By Vidal Cole–
In Freetown, our church has been experiencing God’s presence in diverse ways. Even before the Ebola crisis, we held a three day fasting and prayer revival meeting every month. This has reached a whole new level over recent months. This month, we started the revival yesterday and for the first time in these monthly revivals we broke the 50 people barrier on the first day.
In previous months, it was only on Friday’s that we have had close to 50 in attendance. Yesterday, however, we had an attendance of 65 and today we had 79. The tempo is really building, and we are looking forward to what the Lord will do in our midst. There have been diverse testimonies such as God’s grace working in deeper ways in their lives in terms of time spent in prayer, the study of God’s word, and the desire for a work of holiness in their lives, God’s protection, goodness, mercy and provision throughout this crisis time.
In general, I can sense that there’s is a rising hunger and thirst in the hearts of many and it’s just awesome to see what God is doing even in a crisis time like this.
We are experiencing God’s presence in great ways during the praise and worship; some people burst out in praise; others prostrate before The Lord in worship; others kneel, cry. It’s just amazing. Every night after preaching, I do two altar calls, the first for salvation and the second for sanctification. Recently, two young men from another major religion got saved and they have never missed a service after that. There is so much excitement in church these days and no one wants to miss out, whether it’s on Sunday’s or week days; every week comes with a new excitement and longing to experience God in deeper ways.
It’s not all bad news as paraded by the media; God is doing something in the midst of it all.