by Kenda Wallace
This was a Holy Spirit appointed and anointed trip. Only the Holy Spirit could put together a team of 12 people from Arizona, Egypt, India and China. A team that was passionate about prayer, breaking strongholds and praying in a nation to be on fire for Jesus. This is exactly what happened from July 3-12th.
Missionaries Dan and Debbie Ecker and our Thai Pastors Johanna and Bill had been praying for a breakthrough in Thailand. With the guidance of the Holy Spirit they strategically planned our trip to prayer walk in cities in the northern and southern part of Thailand where Buddhism and governmental strongholds had initiated. The first three days our team was divided into the North and the South teams. As we traveled our hosts shared with us the strongholds in the Thai culture, religion, politically, economically etc. As they took us to the Buddhist spirituals areas, ancient ruins, governmental buildings our team would prayer walk, bind the demonic influence and loose the love and grace of Jesus over these areas.
On the 4th day the whole team came together in Bangkok, where we had the opportunity to prayer walk at the grounds of the Grand Palace. We were able to see why this was a strategic time for us to be here. Their beloved King Bhumibol Adulyadez died last October, after being on the throne for 70years. For many Thai’s, Bhumibol was a Father figure spiritually to them and they were truly mourning over his death. His body is in a golden urn in the Grand Palace for an official grieving period of one year. We were told the Thai people are very concerned about the future of the Monarchy. Will the Monarchy be ruled by the prince, princess or is this the end of the Monarchy era? Therefore, very much a gap year.
We have just finished our week of praying through parts of Kashmir. It has been a week where we once again stand in awe of what God is doing…so much beyond any human agenda could ever hope to accomplish.
It began with an invitation from a Muslim man to come to his home for Eid, a very holy day of feasting, celebrating the end of the 40 days of fasting called Ramadan. During the evening I had the chance to share with him about Jesus…the Presence of God was heavy as he listened intently. We then prayed and blessed him and his family.
This man has also invited us to to do an economic development project in a remote mountain village near the Pakistani border where there is severe poverty. It turns out that this project is among the Gurjars, one of the most unreached people groups in the world. They are nomadic shepherds spreading from Afghanistan through Northern India.
We visited one of their villages of about 250 people where we will initiate the project of raising sheep. We spent the day with the village leader going from house to house meeting the shepherds and their families. Our friend told them we are Christians and that in addition to the sheep project we had come to pray for them and their people.
Team Report submitted by Shema
What happens when people pray? What happens when houses of prayer get built in the spirit first and then get translated into the natural? Prayer always lays the ground for what God wants to do. Prayer precedes transformational revival as it comes into agreement with the plans of God and brings heaven to earth.
The past week in Kashmir has felt like a scouting trip for most of us. Right from the first day when we were invited to celebrate Eid with a precious Muslim family, through praying for the CNI (Church of North India) to win back a piece of their property from false claims (in order to set up a house of prayer), we felt like all along we were laying ground for the future.
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