Praying for the ministry of Georgian & Winnie Banov

A Call To Prayer!

“And the inhabitants of one city shall go to them of another, saying, Let us go speedily to pray and entreat the favor of the Lord and to seek, inquire of, and require [to meet our own most essential need] the Lord of hosts.  I will go also.”
Zechariah 8:21 Amplified

This is a call to prayer for all Global Celebration Intercessors and anyone else who has a heart to pray for the needs of Global Celebration and who live in or around the Harrisburg, PA, area!

When I put the request out for a location where we could gather for intercession, our dear friends, Chris and Karen Fisher, graciously answered. They are the owners of the wonderful Tomato Pie Café with locations in Lititz and Harrisburg, PA. They both truly have a heart for and strongly believe in the great power of prayer.

Since their restaurant in Harrisburg is closed for business on Mondays, they are letting us use this site to gather to pray on Monday nights. How wonderful is that!

So starting Monday, August 4th, we will be meeting at the Tomato Pie Café that is located at 3950 Tecport Dr, Harrisburg, PA 17111 [This is right down the hill from the Life Center where our Global Celebration School of Supernatural Ministry is held]. We will be starting at 7:00 pm.

Please pass this word on to others. If you’re not from this area or are just not able to attend, please join us in prayer from wherever you are.

Georgian and Winnie and their ministry truly need a greater increase in their prayer support as their work continues to grow rapidly around the world. You’re invited to play a big part in that!

“I will go also.”
Will you?

Psalm 83  [Voice]

O True God, do not be quiet any longer.
    Do not stay silent or be still, O God.
 Look now, Your enemies are causing a commotion;
    those who hate You are rising up!
 They are conniving against Your people,
    conspiring against those You cherish.
 They say, “Join us. Let’s wipe the entire nation off the face of the earth
    so no one will remember Israel’s name.”
 They are all in it together, thinking as one,
    and making a pact against You:
 The people of Edom and Ishmael;
    the Moabites and the Hagrites;
 Gebal, Ammon, and Amalek;
    Philistia with the residents of Tyre.
 And the powerful Assyrians have joined the alliance
    to add their strength and support the descendants of Lot: Moab and Ammon.


 Do to these nations what You did to Midian,
    to Sisera and Jabin at the raging waters of Kishon.
 They were destroyed at En-dor;
    they became like dung, fertilizer for the ground.
 Make their rulers like Oreb and Zeeb,
    all their princes like Zebah and Zalmunna,
 Who schemed, “We should own the meadows of the True God,
    let’s take them!”

 O my God, blow them away like a tumbleweed,
    scatter them like dust in a whirlwind.
 As a wildfire charges through the forest
    or a flame sprints up the mountainside,
 Send Your raging winds to chase them, hunt them down,
    and terrify them with Your storm.
 Redden their faces in shame
    so that they will turn and seek Your holy name, Eternal One.
 May they face disappointment and anxiety forever;
    may they be ashamed and die.
 May they know that You and You alone,
    whose name is the Eternal,
    are the Most High, the Supreme Ruler over all the earth.

Does anyone have or know of a place in the Harrisburg, PA, area where we can meet for some Corporate Intercession for Georgian and Winnie and Global Celebration?

If any of you from other areas of the country know of a group of people who want to pray for Global Celebration and have a place and can make a time to hold intercessory prayer meetings, let me know and I’ll try to travel there to join in.

This is really big on my heart and extremely necessary for the needs of Global Celebration right now.





Whoa! What an Awesome Graduation Celebration for the very first class of Global Celebration School of Supernatural Ministry! We had such a blast that it went on for two nights!

On Monday night, every student was able to stand up and speak about how the school impacted them. What amazing testimonies! Some made us laugh, while others brought tears. Needles to say, hearts were changed and lives were forever blessed for these GCSSM students.

Tuesday night started with a beautiful reception where we enjoyed fellowshipping together. The one remark I heard the most was, “Where did the year go? It went so fast.” It did seem like only a short time ago when we met in that same atrium for orientation.

After taking a class picture, the ceremony began with worship, then talks by Winnie and Georgian, our two wonderful valedictorians, and the final commencement message by Pastor Charles Stock of Life Center Ministries International. And after the presentation of the certificates to the students, how do you think this Global Celebration ceremony would end? A Bliss Fire Tunnel, of course! What fun!

Many of the students personally expressed to me their thanks for all the prayers that brought them in to GCSSM and saw them through the entire school year. They are eternally grateful.

Please pray for our second year of GCSSM. It will be here before you know it! Pray for God to make the way clear for all new students and returning students. Pray blessings over them and all of our staff as plans get underway for the new school year.

Taste and See

Thoughts from Psalm 34:8-10

Taste and see that the Lord is good.

I drink deeply of the kindness of this God.

See how Wonderful the Eternal really is!

Because I passionately pursue the Lord… Because I am intent on knowing the Eternal God, I will have everything I need.

I shall not lack any beneficial thing.  I will never lack any good thing.

I am blessed because I take refuge in Him.  Because I take refuge in Him, I am truly happy!

