Dear Family & Friends,

I want to thank you all for your support over this past year!

Today, our nation is at a crossroads. And in the midst of these times of crisis, I’m excited to report that I’m being sent to the front lines of our universities and college campuses to rally young people to pray for this country.

For most of my life I’ve held to the ideal that America is a Christian nation. But as I’ve seen so many in my generation reject America’s godly heritage in recent years, my heart is burdened for the future of this country. I can say however, that my faith in our God has never been stronger.

Since I was young, God has been steadily leading me towards a life of ministry, giving me a love for studying the Word, discipleship, intercession, and leading worship. I know that I am called to teach my generation to walk in the ways of the Lord; to prepare for eternity by being rooted in the intimate knowledge of God. The most impactful scripture to me during this season is John 17:3 “Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.”

David's Tent 2014 in front of the White House

I spent the last three years living in Washington D.C. serving with Youth With a Mission. Every Fall we hosted an outdoor worship event called David’s Tent, rallying worship teams from across America to come and worship Jesus together in front of the White House. With a combined total of over 3,200 hours of worship, I was able to be apart of raising a glorious banner of praise to Jesus from our nation’s capitol. As 2014 came to an end I knew I was heading into a season of transition. I felt the Lord leading me to move back home to Colorado to work on my BA in Theology and Biblical studies. After seeking the guidance of my parents and other leaders, God confirmed in several divine appointments that I was supposed to move home. Other than going back to school, I had no idea what life in Colorado would look like. I was leaving my community of friends, my church, and the ministry I had spent the past three years serving. But He is faithful, and I have learned that His plans for me are always far greater than anything I can imagine.

Since moving home, I have been able to serve with Every Home for Christ here in Colorado Springs, as a worship leader in their prayer room. I will share more about that in another update, but right now I want to tell you about an amazing assignment God has given me! Through a series of miraculous events this past week, I got a call from the National Day of Prayer Task Force. You all may have heard of the National Day of Prayer, an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people pray for our nation. It was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of Congress, and signed into law by President Truman.

The National Day of Prayer Task Force is a privately funded organization whose purpose is to encourage participation on the National Day of Prayer. This September NDP will begin a 56-day bus tour around the country to raise up intercession for the education system in America, and I have been invited to be one of four core team members. We will be visiting about 50 colleges and universities across 23 states. We will meet and pray with campus ministry leaders, faculty, and students- rallying on campus prayer meetings and times of worship.

Pray4America Tour Bus

During this time in our nation’s history, I feel that this is such a strategic opportunity. We kick-off the tour at Harvard University, MIT, and Yale in early September. For the next two months we’ll be visiting other prestigious universities and well known ministries. Our last stop in November is a meeting with leadership at the US Department of Education in Washington D.C. 

In order to fully respond to this assignment God has given me, I need a team of people like you who will partner with me in prayer and financial support. Every day will be a new campus, a new challenge, and a new opportunity to share the gospel.National Day of Prayer has offered to bless me by covering my travel costs, but I still need to raise about $2,000 for the coming months. I have a strong sense that as I meet other leaders on different campuses across the country, these relationships will be key for future ministry opportunities.

Based on my experience with David’s Tent, and working for my Father’s media production company, National Day of Prayer has also asked me to help them with their social media campaigns and video/photography on the trip. I am humbled by this opportunity and so full of faith for all that God is going to do. Thank you all so much for your continued support, I couldn’t do this without you, and I can’t wait to keep you updated on this journey!

To learn more about the
National Day of Prayer
and the Pray4America Bus Tour
you can visit their websites:
www.Pray4America.org
www.NationalDayofPrayer.org

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Love,
Bailey

If you’d like to donate towards this trip, you can give online through PayPal (you don’t need an account to donate). 

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Bailey Packard
9554 Penstemon ct.
Colorado Springs, CO 80920