Just a quick note to update those of you who have been working and praying with us on God’s plan for the vision we’ve been carrying. You may know that God has given us a vision to plant House of Prayer Centers all around the Pacific Rim — and that we’ve been carrying this passion for over 15 years. To this end we’ve been planting schools, helping found houses of prayer, and cultivating missional communities in California, Canada and South Korea. Now we feel God’s challenge to put it all together and begin establishing the full-on Centers!
Well, We recently went on a scouting trip to seek out where God wants to plant the first House of Prayer Center. God is good!
We went to Fiji, and the trip was astounding! We met up with our old friend Semisi Naqica who is a Fijian tribal prince. Semisi connected us with local pastors, local tribal leaders, and churches — and we presented the idea of planting a House of Prayer Center in Fiji.
The hearts there were so open and hungry for the coming of such an establishment among them. Many shared prophecies and visions that they had received, God telling them that we were coming to bring good news of something very important. They were excited about the message of the House of Prayer, and wholeheartedly wanted to join the effort. They were also very grateful that we had a heart to come into the land through relationship with them, rather than trying to just come in and build something. The whole trip was so blessed; with words, signs and miracles all along the way!
Dionne and I are blessed and encouraged, and feel strongly that Fiji, the place of the dawn of each new day, is the place to plant the Gateway Center. We were offered the use of many awesome pieces of land for the project, and just need God’s guidance as to where He wants to begin. We have begun the process for two locations and will trust God to lead us along the way. Here’s how you can help:
- Pray that God will lead and guide the land selection and procurement process. As it involves both tribal leadership and the government, it is an involved process that often fails for one reason or another.
- I have registered the business entity. Pray for the wisdom and guidance as we put processes into place. I need a lot — certainly an ability outside of myself. I have no understanding, experience or ability in this area. I’m going to try to get it done this month, in January.
- I have re-written the business plan, this time for Fiji. Pray that it gets into the right hands.
- Lastly, for now, we need investors. Pray that God connect us with like-minded and like-hearted people — the people who would want to see the centers established — and pray that they will want to invest.
Fiji is so beautiful. God’s plan is so palpable there, for the land and for the people. I feel that we are very close to seeing the first center become a reality. Please help us by praying; and by spreading the word as God leads. It’s so exciting to be this close to finally beginning — and in Fiji! God is so awesome!