'Another taste of heaven' 'This is a move of God' 'I thought I had died and gone to heaven!' 'This was Church!'
A very big thank you to you, Monica, José, Sarah and the rest of the team for another taste of heaven at the Foundations South West conference. For me it was akin to arriving at Elim with its 12 springs of water after a long and thirsty walk through the wilderness! Once again, two of the greatest elements of the conference were the FREEDOM and the FELLOWSHIP. In particular, the freedom to pray and praise spontaneously was a tremendous and freeing blessing. In many church circles such spontaneous worship is, at best, considered a little odd, and, at worst, frowned upon and stamped out. Praise the Lord for Foundations! I particularly found great freedom in the messianic dancing – something that I would have been far too shy to try at any other conference – but at Foundations there is the freedom to do it. Once again, I leave a Foundations conference with a chink taken out of my “fear” of man. Hallelujah! After a day and half of the Foundations experience, on Sunday morning, my heart was overflowing with love for my fellow Foundationers. What a special bunch. The Foundations experience allows the Spirit to move in mighty ways, enabling true and deep fellowship to be enjoyed between virtual strangers. Some of the greatest work was undoubtedly done by the Holy Spirit in the one-on-one conversations – and praise the Lord that at Foundations there is the time and space for these; we were able to minister and be ministered to as gifts of the Spirit were used and perhaps even discovered for the first time. And the bonfire worship was a wonderful new addition! Having sampled Foundations for a second time I am now convinced that this is a move of God. May the Lord fulfil this vision in this nation and beyond for the sake of the house of the Lord our God! May the Lord bless you all for what you have given to the Body of Christ. Shalom to you all. Barry
Dear Steve and Monica. Thank you for a truly wonderful weekend. I was so excited on the Friday night that I texted back to my church leaders that 'I thought I had died and gone to heaven' with the worship!!!!! Whew. So many are asking about what happened and what we learned and did that I am finding it difficult to find the words to give it justice, so thank you for this summary, which is a good start.. Shalom. Marion
The united spirit of love, fellowship, desire to learn and grow in the Lord. Thank you to everyone involved in organising and running this event. I was only there for the day but wanted more! Although active and fairly intense, I was energised and invigorated by the whole experience. This was Church! Betty