Don Young has been on assignment from the Lord to help prepare the church in Taiwan for the return of Christ through the College of Prayer. There is a nationwide Revival Prayer Group (RPG) movement in Taiwan that is sweeping across families, churches, and several denominations. More than 16,000 RPG's gather to pray and receive from the Lord and minister to His presence. There is clear evidence that the spiritual atmosphere is changing and a harvest is being reaped.
Testimony: One pastor was having his RPG prayer time and in the middle of ministering to the Lord, they received a call from an 80-year-old woman. She said, "Please come now! The demons from my Buddhist idols are attacking me and I want to receive your Jesus." She has since been born again and baptized—all because of prayer and ministering to the Lord.
During the last two weeks of May, more than 100,000 Taiwanese people have heard the College of Prayer training and are understanding the importance of prayer and evangelism. The church in Taiwan is understanding that the time is short, the hour is urgent, and it is time to pray!
News & Updates.
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- Over the past 38 weeks, we have pioneered ministry in 38 new nations.
- We have begun ministry in some of the most persecuted nations on earth. For security reasons, we cannot mention names.
- We have utilized Zoom to rapidly expand ministry into new nations. By the grace of Christ, we have identified a number of key leaders with whom we have already begun mentoring relationships.
- We anticipate pioneering 20 more new nations in the next 20 weeks. Keep praying.
- Revival Now Media has launched well. Our new app and new small group series are getting traction.
- New campuses are set to launch this Fall in the US.
- We are scheduled to facilitate Encountering God Weekends in several great churches.
- We are developing new partnerships in the US with some exciting new church networks and other ministries.
- We are adding a number of new pastors and leaders from across the US into mentoring groups within the Revival Prayer Institute.
The following report is from our National Coordinator, Rev. Zeeshan.
Blessings and greetings from all pastors and leaders living in different areas of Pakistan. We salute you for making us part of the College of Prayer. As we told you, the College of Prayer is making great changes in leaders' lifestyles and their relationship with God. Through the College of Prayer we are able to understand the Father’s love, which is now flowing to other people and churches.
We have completed the College of Prayer 1st book, Lord, Teach Us to Pray, in 20 churches. Almost 300 church members are attending the College of Prayer regularly and have finished the first year. But this is not only about completing the curriculum. This has been a life-changing experience through the fire of the Holy Spirit .
We have received many testimonies from people, who have told us:
We are teaching and leading almost 60-70 different churches in the College of Prayer and are grateful for your help and support and contribution for changing our nation!
The following report is from Rev. Fred Hartley, IV, Church Relations Director for the College of Prayer International.
This last month we have launched two new College of Prayer Hub Campuses in the northeast and northwest of India. These Campuses will serve to mentor, train, and equip pastors and church leaders who will launch and lead their own Campuses in their regions.
The first training was held in the state of Gujarat. This is also home to one of the largest unreached people groups on earth, the Gujarati, numbering almost 45 million people. There were 85 pastors with us. Several came worn out from ministry. During our time together in the presence of God, we could see their burdens lift and the love of Christ filled their hearts. One pastor, who was there with his family reported on the last day that our time together saved his ministry. The power of forgiveness lesson brought freedom of bitterness he held against many people. We started high and kept going higher over our three days together.
The second training was in Bihar, which is a state in the northeast of India. This area is known for being a place of heavy persecution towards Christians. We had roughly 100 who participated in our training. Many of them told us stories of how they have endured persecution. This training started slow, many pastors traveled through the night to attend, so they were tired. We sought Christ together and breakthrough came with the lesson on Receiving the Father’s Love. There was one woman who shared that she was healed of terrible migraines. For the first day and a half she struggled, but following one of the teachings, Christ set her free and she was healed. There were many who testified to being renewed and transformed by Christ during our time together. We finished this training with a significant time of prayer asking Christ for the nations.
God is moving in India. Even despite the opposition to the gospel, Christ is building His church, a praying church. We learned from our National Director of India that there are now 18,000 Campuses of the College of Prayer, and we are now training roughly 600,000 church leaders. Each of the pastors and leaders we trained are anticipating launching their own Campuses in the next 3-6 months. To God be the glory!
