Someone’s Praying, Lord

indonesiaThe following is an adapted excerpt from a prayer update by Todd and Debbie Adams, Alliance field workers in Indonesia.

This past Sunday we attended a church service where Todd was asked to speak and lead communion. In January 2009, while this Body of believers was gathered together, a group from a breakaway movement came and started to burn the building down around the people inside. Some young men came in and starting hitting anyone who was around. It was with this same group that we gathered on Sunday.

Prior to our arrival, a church member had been warned that we were not allowed to come. We heard this news at the service while a woman gave her testimony. I bent over and translated to my daughter Jordan what was going on. She then said to me, “Mom, I had a vision this morning in my room: I was sitting here at this church when angry men came and started beating the church people. There was much screaming and chaos, but as I prayed, God’s Spirit came upon the church, and everything was still.”

We praise God that He indeed protected us from harm, and we had a sweet service together despite the threats during the week. There was peace and freedom as we reflected on what it meant for the Lamb of God to come and to take away the sins of the world. We enjoyed communion together, and the work was not thwarted. Someone was praying . . .

Our daughter Emily’s roommate attended the annual beach trip at the International school. She came away from this experience saying, “Something is different with the students here in this school.” After talking to the Bible school teacher, she realized that what is different in the lives of the students is Jesus. She invited Him to come into her heart. Someone was praying . . .

We are waiting on the Lord for His leading in ministry, and doors are opening. The days seem so full, and we ask you to pray that the times ahead will be Spirit-led. We ask that somebody would pray . . .

This morning Todd read the following words by Walter Wink in a devotional: “History belongs to the intercessors-those who believe and pray the future into being.” As we seek His face in prayer, things are happening. God bless you as you intercede.

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