The "GATHERING" - MARCH 17-19. -Olathe, KANSAS CITY. Entry is NO CHARGE. -*PLEASE REPLY* if you *think* you'll attend. SPEAKERS - David Kirkwood, Andrew Strom, Darren Smith + more Dear friends, Last year we stopped holding major conferences around the country. I believe that was the right decision. But I have been feeling lately that there needs to be at least ONE major gathering each year, where like-minded people can fellowship, hear teaching, share with one another, etc. This is the reason for 'THE GATHERING' in Kansas City this March. Like last year, it is to be held in Olathe, Kansas (-in the south of Kansas City). There will be at least 4 main speakers - David Kirkwood, Andrew Strom, Darren Smith, and one other who is yet to be announced. And entry is NO CHARGE. (ie. There is NO FEE to attend). Simple offerings (-no hype) will be taken to cover costs, etc. The SPEAKERS: -DAVID KIRKWOOD. Author of the book "The Great Gospel Deception". An American who spends a great deal of his time ministering in the Third World - serving orphanages and holding large gatherings for leaders aimed at correcting some of the worst excesses infiltrating from the West. -People loved hearing David teach last year. Inspiring and challenging all at the same time. -ANDREW STROM. -A writer and preacher from New Zealand - founder of the 'REVIVAL' List and 'revivalschool.com'. Andrew's theme this year will be- "How to enter into PERSONAL Revival. -How to become deeply 'REVIVED' in your own walk with God.' -DARREN SMITH. -A former addict, transformed by God, Darren leads street-outreaches across Texas (-amongst the homeless, etc) - and has founded many house-churches. Gang-bangers getting saved, people baptized in the ocean - this is what has been happening. I highly recommend his preaching. [+ more...] DETAILS BELOW (-including HOTELS): The DATES: MARCH 17 - 19 (-Fri night - Sun afternoon). PLACE - The Gathering will be held at the Holiday Inn, Olathe, Kansas (-which is in the southwest of Kansas City). ADDRESS - 101 W 151st Street, Olathe, Kansas 66061. DIRECTIONS - Get on I-35 Highway, heading towards Olathe, KS. Take Exit 215. The Holiday Inn is just off the Highway. SESSION TIMES - Fri (Mar 17): 7:00pm - 9:30pm. Sat (Mar 18): 10am - 12:30pm, 2pm - 5pm, 7:00pm - 9:30pm. Sun (Mar 19): 10am - 12:00pm, 1:30pm - 4:00pm. HOTELS and MOTELS - [When you do your booking, please make sure you mention "Andrew Strom" so that you get the special 'GROUP' rate. Each person or couple is to book their own accomodation]. 1) MICROTEL INN, Olathe - Ph. (913) 397-9455. Room-Rate (couple / single) - $42.30 per night. (Includes breakfast) 2) HOLIDAY INN, Olathe - (Where the GATHERING is held). Ph. (913) 829-4000. Room-Rate (Up to 4 people) - $69.00 per night. 3) ECONO LODGE, Olathe - Ph. 1-877 829-1312. Room-Rate (single only) - $44.99 per night. (Includes breakfast) 4) SLEEP INN, Olathe - Ph. 1-888 286-0966. Room-Rate (couple / single) - $61.00 per night. (Includes breakfast) We strongly encourage everyone to book their accomodation right now for this event. Simply phone and make your own reservation. Please remember to ask for the "Andrew Strom" rate. (By the way, there are plenty of restaurants and stores in the area where this Gathering is to be held). 2006 is a very pivotal year and we are excited at what God wants to do during this time. I believe this will be an important Gathering. Last year people came from all over. We had a very blessed weekend of ministry and fellowship. Some were literally transformed by it. Please ask God whether He wants you to be here. Also - please REPLY to this email if you even *think* you may wish to attend. (-This helps us get some idea of numbers, etc). I look forward to hearing back from you, my friends. God bless you all! Andrew Strom.