stop along our travels. As Jody was reading at the church of St. Peter in Chains God brought to mind Paul Wilber Song Let GOD arise. So we sang it and prayed for God to lift the Standard of His Son over this city once again.

Went to the Colliseum and the guide said it was well trained gladiators who fought there not Christians who were martyred their his words “that is a myth”. Hesaid the south side of the C fell in an earthquake because that was reclaimed swamp. Said there are 30 meters of waterways under C that have aquaducts under Rome all the way to the River Tiber.
Stopped for a brief lunch and now at the Forum. Taking video here from the Arch of Titus to the basilica of Constantine. More about them in our notes later. Mixture is obvious in that even tho Constantine built a basilica the Temple to Romullos,which is right next door, was not destroyed, nor any othe temple in the Forum.
We do not feel any oppression, but also nothing spiritual either.

As I write this Jody is reading aloud ISA 55.
Love you all.
Claudia and Jody. Isa 55:13

4/20/08 – Arrived in Italy

(9:16 pm GMT)

We didn’t sleep very well last night. Left for the airport around 7am. Arrived in Rome around 11am and took the train to Rome. Hotel is okay but no internet. They will give credit for a local internet place but it isn’t necessarily wifi. So far I have carried the computer for nothing. We probably walked 10 miles today, looking at everything and getting our bearings. During our time in Rome, our time is not all preplanned so pray that we hear well and can obey completely. Had gelato, pizza in the afternoon and minestrone and cannelloni for dinner. We are finding favor with ministry leaders at an unparalleled level. The Lord seems to be waking up Europe, arousing leaders and opening their hearts. Love from Jody and Claudia