From the moment we stepped off the plane last Friday morning in Ohio, my husband, Dan and I were filled with GREAT ANTICIPATION and EXPECTATION in our heart and spirit. We had been in preparation for the “CHURCH ON FIRE” Advance for the people of Community of the Holy Spirit for weeks. A promise in our heart from God reassured us this would be a landmark ministry weekend with many lives touched and changed by the power of God. Our prayer was for the Lord to elevate this Body of Believers to the NEXT LEVEL in Him! AND…that’s EXACTLY WHAT HE DID!
Pastor Chris and Minister Vicki Fisher are two of the most gracious people I know. They embraced us with such love, warmth, and humility of heart and spirit. They welcomed us into their home and family and made us a part of their lives. Their openness to the Holy Spirit working through us for their church was a “Freeing” experience. It allowed God to move through us and to do what He had sent us there to accomplish for Him.
Friday evening we met in pastor’s home with the church leadership. We shared a delicious home cooked meal together, many laughs, some tears and a heartfelt time of sharing and direction for the weekend ahead. It was an evening given to preparing hearts for the “CHURCH ON FIRE” ADVANCE. The humility in that group of leadership around the table really caught my attention. Why? When leadership desires nothing less than the best for God’s people… ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN! The congregation had been well prepared for this Advance by their pastor and other leaders and it was evident! Everyone came to receive something from the Lord and He did not disappoint anyone.
Saturday was a glorious blend of Worship, Teaching and the Demonstration of God’s power working among us. The dynamic workbooks created specifically for the “CHRUCH ON FIRE” ADVANCE were given to the people. They will be used by the people for a point of reference and study for what they learned and experienced. Sunday morning the atmosphere was charged with the Spirit of God. Pastor Chris led us right into the throne room of the Living God and tears were flowing freely. To be honest with you…I nearly used up an entire box of tissue from my tears. Tissues were scattered around the floor where I had been sitting. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it when God just shows up! Dan’s Sunday message on “The Seven Spirits of God” was electrifying. THE MAN WAS ANOINTED! Without God’s anointing on us …we are nothing! With His anointing…lives are touched and changed forever!
The culmination for the “CHURCH ON FIRE” weekend was a “Fire Tunnel” Sunday morning. For those of you who have never experienced this…WOW! The ultimate proof of God’s presence is changed lives! This is what took place at Community of the Holy Spirit and the “CHURCH ON FIRE ADVANCE” this past weekend.
We are Deeply Grateful to the Lord for such a loving and caring family as Community of the Holy Spirit. You reach beyond the walls of your church into the community where broken and hurting people can feel the love of Christ through you.
Thank You Pastor Chris and Minister Vicki… God’s Chosen Vessels and Shepherds to lead the flock of God in Willoughby. HE IS WELL PLEASED!