April 3-13, 2002
Back Row - Left: Ulrich Surbeck - Nyon, VD Switzerland; Ellen Thompson
- Myrtle Beach SC; Micah Bartlett - Summit MO; Lois Taylor - Sarasota
FL ; Janet LeBoutillier - Old Lyme CT; Barb Goldman - Schenectady NY;
Martha Leo - Easton PA; Barbara Edwards - Sarasota FL; Joan Ann Warnell
- Sarasota FL; Margo Layton - Schenectady NY; Judi Gardner - San Diego
CA; Fourth Row - Left:Sue Cherry - St Johnsbury VT; Lorna Nissen Peachtree
City GA; Erma Stogsdill - Vienna MO; Dell Spohr - Altamont NY; Judi
- Altamont NY; Kathie Walters - Macon GA; Sharon Varchetto - Sarasota
FL; Kathleen Larrabee - Pulaski NY; Marsha Belanger - Vancouver BC Canada;
Diane Ford - Nokomis FL; Carol Denman - Napanoch NY; Janet Cole - Mt.
Juliet TN; Argiro Zanakos - Bethlehem PA; Nancy Smith - Rutland VT; Roy
Browne - Belfast N Ireland. Third Row- Kneeling - Left: Marcy Coe - Edmond
OK; Sandy Cox - Hampton GA; Brooke Meadows - Winter Park
Brown - Laurinburg NC; Becky Bowser - Jacksonville FL; Cecelia Simpson
- Myrtle Beach SC; Lori Randall - Greenville SC; Dale Rosborough - Ottowa-Vanier
ON Canada; Nyhlia Jean Moore - Lake Charles LA; David Moore - Lake Charles
LA; Clare Lafferty - Annandale VA; Pat Colton - Rohnert Park CA; Deanne
Goldsberry - Dallas TX. Front Row - Seated - Left: Sharon Busby - Macon
GA; Nancy Waesche - Jacksonville FL; Gordon MacCarthy - Sarasota, FL;
Bindy Collingwood - Sarasota FL.
GREAT WAVES & VISITATION ON A FERRY
We had 44 hungry people from US - Canada - UK- Switzerland and Thailand on our Ireland/Scotland tour. - We had many powerful things happen as we prayed on the Hill of Tara ( the seat of the High Kings of Ireland) and again on the Hill of Slane, where Patrick lit the Paschal fire and defied the High King and his Druids.
|Kathie in Green Hat and others outside the Old Mill Restraunt.||Kathie in Green Hat with Pastor David & Mrs. Pedlow||KathieWalters and Sandy Cox at the Old Mill Restraunt.|
The first night in a lovely restaurant - a giant wave hit. At the conferences and ministry trips that I minister at there is always a wave of God - It is just discerning what it is about and "riding" it that becomes" interesting." Well this first night as we were eating - I suddenly saw these huge waves coming at me - the next minute I felt as if I had no control and I was on the high seas- My legs seemed to disappear and I felt as if I was going up and down in these huge waves. I knew God was beginning to give me a message - the wave started touching others and they became also like drunk people - This wave would suddenly hit in different places and times throughout the trip. It was like being on a raft with no oars in the middle of the high seas- As I can be a bit thick sometimes it took a few days for me to catch on - The Lord said "Peregrini." The Perigrini were early Celtic Christians who would leave the shores of Ireland/Scotland in small boats with a sail but no oars - They trusted God to send the winds and take then wherever He wanted them to be. ABANDONMENT is what it's called - Many needs were met supernaturally as God moved among the group - so many wonderful testimonies from the individual people.
|Sandy Cox,Kathie Walters, Sharon Varchetto, Diane Ford, and Janet LeBoutillier got hit by a wave at a photo stop - they could hardly stand up!|
||Iona Abby founded by Columba in the 5th century|
The Cafe and Ferry
When we left the isle of Iona (where Columba's monastery was)
we got the ferry back to the Isle Mull and drove across the island to get the
other ferry back to Oban. We missed the ferry
and had to wait 1 ½ hours - so a group of us went into the cafe nearby. As we sat
talking, suddenly the presence of God descended right into the midst of us- it
was powerful The Kind of presence where you have to hush - The Lord gave me
the scriptures from Isaiah - "Oh that you would rend the heavens and come down - when you made your name known to your adversaries... when you did awesome things which we looked not for"....etc.
