There is a beautiful church in California that has had me come and do a Holy Spirit Conference for their kids for 2 years in a row now. Each time I have been there has been so full of the presence of God with the children. It seems impossible to convey all that He has done in these times but I thought you may enjoy a few testimonies that give just a small picture of what these moments with children have been like.
A few things that have captured my heart through these years:
While kids were having quiet time with Jesus in their own chosen spaces around the room, 2 young girls encountered the Lord Himself, and they were completely overcome by His Holy Spirit ministering so deep and pure to their spirits. Such beautiful tears and life!
One time as I was teaching, I remember a little girl getting out of her seat and walking to the front. She looked and me and began to speak prophetically into MY life. I remember stopping everything, kneeling down right there with her in front of everyone, and praying in agreement with her word. There is nothing like receiving from the gift of God in a child. And it teaches them how to not only operate in the ministry of Holy Spirit’s presence, but also how to receive.
The kids became so hungry to pray and minister over each other that even during free play time, they themselves were creating groups to go around the room and minister to people. It was the most beautiful thing ever! They were weeping in prayer over each other.
I remember one parent coming to me and telling me how her child came home with such a firey desire to read Scripture! She said her child had never had interest in the Bible before and something changed in him so much in the very best way. So thankful for how Jesus ignites hearts to be hungry!
Every moment spent with this group of kids and teachers is so full. I feel like I am literally in the firey eyes of Heaven as the Father pours out in this conference time into the lives of the children. I pour into them all I am and all I have prepared in Jesus for them, BUT IT IS GOD WHO GIVES. Every good and perfect gift comes from Him. He faithfully meets this beautiful bundle of children beyond what any human can do, because their desire is so strong for Him.
Here are a few screenshots of a few testimonies from some of the teachers and helpers, as well as some parents of a few of the kids. I posted some pictures too. Oh Jesus is so faithful and He is touching our young people so fully and deeply with His beautiful, strong presence! What an honor to be a vessel of His love and presence. Oh to receive of His heart for children! It’s amazing!