The Trail Of Fire had made it through 10 states and traveled 4,000 miles! ( Whew… queue Johnny Cash)
As soon as we crossed the Texas border a few weeks ago we stopped in Texarkana for a Friday night service with Burn Texarkana. This is an apostolic revival hub that is contending for revival in the Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana region. I absolutely loved this tribe!
From Texarkana we made our way home into the Dallas Fort-Worth Metroplex to be with Oasis Community Worship Center. Pastor Floyd Ellsworth has been a friend since we both came to Texas in 2003 to help Steve Hill plant Heartland. He now pastors a passionate congregation in Hurst, Texas that is truly built around the presence of God. The services were off the charts!
That following Tuesday and Wednesday we joined with our church family at Heartland. Their Tuesday night prayer meetings has become the center and foundation of everything they do. These powerful services are attended by the majority of the church – truly a statistic few churches could ever boast. They’ve made prayer a priority.
The kids also enjoyed coming home to Texas. Yes, that was because they got to be around Nana… and they also got to spend three days at the Great Wolf Lodge. If you haven’t seen Rejiah’s Road Blog from the Lodge, it’s worth checking out 🙂
That following weekend Jenna and I cruised south to Lake Jackson, Texas to be at Destination Church. This church is truly a miracle story. The first time I connected with Destination there were only twelve people in attendance in a church that literally was on a cracked and titled foundation. Now they are over one hundred strong and in a new facility. I wrote an article about them last year, that I’d encourage you to check out. They continue to grow and reach the unreached.
After two weeks in Texas, we cruised north across the state line to state number 10 – Oklahoma.
It was an honor to be with Jon and Layla Robertson at Restore Church in Okmulgee. Four churches came together from across the city to contend for revival that night. It was a powerful service that lasted past 11pm. We saw salvations, healings, and several baptisms in the Spirit.
On the way south, I was contacted by a pastor in Ada who noticed we were in his state. Actually it was this funny post that clued him in…
Yes… That really was a sign on the side of the road. We saw it as we passed a state penitentiary. I have to imagine if you were cruising the highway and saw a man walking the side of the road in an orange jump suit, you’d figure it out… but who ever said common sense was common 🙂
That post caught the attention of pastor Ken Angel and started a dialogue that led us to discover this well of revival in Oklahoma. Angel is the pastor of Abba’s house. This is the church where Oral Roberts was healed from tuberculosis at the age of seventeen. He was literally healed at death’s door! This is the interview you want to watch. I’ve already heard from several people in multiple states who wrote to tell me they were healed as they watched. I pray it touches you as well!
(If you’d like to view the letter Oral wrote to the church it is available here)
Also, while we were in Oklahoma, me and the boys found an old abandoned fort called Fort Washita in Durant. This fort was established to protect the Chickasaw and Choctaw tribes from the plain tribes after they were relocated from the south-east. For these tribes this was the end of the devastating Trail Of Tears. Isn’t it interesting how we have followed the trail through the south. I believe the Lord wants to take us from tears to hope, from hope to fire!
We wrapped up the week at New Beginnings Church in Madil with Travis and Melany Williams. It was a powerful series of four services that saw numbers salvations, rededication’s, healing and baptisms.
We are now getting things in order to head west. The next month will take us through New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, California and even Hawaii. Please keep us in prayer and if you know some churches we need to connect with don’t hesitate to suggest it!