This is the first of seven daily devotionals from a week of prayer we are hosting on our YWAM campus.
Thank you for your prayers for our outreach to the A&M campus in Commerce, TX. The outreach was last night and was a lot of fun. We had about 50 to 60 college students in attendance, plus the YWAM team. In all the group was between 80 and 90.
Most of the students there were part of various campus ministries and so what we thought would be an evangelistic outreach turned into more of a teaching session about what it takes to fulfill the destiny God has created us for. I lead worship and then one of my co-laborers, got up to speak. He used C.S. Lewis as a model of what a Christian in an academic setting can accomplish when their lives are submitted to the Lord.
It was a great time of encouragement for the students and a serious call to live their lives in a way that displays the transforming work of God. We ended the evening by breaking up in small groups and praying for God’s purposes to be fulfilled on the campus.
Several of the campus ministries are coming together next week to have a week of prayer. The university is allowing them to set up a prayer tent in the same place we held the open air meeting last night. I believe that God is going to use the prayers of these college students to “water the seed” that was planted last night. God’s word never returns void. It always accomplishes what it is sent to do. Please be in prayer over this next week that God will reveal His Son to the students of A&M Commerce and that He will use this campus as a center for revival and another student volunteer missions movement.
Logan and I just recently finished facilitating our YWAM campus’ first week of 24/7 prayer for 2011. It was a great success. The staff and students of our campus covered 168 hours of prayer from Feb 11 – Feb 18. It was awesome to see so many people be involved. We had over 400 prayer slots signed up for and many more people participate who did not sign up.
We prepared daily video devotionals that were available in our prayer room and also on the 24-7 Pumphouse website. In addition to all the local people who participated, we also had people watching the devotionals on the internet from over 10 nations.
Here is a testimony from one of the YWAM staff who participated in the week of prayer:
Thanks so much for facilitating this week of prayer. I pray for about 20 people every day and often pray throughout the day so I don’t know why I struggled with signing up for an hour at the chapel. About 15 minutes before going into the chapel I began praying that God would prepare my heart to focus and direct my heart and prayer time. I had my usual prayer list and the base phone list with me as I walked in the door. As soon as I opened the door, I felt a strong presence of the Holy Spirit.
A young woman was playing the guitar and worshipping while another was over by the map praying. The young lady who had been praying by the map came over and prayed for my prayer time. It was precious. As I walked over to the map and saw all the post-it on the different nations I began crying and cried almost the entire hour I was in there. I loved how each station was set up. I was there to pray for the nations and for others, but God ministered to me throughout that time as well.
I have not had a more powerful time of prayer in over a year than I had this morning in the prayer chapel. The devotion was wonderful. Kurt, please take every opportunity the Lord gives you to teach. One of the gifts He has placed within you is the gift of teaching!
Thank you again for spearheading this week of prayer. I was challenged, encouraged, and inspired by my time at the chapel and hope everyone else that goes will be ministered to as well.
Love you guys, Kathy
We will be facilitating 3 more weeks of prayer in 2011. Keep an eye out here for information on how you can be involved and how you can support us in prayer as we prepare for these weeks.
To watch the video devotionals mentioned in the update you can visit 247pumphouse.com.
Thank you so much for your faithful prayer and financial support in 2010. So much ministry has been made possible by your generosity. Lives have been impacted for Jesus in India, the United States, Canada, Mexico, Korea, Eastern Europe, and Africa because of your giving.
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This semester we have been doing some things different when it comes to how we approach prayer in our Discipleship Training Schools and School of Worship. Typically we will break schools up into intercession groups that will meet on a weekly basis to seek the Lord together. These groups meet each week to give the Lord time to teach us how to pray. We spend time waiting on the Lord to speak to us and tell us what He wants us to pray for. It is always an awesome experience to see students learn that they can hear the voice of the Lord. Read more
In this episode we will hear the vision of our teen missions program. We will hear how God is using your generation to change the face of missions and the world. You will hear about missions opportunities for you to be involved in this summer.
***The deadline for the Stupid Human Trick contest is June 5th so hurry up and submit your entry. The winner gets their choice of a free t-shirt or a waived registration fee to the YWAM Tyler school of their choice. ($40 value) The steps to enter are:
1. Film your self doing your stupid human trick.
2. Upload the video to YouTube.
3. Email us a link to your video. (email@example.com)
I normally don’t double post, but I decided to with this one. I also posted this at YWAMTyler.org. Here are my thoughts on yesterdays tragic murder of Dr. George Tiller in Kansas.
When I heard the news Sunday that infamous abortion doctor George Tiller was shot, I was shocked. It is so tragic when a person’s life is taken from them. As someone with a pro-life perspective, I hold all life as sacred. It is a tragedy that Dr. Tiller has been murdered. My deepest condolences and prayers are with his wife and children.
I may not have agreed with Dr. Tiller’s actions, but what was done to him was evil and should be condemned. I know there are those that will take this opportunity to push the politics of their particular stance on the issue of abortion and say either, “Tiller got what he had coming to him,” or “See what those fanatical pro-lifers have done,” but now is not the time for agenda-pushing.
Now is the time to grieve for the loss of life. Now is the time to mourn for a wife who lost her husband and for four children who lost their father. Now is a time to mourn with God for one of His children who passed into eternity without realizing the horror of his actions on earth.
I hope speedy justice is served to Scott Roeder, the man who is allegedly responsible for this tragedy. What he has done is irresponsible and evil, and in no way benefits the position he says he supports. Murder is wrong. Period. And vengeance belongs to the Lord. All manner of evil has been done in the name of righteousness when men forget these two things.
I know God’s heart is grieved over these events, and I share His sentiment. I pray that those affected by this tragedy will find peace in comfort in Jesus Christ.
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