"Excitement and expectation and awe is rising higher and higher as we prepare for the GLS in Joburg tomorrow...God has done the most incredible things as we have raced towards the event. We have 1780 people registered and we expect about another 50 to arrive for the event to register on site, far surpassing the projected 1500 participants. Thanks everyone for all your hard, faithful, passionate work on the GLS.Our South African friends in Johannesburg are lifting up one prayer request in particular. The weathermen are predicting rain for the weekend, normally no big concern. The venue in Johannesburg, however, has a tin roof, extremely noisy in the rain, and all the food is to be served - outside.
I have a verse which God gave us yesterday when we did devotions and started a Wednesday of fasting and praying for the GLS around the world - Romans 8:31-39:
31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us?
32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not also with him freely give us all things? ...
35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or anguish, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? ...
37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers,
39 nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
The emphasis is that we are more than conquerors, God has answered every prayer for the Joburg event."
"Joshua was an ordinary man like you and me and when he prayed for the rain to stop it did. So we have stood on that and prayed the bold prayer for God to keep the rain away until after the GLS as all refreshments are served in tents outside and rain would just ruin the experience for everyone."
As you can see, our teammates in South Africa are bold in their belief that God will provide. Will you pray along with us not only that God will keep the skies clear, but that the spirit would move in these 1800 participants and start a revival in Johannesburg? Keep the rest of the GLS sites this weekend in your prayers as well as God wants to do amazing things in the UK and New Zealand too!
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