The vision for ARISE! is first and foremost about bringing the children and their families into God's presence, to praise and worship Him. This is the heart behind ARISE!
But as we have seen over and over again, in His presence, they hear from God; are drawn deeper in their love for Him; pray and intercede; see miracles and signs.
Read or download the reports and testimonies that have come in from the various countries and give God the glory.[scribd id=125050436 key=key-a69zy9cyza9wmuabjv7 mode=scroll]
There was a hunger expressed to go further and when we all worshiped together; across denominations and generations a tangible joy was felt in the room. There was a lot of positive feedback which opened the door for more in the future. Kids helped lead worship, and read scriptures. They also played some games. The prayer focus was to follow God`s heart in this. One child drew a picture of Jesus on the cross.
We had a really brilliant afternoon, kids arise formed part of a series several people within our kids work team had independently felt we should run to focus on prayer with our children, and the children really engaged with it in a way we hadn’t anticipated they would have been able to do.
When the children were asked to give feedback, my favourite quote was “I felt I had a real connection to God”.
England, Bethnal Green, London,
My daughter, joined ARISE choir this year and she came back just now telling me that she is so happy and she cannot stop singing to God. She shared that while worshipping the Lord today at ARISE, she just can’t wait to go to church tomorrow to worship the Lord again. She said that it is ARISE that helps her to learn and grow to enjoy praise and worship. I believe the Lord has give her a heart to worship through ARISE.