I was taken up into the Spirit and I saw a vision of a street - a typical street in the UK. A row of houses made of stone. Outside were children playing- and God loved it - He loves those children being carefree and joyful. No worries or cares -Then the picture changed and I saw the same houses, but the children were not there- they had "matured" and were busy doing other things. My heart began to ache and then we had to leave the cafe and get on the ferry. I made it onto the boat; my heartache got stronger- I fell into the nearest seat and a crowd of our own people sat all around - about 20-25 people. I prayed and then started weeping over the loss of the childlikeness which God loves. God is grieved over loss Then the burden changed and the Lord told me that He was grieved over the fact that many of His children were hurt because the words and things they had from the Lord were disregarded by many church leaders- as though they were not important. As I spoke this out - people started crying and those around them prayed over them. I did not move from my seat or pray for anyone - it was God - moving in.
When that lifted- It felt like there was something stuck in
my throat - and the Lord
said 'Dumb Spirit." As I spoke that out people started choking and again those
around prayed for them - they all got delivered from dumb spirits - where they had been shut down- and not allowed to speak, prophesy and minister . Again, it was GOD who moved in - it was powerful- it was GOD.
The waves continued and the Presence of God was powerful everywhere we went- In Sterling we met with Catherine Brown - many know her from the Elijah list -and had an awesome time of prayer for Scotland -We prayed all over Lindisfarne (Cuthbert's Island) - shopped in Edinburgh and visited John Knox's house- some of the people had a powerful encounter with God there -
There is too much to tell here - but God was all over us -
changed lives and meeting with God is what it's all about - Kathie Walters
|I felt the main thing the Lord said was Abandon yourself to me and my will. He also said love all the people you come in contact with and intercede for these lands. We declared that Jesus was the King of Ireland, Scotland and England and that his mercy and grace would come forth to each of those lands and people. We were told to love all the people we met.|
|Lorna Nissen Peachtree City GA||The Hill of Slane across the valley from the Hill of Tara.|
In Ireland we worshiped and warred on the Hill of Tara where the kings
and druids had lit there fires and reigned and that is where we declared
Lord and King. Lorna Nissen had a vision of a bridge from one hill to the
other and a great river rushing under it (Revival). We worshiped on the
Hill of Slane and rekindled the flame that Patrick built and called forth
the Evangelistic gift in each Christian in Ireland regardless of their
So that land could be completely evangelized and
then take the Gospel to the whole
world again as they once did. We met with a group of Charismatic
that are evangelizing Ireland for the Lord. Pray for their advertising
campaign in Sept and October to reach anyone who calls in with a very
done package and a personal visit.
Group Picture at Sterling Caslte: Back Row Cecelia Simpson with flag,
Lori Randall, Ellen Thompson, Sharon Busby, Nyhlia Moore, Jennifer
In Scotland they say that if you hold Sterling Castle you can control Scotland.
So we declared Jesus Lord and King there. We were told that as we walked
we were dispersing God's mercy and grace.
in the Court Yard at Sterling Castle.
on the Wall of Sterling Castle.
Cecelia Simpson & Ellen Thompson from Myrtle Beach SC at Sterling Castle.
Edmond OK at Sterling Castle.
We also claimed Iona back from the druidic forces and on the hill that Columba had his writing desk and overlooked his Abby we blew the shofar and claimed it back for Jesus.
On the Holy Island of Lindesfarne we worshiped Jesus on the highest point and
declared Jesus was Lord and King of England also.
