A CALL to GATHER - Please Reply? -Andrew Strom. I have heard there are people coming from far and wide to the Outdoor "GATHERING" that we are holding on 3-4 July near Kansas City. But I really want to put out a renewed "CALL" to everyone on this List to consider coming along. -Even if you had something else planned that you "normally" do over Independence Weekend, please PRAY and ask God if He might want you to come. I just feel that it may be an important gathering "for such a time as this" and I would hate for anyone to later regret that they had not attended. There is something in the air - something new that God is doing this year, I believe. We have been holding outdoor prayer meetings at that park in Blue Springs, and we sense something quite special about the place and also the timing of this event. The prayer meetings have been particularly precious times with God. SPEAKERS - Topics Personally, I believe that two of the topics I need to preach on that weekend are "The Elijahs of God" and "The Coming Revival and Great Shaking". I also know that one of the things Bryan Hupperts will be speaking on is "The Wilderness Experience" - which he is surely qualified to speak about from a very personal perspective. He has many insights in this area. And we have another speaker confirmed now - brother Lawrence Banda (ex-Zambia in Africa). God brought him to this nation miraculously with no money at all (-even for the plane flight) and he preaches on Revival and prayer. For the past 18 months his prayer group has held 6:00am prayer meetings 5 days a week, and God is truly moving. Of course, this Gathering is not just about the speakers - it is about fellowshipping and confirming with others the things that God has been speaking to your heart. There will be ample opportunity to meet and fellowship with other like-minded people from your region. PLEASE REPLY to this email if you are thinking of attending, my friends? (If you cannot make it then we would sure appreciate your prayers). Nearby Camping Grounds: Somebody asked me if there are places for Camping, and so I have included that information below, along with the motels and hotels. Remember, there are JUST TWO WEEKS to go to this event, so you need to reserve your rooms or camping sites NOW if you wish to attend. (-The phone numbers for Reservations are all below). Here are the details for the whole event: The "GATHERING" - Independence Weekend (July 3-4). -OUTDOORS at 'Railroad Park', BLUE SPRINGS. (-just outside Kansas City, Missouri). There is NO CHARGE to attend this Gathering. -No registration fee at all. It will take place over two days and simple offerings will be taken to cover expenses, etc. We are expecting people from many surrounding states to attend. PURPOSE of the Gathering: We believe we are at a "turning point" and a 'change of season' in God's dealings with the church. Over the 2 days there will be speakers and worship, opportunities for discussion, a chance to meet and fellowship with like-minded people from your OWN CITY or Region and so-on. SPEAKERS: Bryan Hupperts, Andrew Strom and Lawrence Banda. LOCATION: 'Railroad Park' is a beautiful family park with extensive children's playgrounds, ponds and a large gazebo stage which we have rented for the two days. It is very close to Interstate I-70, close to hotels, motels and food outlets, etc. One of the most ideal parks for this kind of event. -A lovely setting. DIRECTIONS: To get to Railroad Park, take Interstate I-70 towards Blue Springs, Missouri. Take the "7 Highway" exit (-the sign says 'Blue Springs, Lake Lotowana') and head south. Go through two traffic lights and you will come to the 'Vesper Street' intersection. Turn left onto Vesper Street and you will see the Park entrance on your right. (There is further parking in the 'Vesper Hall' parking lot down the street). You will see the Gazebo when you walk into the Park. TIMES: -Sat, July 3 - SESSIONS: (1) 10:00am to 12:00, (2) 1:00pm to 3:00pm, (3) 6:00pm to 8:30pm. -SUNDAY, July 4 - SESSIONS: (1) 10:00am to 12:00, (2) 1:00pm to 3:00pm, (3) 5:30pm to 8:00pm. NOTE: We break for lunch at 12:00 to 1:00pm each day. There are food outlets nearby. Also, there is no 3:00pm session due to the heat at that time of day. (Remember to bring your fold-up chair, large umbrella (?) and something to drink to each session). CAMPING and MOTELS: (Please phone and make reservations for your family. Let them know that you are with the 'Outdoor Christian gathering' in Blue Springs). CAMPING - "Blue Springs Lake", Bowlin Road (off Hwy 291 S). Tent - $15/night. Trailer/RV - $22. Reservations - (816) 795-8200. CAMPING - "Trailside Inn", E.E. Kirby Street (off 40 Hwy off 7 Hwy S). Tent - $17. RV - $20-24. Res. Ph. (816) 229-2267. AMERICAN INN. I-70 and Woods Chapel, Blue Springs. Ph. 816- 228-1080. Room: $34.95 per night (base rate). Ref: Barbara. MOTEL 6. - 901 NW Jefferson, Blue Springs. Ph. 816-228-9133 $49.99 per night (base rate). ECONO LODGE off I-70 and 7 Hwy exit south. 816-229-6363. Room: $55.00 + tax per night (base rate). AMERICAN INN (2) at I-70 and Noland Rd. About 4 miles west of 7 Hwy. Ph. 816-373-8300. $54.95 per night. TRAVEL LODGE at I-70 and exit 24 (Buckner Tarsney Rd) about 3 miles East of 7 Hwy. Ph. 816-224-3420. $59.95. QUALITY INN on South Outer Rd. near I-70 and 7 Hwy. 816-220-7400. $72.00 per night. (All Motels have restaurants and fast food chains very close to them). RSVP - As I said, please REPLY to this email if you are thinking of attending, my friends. This will help us to plan things. I am very much looking forward to this Gathering. These are truly momentous days that we live in. God bless you all! Kindest regards in Christ, Andrew Strom.