I have’nt been able to post for a while because my mac broke down last week (AGAIN…argh!), but here’s the catch up: After I got home from Montgomery, Alabama, I turned around and got on a plane for Pittsburgh where I ministered at The Medows Race Track church with pastor Joe DiDinato on Fathers Day. After a few meetings I am back in Tampa now and will be here for a little while. I will be preaching at CCF this coming Sunday and then I leave for India on the 29th. I have been trying to break in my new hiking shoes for the 15 mile uphill hike into the Indian jungle (Lord help us all:-). I am so excited about what the Lord is going to do there. I am starting a fast tomorrow and I want to invite everyone who will to join me in fasting and prayer for thousands of salvations, a torrent of healings and miracles and for safty and continued provision for this crusade.
I have just returned from Montgomery Alabama where I was invited by Pastors Greg and Traci Huguley to speak at a youth retreat called “Camp Re-Unite ’07”. I was truly impressed with the level of maturity and hunger in the young people and I believe that it is a testament to the quality leadership of the youth groups that were represented.
I ministered on Monday night, Tuesday morning, Tuesday night and Wednesday night. In each service there was a noticeable rise in the tide of the anointing and level of expectation. On Tuesday night I gave the youth a radical challenge to lay down there lives and answer the call. It was so radical that I thought that only a small handful would respond, but when I gave the invitation (with no eyes closed and no music in the background), the majority of them rushed forward and threw themselves on the altar in reckless abandon. I knew that the Holy Spirit was going to fall on these lives dedicated to Him in a powerful way and indeed, on Wednesday night, the Fire fell. There was hardly an empty spot on the floor at one point and the anointing was as thick as a cloud.
This morning I had the privilege of ministering at Grace and Glory worship Center. I presented the pastor with a specially made panoramic poster of our Kamonki, Pakistan crusade that this church gave so generously towards. The word that the Lord gave me to preach was a call to prayer. Little did I know that just a couple days earlier the pastor had called the church to 30 days of extended prayer and fasting…the Lord was in it. There was a sweet presence of the Lord in the service and we were blessed.
After the service we proceeded on to Mongomery, Alabama where I will be ministering through Wednesday evening at “Camp Reunite ’07. I know that the Lord has great things in store for us this coming week.
This morning I ministered at Calvary Assembly of God in Port Charlotte Florida where my father pastors. It is also the church that I grew up in and I was very happy to return and share the Word of God with many old and new friends. Port Charlotte was hit very hard by hurricane Charley several years ago and the city is still recovering from the damage. Calvary has been rebuilding ever since, but their new sports complex has just been finished and now they are getting ready for major renovations in the main sanctuary…I feel like this is a new season for them. I pray that the Lord would make them a powerful lighthouse in that region of the state and that they would make a lasting impact for Gods glory.