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!
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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.
Even despite restricted travel, God is moving in Spanish-speaking countries throughout the world. Our Regional Director, Rev. Luis Calderon, has been training church leaders globally through the use of Zoom. He has been to Italy, Spain, Chile, Peru, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Argentina, and Panama.
Luis has been mentoring a couple from Northern Italy (pictured here). They have translated our Year 1 Notebook into Italian and are working on Years 2 & 3. They also use our Year on Fire daily devotional to encourage people in their church and city. God is using them to build a praying church and God is manifesting His presence among them.
We are now training and mentoring church leaders in 19 Spanish-speaking countries. In addition, God has opened doors to training Hispanic leaders in several European countries. This month, we will train leaders in El Salvador, making it our newest nation where we have active ministry.
We have known for several years that the College of Prayer is a million-dollar movement. Just yesterday we learned that for the first time in our 23 year history, we received income of $1 million! Hallelujah! Praise the Lord! This is a total miracle and it certainly deserves a backstory.
One year ago, our Board of Directors took a giant step of faith—they knew that God had entrusted to us a million-dollar ministry and that it was time to trust him to provide a million-dollars of income. They also knew this would be a huge stretch. The year prior (2019), we had received less than $700,000. When every single board member affirmed this amount, however, we knew it was of God. When COVID-19 hit, and every ministry in the world began to tighten their belts, we knew it would be more difficult. To be honest, it certainly tested our faith. We prayed. We communicated with our College of Prayer family and partners. We gave our international churches the opportunity to participate. We saw absolutely no way that this would be humanly possible, but we also knew that only God could possibly provide the full amount. We all gave what God told us to give. We waited. Every day in December we checked gifts from every potential revenue stream. We had already included the monies from the sale of our house, as well as the government stimulus money. We were eager to be able to announce the result.
This week, when we opened all the envelopes and added up all the year-end giving, we discovered several last-minute large checks, some of them postmarked a month ago! There were obviously major mail delivery delays. To our astonishment, when we added them all up, we had received a few hundred dollars more than $1 million. Hallelujah! Praise the Lord! God did it.
We are completely overwhelmed. Grateful. Humbled. Dependent. God supplied for our ministry far more abundantly than we imagined. Please join with us as we give praise to Christ for His miraculous provision.
Thank you for your partnership. Thank you for your sacrifice. Thank you for your consistent financial support to a ministry that, by the grace of Christ, will touch every nation on earth in the name of Jesus Christ.
One more fun detail: At the beginning of October we announced to our prayer team that we needed $245,000 to end the year financially strong. From that moment, with all money counted, we received $245,130. Hallelujah!
As you know, Christ has put us under a mandate in the next five years to ready the church in every nation:
• Ready the church to receive the reviving presence of Christ.
• Ready the church to reach the final unreached people on earth.
• Ready the church for the return of Christ!
This is our five-year mandate and thank you for your partnership as we see this mission fulfilled.
We are believing that the same God who provided us with $1 million of income this past year will continue to provide this level of income for the next four years as well. It is an honor to serve Christ with you. Thank you again for your commitment to this mission.
Fred Hartley, III
Prayer is key to fulfilling our 5-year vision, which we highlighted in a previous update. We are going deeper and wider in prayer. We are building a new "launch pad" of prayer to fulfill this vision.
When NASA created the Space Shuttle, they had to build a stronger launch pad, so they built Pad 39. This pad is reported to be 396 feet long, 267 feet wide, and 45 feet thick of steel reinforced solid concrete. It was made to withstand a rocket thrust of 36,000 lbs. per square inch!
God wants to create something equally strong and deep to fulfill His mission through the College of Prayer. God is building a new launching pad for prayer for our 5 year vision. Jesus is taking us deeper. He's building in us a launching pad that will send out workers further, to the hardest places on earth.
We have just launched a weekly Breakthrough Prayer Gathering that meets Wednesday mornings at 9 AM EST. If you are interested in joining us on this Zoom gathering, please email Fred IV at fred @collegeofprayer.org for the login information.
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!
On September 22, the College of Prayer will celebrate 23 years of fruitful ministry! The very first Campus was launched in Georgia in 1997 with roughly 120 from around the country participating. We now have over 110,000 Campuses in 89 nations that are mentoring, training, and equipping roughly 5,000,000 church leaders! To God be the glory, great things He has done!
We invite you to give a special birthday gift to support the mission of the College of Prayer. Your giving makes a difference around the world. Our birthday celebration fundraising goal is $23,000 as we turn 23! To date we have raised $8,155 toward this goal across all of our giving platforms.
Will you consider giving a birthday gift to the ministry in celebration of our birthday?
Click here to give a one-time birthday gift.
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We are also planning a big birthday celebration for September 22! We want to invite you to join our Leadership Team at 7 PM EST for a special Zoom gathering to celebrate God’s faithfulness in this Kingdom-advancing movement. It will be fun and fast-paced. We want to remember the past, celebrate the victories, and consider the future. We will have several of our Regional Directors joining us to share what God is doing. You don't want to miss this! Simply click here to register for this celebration and join us as we give God all the glory.
This week we will be launching a new mini-series called "Building A Prevailing Church!" Jesus said, "...and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it." There is an onslaught of demons coming against the Church today, and it's time we take our stand.
Join us for this four-part series led by our President, Rev. Fred Hartley, III. You can go straight to the playlist on our YouTube channel by clicking here, or you can visit the series page on our website by clicking here.
The Leadership Team for the College of Prayer International have announced a 5-year vision for the ministry. This vision was birthed out of a 4 day online prayer gathering for the Leadership Team that took place in May.
The 5 points of this 5-year vision include: