Pursuing God

Mission Trip to Germany // A Strategic Planning and Global Prayer Summit

Wendi and I have been asked to participate in the Global Awakening Summit in Herrnhut, Germany this August, just a few short weeks away! We count this as an honor to pray and strategize with over 150 global leaders from over 25 countries.

Our primary assignment, outside of prayer and connection with those attending, is to teach the Ekklesia as it relates to corporate prayer. Those leading the event believe the Ekklesia message is the foundation of the vision and goals of the summit.

God TV will also be there for a few days to film and interview participants. Wendi and I will be interviewed about the meaning and mandate of the Ekklesia message and how it is a vital part of what God is now doing on the earth.

For many, the Ekklesia message is new, but in reality, it is quite the opposite. We are actually rediscovering its message and meaning as we see it lived out in the Book of Acts and throughout the New Testament.

Here is a short video from The Global Watch, a ministry in South Africa whose mission is to mobilize the global church (ekklesia) to build and connect prayer across the nations.

The Visionary Call

Below is a copy of the visionary call to gather, specifically in Herrnhut. I will let the post give you the fullness of the vision and why we believe the Lord is sending us.

“In 1722 Count Nicholas von Zinzendorf left his law studies in Dresden to spend more time on his estate in Berthelsdorf, Germany. Here he desired to establish a model Christian community. By request of an itinerant carpenter, Christian David, and the desire to unite the body of Christ in spiritual peace, Zinzendorf opened the area to persecuted Protestants from Moravia and Bohemia (modern day Czechoslovakia).1 Factions included Lutherans, Schwenkfelders, Separatists, Reformed, and Brethren, lived side by side.2

After a few serious squabbles had erupted between the varying sects represented, Count Von Zinzendorf began going from house to house, counseling with each family from the scriptures. A spirit of cooperation and love began to work among the residents, leading to the signing of the “Brotherly Agreement” (a set of manorial rules for life at Herrhut.) Because of the connection and love among them, they became a community united in committed ongoing corporate prayer that drew the attention of the Lord.

On Wednesday, August 13, 1727, God responded. A powerful manifestation of the Spirit came upon the people, leading to over 150 years of on-going prayer and over 3000 missionaries sent to the nations bringing the gospel of good news. The settlement was named Herrnhut, which means “the Watch of the Lord” or “the Lord’s Watch.” A fitting name for a community committed to corporate prayer.

In these troubled and turbulent times, now 290 years later, the eyes of nations once again are turning to what happened in Herrnhut. What was in this community environment that inspired and sustained a revival lasting decades, and ignited a modern day missions movement? The “Watchman Rise and Build” Global Awakening Summit is calling representatives from across the nations to “Re-dig the well of revival.” For such a time as this, those coming are being called to experience the culture and values of Herrnhut in worship and prayer, examine the “spiritual DNA” from its revival history and carry its seed back to their communities. Participants will have a specific call and mandate/responsibility to carry this seed to their communities to see it grow and multiply. It is now time for the message and mission of Herrnhut to multiply and influence communities, churches, and houses of prayer across the nations of the earth.”

Partner With Us

We would love for you to partner with us! You can do so first through prayer. This trip is being funded by those who are attending. This means that each of us is required to pay our own costs. For both Wendi and I to go, we will need to raise close to $6,000. By God’s grace, we have already received $3,000, and we believe the Lord will help us raise the rest.

We would love for you to partner with us! You can do so first through prayer.  The Summit begins Friday, August 11 and ends Friday, August 19th. Your prayers will strengthen us and create a greater open heaven for all.

You can discover much more about the trip by visiting our Germany Mission Trip page here.

It needs to be noted, that this trip is being funded by those who are attending. This means that each of us is required to pay our own costs. For both Wendi and I to go, we will need to raise close to $6,000. By God’s grace, we have already received $3,000, and we believe the Lord will help us raise the rest. Can you help?

If you feel led by the Lord to give you can do so by clicking the button below. All funds are fully tax-deductible! Thank you!

 

A Final Word

Thanks again for your time in reading this. We covet your prayers and are believing the Lord for a real breakthrough leading to a growing global awakening. For more information about Herrnhut follow this link to Wikipedia.  Love to get your thoughts on this. Just drop a comment below.

Greg Simas

• Pastor | Writer | Leader | Coach • Senior Leader of Convergence House of Prayer in SF Bay Area. "Building people whose lives change so they can change lives."

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