The 60 pastors, women leaders, and youth leaders that attended in Nepal were fully engaged. There were significant moments of repentance and hunger for a move of God. The evangelical church in this country is very young; roughly 60 years old. We have an incredible opportunity to invest early in the life of the church here, helping it become rooted in prayer and power! Out of this hub campus, 7 Regional Campuses will launch in the next 6 months (the first is launching in May). These Campuses, led by those we are mentoring and training in Kathmandu, will bring together multiple churches for fellowship, prayer, worship, and empowerment. Several Local Church Campuses will also launch that are serving more isolated churches that can’t gather as freely or easily. There were so many great testimonies from the church leaders who attended. Here are just a few:
“Thank you for reviving the pastors from these village districts. It’s a great privilege. All of us are leaving empowered. Many were saying there were a lot of distractions before they came here, and now they know why - because of the blessing this has brought. The enemy wanted to keep them away.”
“Before I came here I was very thirsty for God. I was dry inside. I was saying, ‘Lord, I don’t want to die.’ I was filled 10 years ago with the Holy Spirit but never much since. I was filled with Holy Spirit here. Today I’m here because of what God’s doing in my life. I leave here different than before I came, and through my life God will use me to change others lives.”
“Thank you Pastor Jon for your investment to minister to our churches, our pastors, and leaders in our country. It was reviving and renewing our souls, body, and spirit to continue for the expansion of His Kingdom in this mountain kingdom.”
“I have been a pastor for 15 years. I have been to many trainings and many teams have come here. They preach, teach, and they go. This team is different. I have never seen a team like this. You have not just come to teach, you have knelt down and prayed with us, you have prayed for our nation, and prayed for our families. You have all become one of us.”
“Before I was saved I used to worship idols. I also bowed down and worshipped demons. Here at the College of Prayer I saw even the teachers falling down on the floor and worshipping the Lord! That has given me courage to worship the Lord. Two years ago three co-workers hurt our church and left us. It was painful to my heart. I knew I shouldn’t, but still had hatred toward them. Yesterday I was able to forgive them completely. I’ve been doing ministry for 33 years, but for the first time I learned the depth of the Lord’s Prayer pattern. It was very encouraging to me.”
“Thanks brother for giving me this privilege. I was renewed and restored and strengthened in the presence of Christ. Thank you so much."