USA, Sheridan, Indiana – there it was different but equally as exciting and with an assortment of meetings. The main part was a four day children’s worship crusade which in three nights and Sunday morning saw twenty four children in total. They were hungry for the Word and one night they had raised their hands and when asked to stand, the words weren’t fully out of my mouth and in complete unison the stood. It couldn’t have been timed so exactly if we had organised it that way.
The final night meeting they were knelt with their heads touching the floor finally cutting loose the things they had been set free from and rising up to live the new life. Sunday morning was a family service and at the end almost all of the children as usual came for prayer and one adult. After praying for several I looked up and without anyone saying anything a large number of adults had finally made it. We had a lovely testimony of God knowing the hungry heart of a child and making a way for him. A mother had been bringing two of her children every day and also last November when I was there. The family doesn’t go to church but the pastor and his wife have been ministering to the parents over quite a period.
On Saturday at the end the pastor told the children he had put paper out for them to draw or write something to give me for my fortieth anniversary in ministry. This ladies son, seven years old wrote some nice things for me but also said he was looking forward to getting the Holy Spirit. When each child gave me their sheet I only skimmed them, later when I read them I felt terrible that I had missed this when his heart was crying out and knowing his family didn’t come to church I wasn’t sure what to do, only pray.
During worship on Sunday I looked back and there was the whole family sitting in church, God had brought them. At the end he came for prayer and when I asked him what he wanted me to pray for he said “I want you to pray for me however you would like to pray for me”. I thought he has handed this to me on a plate so I said about his letter and could I pray for that, he smiled and said yes. He spoke instantly in tongues, he looked up and his face was radiant, I asked him how he felt and he said awesome.
The grand finale Sunday night was in a church I went too for the first time last visit to talk about my ministry. It was Sunday night but they had a family service with swelled numbers as people also joined us from the two other churches I had been in. My friend and his music group went with me and lead a fantastic time of worship then I spoke and had a huge response for prayer afterwards. There were only four children there sitting on the front row and God gave me words for each one. I didn’t know but two were natural brothers and afterwards their parents came very excited and asked for prayer and their older daughter.