Internationally, Maureen functions as an "Ambassador
for Christ"… and for the United States! She is a 21st
century “missionary”, a “life coach” and
an “equipper” for the Body of Christ. In 1992, she
led a group of intercessors on a prayer journey to Israel, after
which she entered a 40 day water fast which prepared her for the
ministry she is engaged in today. In 1994, she was the closing
speaker for the CBN “Signs and Wonders Conference”
in Virginia Beach.
She served as a US representative for the pro-life
movement at the 1996 United Nations Conference in Rome, Italy,
lobbying the international delegates to vote against abortion,
forced sterilization and euthanasia. During her trips to South
America (1997-1999), her focus was primarily on intercession and
She has served on the intercession
teams for the 2002 International Prayer Consultation in South
Africa, the 2004 Lausanne Conference on World Evangelization (LCWE),
and the 2004 International Prayer Consultation in Thailand.
In April 2006, she traveled to Patna, in Bihar, India, termed
the "Graveyard of Missionaries" and identified by Luis
Bush as "the core of the core of the core of the 10 / 40
Window”...ie. “the darkest place on earth"! Yet
for God and her, it was "a pearl of great price"!
Working with Pastor Biju Thomas,
she nurtured emerging local ministries and helped to provide
support for church planters working all across Bihar. Together
they rejoiced as the new wells and the cottage industries provided
by those who helped sponsor her trip there sprang forth!
(Seen here in Barbados with Courtney
Selman from Prayer Warriors Internatinal)
As the peoples' thirst was quenched,
and they were trained in sewing skills to help them earn a living
and survive, they were open to receiving the love and good news
of Jesus! Her efforts will be remembered in Bihar every time
the water flows forth from those wells.
a heart for the nations, Maureen is always thinking about the "next"
trip, working closely with those in the international community, both
here and abroad. She traveled to Bolivia
in November - December 2006, with a mandate to unify believers, encourage,
equip and network intercessors, and call forth intimate, worship of
God over the nation.. Following her first trip to the Caribbean, to
Barbados, in January 2007, she will return to Bolivia to continue
the work of establishing the IPN of Bolivia. (There are invitations
to Chile and Bolivia - Summer of 2007- and India - October 2007).
On the state and national levels, Maureen and her team from the IPNCF
have been speaking to, training and nurturing emerging Intercessory
Prayer Networks in Tampa and Tallahassee, uniting them with other
intercessors across the state through the IPNFL. Maureen served on
the National Committee of Pray USA!, and has interceded for Mission
America conferences, the World Prayer Center in Colorado Springs,
and Campus Crusade for Christ’s Prayer and Fasting Gatherings.
She networks with prayer leaders across the nation, praying with and
for them. She has served on US prayer teams with Eddie Smith (US Prayer
Center), for whom she led three GMS teams, and internationally for
both Lausanne and the IPC with Barbara Byerly (former President of
Locally, Maureen is involved in numerous ministry activities. She
serves on the Board of Vision Orlando, on the Central Florida Mayors’
Prayer Breakfast Committee, the Seminole County Prayer Breakfast Committee,
and the Diocesan Commission for the Charismatic Renewal. She is also
the City Prayer Coordinator for Vision Orlando, networking intercessors
and coordinating city-wide prayer events through the Intercessory
Prayer Network of Central Florida. .She has coordinated events such
as the Global Day of Prayer, the National Day of Prayer, March for
Jesus and Concerts of Prayer. She also facilitated meetings for Jackson
Senyonga of Uganda (seen on the Transformations II video) when he
visited Central Florida.
Maureen facilitates an interdenominational prayer group, The Servants
of the Most High, which has met weekly in Altamonte Springs since
1992. She has facilitated community intercession for the Central Florida
Dream Center, and meets with the attorneys and staff of the Liberty
Counsel for “SUPER TUESDAY” gatherings monthly for the
past 7+years. She also ministers in both the Orange and Seminole County
jails with the Pray Central Florida team, pointing men, women and
youth to the Light and Truth of God!
Maureen’s husband, Carmine Bravo, is a Seminole County Judge.
Together, they raised six children - five boys and one girl (now ages
26-36). History repeats itself… with the original litter maturing,
a new generation has appeared on the scene. They currently have six
grandchildren - four boys and two girl (ages 16, 12, 5 year old twins,
a 3 year old, and their newest grandson born June 16th ). Their family
“quiver” is filled once again!
Today, at age 59, Maureen’s relationship with God is more real
to her than it has ever been. Calling herself “a mouse in His
pocket”, she continually marvels as He works through, with and
in her... touching His people for His purposes. Her deep involvement
in intercession, discipleship and reconciliation sharpens her focus
on that which will bring revelation and salvation to God’s people,
and hence, the transformation of the city, state, and nations.
Maureen’s “Kingdom perspective” calls her to the
whole Body in Christ, and locally to the “CHURCH OF ORLANDO”,
composed of the many Christian congregations in the city, who meet
in numerous places, with different expressions, under various banners,
all united under the same High Priest, Jesus Christ. She attends The
Gathering Place Worship Center in Lake Mary, where she has been “on
assignment” for the past several years, and the Church of the
Annunciation in Altamonte Springs with her husband. She is praying
for two local church plants…Crown Pointe in Winter Springs and
the BRIDGE in Orlando, and on many Friday nights, can be found with
her Messianic brothers and sisters at Shabbat services.
Maureen thrives on interaction with those from different cultures,
and walks through life with those who want to grow together in their
love for Jesus, soak in the Presence of the Holy Spirit, and allow
the Father to have His way as they worship before His throne. No one
knows who will be in her meetings at any given time…Christians,
Jews, Moslems, Hindus...visitors from South America, Egypt, Haiti,
Africa…a cross section of His creation… yet each one finds
a special welcome in her loving arms…and an introduction to
the ONE Whom she loves!
Whether dealing with one life at a time, or working with larger numbers
in various prayer initiatives, Maureen continues to rejoice in being
able to know, love and serve her God, and bring others into His Presence!
She says, “It’s the KING and HIS KINGDOM! Its all about
HIM! And He is more real to me than ever! I can’t thank Him
enough for His ongoing work in me, for allowing me to love and minister
to Him, and for showing me how to engage in this amazing ‘warfare
of love’ for His people.”
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