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August, Issue 8
For by a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified. Hebrews 10:14Download
Letter from the Editor
Here in Northeast Indiana we had one of those moments that you pray won’t be once in a lifetime, but it was an incredible sight to see and experience. The Lord brought the spirit of revival to Ft. Wayne, which is the city south of Auburn. What started out as seven days of evangelism, training, and celebration turned into 21 days where we saw over 4,000 people worshipping from all over the state. Hallelujah!
Their routine was pretty simple: eat, pray, revive, and repeat! People from surrounding counties took weeks off of work and engaged in full-time evangelism in the streets of Allen and DeKalb Counties. In those 21 days, over 500 men and women gave their lives to Jesus. And just as cool was that every single person that made a commitment to Christ was paired up with a mentor to disciple them. It was encouraging to see strategy intertwined with the leading of the Holy Spirit. There have been some phenomenal testimonies, and lives of some Christians have been completely wrecked by the power of God and the call to seek and save the lost. What a powerful time.
It reminded me of Quincy Annex, Florida in 2010 when Inspiration Ministries was birthed and our hearts were commissioned to share the gospel with everybody we could get our hands on. Ponds, Gonzalez, Thurman, Lam, Chino, Storm, Donovan, Tillis, and myself witnessed our Sunday services expand from 40 to 116 while the power of God brought men to the altar and their knees in repentance. And if there was ever a place to repeat an evangelism effort, it was prison because most days are the same. So we found ourselves off in our own pattern of eat, pray, revive, and repeat. Thank you, Holy Spirit.
Brothers and Sisters behind the walls, I encourage you to be on the lookout for Inspiration Ministries to be on your chapel calendars. IM is putting together a team to start visiting Indiana prisons starting with Westville CI sometime this fall. Joe and Rebecca Congleton of theSurrendering will also be returning to the Bible Belt soon to start touring churches, prisons, and addiction recovery facilities. We look forward to seeing you and sharing the love of Jesus.
The spirit of revival is stirring in all our hearts. I pray that you will grab ahold of it. I am reminded in the book of Hebrews that in chapter 11, the people honored always followed these two words: By faith. Brethren, how are we going to allow the Lord to define our lives? This is not for the history books of the world…this is simply between you and the Lord Jesus Christ. Will He say, “By faith you _____.” Lord, let us all be so inspired to live by faith! Amen.
Inspired by the joy of Your salvation,
Andrew L. Foster Inspiration Ministries, Director