This was before we had even heard of an internet or the world wide web. Little did I realize at the time that this word was also a personal assignment.
Thirty years later the vision is becoming a reality. This is why I think it's important to share a little history.
The revelation and message Christ gave me to steward was first embodied in CONECT (Christian Outreach Network Establishing Church-wide Teamwork). It was designed to work by hand and through fax machines. As I proved God's word and this system in churches like Word of His Grace and communities like Springfield Oregon our technology matured. By the time CONECT matured into Operation Rolling Thunder (ORT) in 2005 email, website, Word and a variety of online forms were used. The system was the same but the technology evolved. As it evolves, it allows us to equip leaders to become even more effective in mobilizing their people to pray.
Now I know most of you are bored already because I'm talking about administration. But hear me! This is a critical component of leadership and required to connect larger churches and more people together to increase the power the Church has to project through prayer to enforce the will of King Jesus.
However, we did not understand this was to be a mobile phone app until we visited India in 2015. Brenda was the one who first brought that to my attention. Then, in October 2015 during the Feast of Tabernacles a foundation approached us to apply for seed monies to build the first version of our system. We began building in the summer of 2016 and rolled out the first public version in the 2nd quarter of 2017. Starting in 2018 we are rolling out the first customized version of this system to a network in Yakima Washington. Click here for Transform Yakima Together.
From the vision in 1988 to 30 years later. Now we are not only praying and dreaming but working with Holy Spirit and His Church to bring His vision into reality. A connected Church! A united Church! A Church where the elders are seated back in the gates of society! A Church who is mobilized and cooperating together like a body, like the army of the Lord. A Church who is building our Father's house of prayer for all nations. A Church who is fulfilling Acts 15:16-17 to see David's tabernacle restored in spirit through continual prayer, praise and worship.
We thank God for how He has brought us thus far and pray we can hit the mark and serve His purpose for our lives and this ministry in this day. But we cannot do it alone! We are praying for 300 more Fellow Workers and for 120 leagues to be started in 2018. Click here to ally with us in this great vision.
Our next goal, is to upgrade the system ($60,000) to empower us to translate this into any language in the world. Then we'd be positioned to serve the Church in all 195 nations. I'm praying God enables us to accomplish that in the next 10 years.