It is good to be back with our friends at Bethany Revival Center in Wichita, Kansas. This is the 11th year in a row that Bro. DiZazzo has invited us for revival. We are always excited to come back but they must be gluttons for punishment!
We first visited here way back in the last century. It was in 1999 shortly after we moved to Wichita to pastor at New Horizon. We were hungry for fellowship so we started looking for conservative pentecostal churches. I believe that Bethany Revival Center was the first church we visited.
Bro. and Sis. DiZazzo and their church were very kind to us that night and that started friendships that continue until this day. I am sure it was not completely comfortable walking into a new church that night. We did not know one person. We probably felt like everybody in the building was looking at us like we each had two heads!
But it was worth it! They received us warmly and all these years later we have friends that we can not imagine doing without. It makes me want to go out and be nice to somebody for the fun of it!
Bethany was re-launching their monthly youth service Friday night. I was thrilled to be ask to be a part of it. It was a great service. I really enjoyed preaching to the young people. Something happened that I do not think has ever happened to me in the USA. I am always asking for 100% participation in the altar service and last night I got it!
Yes sir! 100% of those young people came down to the altar and prayed. It was wonderful. Praise God for it! It was not a big crowd but it was a 100% crowd. I can not ask for more than that!
Tomorrow we begin revival. I am excited to see what the Lord is going to do in these services! Please pray for us.