A mission trip followup report
Jennifer, one of the missionaries supported by CelebrateYourFaith.com, went on a short-term trip to the British Isles to help follow up on work done there in the past. Some of you may have joined with us in prayer for Jennifer on this trip.
Here is Jennifer’s trip report and update, in her own words.
God was faithful and so good to us during our entire time in Scotland, the Hebrides Islands, and Northern Ireland. Our entire team of 32 people was composed of folks from America, Canada, Ireland (North and South), England, and we were even blessed to have a Scot along with us! There was truly a spirit of unity present amongst our team, and it was through this unified purpose that we accomplished much for the kingdom of God!
We prayed in the streets of Edinburgh, right below Edinburgh Castle. We prayed and sang in our mini-busses as we drove through the Highlands. We prayed at Culloden battlefield near Inverness. We prayed on the Hebridian Island of Lewis and Harris. We prayed with a congregation of believers in Glasgow. And we had a wonderful time of worship and fellowship with our Northern Irish brothers and sisters once we left Scotland.
God was able to pour much into each of us, and able to use us to pour out His love into the nation of Scotland. Prayer is a necessary precusor to everything God accomplishes in the earth. We poured our prayers into the dry ground of Scotland and we will see an abundant harvest in the weeks, months and years to come.
In the Hebrides, we were able to hear from a small group of precious saints who were alive during the 1949-1952 Revival. All of them were converted either just before the Revival began, or at the very beginning of it. They spoke of the Revival as a time of great Unity, Joy and Singing. It was a time of supernatural physical health, as they would walk for miles to attend meetings and never get blisters; they would be at meetings until the early morning hours and yet have enough energy to attend to the everyday tasks of work or school.
It was a time of spiritual stirring for each of us on the team. As I was leaving, I was saying goodbye to one of the precious ladies and I said to her that we had been stirred up by what they had shared with us. She said we had stirred them up, too. God always works that way – when we go somewhere to give of ourselves, we will receive an even greater harvest in return. He is the God of multiplication – He does not subtract from one to add to another, but rather He has more than enough to fill us all up to overflowing!
The weather was GORGEOUS – sunny and mid-70s most of the days! Certainly atypical for Scotland! But God provided an awesome environment for us to pray, to worship Him and to experience the beauty of His creation in the Highlands and on the Islands. It also made for favorable driving conditions, as we traveled 1005 miles in 6 days, along with 4 ferry crossings! He made sure we were just where we needed to be, when we needed to be there!
One thing the Lord drew my attention to was the countless sheep that we saw as we drove along the roads. I have traveled to Ireland before and you see sheep everywhere there, too, and I had never paid much attention to them before. The Lord had me watch them, and I found myself drawn to their every little move – chewing grass, running in the field, laying in the sun – and I would find delight rising in me as I watched them. I felt myself getting almost giddy as I would watch their little actions. God spoke to me and said – That’s how it is for Me with you. I delight in everything you do. It gives Me pleasure to watch you do even the most simple things. – This opened up a new dimension of God’s love to me.
A lot of what I experienced is “beyond words”. This is a brief synposis of some of what happened during this Prayer Assignment. I pray that by reading this testimony, you will be stirred to pray for God to cover the earth with His Glory! For when He comes on the scene, entire communities and even nations will be changed!
Reading this report made our day. We consider it an honor to serve with Jennifer and her colleagues, and we thank our customers for helping to make this work possible!