In many ways, we are still in a phase of transition with our The Boiler Room relaunching as the East Carolina Prayer Furnace, some of our staff transitioning to new cities/assignments, and a new partnership with Collide campus ministry. Thank you for your prayers during this unique time!
I know this update is a little long, but I want to make sure you are aware of what we are up to, especially with all the transitions taking place. I do want to encourage you to watch the two videos I linked below. One is testimonies of our local ministry (East Carolina Prayer Furnace) and one is from our global family (Burn 24-7). Both will encourage you and stir your heart for all God is doing!
Thank you so much for your support! We love you!
Click below to watch the awesome testimonial/promo video for the East Carolina Prayer Furnace!!
At the end of July we attended the 10-Year Anniversary Burn 24-7 Summit in Virginia Beach with a few hundred leaders from about 20 nations! I am more aware than ever that day & night worship & prayer is exploding, leading to amazing expressions of outreach and missions. I am honored to serve as the Southeast US Regional Director for the movement. At the summit I was able to help co-host a breakout session for new Burn directors from around the world (see the top photo below) and strategize with global/regional leaders about the future of Burn 24-7 for the next 10 years!
Check out the Burn 24-7 testimonies video below…
Be sure to check out the recent statement I made about the local church that also includes an update on our family’s local church involvement.
*** Current Ministry Projects ***
- Developing a new BURN Greenville team to continue the 2nd FridayBurns
- Hosting weekly worship & prayer sets and the weekly Bible teaching at the Prayer Furnace. I lead worship 2-3 sets weekly and teach every other week.
- Moving the sound equipment from the Boiler Room into Collide’s building and integrating our sound systems
- Sorting through the stuff we had accumulated at the Boiler Room that is currently in storage
- Expanding our partnership team by meeting new people and reconnecting with old friends to share the vision of the Prayer Furnace and Burn 24-7
- Special events (see below)
*** Upcoming Events ***
- September 2-3 Charlotte, NC – Azusa East Launch & visits with ministry partners in that area
- September 23-24 Falcon, NC – Southeast Regional Burn Summit with Sean Feucht & Lou Engle in partnership with The Drop
- October 7-12 Northfield, MA – The Carolina Jesus Tent is heading north for five days of 24-7 worship, prayer and outreach on historic Northfield campus. The Lilley family is going to help!
- December 30-31 Dunn, NC – Partnering with Abner Suarez & Michael Thornton to host Phenomenon: AzusaEast conference on the 110th anniversary of the launch of the historic revival in eastern North Carolina. I will be leading worship.
*** Prayer Points ***
- For our partnership team to grow stronger relationally and expand with new friends. That people would see and understand the importance of our worship & prayer ministry.
- For leaders to unite together & a new team to emerge to help steward the 2nd Friday Burns in Greenville
- Peace, joy and wisdom for this new season.
*** Family Update ***
It’s that time of year! We are continuing to homeschool the kids, but this year they are also participating in a homeschool co-op where they attend group classes with other homeschoolers. Shiloh is entering first grade, Ariel is entering kindergarten and Zion is in preschool.