POWER EVANGELISM: In February, over 20 churches were represented from 14 cities in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho for a Multi-City Skype-linked Power Evangelism Adventure. Dozens of healings and other power encounters. 149 people prayed to receive Christ as Savior. NEXT UP: MAY 18TH!
What a great joy our 11th Northwest Great Awakening Marathon proved to be. On Saturday, December 1st over 60 power evangelists representing 14 churches in 14 Oregon cities joined through a video skype link for a short teaching, (by Denny Cline & Richard Larcombe), prayer and then a “together” outreach adventure in our respective cities. A video skype link testimony time at the conclusion was inspiring beyond words. There were dozens of intercessors praying for this multi-city harvest time. There were reported healings, crazy accurate words of knowledge and prophetic destiny words, and simple kindnesses like giving someone waiting in the rain an umbrella to keep himself dry. In addition, 62 people prayed a salvation prayer to receive Jesus into their hearts! WHAT A DAY, “WINNING FOR THE LAMB THE REWARD OF HIS SACRIFICE” IN OREGON CITIES! Stay tuned for the next Northwest Great Awakening Marathon, scheduled for Saturday, February 9th!
What a wonderful time declaring the AMAZING NEWS in Astoria in September at our tenth Northwest Great Awakening Marathon. Ten churches or organizations represented. Many testimonies of healings, prophetic destiny words, and the AMAZING NEWS was proclaimed to over 325 people who Jesus loves and died for. Fifty-seven prayed to receive Jesus as their Savior & Lord. Here is one of the many testimonies:
POWER EVANGELISM (Report from our 10th NW Great Awakening Marathon in Astoria): He is about 60 years old and sitting in a Mini-Mart parking lot on his Harley, full motorcycle-riding black leathers. So what’s with the tears welling up in his eyes? Must be his encounter with Jesus as that 10 year old girl reads the gospel soul winning script to him (He prays to receive salvation).
A BIG THANK YOU to Pastor Chris & Shary Schauermann, and Gateway Community Church who hosted the Astoria Great Awakening. Stay tuned for news on Northwest Great Awakening Number Eleven, 24 churches in 24 cities in one day proclaiming the AMAZING NEWS, all linked together through video technology! OH YES!!!
AUGUST 18, 2012 WAS A DAY OF INFAMY & DESTRUCTION for the enemy and all his minions. The Marathons in Rainier & Bend won souls and equipped the church in a way that will produce “30, 60, 100 times what was sown,” wreaking havoc & confusion in enemy’s camp beyond repair. Here are some examples:
“THE VIDEO LINK WAS AWESOME” as we shared Carl Madison’s Power Evangelism Teaching and Pastor Bobby Haaby’s and Pastor Jeff McCracken’s prayer through the skype link as the day started. Later watching the testimonies of the highlights of God’s work back and forth between the two cities was incredibly delightful! HE IS VERY ARGUMENTATIVE. He fought in Iraq and he says that what he saw there has made his mood agnostic at best. He is willing to let us pray for him. The “word of knowledge” that is released shakes him, almost physically. Tears indicate a mood change. He says he is now willing to seriously consider the claims of Christ. Power encounters can be a great help to the gospel message.
THE FOUR TEENAGE BOYS with skateboards hear the satanist lady screaming in the Prayer Tent. When she leaves the boys come into the Prayer Tent inquiring as to what the commotion was all about and all four end up being led to receive Christ by Pastor Jeff’s son. Two years earlier the satanist lady’s grown son had killed a police officer near Pastor Jeff’s church and shot at Pastor Jeff. Amazing how God brought eternal salvation for 4 teenage skaters out of such loss & chaos.
STATUS: HE IS NOT YET SAVED but when asked he willingly lays a hand on his wife’s neck and seriously commands the pain to leave in Jesus’ name. The pain leaves. Status: He is now saved. 35 prayed to receive Christ in Rainier/Longview today, 36 in Bend. 71 times today we rejoiced greatly with every angel in Heaven. Representatives from 15 churches participate.
MY FEET ARE TIRED AND THEY HURT FROM 5 hours of walking with my team heralding the good news to over 60 people at a craft fair. I look up to God and say candidly, “My feet hurt.” Almost instantly the reply comes back, “So did mine, because of the nails in my feet.” Suddenly suffering a little in my feet becomes an honor rather than a complaint. A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who was able to participate through power evangelism or prayer to “win for the Lamb the reward of His sacrifice in Bend & Rainier/Longview!
He owns an auto repair shop in Eugene. His family has been praying for him and he knows it. The pain in his leg is hitting a level six with no let up. The power evangelist prays for him for healing and the pain reduces to a level 1. He then leads the man in a prayer to receive Christ. Five minutes into the four hour Marathon the man is testifying to the power intercessors what God just did for him in the church parking lot!
