SUMMER CAMP ROCKS!

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In June of this summer, Fire For the Nations hosted a summer camp in Vanleer, TN just outside of Nashville. It was an amazing week, with children from several states in attendance, and our very special guest, Jesus!

Most of these children already had personal relationships with the Lord, but were ready to take it a step further and wanted a deeper knowledge of Him. Several were just beginning to understand who God was and why they needed a Savior. It was a time of new beginnings for all of them, as their journey was about to go deeper in many different levels!

As I explained to them in our sessions about how it was important to slow down and take time to listen to Jesus rather than just “talk” to Him all the time, they began to get the picture, and their hunger grew! Anticipation ramped up as we looked forward to the time when they would hear Jesus’ voice speaking to them, and they would have that personal encounter.

We practiced short times of “soaking prayer” during the first full day, and on that first evening, Jesus showed up! We took the time to rest in Him and wait to hear what He would say. The presence of the Lord settled in almost immediately, and the children began receiving from Him in many different ways – some shaking, some weeping softly, some out like a light, some with smiles and some with light laughter, all with eyes closed and listening. We waited on the Lord for over 90 minutes, with the children never leaving or moving away from this time with the Lord.  

Afterwards, we processed with them what they heard and saw. Many children reported hearing His audible voice for the first time, several spoke of the visions of Jesus taking them places and playing and laughing with them, or just holding them, telling them how He loved them.

One young man was overcome by the Spirit within minutes of us beginning our session and shook for almost 90 minutes. Afterwards he told me that God wouldn’t let him get up, but he felt God told him how much He loved Him and wanted time with him, and this young man wanted to have God’s spirit touch him again!

Several young people received a word from Jesus regarding their destiny, and a call to missions was born! Each child felt or heard something that showed them that Jesus was real – that He was in the room and was making a difference in their lives. Even the adults there could sense His awesome presence and were pulling in His glory!

As the week went on, we had a corner of our white board entitled “What Stuck With YOU Today”. The kids were instructed to take small colored post-it notes of various sizes and write on them things that had made an impression on them during the week. It could have been something someone said or did, or what was said during a session.

By the end of the week, the board was filled with notes. The main topic of excitement? SOAKING TIME! These 8-13 year olds were far more affected and interested in spending time with Jesus than anything else during the week! That said volumes about how our week went and the effect it had on the children.

God so rocks, and so did camp! Check out our website and Facebook page for a few pictures and videos of the fun and lessons learned during that week!

Karen’s calling is to bring children into the manifest presence and glory of Jesus, lead them in experiencing His deep abiding love, clear unmistakable voice, wise Godly direction for their lives, and to ignite a spirit-led passion for serving Him in many ways at any age.

She is available for children’s and adult conferences, retreats, church dates, camps, leadership training and regional equipping sessions. Fire For the Nations hosts a summer camp for kids and periodic kids mission trips during the year. Her first book, KIDS CAN is now available in both the CWG and Fire For the Nations bookstores. For more information on the book or to schedule dates, check out the website (www.fire4thenations.com), or email her at [email protected].

 

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4 Keys to Hearing God's Voice

4 Keys to Hearing God's Voice

by Mark and Patti Virkler | 305 Pages

Have you ever wished you could just sit down and have a long talk with the Lord? Wouldn't it be wonderful to move beyond having a theology that states that God loves you to actually hearing Him whisper words of love into your heart? When you're worried or confused, wouldn't you love to see the situation from His perspective and hear how He wants you to respond?


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4 Keys to Hearing God's Voice Audio CD Package

4 Keys to Hearing God's Voice Audio CD Package

By Mark Virkler | 4 Keys book | 10 hours of CDs | LEARN notebook

Have you ever wished you could just sit down and have a long talk with the Lord? Wouldn't it be wonderful to move beyond having a theology that states that God loves you to actually hearing Him whisper words of love into your heart? When you're worried or confused, wouldn't you love to see the situation from His perspective and hear how He wants you to respond?

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4 Keys to Hearing God's Voice DVD Package

4 Keys to Hearing God's Voice DVD Package

By Mark Virkler | 4 Keys book | 10 hours of DVDs | LEARN notebook

Have you ever wished you could just sit down and have a long talk with the Lord? Wouldn't it be wonderful to move beyond having a theology that states that God loves you to actually hearing Him whisper words of love into your heart? When you're worried or confused, wouldn't you love to see the situation from His perspective and hear how He wants you to respond? When things don't seem to be going your way and your prayers aren't answered the way you had hoped, wouldn't it be great to hear Him tell you where He is in the midst of it, and what He is working out in your life? Are you ever just a little bit jealous of others who say with such confidence, "The Lord said...."?

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Dialogue with God

by Mark and Patti Virkler | 296 Pages

This top seller for 30 years from Bridge Logos provides a narrative, right-brain presentation of the principles of how to hear God's voice. Especially enjoyable for personal use, it makes a great gift for introducing a loved one to the voice of God. This book teaches the four keys to hearing God's voice in readable style, and also devotes two entire chapters to moving samples of people's journaling (i.e. their two-way dialogue with God).

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Have you ever wished you could just sit down and have a long talk with the Lord? Wouldn't it be wonderful to move beyond having a theology that states that God loves you to actually hearing Him whisper words of love into your heart? When you're worried or confused, wouldn't you love to see the situation from His perspective and hear how He wants you to respond? When things don't seem to be going your way and your prayers aren't answered the way you had hoped, wouldn't it be great to hear Him tell you where He is in the midst of it, and what He is working out in your life? Are you ever just a little bit jealous of others who say with such confidence, "The Lord said...."?

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How to Hear God's Voice

by Mark and Patti Virkler | 317 Pages

We recommend that you order the newest revision of this book titled 4 Keys to Hearing God's Voice. It includes 95% of the content of How to Hear God's Voice but is reorganized so it fits perfectly with the 10 DVDs on this subject by Mark Virkler. In addition, it gets you started using the four keys earlier in the book and gives you more journaling samples and exercises. Since we have removed the large margins, it is a smaller and less expensive book.

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LEARN 4 Keys to Hearing God's Voice Notebook

LEARN 4 Keys to Hearing God's Voice

by Mark and Patti Virkler

This 49-page Life Enrichment And Review Notebook (previously called a "Seminar Guide") is designed to go along with the CD/ DVD series and/or PowerPoint presentation. If receiving training in a group, we highly recommend that EVERY member of the group have their own copy. It offers you the following four benefits:

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Prayers That Heal the Heart

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by Mark and Patti Virkler | 320 Pages

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Counseled by God

by Mark and Patti Virkler | 146 Pages

Have you ever been defeated by negative emotions such as anger, fear, guilt, inferiority, condemnation or depression? Have you tried to fight them off unsuccessfully? Is there an answer that is deeper than simply trying to mentally reason yourself out of these emotions? Is there a way that Jesus can speak a word of life into the depths of your emotional despair and bring healing on a deep level? Is there a form of Christian counseling that begins and ends with the movement of Christ within your heart, rather than simply with the words of man?

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