YOUTH AFLAME in Minnesota -Andrew Strom. I just spent the last week or so in Minnesota, ministering mainly amongst Christian youth and also some leaders - on the subject of 'Street Revival'. A number of young people were baptized and filled with the Holy Spirit - and others were fired up to hit the streets. You can feel the excitement building in that place for what God is about to do. But what blessed me most was a phonecall that I received today. I was told that a couple of the young men had brought a homeless person to one of the meetings, and continued to minister to him afterwards. Apparently, not only did he REPENT the next day, but these young men then went and BAPTIZED him themselves and also saw him FILLED with the SPIRIT! I had actually taught that "anyone can baptize" - but I had no idea that they had grasped it so well! Friends, can you imagine what it will be like when we have a 'Youth Army' hitting the streets, with a gospel of REPENTANCE - baptizing people in the rivers and fountains, laying hands and praying for them to receive the Holy Spirit, healing the sick, casting out demons - all in the streets and Housing Projects of our darkest cities? Can you imagine an army of teenagers doing that? -I tell you, it is already beginning. -And it is not just the 'Youth', either. There are many ages involved in this thing. But the youth is the critical age-group. That is where the fire really is going to be lit. And that is also what most of the street- teams will be made up of. The fact is, if we challenge the youth to give themselves to a cause worth dying for, then there is no need to ENTERTAIN or "tickle their ears" to get them involved. They WANT to be challenged. But they do not find today's lukewarm Christianity terribly inspiring or 'death-defying'. We are so mediocre today that we hardly offer them any challenge at all. And that has got to change. If going to the gangs and the "dark places" is God's mission for us in this hour, then bring it on. It is what the youth have been waiting for. Enough of this safe and insipid 4-wall churchianity! Things are moving so fast in Central Minnesota that we have felt led to hold a Training & Street-Outreach weekend at a camp up there in just a few weeks. This will be totally PRACTICAL - with two street-outreaches in the worst neighborhoods of Minneapolis as part of it. (-They have shootings and gangs in MN - same as everywhere else). The youth will be taught how to make anointed Hip-Hop music on the streets, how to preach Repentance, how to set up a sound-system, how to feed the poor, how to baptize, how to pray for people, etc. -And then they will be let loose in a "real" environment to actually do it. The whole idea is that it will never stop after that. -It will keep going. All of this will be compressed into Labor weekend, which is Sept 2nd to Sept 5th. Even though it is such short notice, we will probably open this camp up to people on this List as well, if you are interested. I will publish an official announcement early next week with further details. But please be PRAYING for all of this in the meantime, my friends - and for the speedy raising up of a YOUTH ARMY to bring in the harvest in these desperate days. The time is indeed short. Your prayers are so needed. God bless you all! Kindest regards in Christ, Andrew Strom.