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Graydon and Judy
Graydon and Judy Jessup spent forty-eight years in pastoral ministry in a journey that started in Oregon in the mid 1960's, took them to Indiana for five years, and eventually led them and their young family to Alaska in 1969. For the next twenty-two years they pastored a church Judy's father had started in the 1940's, and reared their family on the edge of the nation's frontier. In 1992 they left Alaska and joined the team at Eastside Christian Church in Fullerton, CA, where Graydon served as senior pastor. During their seventeen years at Eastside, God opened door after door for Graydon and Judy to partner with various global ministries. They travelled and worked with a wide variety of believers from all walks of life in adventures that led them from farmlands in Argentina, to the ancient city walls of Jerusalem; from the shores of Chile to the deserts of sub-Sahara Africa; from the islands of the Philippines to the jungles of Asia; from the far corners of China to Central Asia and such nations as Kazakhstan and Tajikistan.
Along the way God continued to increase a burden in their hearts for those people who have never heard the truth that Jesus came to set people free from their sins. From farmhouses in China to high rises in Osaka, from prisons in Dushanbe to train trips in Russia, they continued to meet person after person who had simply never been told the truth: that there is a God; that He loves them; that He sent His Son to die for their sins; and that He longs for them to accept Jesus as Savior and Lord of their lives.
By 2008, the Jessup's sensed their time of leading a mega church in Fullerton, CA was coming to a close. They began to seek the Lord and ask what doors He would open for them to continue to be used strategically in His Kingdom.
God combined their love for Him, for people, for sharing the Gospel, and for those who have never heard the truth about Jesus into a vision:
90 seconds of prayer. 90 cents. Each day. For one year.
That is HEART AND SOUL90!
Heart and Soul90
After 365 days, a person will have invested 9 hours in prayer and $328.50 into spreading the Gospel of Jesus to those who have never heard.
That is called "participating" in the Great Commission. That is called living out the Great Commandment.
One of the unusual blessings of HEART AND SOUL90 is that even though it is outwardly focused, it has turned into it's own community. Believers from around the country, and eventually from around the world, are banding together for 365 days, to pray, to give, to change the world.
In "Joining the Story" here are some questions we have been asked:
Question: Are there other ways for someone – or church – to become more involved in HEART AND SOUL90?
Answer: Yes. HEART AND SOUL90N nights – like Concerts of Prayer – or prayer walking. Other possibilities include trips (if it is safe to visit a specific country and people group) or joining a study group. In the social media there would be links to Facebook pages and other web sites. Keeping up with the weekly entries on the HEART AND SOUL90 web site as well as reading the blog will certainly keep one involved. There is the possibility of joining a blog community – sharing how God is using HEART AND SOUL90 in daily living or in the weekly life of a church is always a captivating winner.
Question: What is the best way for me to let my family and friends know about HEART AND SOUL90?
Answer: The very best way is to talk to others personally. If you would like, you can send a link on Facebook to people you think would like to know and who might like to join the HEART AND SOUL90 story. We have a specific link on our home page for family and friends who are sent to us via Facebook, email, or some other form of social media.
Question: What is the best way for me to let my pastor or someone from my church's mission or prayer ministry know about HEART AND SOUL90?
Answer: Again, the best way is always through a one-on-one conversation. If you would like to send a link to them via Facebook, email or some other form of social media, we have a link on our homepage where we will explain HEART AND SOUL90 to them.
Question: What if I find that I have gotten "behind" on praying daily with the HEART AND SOUL90 community?
Answer: At HEART AND SOUL90 we are a community of grace and goodwill. We like to say that HEART AND SOUL 90 is a guilt-free zone. We want people to join us for the journey because they expect to encounter God, expect to invest some of their time and their finances for a year to see people's lives changed with the Gospel, and expect to find a safe, but exhilarating community of like-minded friends here at HEART AND SOUL90.
We want YOU with us - Every people group. Every city. Every story. Every step of the way!
Through prayer and finances, Heart and Soul90 supports the training and sending of men and women to plant multiplying churches among the most difficult, least reached people groups around the world.