Delegates from throughout the USA Eastern Territory gathered on 5 April for a one day Prayer & Fasting Retreat at the Crestview Conference Center, located at Territorial Headquarters.
Led by Colonel Janice A. Howard, Secretary for Spiritual Life Development, the day was designed to be set apart to grow deeper in the life of holiness. There was a palpable sense of hunger for the deeper life.
Worship Leader John Copeland (New Jersey Division) opened our time together with thoughtful songs of worship, lifting our hearts to the Father.
The day’s teachings on spiritual warfare were given by Envoys Charles (Divisional Evangelist) and Kelly Roberts (Divisional Evangelist/Territorial Secretary for Spiritual Life Development) from the Greater New York Division.
The teachings were based on the reality of spiritual warfare in three major campaign areas (flesh/world/satan) and three battlegrounds (celestial/strategic/ground-level). Envoys Roberts interspersed Biblical understanding in the respective subject with practical teaching in ground-level warfare, specifically dealing with persons suffering from oppression. Each delegate was given handouts and practical resources to take back to their Corps for application.
The day concluded with sensitive group facilitation led by Major Lauren Hodgson, Territorial Assistant Secretary for Spiritual Life Development and deep and abiding prayer. We continue to receive positive feedback about the tenor of the day, as well as the balanced handling of the subject matter.
Envoy Charles Roberts - USA Eastern Territory