My 11 year old son wrote a school paper on his faith. I asked his permission to post it here. You'll be inspired.
The California Canopy of Prayer is a sustainable coalition of hundreds of grass roots prayer initiatives to mobilize 100,000 Christians and more in 2010 across every county, city and precinct, to change the spiritual climate in our state, street by street.
There are five pivotal paradigms essential for sustainable transformation to take place.
These paradigms might seem radical, and are not necessarily what we hear from the pulpit every week, but they are thoroughly biblical and clearly reflect God’s perspective...
“Our whole ministry mindset has literally been turned inside out, to see that our job is not to build the church...”
“What you need to grasp is that all this has only happened in the last two years… God is moving in incredible ways!”
A young woman named Um, 6 months pregnant, was involved in a bad motor bike accident. After being rushed to the hospital, where she was thoroughly examined, she was told that she had lost her baby. The doctor then told her she’d have to wait for another 2 days before she could have an operation to have the baby removed. On Friday, the day of her operation, we had our weekly service in her village and she decided to attend before going to the hospital. Everyone prayed for her, and she felt the baby kick inside her. Sure enough, the doctor at the hospital said "a miracle has occurred, your baby is alive”....
Roger and Teresa McPhail felt convicted that their congregation in Brooklyn was too self-centered, so they began to encourage their members to prayer-walk and bless their neighborhoods. This new spirit caught on quickly and soon their entire zip code was being blessed regularly. Now ALL of New York City has been prayer walked 9 years in a row!
A Jeepney Driver and the Transformation of a Bar
The story of Joe, a jeepney (taxi) owner and driver in the Philippines, provides a vivid illustration of the way the kingdom of God, the Church and the marketplace can interact to transform individuals and touch a city.
As Joe was driving his jeepney shortly after his conversion to Christianity, he heard God tell him to serve right where he was. Since he was a new believer and the marketplace was what he knew best, he focused on a bar called Sweet Moments. He decided to apply the principles of prayer evangelism as listed in Luke 10 to make peace with the lost, fellowship with them, take care of them and…
Since last August, Ed Silvoso has been speaking regularly at South Hills Community Church in San Jose, CA You can listen to his messages here as well as download an outline to follow along yourself.
Prayer Evangelism & The Armor of God - October 19, 2008 -- .pdf outline
Doing Greater Works Than Jesus - October 26, 2008 -- .pdf outline
Transformation in the Family Part 1 - November 16, 2008 -- .pdf outline
Transformation in the Family Part 2: How to Enjoy Marriage - November 30, 2008 -- .pdf outline
Jesus and The Marketplace - January 4, 2009 -- .pdf outline
The Disciples & The Marketplace - January 11, 2009 -- .pdf outline
Paradigm Shifts Required For Nation Transformation…