It began last Friday night (7th) when a team of 300 headed East to Mombasa after a commissioning during the First Friday worship service (thanks First Friday team!). Off course as expected, there was enough spiritual resistance to the team getting there, with two of the five buses breaking down during various points of the journey, resulting in the team arriving in Mombasa at 9am Saturday (instead of 5am)! But this team was determined to do what had brought them this far…
That Saturday morning, we had an intense prayer session with the around 200 Mombasa pastors that showed up to receive us. The main thrust of the time was a message of unity. John 17 says that unity in the church, along tribal, social, political, gender and all other lines, clears the world’s ability to see & understand the ultimate Truth (Jn.17:21).
This is part of why I’m so passionate about Msafara. There is a church in every single part of this nation. And I believe that as church leaders from different tribes learn to stand together and refuse to let the church be divided, the church will be released to be the glue and hope for our nation that it was created to be.
I won’t go into all that happened ~ suffice to say that as the pastors repented of disunity and pledged to work together in unity, it was clear that God was in the room and that some incredible things were happening in the spiritual realm. That afternoon then we did a prayer march around Mombasa. It was amazing to see the hundreds of Christians march through the streets with banners proclaiming hope for Mombasa. We stopped to pray at various important areas in town. The next morning we all attended different churches. Then in the afternoon we met for what proved to be the climax of our time at the Coast.
As the thousands who gathered at Mombasa Pentecostal Church representing many different churches prayed for Mombasa, the sense of unity was palpable. In Matthew 18:18-20, Jesus tells his followers,
‘Whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them.’
It became clear at to everyone during that meeting that God is going to do some incredible things in Mombasa as a result of our prayer.
Words feel inadequate to express what we experienced together in Mombasa.