On May 15-17 a new College of Prayer Campus was launched in Guadalajara. For 3 days we gathered at Iglesia Alianza Cristiana Príncipe de Paz, which is on the top floor of a building. It is literally an “Upper Room" and God showed up in that Upper Room! Our team, led by Rev. Luis Calderon (Regional Director for Latin America), along with a group of more than 7 churches represented, experienced a fresh encounter with God. Here are some highlights:
- During the mornings we held a College of Prayer Advanced Leadership Training (ALT) with a group of about 20 church leaders. We had great times of worship and teaching from Luis and Pastor Joshua Bencomo from El Paso, TX. All the people at the ALT experienced God in powerful ways. We felt God’s manifest presence and His Holy Spirit working in our hearts as we were there. Each of those attending were empowered to launch new College of Prayer Campuses. There were 8 commitments made to start College of Prayer Campuses around Guadalajara and Mexico City, some as early as July! Praise the Lord!
- In the evenings we had the Campus launch with Module 1, Lord, Teach us to Pray! More than 100 people gathered to worship and learn about prayer.
- God manifested Himself in powerful ways: people repented, there were reconciliations in families, healings, a time of hearing God’s voice, worship, and intercession. God’s Spirit was moving and touching the lives of everyone there!
- The last night concluded with teens being prayed over, and then they prayed for healing for the adults! Pastor Luis said, “These teens aren’t the future of the church, they are the PRESENT!” God used these teens to lift up others in prayer. There was also a time to pray for pastors, missionaries, and other church leaders. Attendees came beside them and lifted their arms like Aaron and Hur did for Moses. This was very meaningful for both pastors and the church.