Monday morning I leave for Glendale, California, a city close to Los Angeles. I will be ministering there for a week at Revival Rains Church. This is my first visit to this local church and I am sensing that God has some tremendous things planned for the people who call this church their spiritual home. Please be in prayer for this trip, flight connections, daily services, people I will meet, and that God will move powerfully through the prophetic, the teaching and equipping of those in attendance, and any one-on-one times with people during my time there.
As a ministry I don’t like to be a “guest preacher.” I prefer to be building a long-term relationship with the churches and leaders that I meet and work with. This is true in this situation as well. I have already spoken to the leader there and we have begun to build relationally and so, I believe, this will be the first of many visits to this local church. Pray that I will be seen as an apostle by the people and not just ‘another pulpit guest.’ Pray that God will give me the wisdom I need to speak into this local church even on this my first visit.
This church is pastored by a man that I prophesied over in Yerevan, Armenia while he was there on a holiday and I was there ministering in a local church. The majority of the people attending are national Armenians who are in the United States to begin a new life and earn a decent living. They, of course, also send money back to their relatives and family members who are still in Armenia.
I leave Monday morning at 4:30 for the airport… this after an 18 hour Sunday and just three hours sleep. Please pray for a serious “time of refreshing” so that I arrive mid-afternoon ready to minister and work. Your prayers, as always, are appreciated.