Dr. Jason Hubbard, founder of Light of the World Prayer Center and our state CONECTer for Operation Rolling Thunder passed on a news article from the Bellingham Herald by Dave Gallagher titled Whatcom's GDP rose 4.2 percent in 2012.
Dave reports "Whatcom County's gross domestic product grew 4.2 percent in 2012 compared to the previous year, well above the national average increase of 2.5 percent."
A November 4, 2012 article titled Bible software company Logos helps spark Bellingham's downtown revival provides another glimpse into this remarkable story. This business grew from 30 employees to 320.
What does prayer have to do with that? They (Light of the World Prayer Center) have followed ORT's mobilization strategy since 2005.
They formed strategic councils in all 7 spheres of society and one of those councils is a business council. Kingdom minded leaders meet together to pray and then pass on strategic intelligence in which LOWPC uses to determine their corporate prayer targets which in turn is provided to the CONECTers of each of the 31 local churches taking one day each month to pray 24/7. LOWPC which functions similar to the International House of Prayer serves as the strategic operations center coordinating and communicating. Turning around their dying downtown economy was one of the targets over the last several years. So, in addition to seeing abortions decline, adoptions rise, church plants multiply, crime decline, they are also seeing economic development. Talk about blessing and serving your community!
This is one more example of the kind of results and impact churches can have on their communities if they apply the strategic wisdom found in the Operation Rolling Thunder strategy. Click here to learn more - Operation Rolling Thunder Revised Edition.
If God did this for them, He can and will certainly do it for you and your community, if you apply the wisdom for in our Lord's strategy.