|USA: The Whatcom Story: how day and night prayer
impacted a community.
Almost every significant move of God in history was preceded by
“One night I was in church and I heard a prophecy that God would move by his Spirit over the native north-west tribes of the United States,”
In 2008 a house of prayer was launched in Bellingham, the county’s seat, a community of 90,000 people. This Light of the World Prayer Center
|The Spirit of the Moravians
“What God has been doing in Whatcom county is linked to this town in
* This quote has been attributed to missionaries Johann Leonhard Dober and David Nitschmann, two young Moravian Brethren from Herrnhut, Germany. When God called them in 1732 to minister to the African slaves on the islands of St. Thomas and St. Croix in the Danish West Indies, they were willing to sell themselves to a slave owner if that was the only way to reach the slaves. As their ship pulled away from the docks, it is said that they called out to their loved ones on shore, “May the Lamb that was slain receive the reward of His suffering!”
Reaching the Unreached 9-min 2019 version – Revival
|Pastors and churches team up in prayer
Whatcom county could certainly use a change in the spiritual
“This is an unbelievable blessing,” says Grant Fishbook, pastor of Christ
“When we exalt Christ, it brings us together,” says Shawn Cunningham,
Alvin Vandergriend, church prayer coordinator of the 3rd Christian
|In Whatcom county 80 pastors out of a hundred are now praying
consistently together. This includes the native, Hispanic and Korean
churches, it’s a truly multi-cultural expression of the Body of Christ.
Pastors have also been sharing their pulpits and holding joint community services with thousands of people coming together.
Phenominal church growth: 10,000 salvations, 80 church plants
The unity also led to an explosion of church plants – 80 church plants in a decade – with 10,000 first-time salvations of people who were baptized in water. This is a phenominal church growth in what has historically been one of the least churched areas in the United States.
The 15,000 member strong Hispanic community experiences a real
Churches also developed a county-wide men’s ministry. These men come from 40 different churches and see their lives transformed through the
Source: Jason Hubbard, LOWPC, edited by Joel News.
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