Sixteen testimonies of healing, several baptisms in the Holy Spirit, 100 people prayed to receive Christ. First double city soul winning Marathon. Thank you, God for the great harvest in Portland & Eugene! May they all be good soil reproducing 30, 60, 100 times what was sown!
Representatives from fourteen Churches came to Portland or Eugene to participate in the Power Evangelism and Power Intercession Holy Spirit adventure! We prayed together through a video link before the event and shared some of the most amazing testimonies from each city afterward. Partnering with God in His harvest of souls is just awesome!
Don’t miss our next Northwest Great Awakening Marathon, a double city event in Rainier and Bend Oregon on Saturday, August 18th. Click on “the next soul winning marathon” for details!
POWER EVANGELISM IN SALEM/KEIZER: As they approached the table in the fast food restaurant where they had left their gear, they were surprised to see a stranger reading the Spanish soul winning script left on the table. What?! The person was reading the prayer to receive Christ! (Sometimes the fish really do just jump in the boat!). Numerous healings, prophetic words, and Spirit baptisms, heralding of the AMAZING NEWS to the multitudes in our state capitol. 98 souls were won to Christ today in the Salem/Keizer Marathon. What a happy day!
POWER EVANGELISM IN SALEM / KEIZER: He is standing outside his house with his walker. He is a WWII vet and spent time in a Japanese prisoner of war camp. A friend was shot to death 2 feet from him. He had a dream one night in prison where he heard a voice say that an angel would protect him. He came out without a scratch and he has often thanked God for that. He is 93 years old and today he humbly prayed to ask Jesus Christ to be his Savior and Lord. He seemed very glad to be born again.
NINETY-EIGHT PEOPLE prayed to receive Christ at our 5th Northwest Great Awakening Marathon as the gospel was heralded with signs and wonders following throughout our state capitol and surrounding towns. The total soul count is now over 1,200 for our multi-church soul winning efforts throughout the Pacific Northwest in the last year. Oh happy day! In each marathon, between 12 and 25 churches have been represented through power evangelism and intercession. What a team!
for the Northwest Great Awakening Marathons is to see 100 multi-church soul winning marathons in cities throughout the Pacific Northwest. We got off to a great start last year with three marathons, in Albany, Clackamas, and Olympia respectively. Well over 1,000 people prayed to receive Christ in the first three marathons and dozens of churches were represented which brings an extra anointing and joy to the whole scene. Beginning with the May 5th marathon in Beaverton and we have eight Northwest Great Awakening Marathons scheduled for 2012 with the exciting dimension of a video link between 2 cities on two of the events! With the development of a fascinating and effective new followup system called Power TeleCare we have hopes of 4,000 new believers to be added and discipled to the family of God and local churches in 2012. I hope you will not only choose one or two Northwest Great Awakening Marathons to participate in, but also urge as many evangelists and intercessors as you can in your circle of family and friends to join us in “winning for the Lamb the reward of His sacrifice” in the Pacific Northwest this year!
Pastor, New Song Church, Medford
Northwest Great Awakening Marathon Coordinator
“Others, like seed sown on good soil, hear the word, accept it, and produce a crop – thirty, sixty or even a hundred times what was sown.” Jesus Christ circ. 35 A.D.
What I marvel at most about soul winning is the guarantee by Jesus Christ that some seed will fall on good soil and supernaturally reproduce itself 30, 60, even 100-fold more seed than what was sown. At the second Northwest Great Awakening Marathon, hosted by Destiny Christian Fellowship in Clackamas, Oregon on October 22nd, I love it that 107 evangelists and 48 intercessors representing 23 churches gathered together for a short training, then honored the blood soaked suffering marathon of Jesus by engaging in a 4 hour prayer and soul winning marathon to “win for the Lamb the reward of His sacrifice.” I love it that as a result, 22 people testified to healings, 24 were were baptized with a tangible, overflowing experience of the Holy Spirit, and 530 people prayed to receive Christ. Yet and yet, what I marvel at most is not what happened at the soul winning marathon, but what Jesus Christ prophesied and guarantees will happen in the days after the marathon with the seed that fell on good soil. Souls beget souls beget souls and in the words of Pastor Denny Cline, “the whole thing goes exponential.” This is what I marvel at most about soul winning and soul winning marathons.
Pastor of New Song Church
For those in the Olympia area or those who want to go on a mission to the Olympia area go to the third Northwest Great Awakening Marathon in Olympia, Washington this Saturday, October 29th. Details at revivaltown.org.
Joel Hjertstedt, Pastor of Destiny Christian Fellowship, Clackamas, Oregon: “Today was an amazing day as over 22 pastors and leaders from Washington and Oregon, Baptists, Presbyterians, Charismatics, as well as many other people came together in intercession, while at the same time others hit the streets to win the lost. 530 souls came to Christ! 22 miracles! 24 baptized with the Holy Spirit and spoke in tongues! This is how the church was meant to function, not caring about the label over the door, living out Psa. 133! We are living the dream!!! All Praise and glory to Jesus!!!