This past Friday night we had the first ever Revivalist Conference for the Outreach department. All I can say is that God moved mightily in this meeting. The core outreach team spent weeks in advance planning and preparing for this conference where the students could just come and hear the vision behind the outreach department and learn about Bible studies, community outreaches, and life builders. We had a time of worship, two guest singers, and then Pastor John brought an amazing word about the call of God on our lives. Not only did this event take planning from the core team, but we also prayed and fasted the whole week of the meeting so that we would be in unity. We really wanted this meeting to impact the lives of the people who were attending. Well, I will tell you what, the power of God fell in that place on Friday night, we began to just flow with the Holy Spirit and people were singing in the spirit and prophesying. Then at the end Pastor John, Pastor Needra, Pastors Daniel and Clover, and Tony and Karen all were ministering to people who wanted prayer. Pastor John gave them free reign to speak over the people what the Holy Spirit was saying if He dropped a word in their spirits. Then during our time of worship, God gave me a little tidbit of something that I just began to sing out about the revivalist and during the ministering time, it went from a little tidbit of something, to an entire writing that God downloaded to me. I have to say that the Revivalist Conference was an amazing and Holy Ghost filled meeting and I cannot begin to describe my excitement for the next one!
Well, this is the last day of my internship. It has been a journey like no other that I have endeavored to take. I can’t believe how fast it has gone by but at the same time there were times when it seemed like it would never end. I can’t be thankful or grateful enough to Pastors Rodney and Adonica for doing what they do and being who they are, both publicly and privately. They have not only been pastors to me from the pulpit but they have gone far above the call of duty in what they have done for me in my private life. Words can never express my gratitude. I also want to say how honored I have been to work so closely with Mr. Puder, our administrator, and Pastors Todd (our Dean) and his wife Pastor Katie. All of you will never know how much you have meant to me and how much I cherish your wisdom and counsel. The other pastors on staff have also all poured so deeply into my life and I will always be thankful to you all. I could have not made it this far without your constant words of encouragement and even correction when needed. You have all been Godly examples to me of what real men and women of God are like and I love you all. Your reward both here on this earth and in Heaven will be great for the work that you do. Millions of lives will be touched because of you and you have trained hundreds of men and women who will wreck havoc in the kingdom of darkness and it is because of your real influence and Godly character. Last night as I was going to bed I heard the Lord speak to my spirit and say that I had been through some tough times and some easy times and then asked me if I knew the difference. I said no and he said something that will resound in my heart for eternity. He said, “I used the tough times to build your character and I used the easy times to test it”. Nothing more needs to be said!