Friday, 6 July 2018

Touching generations

After a good night's rest we could have a leisurely morning and had breakfast together, prayed together and met up with Julius, Roszel and Jonkris for coffee and shopping. Andreas was challenged for an arm wrestle and I think Andreas was pretending to lose against Jonkris.

After a tasty lunch we made our way to the orphanage where the KLB team ministers every week. It was a joy to minister to these precious children as we sang songs together, played games together and Frances shared a message on "How God sees us", using a mirror to compare how we see ourselves and how God sees us. Every child was given a small miroor and it was very sweet to watch them combing their hair and smiling at themselves. There was great joy and it is evident why these little ones are so close to the Father's heart!

We then made our way back to the hotel where we relaxed and Richard and Andreas took Jonkris for a swim; well more like a shark attack and saving Jonkris from the hairy kuya Andi sharky thing.

Filled with anticipation we then went to the location of the Youth Revival Conference that was to start at 18:00 filipino time. We started at 18:30. Julius introduced the team and after a great time of worship led by the very talented and anointed KLB worship team, I was invited to speak to the group of over 150 kids. The Lord had given me Isaiah 6:1-7 so I spoke on God's holiness and how every true encounter with God is an encounter with His holiness that leads to repentance. I gave examples from past revivals and my own personal life to encourage the young people to repent of forming their own image of God instead of allowing His Spirit to reveal God's image to them. It was a very convicting word but I knew the Holy Spirit was leading it. In response many gave their lives to the Lord and many came forward, weeping in God's presence as the Lord convicted hearts and drew these young people into His redeeming love. We stayed in God's presence for quite a while until I sensed the Holy Spirit was finished. We then had a special time of fellowship and everyone got a small pack dinner.

I was greatly moved today by God's amazing love for the children in the orphanage and the kids this evening. It is an indescribable moment when you are standing between puddles of tears after the ministry time celebrating God's love and goodness! Tomorrow will be day 2 of the youth revival generation conference and I believe we will see even greater things!

"When he comes, he will convict the world of guilt in regard to sin and righteousness and judgment." John 16:8

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