Thursday, August 30, 2012
Salvation and Revival...A Week of Breakthrough
The week started out for me this last Sunday being asked to join the worship team and speak at Zion Fellowship. It was an amazing time working with an amazing group of servant leaders on the worship team. I spoke about our life as missionaries, telling stories and interjecting words of wisdom and encouragement throughout the message. The church was packed. I heard only good reports, though I went a little long on my message. they are letting me continue where I left off this last Sunday. One man who came to Zion Fellowship for the first time with his family said that he could "feel the Holy Spirit every minute of the service.".
We have hit it off so well with our amazing hosts, Rob and Allison Zimmerman and their family. They are the pastors of Zion Fellowship and also run the Oasis Empowerment Center, where they help women who are coming out of addiction. I've been able to observe this ministry and let me just say, these guys are hearing the heartbeat of God for the "least of these" and responding. In fact, we knew of the Zimmermans when we were missionaries in Pohnpei many years ago. In fact, they worked for the same organization that we did back then and our lives are somewhat parallel. When we talk together about the people that we know from the Pacific islands, we stand in awe that the Lord established this Divine appointment as the girls and I are waiting for their passports to be renewed here in Guam. They would like to be partners with Iris Ministries and with Rolland and Heidi Baker. We will make sure that this happens. In fact, I believe that the Zimmermans and our famly, and our Iris tribe will be able to partner together into the future throughout the Pacific islands..
I was asked if I could minister to the worship team and the youth group this last week. of course I was honored to do so. On Monday and Tuesday evening the worship team and I met together where we discussed what worship leading is, their goals and how to take the hand of the Father and the hand of the congregation and join the two together. On Monday night we ended our time together with prophetic worship. On Tuesday we all prayed over one another and prophesied. We laid hands on people for healing. One lady received healing from carpuls tunnels. We will all lead worship together this Sunday as well.
On Wednesday and Thursday evening I led the youth meeting. They are an incredible group. Some of them their mothers having gone through the program at Oasis. The first night I shared my testimony further, and then we wrote on two pieces of paper. On one paper we wrote our sins and struglles. On the the other paper we wrote our dreams. The paper with our sins and our struggles we taped to the cross in the main sanctaury, then took the papers down and burned them outside. I had them take the paper with their drams on it home and put it up where they could always see it, now that their sins and struggles would no longer keep them from living out their dreams. FOUR of the young people made a first-time decision to enter a personal, hand-holding relationship with Jesus! The next night, we talked more about their dreams and about their identity. We prayed for them to receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit. Three of the four youth that I personally prayed for began to pray in tongues for the first time! We are truly seeing salvation and revival here in Guam. It has DEFINITELY been a week of breakthough!