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The following report is from Jon Mitchell, Growth Director.
I just returned from a 2 week trip to Jordan and Lebanon. In Lebanon we officially launched the College of Prayer, with church leaders from at least 8 denominations and multiple ethnicities present. God showed up in such a display of love and unity that it was almost shocking for a nation and Church that has been so fractured and divided. At the end of our 3-day gathering a denomination President who attended said, “Whatever you need here just ask. We are ready. We need this.” Another one there said, “I want this available for every pastor in my denomination.” One church leader said, “We have been dead, and living in a spiritual desert. This has brought back a spring of life—rivers of living water have returned. We have life again!” On and on the testimonies came. So, by the grace of God upper rooms have launched, a nationwide prayer movement has begun, and a strategy for continued mentorship is in place. All glory to Christ.
The following report is from Fred Hartley, III, President of College of Prayer International.
Thank you for your partnership with us in two weeks of training for Arab World Christians. I have never seen so many victories among so many leaders in my life. All glory to Christ!
By the grace of Christ, we trained 153 pastor-leaders from 12 nations who oversee 513 churches and 3,107 house churches who anticipate starting 5,642 upper room prayer gatherings within the next month. But these statistics only tell part of the story.
We are planning to return to this undisclosed area at least two times over the next 12 months to further train these world-changers who will train others and ready the church for the return of Christ.
Thank you for standing with us. Thank you for praying. Thank you for giving financially to make this possible. Thank you for standing with us as we mobilize the church to reach the final unreached people on earth.
- 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.
A new campus of the College of Prayer was launched in Nazareth, Israel in November. This campus was formed in partnership with Nazareth Evangelical College. Below is an edited report from Bethlehem Bible College regarding the module that took place. The original report can be found by here.
Nazareth Evangelical College, an extension of Bethlehem Bible College, held a prayer conference in the last week of November in collaboration with the College of Prayer, which is based out of Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Many students and church members from Nazareth attended the conference in addition to a group from Bethlehem Bible College’s staff.
The conference lasted for three days, and contained lectures and workshops by Rev. Fred Hartley III, the founder of the College of Prayer [International], who spoke on spiritual topics such as hungering for God, how to pray, and the Lord’s Prayer Model. Rev. Hartley also spoke about how we are healed of an orphan mentality and how to receive the blessings of God the Father. There was also a powerful message on the power of forgiveness and blessing all those who’ve harmed us. All of these teachings were to empower us to pray with the love and power [as] children of God.
Pastor Jack Sara, the president of Bethlehem Bible College, came with a group from Bethlehem to attend the conference. He led the worship the whole three days of the conference. Rev. Yohanna Katanacho was the primary translator for each message and provided oversight for the entire conference. Many pastors (including an Orthodox priest) from the Nazareth region were in attendance, with several churches represented. It was a special time for the body of Christ in Palestine to connect with each other and come together in the unity of the Spirit. Rev. Fred Hartley also brought a prayer team from the United States, and they were a great blessing to the local church.
Nazareth Evangelical College and Bethlehem Bible College look forward to continued partnership with [the] College of Prayer [International]. This conference was the first year of training at the College in Nazareth, and we look forward to the upcoming conferences in the next two years.