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The Urgency of Pentecost

Prayer Letter, to PRMI Board of Directors, intercessors and all who are called by Jesus Christ.

The Urgency of Pentecost

We need an Outpouring of the Holy Spirit in 2015.

El Greco's Pentecost, the Holy Spirit falling upon Jesus' first disciples

El Greco’s Pentecost, the Holy Spirit falling upon Jesus’ first disciples

Each year Pentecost needs to be more than just a day in the Church calendar. Each year this is an opportunity to pray for and to receive anew the empowering gift-giving work of the Holy Spirit for defeating evil, growing the Church and advancing the Kingdom of God. For Christians to be empowered witnesses to Jesus Christ, Acts 1:4-8, cannot just be the remembrance of an historical event! It must be an ongoing reality.

What does this empowering work look like?

This past week, one of our staff prayed with a young woman who sees the lostness of the people around her. She does not know how even to start a conversation with them about Jesus. We prayed that she would be filled with the Holy Spirit and that He would empower her to hear and see people’s area of need, then be able to share how Jesus can fill it. What about you?

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Spring Harvest Report

Meeting the Thirst at Spring Harvest

by Paul Stokes

Standing room only in the seminar room, and people turned away from receiving prayer because the room was dangerously overcrowded … just two memorable moments from our involvement in Spring Harvest!

Spring Harvest

Immediately after Easter, Cindy Strickler and I taught seminars and led prayer sessions at Spring Harvest, one of the largest Christian events in England. The event was entitled “Immeasurably More” and based around the wonderful affirmation in Ephesians 3:14-21. Read More →

Ignite! Expands to Listening Evangelism

Ignite! Expands to Listening Evangelism

By Jeanne Kraak and Rod Pinder

PRMI has added another Ignite event! A few weeks ago we piloted an event on Listening Evangelism. The following report about that weekend is from Rev. Rod Pinder, the pastor of Woodbury Presbyterian Church in Orlando, FL.

“Our Ignite! event last week-end was wonderful. Nearly 80 people participated. Most of them were from Woodbury but people from other churches, most notably Cornerstone Presbyterian Church in St. Petersburg FL, shared this terrific occasion with us. Read More →

In Memory of George Smith and Arthur Horton

George Smith and Arthur Horton – Moving to the Father’s Mansions

by Mary Ellen Conners

Jesus said, “In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.”

In the past couple of months, two of our dear friends have gone to join Jesus in His Father’s house.

George Smith and Arthur Horton were not only builders of physical buildings, they were also fishers of men. Read More →

A Milestone: The First Growing the Church Conference in Nicaragua

One pastor in a small Nicaraguan town that we have never visited  got word that our small team was coming to Nicaragua in March of 2015.

He heard we would teach a conference using the material in the book Growing the Church in the Power of the Holy Spirit: Seven Principles of Dynamic Cooperation.


He had heard about the book from his brother, who is a pastor we work with in Nicaragua.

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Prayer Strategy Overview

At the Community of the Cross …

Team praying at the Community of the Cross

Team praying at the Community of the Cross

Our articles often feature reports from individual PRMI events around the USA and the rest of the world, but you may not know about ministry that happens on an ongoing basis here at the Community of the Cross. Here is a glimpse:

  • We now have a group meeting weekly on Wednesday mornings at 9:00 to pray for each other, for our valley and for anyone who shows up wanting prayer. Feel free to join us anytime.
  • There are often cars in our parking lot that have brought people who walk (alone or along with their friends) and pray on the land. Jesus welcomes many people to meet with Him here. (For those who are praying though our Kingdom Opportunity Prayer Guide this connects with Week 3, Day 3 A Place of Prayer – the Natural Sanctuary of the Land.)
  • Partnership with local churches takes many forms – just this past Saturday we provided some prayer ministry training for a group from iSight Church. They and other churches partner with us through offering manpower, prayer and financial resources for our mission conference – Spiritual Dynamics of Global Mission – which will be held in July this year.
  • We offer prayer ministry appointments which not only allow many people to receive prayer, but also allow others to use their equipping and gifts in ministry. In September we will once again have a whole week during which people can come for 1-4 days to receive healing prayer.

God continues to meet us here at the Community of the Cross – a Place of Encounter with Jesus Christ.

Using What God Has Created To Equip

[The Dunamis Institute periodically offers courses online. Although we lose some of the benefits of an onsite course, it allows us to offer equipping to a geographically dispersed group. Recently we offered an online course on intercession. People from Alaska, California, Kentucky, North Carolina and New Jersey spent time each week watching videos and reading materials in preparation for 3 online meetings where we shared questions, experiences and prayer for each other. We asked one of the attendees, Joel Webb from Chapel by the Lake Presbyterian Church in Juneau, AK, to share about his experience with the course.]

… work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act for his good purpose. – Phillipians 2:12b-13

Using the Internet to Equip the Church

By Joel Webb

Cross overlooking Juneau, Alaska

Cross overlooking Juneau, Alaska

I’m a relative newcomer to PRMI and the Dunamis courses. God in His gracious love for me has used the courses, teachers, and community of the Dunamis Alaska Fellowship to teach me to walk with Him rather than just knowing about Him. Following the “Growing the Kingdom Community” course at Victory Bible Camp (Palmer, Alaska), I felt a personal call to move into intercessory prayer for our church leadership and invited some folks in our church body to do the same.
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Congratulations to DFB&I Fellowship!

DFB&I Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

by Cindy Strickler

Map of Britain & ireland

Map of Britain & ireland

I have just returned from the DFB&I annual meeting in Kings Park, Northampton, UK. This meeting marked the 10th anniversary of the DFB&I and we celebrated by looking back at all the Lord has done in and through the DFB&I over this past decade and praying about the future of the Fellowship.

About 33 people gathered for 4 days. The leadership team invited Andrew Willet, Jon Sermon, Bernard Fidder and Paul Stokes to take us through the 10 Tenets of the DFI, reminding the membership of who they are and what they have committed themselves to fulfill. It was a good exercise for all of us and delegates really enjoyed the teaching. This experience has led me to write up a summary of the tenets to make that available to all the members of the DFI – to be clear. The more we grow and move away from the founding of the Fellowship, the easier it is to forget the basics! No wonder the Father tells us over and over to “remember”.
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Report from South Korea

DFK Launch, Partner in China

by Dr. Brad Long and Rev. John Chang

Participants at the DFK meeting in South Korea

March began with the establishment of the Dunamis Fellowship Korea (DFK). Although the actual event was only two days long, the days surrounding it showed some of the seeds already sown by the Holy Spirit there in South Korea. Following are some of the reports from Brad Long, John Chang and Jidong Shan who traveled to South Korea for the event.
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