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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

‘Seven prayers God always answers’
New book offers insights into God’s promises

By Mark Ellis
Senior Correspondent, ASSIST News Service

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA (ANS) -- Missionary evangelist and author Jason Frenn admits he comes from a crazy family background. He was three-years-old when his parents separated, nine when they divorced, and at 13, his mother re-married a man 32-years older. She was his sixth wife.

Jason Frenn

“My step-dad had been heard down the center aisle to say ‘I do’ so many times he had permanent rice marks on his forehead,” Frenn says. As his mother struggled with depression and a drinking problem, he visited church with a Hispanic family who lived nearby in Big Bear, California.

Amidst a power outage and a light snow falling outside, Frenn warmed to a powerful message delivered by the pastor about breaking generational “chains” and setting captives free.

“I needed to hear that message and I decided I wanted to get to know Jesus on a more personal level,” Frenn says. “That’s the night things began to change.”

Later, Frenn met his wife Cindee at Southern California College (now Vanguard University) and they answered a call to the mission field in Costa Rica, where they have served for two decades.

During the last 12 years, they expanded their reach as missionary evangelists, holding citywide crusades throughout Latin America.

His new book, “The Seven Prayers God Always Answers,” (Faith Words) offers insights into God’s character and the power of prayer.

“One reason I wrote the book is for evangelism,” Frenn says. “It is to be an evangelistic tool – the last chapter contains an invitation.”

While Frenn notes that God is not a Santa Claus or a genie, He wants to “give you the desires of your heart,” as Psalm 37 proclaims. “The book will teach you to understand His heart so that you can pray in accordance with His will.”

The seven prayers highlighted by Frenn include prayers for direction, forgiveness, freedom, provision, healing, blessing, and salvation.

“Everywhere in the Bible God gave direction when it was asked for, except in the case of Saul and Manasseh,” Frenn notes. “If you have a sincere heart and not a corrupt heart, God will give you direction.”

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Mark Ellis is a senior correspondent for ASSIST News Service and the founder of www.Godreports.com.  He is available to speak to groups about the plight of the church in restricted countries, to share stories and testimonies from the mission field, and to preach the gospel.

mark@Godreports.com


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