From: Andrew Strom (Moderator). Dear friends, hope you are all well. I am writing to you from Cape Girardeau in Southern Missouri - and my trip has been wonderful so far. Thankyou so much to all those who have been praying. Your prayers are truly appreciated - believe me. I never fully realized until I got here that I was going to see all the different "faces" of America on one trip. I have literally criss-crossed the continent and seen such a variety of "Americas". I started in Los Angeles, preaching in a church right next to Azusa Street. (-I also visited Bonnie Brae house - where the Azusa Revival really began - and where William Seymour preached for five days to throngs of people on the street before moving the meetings downtown). Two days after Los Angeles I found myself preaching literally in a Log-cabin church in Montana. Then a few days later I found myself preaching in a huge Pentecostal cathedral in Florida! And several days after that I was speaking at churches in the Bronx and Queens in New York City!! It has been a pretty amazing trip. But everywhere I have been bringing the same message - that a great move of REPENTANCE must begin in the American church. And this includes repentance from the religious 'games and masks' that we so often indulge in, and also repentance from trying to serve BOTH GOD AND MAMMON at the same time. (-Which is one of the very greatest issues in the American church, I believe). Jesus said, "You cannot serve two masters." Large portions of today's church are trying to serve both. -It is there for all to see. Despite the fact that I have been preaching very strongly and directly on these kinds of things, I have found that the message has surprisingly been welcomed by many - including the leaders. It is almost as if there is a recognition in many churches right now that "we need to hear this kind of thing. It is important for us to hear and respond to this kind of word." So, as I said, it really has been a wonderful trip in that regard. Another thing I have been preaching everywhere is that if America is to enter into her "Window of Revival", then there MUST be two things that occur: Firstly, there must be a great outpouring of "AGONIZING" prayer (-for God to outpour His Holy Spirit); Secondly, there must be "John the Baptist" preachers raised up to preach a piercing Repentance message in this land. The Finneys and Whitefields must arise in America once again. These two aspects are absolutely critical to Revival here, I believe. And now is the time. I am due to preach here in Cape on Sunday, and then three times in Kansas City the following weekend. I have certainly been missing my family in New Zealand, but this has been a truly-blessed trip and I am so glad I came. It is confirming to me more and more that this is the right time for us to be looking to move to the United States with our family. (-Early next year, God-willing). I have met so many wonderful people on this trip - most of whom were simply names on my email List before this. It has been a real pleasure meeting you all. (By the way, if you get a link to some "MSN dating" thing at the end of this email, I'm sorry, but there is nothing I can do. It is a 'Hotmail' thing). God bless you all! Kindest regards in Christ, Andrew Strom. - - - - - - - - _________________________________________________________________ Download MSN Messenger @ http://messenger.xtramsn.co.nz - add your friends!