Kathie taught in several meetings and prayed for us all. We also prayed for each other often and all of us were set free from the things that had controlled our lives. We had meetings with Local Christians in all three countries.
We also went shopping and were served more food than could be eaten. It is a cultural thing to always serve guests a little more than they can eat - sometimes more ( the mixed grill is four or five different meats and would have fed 3 or 4 comfortably. We heard Irish bands and saw Irish dancers. We even tried the dances ourselves one night. The professionals are safe - we are not a threat to them!! We witnessed to the shopkeepers and those around us while shoping or eating and on the planes. Some came to the Lord, some seeds were planted. Jesus' love was shed around!
It was an awesome trip and we became a close group. We
had four sisters
who brought two other friends with them. We had two sisters that came
from Sarasota. They were the "Holy Spirt Drunks" We had 4 more from Sarasota ( 6 total).
Sharon Busby, Macon GA
|Dinner Scene during tour
(Sarasota FL), Dale Rosborough (Canada), Sue Cherry(St Johnsbury VT), Judi Campbell (Altamont NY), & Lori Randall (Greenville SC)
|Deanne Goldsberry, Cecelia Simpson, Kathie Walters & Ellen Thompson outside the hotel the last night of the tour.|
Nancy Smith from Rutland, VT
We were at Shalom Christian Fellowship
Sun. evening in Belfast. Kathie had just finished preaching on the qualifying
spirit coming into a place of receiving God's promises and it was a time
of ministry. A teenage girl Kate had been on the floor in tears and agony.
She got up came to me falling into my arms sobbing. I just quietly held
her for some time. Then she asked if she could ask forgiveness with me for
the resentments she had with my generation. I say sure as she poured her
heart out to me in the presence of Jesus. I received her forgiveness and
declared her forgiven. Then I asked her forgiveness on behalf of my generation
for the ways in which we had hurt them, failed them and did not fulfill
their expectations. The presence of the Lord was mighty and a mighty weight
was lifted from both of us. God truly turned our mourning into joy. Kate
was now filled with joy unspeakable. Truly the goodness of God was in this
There were just so many blessings from the trip. Some of the blessings we are blessed to see right away. Some of the more prophetic acts we did we have only seen in part and I believe God will continue to unfold revelation to us in time. Much prayer was sown in faith and I do believe that as our Father's Words do not return void either do ours so I trust we were accomplishing his purposes as we prayed throughout the lands of Ireland, Scotland and England.
There were two places in particular that
I felt the very strong presence of God as we prayed. One was at the
of Iona as we prayed at the highway where kings
and queens met. It was not by chance that we prayed there the day the Queen
of England's mother was buried, as we were there to help pray in the new
day. We believe a new gate was opened that day. I saw a mighty gathering
of souls taking place.
Another place where the presence of God was mighty was at the Home of John Knox. A few of us gathered to pray for the redigging of the wells and the restoration of the gifting to come forth. We were struck by the waves of revival.
Love and Blessings
|Hill of Slane where Patrick lit the fire before the King could lite his.||Sue Jean Heinz(sitting up in the middle), a missionary to Thiland had a vision of rolling down this hill and it sure gave them more freedom.|
|Nancy Waesche, Jacksonville FL|
Waesche, Jacksonville, Fl
What a wonderful tour. It was more than I ever expected and I will never be the same again. Thank you for the personal ministry and kicking out that qualifying spirit and religious spirit and deaf and dumb and grief etc.! One of the highlights for me was going to the Hill of Tara. It was a real victory for me to go there and be at peace in the Lord. I was in Dale's group and there was such unity and praise and worship and the Word. I was able to repent for the Orangemen who beat their drums for 300 years for evil and beat on a drum up there and taking back the drums for the Lord. I must tell you that two years ago at Women's Charisma Conference in Dayton I went by your table and picked up the CD "Fireland". I went to the car with a friend to wait for another meeting and put the tape in. I cried and laughed and was totally lost in the Spirit. I don't know when any CD has effected me like that. It was the drums that did it. I come from the Orange Ireland. My sister beats her drum for the New Age so this was particularly meaningful to me to be able to turn this around. Another highlight was interceding for Scotland. The minute we entered into Scotland and the music was put on all I could do was weep for the land. God has put Scotland in my heart for sure. It was wonderful to see the places and learn about Patrick and Colomba. I really enjoyed the time on Iona and Holy Island. I believe that this was the first of many more prayer trips I will be doing. It has been prophesied that I would go into the nations with a particular assignment and intercede with a small group of people for a few day before the youth and adult teams would go in to minister. This was a really freeing experience for me. It was great to get to know you and I hope it can be worked out for you to come to New Life in Jacksonville. I also hope to see you in New Hampshire. I will be bringing my daughter who really needs a touch from the Lord. Thank you again for a wonderful tour ad I hope that you enjoy the blue shirt!
