Hi all our Partners and Friends,
It has been so good to see so many of you at our various conferences and retreats over the last few months. We are continuing to celebrate our 20th anniversary as many of our UK and European leaders gather in London,UK this week.
PIH has come a long way from a small group in Ontario who gathered around John and Carol in early 1996. We have 288 Partners in Harvest and 154 Friends in Harvest churches and ministries associated with us today in 42 countries as well as the over 10,000 churches in Iris/PIH under Rolland and Heidi Baker in Africa.
I would like to thank all the scores of volunteers who have led the PIH charge around the world as national and regional coordinators. Most of what you do is unseen and unheralded but John and Carol along with Gwen and myself honor you from the bottom of our hearts.
We have added two part time staff here in Toronto recently, who I would like to briefly introduce you to:
Lillian Brown has been associated with our Toronto Blessing movement for many years and is now working part time with PIH to help launch and develop our new Harvest Fire School video teaching series which we will be informing you about shortly.
Lisa Bowers has come on part time staff to help our PIH next generation (20 to 40 year olds) get connected and involved in a greater way with the wider vision of PIH in their region and globally. Many of you pastors will be hearing from her soon as she shares her mission and she puts a team together for the next generation.
A DEVOTIONAL WORD FROM DAN FOR OUR MOVEMENT
One of the main BURDENS I’ve felt from the Lord in my role as International Director over the past 7 years is how to walk in the Amos 9 revelation of the Wine movement and Prayer movement coming together .
I was recently challenged by the Lord from Psalm 20:1 to 4 about how God loves to release ACTION to our prayers. Consider these 8 ACTION words from God’s side as we CALL out to HIM:
vs. 1 May he ANSWER you: (Hebrew:to pay attention to and respond, sing to, testify on your behalf)
May He DEFEND (SET YOU ON HIGH, to be INACCESSIBLY HIGH ABOVE THE ENEMIES ABILITY TO TOUCH YOU). TO be too high for capture !!!!) TO BE TOO STRONG. (Think about that)
vs. 2: May He SEND (SHOOT OUT, DROP DOWN ) HELP
and STRENGTHEN you ( to support, hold up and REFRESH) out of Zion.
vs. 3: May He REMEMBER (record and release a response) to all your offerings
May He ACCEPT (make fat and anoint) your burnt sacrifice. (The implication is He adds the Holy Spirit upon it and multiplies it)
.v. 4: May He GRANT (Permit, deliver up, pay wages to, issue ) your heart’s desire
May He FULFILL (accomplish, replenish wholly, overflow) all your purpose
What great motivations to continue our prayer life as leaders!
This newsletter also include prophetic words which were given to us as a movement by the Lord through Jim Paul and Stephanie Jones at our May conference. Please meditate on them with your leadership teams.