Tuesday morning: This morning as I was entering IHOPKC, I was stopped by a brother who introduced himself to me, he labors at the Warsaw House of Prayer in Poland. He told me that my three books which are in Polish are favorites among the believers there. (This year three of my books were published in Polish: Fire of Delayed Answers, Between the Lines, and Secrets.) It was great to meet Maciej, bless him in your prayers today please.
Thursday 9:30 p.m.: I’m just back from a session with a group of Korean pastors and leaders who are at IHOPKC for their first time. None of them had heard me speak before, and surprisingly, virtually none of them had read any of my Korean books. So we were all new to each other. I spoke on the taking of the stronghold of Zion. The translator struggled to hear me, so a few minutes into it we had to stop and reconfigure the seating in the room — but then it seemed to be better for her, she was able to hear me better, and the translation seemed to flow much more smoothly. It was a good night, with good ministry afterwards.
Saturday: This morning Marci and I are leaving our house at 4 a.m. to get a very early flight to Houston. This early flight was our only option, so that we can make our connecting flight to Morelia, Mexico. We are thrilled to be able to be with our friends, Andres and Kelly Spyker, along with their family, ministry team, and fabulous congregation in Morelia. In the Saturday 6 pm service I will speak on an eye covenant. Then I will do a different message in the three Sunday morning services—the power of an unfulfilled promise. First service is very tight, 35 minutes for the sermon with translation, which means it’s a 20-minute message. Then 45 minutes in the second two services, so that makes for a tiny bit more breathing room. Our return will be on Monday.
Please join us in prayer for a mighty flow of the Holy Spirit in our gatherings. Ask the Lord to anoint Marci, because she will be the one carrying the lion’s share of the social communication with our hosts and with everyone. Also pray for the webcast, as the ministry will be seen widely in Mexico (masvida.tv). Because of TV, Andres has one of the highest profile ministries in all of Mexico. Also, pray for their newly started church in Mexico City. It launched late September, and I understand has over 2000 people already in attendance. Mexico City is a vast, ripe harvest!
Sunday 7:30 a.m.: Last night’s service was wonderful. 1000+ adults, energetic and passionate worship, an eager response to the word. Many came forward for prayer, and many others stayed around to worship with the band after dismissal. These saints are eager for more of God.
Afterwards we had tacos at the home of Andres and Kelly, and some very profitable and sweet fellowship. I’m so glad Marci is along! We’re having a great time. Now I am about to leave for the 9:00 a.m. service this Sunday morning. Three services today.
Sunday evening: We had a marvelous day with the Mas Vida family today. Good ministry, sweet times in the Lord’s presence, eager hearts, warm responses. I would estimate that 100+ people stood in this morning’s three services to indicate a first-time response to the Gospel. Andres said they have 100+ people responding like that every weekend. This is Mexico’s hour! After the three services, we were treated to an amazing dinner at a wonderful restaurant. Then back to the hotel for a little rest. And in a couple minutes Andres and Kelly are collecting us, to just hang together this evening for a couple more hours.
Then tomorrow’s departure out of Morelia is 2:15 p.m., getting us home after 10:00 pm on Monday, Lord willing.
Next: Wednesday evening I speak to the same group of Korean pastors that I addressed last week. Then Friday to Seattle.
Megalove from beautiful Morelia!
Bob & Marci