On December 28th-31stnearly 10,000 young adults gathered in Kansas City for our annual One Thing Conference. The goal of the conference is to equip a generation to have the same cry David had in Psalm 27:4, “One thingI have desired of the Lord, that will I seek: that I may dwell in the house of Lord, all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in His temple.”
It was incredible watching 10,000 young adults experience satisfaction in Jesus and obtain healing from past hurts as they worshiped during the corporate worship times. Worship teams who help keep the fire burning night and day at IHOP lead most of the worship times during the week. These teams brought a sweet fragrance of worship as they led, no doubt, from the lifestyles of prayer and worship that they are living.
…I was amazed at the way IHOP conceived of and conducted their worship and their prayer. The way they worshipped and prayed, the places they worshipped and prayed, the sheer amount they worshipped and prayed, and especially the attitude with which they worshipped and prayed inspired me the entire time I was there and planted a desire within me to see similar things happen at [my church].
-Nick, St. Paul’s Collegiate Church, Connecticut
Young adults were also encouraged during times of teaching. These times of teaching called young adults to an understanding of the vast ocean of love that Jesus has for them, the urgency of the hour in which they are living, and how to live a lifestyle of prayer and fasting. On the last day of the conference they got to live out this lifestyle bringing in the New Year praying and worshiping with a twelve hour solemn assembly.
The worship sessions were unbelievable. There was no walls up, just thousands of people ready to…surrender their hearts in abandon to the Lord. -Alyssa, Florida
Running Camera & Keeping the Fire Burning in the Night Watch
I was involved this year working with the video department. I ran one of the video camera helping those in attendance to be able to see what was going on via image magnification on five big screens. I also ministered to many young adults praying with them during ministry times. In addition, I carried out most of my normal responsibilities in the Night Watch leading worship and serving on the Section Leadership Team.
I again thank each of you for your continued prayers and support. I can not do this ministry without you! May God bless you and may you grow in your knowledge of Him this next year!
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