Saturday, August 31, 2019
Room 24 at the Heartland House of Prayer, Council Bluffs, Iowa - June 14 & 15 2019
We traveled to Council Bluffs, Iowa in June to join with Pastor Aman and Amel of the Arabic congregation. Right now they are serving as itinerary pastors and prayer warriors as they settle in again in Council Bluffs, Iowa. They are in contact with American and Sudanese churches. We first met these pastors when they were leading an Arabic church in Tucson. Pastor Aman has made several trips with us on our Room 24 journeys. He asked us to join him in Iowa. We specifically prayed about this at the “Room 24” at our house in March. We received a resounding “yes” from the Lord. In remembering this weekend the Glory of God in the scenery is most memorable. A group of 7 of us traveled by car from Arizona to Iowa. Another came by plane. The car trip took us through miles of open space and rolling hills of farmland. I believe God healed us in those hours of road time. His gentle Presence in creation was all about us. We drove through Nebraska to Council Bluffs, Iowa. It is a border city. We had some tourist time walking the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge that literally straddles the two states. It was very fun to experience this area, new to many of us. The prayer was held at Heartland House of Prayer in Council Bluffs. We spoke to the couple that hosts this prayer. They have led prayer teams for 20+ years in this area. Their current location is a building, open for worship and prayer 24/7. Throughout the week, different prayer events are held. Pastors Aman and Amel routinely gather with Sudanese intercessors in this location. There ministry also reaches out to other groups in the area. We enjoyed the time tremendously. It was a time to visit with each other again, but also blessed and anointed by the prayer. We worshiped and prayed together. We believe God’s prayers accomplished here will bear much fruit in the months ahead. We left on a note of joy, expecting that we will return and expand our journey together.