Oct 6, 2023
On this episode of Flourish-Meant, Tina Yeager welcomes guest Richard Gamble, the visionary behind the Eternal Wall of Answered Prayer, a monumental piece of public art revealing how Jesus has answered a million personal prayers. It will be the largest database of hope stories in the world.
Having the idea in 2004, God gave him the go-ahead to launch in 2016, and for the past four years, Richard has shared the incredible concept all around the UK, rallying people behind the belief that one individual’s answered prayer can be another person’s hope. After becoming a Christian in 1990 Richard studied at bible college and then worked for British Gas before leaving the big corporate world to make his mark in entrepreneurship, co-founding both a software business and a marketing consultancy. With a keen love of football, he became CEO of Sports Chaplaincy UK, and was former chaplain of Leicester City Football Club (before they were famous and won the Premiership!).
Richard shares his personal practice of overcoming fear and despair by visualizing a storm of worries on his left and Jesus on his right. He encourages listeners to donate to eternalwall.us, a website where people can share their stories of answered prayers. Richard believes that these stories, written, audio, or video, will inspire future generations.
He reminds listeners to place their hope in God, recounting experiences where God has provided and healed. Richard also discusses the importance of physical reminders of God's faithfulness, using personal stories and examples from the Bible.
Through personal anecdotes and scripture, Richard and Tina emphasize the power of faith and hope in overcoming challenges and finding healing.
Richard defines Psalm 77 as a life hack for dealing with fear and despair. He candidly shared his own experience of waking up in the middle of the night and battling fear. To calm these fears, Richard personally practices a visualization technique where he envisions the storm of worries on his left and Jesus on his right. Recalling past instances where God has provided and healed has been instrumental in finding peace during these moments.
Moreover, Richard emphasized the importance of hope and where we choose to place it. Coping with fear involves seeking peace from Jesus and anchoring ourselves in the things God has said to us.
Throughout the episode, Richard shared incredible stories of answered prayers that have built his faith and helped him combat fear. Inspired by the concept of passing down and telling these stories to future generations, Richard conveyed his vision for the eternal wall of answered prayer. This monumental piece of public art, the size of a football field, will comprise a million bricks, each representing a story of hope related to Jesus. Visitors will be able to scan any of the bricks with their phones and learn about the inspiring stories inscribed upon them. The underlying goal is to offer hope to those who drive past the monument and inspire them to seek God.
Intrigued by Richard's journey and his inspiring project, the eternal wall of answered prayer, we invite you to learn more about it by visiting the website eternalwall.us. You can be part of something that will last for 100 years and impact future generations. Share your own stories on the website, whether through written, audio, or video formats.
Richard's story of battling an incurable disease in his spine for over 22 years, only to experience healing, reminds us that God is still listening and can do anything. Let us choose to focus on God's truth rather than facts, for there are over 100 scriptures encouraging us to proclaim the goodness of God in our lives. We are grateful to have had Richard Gamble on the show, revealing his journey, insight, and passion for inspiring hope through shared stories of answered prayers.
We hope that you, our Flourish-Meant community, can take five minutes of your time to impact future generations and join us in spreading hope through the eternal wall project.
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