RAISING AN ARMY OF CHILDREN AND POOR TO BRING THE GOSPEL TO THE UNREACHED PARTS OF ROMANIA
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Current Prayer Points
- Upcoming States Trip. I (Brad) will be in the States from April 9th to May 5th. My son in law Aurel, along with Nicu Constantin from the Chiselet church, will be with me. Both men are great leaders and lead churches, and together we will speak in many churches and represent Outstretched Hands activities. Dennis Petrick will also be with us, but stay for six weeks. Pray that this trip becomes firstly an opportunity for us to have good times of prayer and fellowship, out of the normal ministry environment. I want us four to return back to Romania full of Him and ready for the revival that the Lord is already bringing.
- Annual Fundraising Event. We have our annual "Friend Raiser" event on April 18th in New Berlin, WI (USA). We are doing a special concert with Nancy Honeytree in conjunction with the event. It would be good to pray about three main things:
- Pray that the Lord would anoint us in a new and special way to speak and inspire the attendees at the event about what He does and what is important to Him, in the states.
- Pray that the Lord would prepare people to come with a giving/generous heart for missions.
- Pray that that we would be able to think and communicate clearly what is close to His heart about what we do for Him in Romania. I do not want to feel pressured that we must come up with that wonderful "slogan" or "theme" for the event which catches their hearts. I think this thinking can represent a lack of faith. We normally do that stuff but this year I think we are to relax and trust Him more in all of these things.
- Travel schedule. Pray for protection during our travels . . . the flights, the vehicles we drive, our health, and protection for the OH team in Romania while we are gone.
- Speaking schedule. Pray that the Lord would empower and inspire us in our speaking. Too often missionaries only talk about what they do in ministry. We are His servants and so are unworthy representatives of His Kingdom . . . His Kingship. He calls us fellow laborers with Him . . . I love it! Pray the Lord will lead us and help us to represent Him first, His heart, & what He wants us to say & talk about.
- Revival in Calarasi. I have seen and experienced seasons of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit over my 33 years as a Christian. From experience, I know when the Lord is revealing Himself, and wanting to reveal Himself in a larger measure. This time is one of those seasons. We need it and I want it and more and for it not to stop but to gradually increase. This past Saturday night we had the first of our 3 Zone Prayer meetings this year at our Church in Chiselet. We had about 200+ people there including some visitors. We came together without much of a plan. We set aside these meetings for the Lord to touch us . . . to do what He wants . . . how He wants. These meetings are always powerful and people leave wanting more. We did experience a special move of His spirit and a revealing of His presence beyond what we have had in these meetings to date. The Lord was there in a new way. There was a deeper understanding amongst many attendees regarding the wounds of Jesus and how he suffered and died for us . . . for our sins . . . in our place. I believe that most who attended did experience Him in a larger portion. We had a time of prayer in which we invited people to come to the front of the room and re-dedicate their lives to live for Him and fulfill His will in their lives. So many came forward to the front and into the main aisle that the whole area was blocked, so that praying for people was very difficult. For me it was a very holy moment . . . people seemed to be yielding to Him in a deep and personal way. You could sense His presence much more than normal. I have to believe that this prayer meeting transformed us and will propel many to talk about Jesus in the community with more boldness! Pray for us that this move of God would continue and grow larger. (Mark 16:20)
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