When life seems impossible,
Remember what Jesus wants you to do,
Work as a family ,
To figure out this clue,
Rose Hill and Andover are now in the mix,
We promise you this is not a trick,
If you are going straight
You will understand,
You are headed in the right direction,
Exactly to plan.
Today we are praying for Scene 4, directed by Lloyd & Shelia McCune. The Judgement scene is always a very emotional scene and it is intended to make people think about their own eternity and how their decisions in this life will affect that.
Pray also for delivery of the curtains. They have made it to Wichita and they are sitting at the UPS Freight Center, but I’m unable to contact anyone there to see if I could pick them up earlier. Right now they are scheduled to arrive on Monday, but we would love to have them earlier.
Thanks for praying about the casket dolly. We had an offer just minutes after the prayer request went out! That is so awesome!
Today we are praying for our registration & on deck team. This team interacts with all types of people with different personalities and needs. They have to handle thousands of walk-ins who might have a long wait on certain nights. Pray that they work as a team to process all the people coming through, having the wisdom to know what to do when an unusual situation pops up that they have to handle.
Also, we are looking for a hospital bed for one of our scenes. If you have one we can borrow for a couple of weeks, please contact me as soon as possible.
Today we are praying for the Tour Guides as the prepare to take groups through the JH tour. There is lots of memorization for this role in JH. Also, they experience the highest of highs and the lowest of lows watching people react to the gospel in different ways. Pray that their voices will be strong and they will keep smiling and showing God’s love to our community. Also pray for some equipment that should be arriving Monday. It is a week late getting here and we really need it to show up the beginning of this week.
Today we are praying for wisdom as we make the final plans for room assignments & layouts. Directors are hard at work doing some pre-planning before JH gets set up. There is always some sort of prop or material that is needed that might be hard to find or get our hands on. Continue to pray for reservations as people invite their family and friends to come.
Today we start 30 Days of Prayer for Judgement House 2010. We are presenting a brand new script this year called Invasion. This is our 11th year presenting JH to the Wichita community and South Central Kansas. One thing I aways tell churches who are training to do Judgement House, “Judgement House is a praying ministry for your church. Do not attempt JH with out extensive prayer support throughout the process.” So here we go….
Day 1: Pray for all the supplies that are being shipped in for the production. Right now we are on a very close timetable on our curtains and we need them here before Oct 10. Pray that shipping will go smoothly and they will arrive on time. It is always a tight time frame for JH set up and this is very important to keep us on track.
Also, pray for our advertising push. Right now we are on 3 stations in our market:100.5 The Wolf, 105.3 The Buzz and 91.1 American Family Radio. KidzWorld kids have purchased 4000 mini-invites with their offerings to help you invite your family and friends. Over 1000 reservations have been made online already but many are still available.
Thanks for praying!
Tomorrow is your final chance to order a Judgement House t-shirt with the Invasion logo. Just use the link to order your shirt today. T-shirts are $10 each and must be pre-ordered. This is a great way to start advertising Judgement House in the community. Shirts will be available for pick-up at the NewSpring store on the weekend of October 2/3.
Make your reservations by going to www.newspring.org/judgementhouse
Debbie and I have had a great few days spending time with the Judgement House leadership team. About once a year we have the opportunity to share stories and encouragement with other JH national trainers from across the country…and the world. Our biggest thrill this trip was our chance to meet Kathy. Last fall, Kathy attended Judgement House for the first time when she was invited by a friend. The drama she saw was “Unexpected,” a script that originated at NewSpring in 2008. As Kathy walked through each scene, she began to identify with the “perfect mom” who made preparations to care for everyone around her but never made preparation for her own eternity. She told us, “That was me…I was that mom.” All of a sudden she realized that she had never made that preparation for eternity either. We are excited to tell you that Kathy took care of that issue that night. She accepted Christ as her personal Savior and now she knows that she will spend eternity with Him in heaven.
It was just so cool to hear her repeat the words of the script back to Debbie and me. I can’t say how much I appreciate Debbie taking so much time to help me write the “Unexpected” script. We work together wrestling through ideas and wording that will connect to people who will be going through the tour. Special thanks to all you NewSpringers who help us do Judgement House each year and Sarah who takes video footage and puts it together to make training videos for other churches. Not until you get to heaven will you ever know how much impact your service has had on other people.
Here is the email that I sent out to our prayer team and I wanted to share it. It is amazing what God did this year through Judgement House.
Well this is the last email for the 30 days of prayer for Judgement House 2009. First of all, let me say thank you for praying for JH this year. Prayer is so important to this ministry and I appreciate so much your time spent praying for us.
Sunday was a fantastic day all around. The weather was perfect. We saw God work in amazing ways in the hearts of the people going through. We saw over 700 walk-ins and over 800 reservations. After counting the cards turned in by our encouragers we finished the night with 407 salvations! What a night! In the eight days of Judgement House we saw 6998 people which is only 200 less than last year even though we didn’t do it on Saturday! That is just flat out amazing. For the eight days we saw over 2700 walkins and that is also a record. But here is the greatest news–we have had a total of 1659 salvations over the production. That is unbelievable! God is so good and all the glory goes to Him. The most salvations we ever recorded was 1197 two years ago when we did “59 Minutes”. If you do the numbers that means almost 1 out of 4 people who came through made a decision for Christ. We also recorded over 400 rededications and many more for prayer.
To those of you who helped in any way with JH this year, Debbie and I want to say a heartfelt “thank you.” It takes so many people to pull it off and you guys rose to the occasion. I was amazed by your willingness to do anything to help with the production.
To all the directors and group leaders, once again great job and thank you for taking on the responsibility of making things happen in your area. Many people helped with JH for the first time this year and I got great comments about how much they loved being a part of the group and how they felt connected to NewSpring Church.
I would like to say a special “thank you” to the people who showed up to tear down the set today. You guys will never know what a special blessing that was to us. Tear down is not fun or easy but it needs to be done. Even though your numbers were few, you worked super hard and we appreciate it so much.
Don’t forget “First Wednesday” is this week at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium. We will have a wonderful time as we celebrate all the good things God has done here at NewSpring Church!