I received a report from the CONECTers in Gainesville FL (Carl & Brenda Krames of Prepare 4 Transformation Ministries). They are following a strategic wisdom presented through Operation Rolling Thunder. Following the pattern they helped form a strategic council by facilitating a meeting with the police chief and pastors. They report:
At last month's CPA (Christian Pastors Association) meeting with Police Chief on July 16th the chief specifically requested that the attending pastors pray and agree with him for the capture of Larry Whitehead Jr., pulling his mug shot up for us on the overhead screen in the GPD conference room. Mr. Whitehead was a suspect in the killing of a man earlier that month and instigating a number of other violent offenses in the Gainesville area.
Mr. Whitehead was arrested Sunday morning September 15th in Virginia. We specifically prayed that no one would be injured in his capture. Praise the Lord! God hears our prayers! Here's the link in the Gainesville Sun: http://www.gainesville.com/article/20130915/ARTICLES/130919736/0/search
Talk about "preparing for transformation!" They have not only prepared for transformation they are executing transformation. They are putting faith into action. They are fulfilling the assignment Christ gave them.
Isn't it awesome to see what coordinated concentrated specific prayer can produced when combined with honoring authority and proper jurisdiction? The fruit of Carl, Brenda and the Church of Gainseville's cooperation has been truly impactful. To see some of the other things Christ has worked through the Church in Gainesville that we know of visit
Jesus is glorified when we do well and we are praying that the Church in Gainesville will continue to not only do well.... but excel in all things associated with presenting the gospel of the kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ.