On the holy hills stands the city [of Jerusalem and the temple] God founded. The Lord loves the gates of Zion [through which the crowds of pilgrims enter from all nations] more than all the dwellings of Jacob (Israel). Glorious things are spoken of you, O city of God…The singers as well as the players on instruments shall say, All my springs (my sources of life and joy) are in you [city of our God].
Truly, we were pilgrims from all nations! This was one of the most “international” teams I can remember. We had people on this Holy Land Miracle Tour from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, UK, Hong Kong, Africa, and, of course, America! And I am still amazed at the number of people that had very little, to no knowledge of Global Celebration or Georgian & Winnie before coming on this trip. But they heard about it somehow and they came expecting! They were not disappointed!
I was overwhelmed to be able to hold our first International Global Celebration Prayer Meetings while we were in Bethlehem! How awesome was that! The first time we met, I started weeping at the thought of this amazing privilege!
This team was a powerful group to pray with! We really felt our prayers and declarations shaking things, changing the atmosphere, and preparing the way for us as we went forth!
We call this trip our Holy Land Miracle Tour and it did live up to its name!
To start with, the passport of one of our team that had somehow disappeared during our layover in Turkey was miraculously found ~ and I mean truly miraculously! Many healings took place throughout the trip. Some we prayed for were released of pain. Some had feelings to their limbs restored. Some of the residents in the camps we visited were overcome and brought to tears by a Presence they didn’t know how to describe, but truly felt while we were there. They wanted to know more. Thank You, Jesus! People would walk up to our group as we traveled throughout the Holy Land and ask us who we were because they could feel something very special around us.
Then there was the spontaneous fire tunnel at the Wailing Wall! We went to visit on Friday evening, the beginning of Shabbat when the place was full of the Jewish people welcoming in the Sabbath. Many were dancing and rejoicing, so we started dancing and rejoicing, too. A young Jewish girl jumped into our circle and started prophesying about the US and Israel! Then we broke out in a fire tunnel and suddenly a lot of the Jewish people around us joined in and went through! We think we made history! A Fire Tunnel at the Wailing Wall! On the Sabbath! Amazing! [If you have Facebook, check out Georgian & Winnie Banov or Global Celebration Intercessors for more on this.]
Remember that we prayed this team in! Always pray for God to call forth the ones He desires to go on our mission trips. He puts together the best teams! There were seventy-five people on this trip and we were all truly in one accord! That’s amazing!