Sunday, June 10, 2018
"http://" In May, for the National Day of Prayer, Room 24 took residence at Son Life Chapel in Tucson. We started prayer Wednesday at 6pm and continued through Thursday at 6pm. A citywide NDP celebration followed at Son Life Chapel beginning at 6pm Thursday and lasting a couple of hours. Several churches were represented throughout and it is good to connect with each other at these times. We joined in prayer for our nation and Tucson’s part in that. We had so many people join us, coming and going from work and other commitments, but showing up and usually, staying much longer than intended. Thank you Lord, that we are able to stay through the whole event. For worship, we invited our son Jeff. He pastors in Washington DC, so while it was a personal blessing, we also felt that he represented that city in our midst. Our 24 hours has an agenda, but we do ebb & flow during the time and it was great to have Jeff with us. We also had the pastors and worship team from Nogales, AZ on Friday night, leading us into a night of encounter. We had individuals join us for specific songs. Jonathan assisted us in rotating different worship sets. We had great liberty in our worship. So much of our Room 24 experience has been Holy Spirit revealed. We always start our night in repentance. God has given us a foundation in the prayer watches that change during the 24 hours; different times for different prayer emphasis. Recently we have been delving into temple prayer. On Friday night we were able to focus on temple prayer and its dynamic. We had communion together and healing prayer. We read & prayed through Ezra & Nehemiah during the night and built up the spiritual walls for our nation. God has provided his own intercessors who take the night watch and they are truly His soldiers. One of the most awesome blessings of Room 24 is finding common ground with these ones He has called. I smile when I think of them. There is a story behind the dozens of bagels that were donated to us for the event. Let’s just say, God provides in all sorts of extraordinary ways! All the meals were amazing, but breakfast is a marker. It is always a celebration because we know we have done the climbing and now coast into a day of renewed spiritual revelation. God had plans for us. We talked about the Father’s heart & blessing for us. We shared many testimonies. We prayed for the noon day position of the saints and prayed specifically for those present. We prayed for churches and families, marriages and children, prodigals and most of all, Revival. Normally, we finish at 6pm. On this National Day of Prayer, we chose to continue with a citywide event at 6pm Thursday. Our worship team expanded as others joined Jeff from xxx and Ironwood xxx. Many pastors joined us, each with directed prayer. We had young people and old people and everyone in between. Even our friend and pastor from Nogales, Sonora, came to pray for our nation. Heartfelt prayers, in English, Spanish and Arabic. We closed the evening, later than expected, but fully awake and aware that God was opening new doors for all of us. We thank all those who attended, giving their time and wisdom to this event. We thank Son Life for providing the location and all that entails. And we thank the many gifts provided in food and fellowship and anointing. In our planning for this annual event, we can get caught up in schedules and agendas and more, but in the experience, it is very humbling to be part of something so big and significant. In our close, I was reminded of a picture I saw in my mind at our last NDP event a year prior. Just the thought of all those prayer events; in churches and parks and homes and schools. And in our capitol. The view from above of the (spiritual) lights on in all those gatherings. In one night, millions of people calling on Our Lord Jesus. How that must look from heaven. And, what will be the result of our prayer. USA, USA, USA...all the banners waving, Father save our land.
In April we were able to have the 24 hour prayer in our home. The Living Room Experience again. We look forward to these. Smaller setting, very close and calming. We often think about how privileged we are to share these times with the Lord. He seemingly chooses exactly who He wants there at any given time. Most of us stay through the 24 hours, but some, due to schedules, come in the night or the day or for breakfast and it is good. New believers and old believers and we encourage each other in our passions. We had a full room Friday night and way into the early hours. More and more we have a couple of languages, some who don’t speak English at all, but we communicate in the Holy Spirit. Towards night and after midnight, we searched for the right music to take us through the time of spiritual warfare. We tried different songs and music but nothing quite fit until we landed on some of the Messianic worship songs. As they played, the Holy Spirit took over and we all got caught up into worship, all our languages. In the morning we spent time on our front porch, watching the sun come to its fullness, having breakfast and fellowship. Our day continued in prayer full steam until 6pm. Amazing because if we look ahead we think we will fade out, but we don’t. Strength comes in waves of worship & prayer. When we are weak, He is strong.
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
"http://"> We had Room 24 at Adina’s home in March 2018. These home meetings are so special. And we had about 30 people join us on Friday night and still, our time with Jesus was so intimate for us. This is the unique quality of the living room experience. Adina was leading this event and invited many of the people that she prays with on a regular basis. It was great fun to mix us all up. On Friday night we had a time of worship and repentance and just preparing our hearts for the 24 hours. We did feel that we entered the Glory during this time. So refreshing for all of us. A continued theme through the night was our focus on the Gates; taking authority over them, taking away and hindrances and opening them up. We also used the gifts of prophecy again and again. Jesus, just remembering now, how powerful this time with you was. Many of us received personal prayer and prophetic words. Our Saturday began with Resurrection power and carried through to Holy Spirit anointing and the Fire tunnel. We planned Healing Rooms, but the Holy Spirit provided so much breakthrough for us individually that we felt we had already accomplished prayer for healing. Saturday continued in focused prayer for some areas of prayer. We did break for coffee and something to eat, but even our break times continued in what the Lord was doing. It is so amazing to see how the Holy Spirit orchestrates these times. We have a plan and His Spirit takes over. Thank you Adina, for hosting our prayer, for all your preparations and effort to bring us together in a unique setting. We have all been changed.
