SEND Week was a week to remember that involved intentional prayer time and worship for the nations with missionaries that shared their hearts with us. Missionary Linwood Berry took time to share about his ministry and how he ministers through something he is so passionate about in this gift that the Lord has blessed him with. Personally, one thing that stood out to me was when he shared a little about how he journals every single day, 365 days a year about his intentions and is open to whatever the Lord has for Him. He wants to obey the call of the Lord. I think this goes for all of us in that we shall listen for the Lord in our prayer time, so we do not miss a moment and are expectant in waiting for the Lord's commands.
Thursday night was an amazing experience filled with students and leaders who desired for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Everyone came with two goals in mind–to genuinely worship and pray for each nation specifically. There was no agenda or list of tasks to accomplish, other than listening to the Holy Spirit in waiting to lead us into how He wanted us to pray. In this time of prayer, I thanked Him for all He is doing in our nation and for what is to come.
As I stood in the worship and prayer for the nations, I felt the presence of the Holy Spirit in the room. In that moment, I did not want to be in any other place but His presence. The Lord reminded me of how important prayer truly is and that our IPHC missionaries that are on the field ministering in specific countries need our prayers, love, and support. This night was an incredible ending to SEND Week.
Emmanuel students’ hearts were stirred to See Every Nation Discipled. I truly believe that our students saw there was a need for prayer in our nation and they left refreshed and inspired!
And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
by Aleiah Winchester, Junior and Traditional Intern at Emmanuel College