I recently received an inquiry form from our website from an apostle. He had read my books and asked about examples of on going transformation. I wanted to share my reply:
Dear Apostle Gunter,
Thank you for your inquiry. I’m extremely happy to hear that you believe this strategy will serve you and the Church in Germany.
Tell me, which books have you read or what material (websites) have you been to?
It’s hard for me to say as to how things have continued in many places in that it relies upon those using this strategy to report to us what is happening. For example, a leader in the State of Kansas used ORT to mobilize 267 churches in 16 cities. They reported what occurred for the 1st year (quite miraculous I might add, part of their testimony is in my book Operation Rolling Thunder – Revised Edition). Part of the reason I did not hear is because some of the church leaders were offended by certain language (ie. Eph 4:7-11, miracles…). But I did not hear from them until I received a phone call last year where they reported how that network turned the tide in the election of a governor who was a Christian in the last 24 hours before the election.
By 2011 we’d seen leaders in 36 nations report using this strategy and they represented 10,000+ churches (conservative estimate). For our small team, it became to difficult to try to track. By 2012 I quit trying to keep up pursuing results and encouraging reports. Since then, we trust God to encourage them to do so and we report what they share when we can.
But, that is all changing as soon...
...as our 1Church1Day project is done. I trust you’ve seen the video’s on the home page of www.1Church1Day.org? When this is done, we will be positioned once again to answer well and accurately what you are asking. If you’ve not signed up for our enewsletter I’d encourage you to do so as I’ll share developments through that. In fact, later today I will share an updated video report of our progress which includes some of the new services we will be able to offer (Kingdom Academy (online training), customized strategic communication system for leaders like yourself).
So I can’t answer your question as well as I’d like. But I can provide some anecdotal examples:
Gunter, frankly I could spend hours speaking of the marvelous things God’s people have been empowered to do as they used this strategy to invite His abiding presence into their village, town, city, county, province or state. I’m really excited about you in that, I don’t recall anyone every presenting 1Church1Day(ORT) in Germany before.
If my memory is accurate, that would make you the 38th country this strategy has been presented in since 2005.
I pray you hit the mark for the assignment Christ has given you. I look forward to hearing how Christ works in and through you all and I pray for a spirit of wisdom and revelation be poured out upon you. I pray the Church in Germany do something we’ve not seen before as the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophesy. So I’m hoping you inspire the Church elsewhere through what Christ does through you.
I also hope you’ll help us find people to test the 1Church1Day app at the end of this year. I’m asking the Lord for 5000 testers to help us. We’ll be preparing for a major launch in 2017 of 1Church1Day.
I hope you’ll find these examples encouraging. Blessings on you sir and I look forward to hearing from you.
Proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom,
Tim , an apostle