Written by Helen Beecham
In 1906, in some of the poorest districts of Los Angeles, there was an outpouring of Heaven which became known as the Azusa Street Revival. It happened during an incredibly dangerous, volatile and prejudiced period in American history. But God used a man named William Seymour to launch a modern day Acts 2 movement, bringing together Black, White, Asian and Hispanic in bonds of love, unity and prayer. It came to be said ‘the colour line was washed away’ at Azusa. It was the birth of the Pentecostal movement.
You can follow this link to read some testimonies of the miraculous move of the Holy Spirit during that time –
Now, 110 years on, there is an expectancy that God will move in the same powerful way again. For the past 15 years Lou Engle and TheCall (http://www.thecall.com/) have sought to proclaim the bold, uncompromising message of Jesus Christ and have stepped out in faith to ‘boldly ask God for the rain of revival’ again as they flood Los Angeles with the rally cry: Come, Holy Spirit!
Led by the Lord, through a dream, Lou Engle and TheCall have hired the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum for a 15 hour event on Saturday 9th April where they are seeking to gather 120,000 in one place and in one accord to simply exalt Jesus.
Amongst those 120,000 will be all of the Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry (BSSM) students. They are travelling to L.A. on Monday 4th April and, split up into ‘revival groups’, will spend time in different neighbourhoods talking, evangelising and ministering to the communities there.
Many of you have generously supported Molly to enable her to be at Bethel this year and specifically towards this mission trip. Your support has been such an amazing blessing and is already bearing so much fruit!
Molly’s heart now is for you to partner with her by praying into this next week and joining with them in that cry: Come, Holy Spirit!
Please pray for all of the students as they travel to L.A. on Monday (a 9 hour bus ride!) and as they love and minister to the people in that city. Please also pray for the event on Saturday.