Tuesday, July 31, 2007

North Long Beach is W.O.W.'ed!

W.O.W.! What an awesome time in North Long Beach! On June 26th W.O.W., Kingdom Causes and Lighthouse 4 Square Church joined with 15 other churches in North Long Beach host a party for the people living around Houghton Park. Over 5000 people attended and were blessed by:
  • 2780 meals served
  • 2200 plants given out
  • 146 family photos taken
  • 400 corn on the cob
  • water for everyone
In addition to:
  • fixing 120 bikes
  • cutting 110 heads of hair
  • doing 129 sets of nails and
  • 58 makeovers

This was a great party and great to see the churches come alongside Steven and Linda Tavani, the President and Founder of Winning Our World, (WOW) to bless this part of our great city. Steven gave a strong salvation message that saw 1014 people sign cards and give their lives to Jesus as their Lord and Savior for the first time. The churches that participated were given the cards and are calling on each one and encouraging the new members of the family of God to come and become part of one of the many great fellowships in that area.
Next year we will be doing two dates in June again in North Long Beach and on the West side at SilveradoPark. We would love to have you come and be part of this great blessing to our city. Watch for further updates.

Pray-ers from around LA gather to compare notes

On Monday, July 30 there was a gathering of pray-ers from Southern California for the purpose of sharing information about what they are hearing from the Lord regarding Long Beach. Praying people from many points in the Southland are hearing God’s heart for the City and have joined forces for a more directed effort to pray in the Kingdom here.
Being in a group of intercessors from as far away as Azusa and San Gabriel and as near as Torrance and Lomita as well as local people is amazing. We were sharing our personal impressions and found that the Lord is speaking parts and pieces to many and as we gathered, a whole picture began to emerge. There was a wonderful spirit of unity and service in the room; people gathering in order to pray together “in one accord” has to delight our Father’s heart. Each person went away encouraged and more focused, connected and directed than when they came.
So much prayer has gone up over our harbors and it was wonderful to see that God has heard and is directing His people to “seek the peace of the City where I have caused you to be carried away captive, and pray to the Lord for it; for in its peace you will have peace.” Jer. 29:7
We, at Kingdom Causes, will be hosting a monthly prayer meeting on the second Saturday of each month at our offices on 21st and Cherry, Signal Hill from 6:30 to 8 a.m. in order to sow into what God is doing here in prayer. All are invited and welcome.
We believe, and the consensus of the July 30 gathering, was that God is hovering over Long Beach to protect and bless.