Jon Mitchell recently returned from a trip to Sri Lanka and Nepal. He spent time at our Hub Campuses in these nations. He writes the following report:
Thanks to so many of you who interceded for me on my recent trip back to Nepal and Sri Lanka to continue mentoring and training College of Prayer leaders in these nations. It was a great encouragement for me to see how God is using us to strengthen, grow, and unify the Church in South Asia, and it’s always a blessing to minister alongside our leaders “on the ground” there who work so hard to coordinate, lead, and minister day-in and day-out. Here are a few testimonies:
“Before attending this College of Prayer I was empty. Now after the 3 days I'm completely filled.” - Nepalese Church Leader
“Last year [March 2018] I attended the College of Prayer and the teachings and experience I had were different than any other meetings I have ever had. I went and held the College of Prayer in my church and there are many changes that have happened in the church and we could see the growth in ministry afterwards.” - Sri Lankan Church Leader
“Thirty-two years now I have been ministering but I have never heard of the secret of the Lord's Prayer Pattern, especially the 7 rooms of prayer. It was a new revelation to me. I am thinking, ‘How could I waste 32 years of ministry without knowing this?’ The time we had of destroying the strongholds of satan I felt some strongholds in my mind that were hindering me. God healed me and gave me freedom from all those strongholds. Also, I felt the importance of ministering to the presence of God. Many times we minister for the Lord and we are proud of that, but ministering to the presence of God is very important.” - Sri Lankan Pastor
Between July and October 2017, 6 new Campuses have launched in the Philippines and over 1,000 church leaders have been mentored, trained, and equipped. Our ministry there is led by Rev. Benji De Jesus. He recently sent in the following testimonies from Module participants.
“When I attended this College of Prayer and listened to the word of God, I really thank God because my prayer life is restored! In the past, I felt dryness in my prayer. There were times I ignored the work of the Holy Spirit. I cried to the Lord when I listened to the teachings of the College of Prayer. I asked God to forgive me. Thank God He is a loving Father to me.” ~ Participant at Metro Davao District Campus Module
“I thank the Lord for the [Modules] that I attended. The Lord manifested Himself in different ways to me, but what struck me, and I really struggle in this, it’s about forgiveness, especially because I was deeply hurt ... Honestly, I struggled a lot in forgiving this person especially [because] they owe me a lot of money. I said to the Lord, ‘If I forgive this person, it’s like I am throwing away the 200,000 pesos.’ ... But I choose to forgive and unload the burden in my life. If you want to really feel the manifest presence of God there is no choice but to release forgiveness. So, I thank the Lord I was able to attend this [Module]. It is also a time of refreshing, unloading all the burdens and struggles in the ministry. To tell you the truth, I was about to give up. I told myself I was only to do it up to December…but then I told the Lord, ‘If you use me, then make a way…or else take me away.’ So, I thank the Lord because of the fresh anointing through this College of Prayer.” ~ Pastor at Davoa City Campus Module
The following report is from Rev. Jon Mitchell, Executive Director for College of Prayer International.
Thank you for your continued prayers for our growing ministry in India. I returned in September, which was my fifth time there since we launched in India in March 2015. I had 10 flights through 5 countries, was in 8 villages and cities, and preached/taught/exhorted 18 times in 10 days at our Campuses in 3 of our key zones there. I am so encouraged by the way God is using the College of Prayer in India. We are literally impacting tens of thousands of pastors, youth leaders, women leaders, and lay leaders! Every time I go to India the testimonies become more powerful. One of our key leaders told me while I was there:
"Before the College of Prayer we were having many programs and trainings. They were equipping leaders, but very dry ... not much life. But since the College of Prayer has come it has been reviving the pastors. Many pastors had lost their prayer life. They lost their zeal for the Lord. College of Prayer has reignited their zeal. It's like the dry bones have come to life. [Leaders] are regularly saying that God has brought the College of Prayer at just the right time. More and more pastors are worshipping with joy. This was not happening before. They were like statues."
Please continue to pray as we are making plans to launch into other areas of South Asia in the next 12 months.
The following report is from Rev. Jon Mitchell, Executive Director for College of Prayer International.
After thousands of miles and over 80 hours by plane and car, 14 days away, 5 different hotels, 15 times preaching/teaching to roughly 850 lay leaders and pastors, at least 4 confirmed physical healings (including partial deafness and kidney malfunction), 1 church dedicated in a village where I was the first American ever to visit, lots of emotional healings, many marriages restored and revived, significant times of repentance and forgiveness, powerful outpourings of God's love by the Holy Spirit on many wounded pastors and couples and lots and lots of spicy food, I'm home.