He is my Peace

Thoughts from John 14:27

His is my Peace.

He gives me His own Peace, not the junk the world calls peace.

I refuse to allow myself to be agitated, disturbed, troubled, afraid, fearful, cowardly, intimidated, and unsettled.


Thoughts from Isaiah 26:3-4

He guards and keeps me in His Perfect Peace when my mind stays on Him ~ and His Greatness ~ and His Glory!

I chose to lean on and confidently trust Him always.

He is my Everlasting Rock!


Thoughts from John 16:33

He has overcome my world and deprived it of its power to harm me!

When reading scriptures, I love to write down declarations that I find there.  Since I use several translations, I enjoy seeing the same things proclaimed in slightly different ways.

From Lamentations 3:22-26

His compassions fail not.

His mercies are new every morning.

His faithfulness is Great!

The Lord is all I need.

“Hope in God; just wait.”

The Lord is good to those who wait for Him hopefully and expectantly.

It is good to hope and wait quietly.


Floods in Mozambique

Heidi is asking for prayer for the severe flooding in Mozambique ~

Thank you for the prayers!

Thank you to everyone who has been standing with us in prayer about the flooding in Mozambique. The situation continues to be very serious here in the North and across the nation. Continuous and torrential rains are causing rivers and streets to flood, including major highways. The flooding is some of the worst in independent Mozambique’s history.

Most people live in bamboo and mud huts. The roofs here are grass or thin corrugated metal, so the rains are pouring through every crack and crevice right into people’s bedrooms and kitchens. Sometimes it feels as if there is no escape from the water. Many homes are so flooded that they are falling apart. We are re-building and repairing as fast as we can. We are also praying for the rains to stop. Please join us in prayer for our Mozambican friends. In the midst of difficulty, we pray that many people will turn to God who is mighty to save. We know that He is faithful, and we are praying for His love to cover each person here.

Song of Songs 8:7 “Many waters cannot quench love, rivers cannot sweep it away.”

We love you all & are so grateful for your love,

-The Iris Global Media Team

Steve came HOME!!!!

I just received this report about Steve McRee.  Continue to keep him in prayer until he reaches complete recovery.
We are expecting God’s Glory to be revealed!
“After just 11 weeks after the accident, Steve is home and we rejoice! Carla doesn’t have to commute to see her husband, Steve can be more comfortable in his own environs and the food is a lot better too!  God has put all the pieces together to make the journey home go without a hitch.  His one story home is perfect for the wheelchair and his care givers are in place. Steve is thriving!  He looks great and his heart, soul and mind are attuned and ready for what God has for him at this time.  Steve is resuming some work responsibilities  of Shepherd’s Gate and just participated in their monthly Board Meeting.  In addition to his work at Shepherd’s Gate, he is also embarking on another part time job (at least that’s what it feels like!).  He will be having 20 hours a week of very intensive physical therapy which will help him get his mobility and maneuverability back. Great strides have already been made in this area, and when Steve returned to his surgeon recently, who hadn’t seen him since the surgery on December 22, he was utterly amazed!  He quipped, “Most patients do not do as well as you, Steve.”  For that we thank God for this healing progress!
So please continue to pray for:
-Complete healing.
-Transition to home life and dealing with day to day living.
-Great progress in physical therapy
-Rest and respite for Carla as she cares for Steve at home and continues with her responsibilities at Shepherd’s   Gate
-God’s protection and provision over Steve and Carla and the ministry of Shepherd’s Gate.
-Financial provision

Again, the McRee’s want to express their most sincere gratitude for your faithful prayers and support!  God bless you!

Oh, here are some pictures of Steve with some of his Board Members and Carla!”

Wrecked in the Garden

This report is from one of our Amazing Holy Land 2014 Team Members!  Whoa, God!  Getting Wrecked in the Garden!

“I had a powerful time in the Garden of Gethsemene. Winnie had just talked about Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemene, and how when Jesus stepped forward, revealing himself to the soldiers, they fell down and that when Jesus steps closer to us, revealing Himself, saying “here I am” sometimes our bodies can’t handle it. I experienced just that! As I was walking in Garden, someone was waving an olive branch. As I walked past them, the glory of God totally overwhelmed me and I dropped to my knees and could not move or get up. His presence and love was so strong. He had been speaking to me about completely yielding to Him in everything before I came. It was in the Garden that Jesus yielded to His Father’s will! I also had been asking the Lord to teach me how to receive/drink. When it was time to leave the garden, I could not walk. Two people had to help me walk to the bus! I had never experienced being “drunk” like that! It happened a number of times on this trip, as Jesus immersed me again and again in His love! This trip was truly life transforming! I have fallen more in love with Jesus through it! I am an associate pastor, and had the opportunity to share my experience with my church this past Sunday. After I shared, the entire church came forward and either kneeled or laid prostrate before the Lord and He met with us in a powerful way! Several got “drunk” and many felt His love in a powerful and tangible way like never before!! Thank you, My Beloved Jesus!!! You are so Amazing!!!”

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