“I have not been one for seeing angels, but recently they began to appear particularly in our current church building… But now I realise that Father was flooding the area with His troops,” says Yinka Oyekan Senior Minister of The Gate in Reading. At the beginning of June The Gate invited US evangelist Tommie Zito to lead a mission, training people to go out on the streets to speak to people about Jesus. Pastor Oyekan adds, “ I thought that at best ten people might be added to church out of possibly 50 conversions given we were starting from further back than I would have hoped.”
“I did not realise what was coming. We are finding that hundreds of people are happy to pray to give their lives to Christ on the streets of Reading, five Muslims have so far accepted Christ as well as Hindus. At last count… over 720 people had prayed in the streets after just 10 days of mission.” (by 6th July this number was 1905!) “We have been so overwhelmed by the sheer numbers of conversions that all our current systems are bust and we will have to think again,”
Oyekan continues. “The children are leading the way one young 11 year old has lead 46 people to Christ on the streets… on the school run, on the way to work at petrol stations all over the town on buses people are praying and accepting Christ as Saviour. It is not like anything I have ever seen or experienced before and it left me reeling, feeling baffled and confused…. it is every day, it is nonstop…”
“What is happening is not revival yet if revival means the whole of Reading is turning to Christ, but it is an exponential explosion of what you would normally see in what I would call a normal mission. If the Pastors in our town will pursue and will pay the cost of pursuing it both spiritually and practically then it could lead to full blown revival.”
“Evangelist Tommie Zito, and I, believe Reading could become the first city in Europe to be swept by the Glory of God.” Why Reading? “We have been praying every week for 19 years for God
to move in our town,” says Pastor Oyekan.
Source: thegate.uk.com – Reading
Bible Study: Proverbs 1:20-21
PRAISE God for this spiritual awakening.
PRAY that God will take full control and glorify His name.