Whats Going on in the Life of the Ward's
This Blog is my quarterly update's on what's happening in our life
The Summer of Great Awakenings has come to an end but the Awakening continues! What a wild ride this has been.
As I write this I am sitting in Kansas City airport waiting to board a flight to Oregon, the last stop on my 16 week journey. I left Kona May 10th to Japan, Oregon, Ireland, Germany, Florida, Los Angeles, London, Denver, Kansas City, and Oregon again before heading back to Kona on Sunday.
Today I find myself more exhausted then I can ever remember being, my body is protesting me in many way’s but my heart overflow’s with thankfulness for all the Lord has done. It was not that long ago that there would have been no way my body could have handled this, I am so thankful for the faithfulness of the Lord.
In my last report I had just gotten to Denver. The night we launched the Circuit Rider school there was the same night as the Aurora Theater shooting’s ten miles away from the chuch. Our response was “Jesus”! The urgency of the hour became more real and we hit the streets preaching the simple gospel and saw over 200 souls saved and hundreds healed in the two week school. One of the most amazing things I witnessed was a man that was blind that got healed and walked down the stairs to see his pastor face to face for the first time. During the prayer vigil at the site of the shooting anther man who was deaf in one year and 97% percent blind was healed. The amazing thing about that healing is that Denver is 97% un-churched, it was a sign to us that God was doing it! The stories form this time where astounding. Once again we knew that America was ripe for the gospel.
The last and final School of the Circuit Rider's of the summer culminated in Kansas City at the International House of Prayer. A true convergence took place as Hundreds gathered to be trained from YWAM, IHOP and others places. One of the highlights for me was working with Lou Engel all summer and hearing him by last school get up and preach strait evangelism and seeing the harvest reaped into the unreached people groups. In Kansas City we saw close to 300 souls saved and hundreds of miracles.
One of the core messages that emerged this summer was called “Ekballo” It’s the Greek word for “send” in Matthew 9:38 “Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” That word “Send” is the same word used by Jesus when he is referring to casting demons out of people. To violently thrust forth. The Lord is violently thrusting forth laborers into the harvest field.
Through the 5 Circuit Rider Schools that ran this summer we saw OVER 1200 TRAINED. 900 SOULS SAVED and 400 HEALED. The momentum has begun and continued reports come in daily. I am astounded by the goodness of the Lord and Him allowing me to be apart of all of this. His Kingdom is advancing and souls are being saved!
I have some really big news of transition in my life! I am MOVING to Pasadena, Califronia in November to plant a YWAM base and community with a DTS launch there January. We be at the US Center for World Mission. This all pretty new so I will be sending out another newsletter in about a week or so with all the fun details. Next Upate COMING SOON....
Note: The picture is from the final night in KC where everyone started throwing their shoes on stage as as sign of "going"
Urgent Prayer for Health
I am getting major surgery on Sept 7th in Honolulu as one of the final steps in my weight loss journey to remove the excess skin around my stomach. This summer I have really fought a lot in the physical and am very run down and weak right now. Even tonight I need a miracle in my body to be able to well enough to get the surgery to keep everything on the right time table (could loose a lot of money and time if I have to postpone) This is a minimum of a six week recovery. Really need massive prayer's to go up for me right now. There is a lot of warfare of this final chapter of overcoming! Jesus will win!
The Ward family adventures by Amy Ward