The testimonies continue to come in, but let me give you three:
My blood pressure was high before I came but God made a way for me to come and now my blood pressure is normal. Last year at the College of Prayer I learned to pray [personally], but now I have learned to pray with my family. Whenever I have come to these modules I have been boosted and encouraged. ~ Pastor Attendee
We now have over 550 Regional and Local Church Campuses throughout India. Our conservative estimate is that somewhere between 30,000-45,000 pastors, church leaders and lay leaders are going through our curriculum. Many leaders of the ministry we are partnered with there (India Gospel League) have said this is the greatest partnership in terms of spiritual growth that they have ever had. The impact is tangible and significant. All of this growth has come in only 18 months. Thank you for your continued prayers and support.
The College of Prayer continues its rapid expansion in India. Jon Mitchell, Executive Director, along with on-the-ground leaders in India, launched two new Regional Campuses in Chandigarh and Pune this month. These campuses are essentially "training the trainers." Over 200 were mentored, trained and equipped to begin launching Local Church Campuses around their areas.
Jon reported that, "On Friday we had an incredibly powerful encounter with Christ. As the morning began with high worship, you could sense a shift in the spiritual atmosphere taking place. We began singing a song with the word "Hallelujah" used. It was absolutely a song with a breaker-anointing, and it opened the door to the manifest presence of Christ. I began to weep as Christ's presence began moving around the room. I moved to my knees. People began coming forward, repenting in His presence. Wave after wave of Christ's glory came over us. I finally got up, and I told the worship leader, 'Whatever you do, don't move away from that song ... stay there.' I began to declare His presence to those gathered, as did Stephen Sundilla. I cried as I declared that Christ was walking among us. People were in tears. I began to tell them that He was there also to answer the longings of their hearts, their prayers for healing, freedom and other requests that many of them had been praying for a long time, some even years. For almost an hour we stayed in this position of Christ moving among us and people responding. The SLT really didn't need to do anything as Christ was doing it all. I kept seeing Christ moving among those gathered, touching them. Another testified later that he, too, saw Christ moving among us. A woman testified that she saw an angel in white above us throwing white flower pedals down on us. It was a powerful time of encounter, breakthrough and ministry directly from Christ Himself. Truly all I could do was just worship Him, saying 'You are worthy, You are worthy.' The train of His robe filled the temple!"
"After coming here I have learned many things. It is my first experience like this and I have been in ministry for 20 years! I am so thankful after coming here I feel I must be filled with the Holy Spirit and I must pray. I have also learned to forgive those who have sinned against me. What I will be making a priority now is prayer and what I have learned here I will go and teach." ~ Indian Pastor
"Freely you have received, freely give" is one of the greatest kingdom principles. Jesus taught this principle to His disciples when He sent them out (Matthew 10:8), and He is teaching it to our College of Prayer family all over the world.
I just returned from an undisclosed nation where we have been invited by underground church leaders to mentor, train and equip 80 million Christ-followers using the curriculum of the College of Prayer. Yes, you read that number right! Our Pioneer Team Director, Don Young, along with Donny Mui and I, taught and ministered to four large groups of house-church pastors. In the next two months, these pastors will plant more than 200 local church campuses of the College of Prayer. Ministering in one of the largest persecuted church nations on earth is leading us to strategically invest in pastors who are committed to our vision and to our strategy for developing praying churches. Due to the complexities of ministering in persecuted nations, we cannot develop traditional campuses as we do elsewhere. We are "freely giving" what we have received over 18 years of ministry, teaching them to do the same with their local congregations. To God be the glory!
I want to invite you to partner with us today. We are asking God for 200 new Monthly Partners before the end of the year whose prayers and financial resources will bless and facilitate these new local church campuses. For a commitment of only $25 a month, you can partner with a new campus of the College of Prayer in persecuted areas. Your partnership will help ensure that we can provide our curriculum to these churches as well as provide ongoing mentoring/training for these pastors who are committed to becoming "houses of prayer for all nations" (Is. 56:7).
Won't you partner with us today? Now is the time. Click here to give online or call us at (770) 829-0122.