You know, it's pretty incredible. We've just completed the full 14 weeks, spanning 99 days, from Memorial Day right up to Labor Day in 2023. But let me tell you, it wasn’t a walk in the park. We've faced some serious opposition from the enemy.
The most vivid symbol of our journey was that prayer field tent, which stood tall for nearly three months. But recently, a raging storm hit our city, and that tent was torn apart. It was disheartening, to say the least.
Every week, we gathered inside that tent with a clear purpose in mind. We were seeking something profound, something divine. We were asking the Lord to set our hearts on fire with the Spirit of God. We wanted to rekindle that passionate but humble spirit of service within our church. And here's the big dream: that this fire would spread like wildfire through our families, neighborhoods, communities, and all the way to the city, state, nation, and even the entire world. We truly believed that God was about to bring about a revival.
But guess what? The enemy doesn't like it when God's people get fired up. He threw all sorts of obstacles our way. It was tough. But we are still holding on to this verse that became our hope for the future—2 Corinthians 7:9: "We are persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed."
These words kept us and will keep us going. No matter what came our way, we weren't giving up. We continued to pray and intercede, holding fast to the belief that the Lord would answer our pleas. Our prayer was simple but heartfelt: "Renew our hearts, Lord, and revive your people."
Through it all, we realized something powerful. Adversity became a platform for growth, a chance to show our determination and unity. When we saw our physical tent destroyed, we understood that the real tent of our faith was indestructible.