This past January we went on a 1,500 mile prayer journey through Egypt, including 3 cities along the Suez Canal where we met some precious servants of God who have been working here for some years without seeing fruit. We felt led of the Lord to return to this area with a prayer team to help them contend for spiritual breakthrough. We will be joining a team from Pittsburgh and will be prayer walking this region as well as conducting 30 hours of non-stop worship and intercession. Please believe with us for breakthrough!
After Egypt we will connect with additional team members in India. We will be traveling for the next two weeks doing house visits, conducting revival services and visiting the village in the mountains of Kashmir where we have our sheep project. Please pray with us that there will be a demonstration of the Spirit’s power everywhere we go, the believers would be greatly encouraged and Jesus will make himself known to those who have never heard.
From India our team will go into Cambodia where our daughter, Jenni, has been serving. We will be doing some intensive personal ministry with her team of 9 Cambodian volunteers as well as visiting their Buddhist families. Please pray that each one of these team members, and their families, will encounter Jesus in a life changing way.
In the spring of 2017 I was trekking in the Himalaya’s with a small team of Indian believers. As we walked we would stop in villages along the way to rest, have tea and pray for those we met.
One morning we had been walking for some hours when we approached a house where the family invited us in to have chai. As we sat and talked, we found the man was the priest of the Hindu temple. He told us that a spirit lived in him and would use him to prophesy to the people. Because of this he had great respect and influence throughout the region.
To my surprise, as we were preparing to leave, this man and woman asked me to pray for them. As I laid hands on them, their 17 year old daughter who was sitting on the floor behind us began to manifest an evil spirit (not a pretty sight). The father told us that she had been tormented by this spirit for 3 years. He had taken her to many temples and gurus and spent hundreds of dollars to get her help but there was no one who could set her free.
Team Report submitted by Kenda
As I reflect on our trip to Kashmir and Ladakh my immediate thoughts go to the shepherds and their families in the village where 5 Rivers began a sheep project last year. I have three very vivid memories. The first is when I was sitting on my horse looking over the bright green grassy hillsides with the snowcapped mountains surrounding them, and hundreds of sheep grazing on them. There must have been a sound that the sheep recognized because they stopped their grazing and started to move. As I watched, a couple of sheep started to head down a trail through the woods and the other sheep followed. John 10:27-28 came to my mind, “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.”
The second memory was sitting at the entrance way of a shepherd’s home with his wife. She pointed to my earrings. I took them off and gave them to her. She smiled and a few minutes later she gave me hers. A friendship had developed. When it was time for us to leave she took my hand and we walked together to the car. I John 4:8 “Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.”
The third memory was sitting in a room with the shepherds and two women. The younger woman had just become a widow and next to her was her mother in law. They both sat very quietly while Dan shared our sympathies (interpreted by our Muslim host and friend). Dan proceeded to tell her that we are Christians and that Jesus sent us there to bless her and her children. Our team was able to collect enough money to replace her husband’s salary for a year. We had no idea of the shepherd’s death until we arrived at the village, but Jesus knew, and he used us to bless this widow and their three school-aged children.
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Our US team will be leaving June 15 for a two week trip to Kashmir where we will be going into the mountains to trek with the shepherds of our “sheep project” as they visit their sheep camps. We will then travel across northern Kashmir to Ladakh where we will be conducting 30 hours of intercession with the Moravian church. We will then go into the mountains of Ladakh prayer walking spiritual power points and villages. Intercessors from India and Egypt will be joining the team on much of this journey. Scholarships are still needed.
After this team leaves to return home, Dan will join with another team from Delhi and visit mountain villages in Himachal Pradesh. They will spend two weeks doing many home visits and trekking villages. Please pray that this time will be very powerful and effective and also pray that Dan and his team will have great physical endurance as they climb through the Himalayas!