Monday, March 19, 2018
"http://"> We were at Cantico Nuevo in Feb 2018 for Room 24. What a holy time in God’s Presence! From the very beginning there was a definite shift in the atmosphere. The church body was ready, able and prepared to enter into His Presence. We had a beautiful time receiving God’s blessing and freedom. This event was different in that it began, right after the shofar and worship, with a time of teaching by a Messianic Rabbi, who is fluent in English, Spanish and Hebrew. He was able to teach on the Shema and the Aaronic Blessing. We are so appreciative of this brother and the time he gave us. We loved the time of approaching the throne that we first experienced at Room 24 in Phoenix in January. It is based on Psalm 24:3-4. “Who may ascend the mountain of the Lord? Who may stand in his Holy place? The one who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not trust in an idol or swear by a false god.” We each took time to check our heart, symbolically write down and later tear up any obstacles in our path and coming fresh into the Presence of the Lord with purifying water. The breakthrough in this simple act has been tremendous. The worship team at Cantico Nuevo was awesome, leading us into the Presence and continuing with exuberance all through the night hours. In between worship, Pastor Alfredo led a time of prayer for the church, leaders, families, children and much more. By the time the sun had risen, joy was in full force among everyone there. We had a very special time with the Holy Spirit Saturday morning. We had an outpouring of His Presence. Once again, the Fire Tunnel was powerful, with many receiving a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit. This was followed by Healing Rooms, offering an intimate time of encounter for all of us with the Lord. Everyone participated and received. God is Good & Faithful, always! The afternoon was wrapped up beautifully with a time of testimony, intercession and extended worship. As we headed home we rested in the blessing and realization that God is at work in Mexico and we have joined with Him, One people, united in His Love.
Monday, February 12, 2018
"http://"> We had the privilege of partnering with Restoration Community Ministries for 24 hours on Jan 26 & 27 2018. What a wonderful time in His Presence and an awesome way to start our journey this year. We received the note below from Pastor Annie and thought what better way to share our experience together than to share her thoughts. Thank you RCM for continuing to press in and inspire us each time we get together. "A HUGE “Thank You” To everyone who joined us and especially to those who helped Pastor Annie with the worship, serving the meals, set up & clean up. The heavens opened up over us and in our time together as we ascended the hill of the Lord with repentance for clean hands & a pure heart. And as we did Our Heavenly Father poured out His Love to us in many powerful ways as we received blessings from Him of: many being healed physically in their bodies, emotional wounds of rejection, fear, anger were healed, several received the baptism of the Holy Spirit for the first time & everyone received a fresh infilling from the Holy Spirit, Chains of double mindedness, shame, guilt and condemnation, lukewarmness were broken. Fresh commitments to the Lord were made, Prophetic words for 2018 were shared and prayed into for us to inherit for this year as we took authority over the gates & decreed the opening of heavens gates & doors that God has ordained for us to walked through this year are now opened, Prayers were made for financial breakthrough, restoration of marriages, the prodigals, our families & children, our nation, the church and the persecuted church. As we closed, an offering was taking for outreach to the community (in which $110.01 was given), we prayed or those still needing pray and a sealing prayer of love, thanksgiving, blessing and protection was prayed over us all ...that all the Holy spirit did in us and through us would remain, bear much fruit and help us to continue to move forward in Him !" We hope you will join us again later this year when we partner once again with Room 24 and open the doors of our hearts for more of you Lord!
Monday, January 15, 2018
"http://" What? Another Christmas Party? Yes, and this one is a special story. It was the Posada for the winning ministry in Mexico, hosted by Ricardo. On January 6 2018, off we went to Benjamin Hill, Sonora, Mexico to celebrate with xxx church and the city of Benjamin Hill. Preparation went on for months for this event. Gifts graciously donated and prepared and wrapped one by one by faithful servants. Gifts, food, provision were crossed over to Mexico in many trips. In total we had 500 presents for the children and 1000 meals; hot dogs, chips, cupcakes, candy. A park in the city was set aside for the event. We had pastors and church members, local families, plenty of children and the major and his family. They told us the event was advertised on the local TV channels the night before. What we see with our eyes! Again we are honored by what we see. I John 3:1 See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God, and so we are. So many contributed to the effort for this party. If you could have seen the faces of the children! The food, the gifts, the pinata’s. The word shared, the altar call! Jesus provided answers to prayer for these families. The pastors wife told us they stood in faith that their church would be selected for the Posada and she even planned for it before the raffle happened. New friends gained and great joy in our hearts. See the pics!
"http://" Room 24 New Year 2018 It began as an idea in 2016, repeated to open 2017 and now 2018. Only once before had we attended a prayer meeting to bring in the New Year - a way long time ago, in the church where we first encountered the Living Jesus! This year we began at 6pm on a Sunday night and had prayer, worship, testimony and Presence through the night and all day on January 1st. It is an awesome way to start the year. We had a faithful group through the night, some new and some old friends. We carried on with our family tradition of Chinese food on New Year’s Eve. Julianne brought home made egg rolls. We had breakfast together with a more middle eastern flare - eggs & fava beans and New Year’s lunch was prepared by Marilu, more Japanese, but a wonderful combination of chicken, rice noodles and salad. Thank you everyone for all that you brought with you, both in the natural and the Spirit. We reviewed in prayer, some of the amazing things that happened in 2017 and got ourselves ready for what God will do in this year ahead. Memorable worship and prayer through the 24 hours. We opened a jar for prayer requests that each of us had and collected prayers from all over, needs that we brought before the Lord. We are committed to carry these requests to our weekly prayer meetings. Watching always, for God’s answer to our prayers. We have a jar for the answers. Just a reminder, if something is on your heart that you would like us to pray for, please let us know. Thank you Lord for your wonderful expression of Love. Your banner over us is Love! Song of Solomon 2:4 Let him lead me to the banquet hall and let his banner over me be love. Happy New Year!