Whats Going on in the Life of the Ward's
This Blog is my quarterly update's on what's happening in our life
With 10 weeks of travel behind me and 6 still ahead, I write to you all exhausted but full of the life of Jesus. On May 11th I left Kona headed out for my longest ministry travel trip to date headed to 4 nations, 5 States, and 10 events. I am a little over half way done with what is called the Summer of Great Awakenings and I can report that it has proven to be that already! Through this letter, I hope to encourage and stir your hearts and faith for what God is doing in these days.
My first stop was Tokyo Japan where I spoke in a YWAM school. It was an amazing time with the base as well as visiting one of our outreach teams. Japan has been one of the hardest places to evangelize and see souls saved. Our team saw breakthough in salvations as 7 souls where saved!
Headed back to the US I went Oregon where I spoke in a DTS in Salem and spoke and ministered at Jesus Pursuit Church in Albany. The Lord really changed some lives during that time. One of the highlights for me was I had two of my best friends with me Andrew York and Chase Cofer and we went to Oregon State Capital building and outside is the most well known Circuit Rider Statue. We prayed for God’s release of the Circuit Riders in America that day and again and the Lord met us in a verypowerful and life transforming way. I love the adventures of the Lord!
Going international again I headed to Ireland where I did a pastoral visit for our Fire & Fragrance Community plant. While there I helped redirect the team in a new direction to see greater revival in Ireland. It was a pretty intense time for me but so worth it and God realigned the team and I was able to build relationship with YWAM Ireland. From there I headed to Hernhut, Germany to speak in the Fire & Fragrance DTS. It was amazing to finally go to Hernhut and join in the history of the prayer movement that this place is famous for. Amazing time with the school even though I was hit with sickness, the Lord gloried in my weakness.
Back to America for the first out of five Circuit Riders in Orlando, FL. I came in a few days late to be met with some of the wildest testimonies of salvation and revival I have heard from our schools. As most of you know last year we ran one Circuit Rider School for five weeks in Kona and this year we are running 5 two weeks schools, across America and one in London. What we saw in one week of last years schools we where seeing in one day now. The acceleration of training and breakthrough had increased in a expediential way. Over a hundred saved in Florida with drug dealers and madam’s getting saved and so many lives transformed. The fruit there just continues a a powerful convergence between Orlando House of Prayer and YWAM Orlando came together. I left a few days early from there to go to LA for staff training for the next school. From the first day they where going out on the streets. With two others I was really able to bring leadership to this school, and once again the harvest of souls came in with people coming in off the streets to the training times and getting saved and healed. The riders could not wait for the outreach times but went out every break. On the first day of afternoon outreach a team of 14 riders went to the mall and saw 43 salvations!
During the second week we moved locations to US Center for World Mission and dug into the history there with powerful day of convergence with Lou Engel (The Call) and John Dawson (YWAM). It was here that personally I moved into a greater place of preaching and authority, where I overcame areas of insecurity in being able lead something so big and intense.
The day after Circuit Riders LA ended I headed to London to bring leadership to the third and only international Circuit Rider school. There was such a expectancy to see the Lord break into a place that has a revival history as well as in present day one of the hardest places to see souls saved. I will confess there was a bit of unbelief wondering if we would see the same fruit in London as we had been sing in America. In was in the first days that we had one of the most crazy moments of breakthrough when the room of about 200 riders let out a victory shout that did not end and lasted over 13 minutes of the most intense sound of breakthrough I have ever heard. The British cultural norms crumbled under the intensity of the sound and faith broke in and something shifted. In the days to follow we saw over 130 salvations and 53 healings. Muslims and atheists getting saved and blind eyes seeing and
bodies radically healed. On the last night of commissioning the room sang over and over again “Jesus your are worthy of every nation and every soul”. As I stood on stage listening to that sound I was overwhelmed by how simple obedience always changes history and that revival really is now. No nations is to hard for Jesus! The simple gospel is alive.
The next morning with my heart so full and my body so weak I headed back to America arriving in Denver to speak in a YWAM school and prepare for the forth Circuit Rider School. This last week the Lord did some crazy stuff in the school I taught in then launched the CR school Thur night. With about 200 riders here in Denver yesterday day one we woke up to the tragic report that ten miles from the church was the shooting in Aurora, CO. This hits very close to home for the YWAM base here, but with hearts full of hope and faith we responded in worship and prayer. We surrounded the church family here as families from their church where involved in the shooting. Yesterday afternoon we launched into the salvation encounter training in one of the most explosive
responses to preaching salvation I have seen yet. The Lord spoke to us
as everyone was rushing to Aurora we where to hit the streets of Denver to bring hope and salvation. So last night we went out and saw 24 salivations and 14 healings. In the midst of tragedy, God wants to display His glory. We are deeply saddened by what has happened here but we walking through the door of opportunity for the harvest. The Lamb of God will receive the reward of His suffering.
I am in Denver for a little less then two more weeks and then to final and culminating Circuit Rider School in Kansas City. We are calling for everyone who can to come for this historical time of harvest! I can honestly say that in my life I have never been in the place I am and seeing the reality of revival though I know its just the first fruits of what’s coming in America. It’s the harvest of the harvesters. I have so much to say about all of this but for now I will just leave you with this update. I head back to Kona Aug 26^th and I will send another report then. May you all be blessed, encouraged and stirred with faith to go out and preach the gospel for we are in a hour in history where revival is NOW!!!!
The Ward family adventures by Amy Ward