This is a date that we had been looking forward to for a long time. Our vision and mission has been saturated with this theme and cry to God for personal revival.
This weekend was the weekend we wanted all the churches whom we had visited and been able to serve, come together and cry out to God for personal revival and healing for our nation.
In all honesty, the quantity of people who showed up was not what we had hoped for, but the quality of the weekend was powerful and authentic because God showed up.
We thank Pastor Daniel and Cedar Rapids Family Church for coming out and joining us. We thank Pastor Dooley and Oakhill Jackson Community Church for coming out and joining us. What you guys brought as a church was faithfulness and power. You sparked a flame in me over the weekend that has not run out to this day. We are overwhelmingly thankful for our beloved pastor and his wife. Thank you so much for all your sacrifice, love, long suffering, and faithfulness to God. Without your obedience to God, many of us would be on much different paths in life at this time.
This weekend we cried out to God. What else are we to do in such times and difficulties? O Lord, we lift up our hand holding a mustard seed of faith, clenching our fist and proclaim that we believe but help us with our unbelief. We thank You for Your abundant mercy that is without partiality but in fullness. You are our hope when our life is a mess. You are the rest in the wilderness.
If you come upon this post, pray for us as we continue to move forward and do the work of God. We are a church that is few, with many of us walking around with wounds from our past sins and a weakness of heart from our short comings. We may have many shortcomings and we may be broken, but we have a hope that is unbreakable, unmovable, and everlasting. We press on, forgetting what is behind and strive ahead for the upward call of God.
Remember church, great change does not come without great struggle. Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees, rise and proclaim: “Still I Will Follow.” We are thankful to all who have supported us in this last year and look forward to this next year. Be blessed.
-On behalf of The Well of Iowa and The Elim Arrival