Nancy Waesche, Jacksonville, Fl.
Janet LcBoutillier, Old Lyme CT
Friday, April 5, 2002 - Bangor Heritage
When I walked into the room where the monk was to talk to us about the early monks and Bangor Abbey, I saw a large model of the monastery of Bangor, founded by Comgall, who was a disciple of Fintan, who had been a disciple of Columba of Iona. The large table covered in glass depicted the early community. The exact same twig roofed round huts were spread out on a flat landscape exactly like the ones in the dream the Lord gave me March 3, 2002. My legs began to shake, my body was shaking and birthing bends began. I was astounded. As we were leaving I asked the monk about the roof material. He bent over and pulled up a square beautifully woven twig piece. It was the roofing of these round huts. This again was exactly like the dream. The other pictures I had seen of these round huts were of stone. These huts at Bangor Abbey in the model were exact replicas of the dream. In addition, the monk pointed out to me that the inner grouping of huts in the community was for the monks. The huts on the outside of the community were for the artisans.
April 7, 2002, on bus returning from Hill of Tara, Hill of Slane and Catholic evangelism campaign.
Vision: I was moving along inside a narrow
canyon, just down a bit from the top. The canyon was very curvy, with
S turns as I moved quite fast in it. The sides of the canyon that I could
see were deep red. I was not able to see the bottom of the canyon. There
light above. Dark below. Came out of vision and then went back into it and
asked God what it was. I heard chasm. Chasm'gulf, deep crack in the earth's
surface; abyss; narrow gorge; any break or gap; a wide divergence of
sentiments, interests, etc.; rift.
Red: this red was like a deep burnt red. Could be war, bloodshed, death and/or
blood atonement, and sacrifice.
Interpretation: Not sure; could be the chasm in the Catholic Church and other
churches and/or between the Islam and Christian world; earthquake in
Evangelism Campaign: This campaign is quite remarkable. It is being promoted
and advertised all over Ireland. Priests and Bishops have come together
unity to let the Irish know who Jesus Christ is. Praise God.
April 7, 2002, Shalom Christian Church, Belfast, Ireland
(This church is located on the second floor above Diamond Fireworks; I noted the name after this vision) After prayer in spirit:
Vision I: A cross began to form made of multifaceted diamonds. First came the vertical pole, then the horizontal cross pole, then a circle surrounded the cross. Vivid white dense Light was shooting off in all directions. As the Light shot off in the many directions from the many faceted diamond edges, the cross dispersed. Then the Celtic cross formed again. Now it was a Celtic cross of vivid LIGHT. Interpretation: This may be a vision for the Shalom Christian Church. That the light of Christ will spread out far and wide through this church.
Iona, April 8, 2002
On coming into Iona by the ferry, I was overcome with weeping. After exploring the nunnery, the Street of the Dead where I was also overcome with weeping, the Abbey, St. Columba's Shrine, the site of the Bakehouse, I was led by the Holy Spirit to go to the land/sheep's field down to the shore in front of the Abbey along the Sound of Iona. I was aware that perhaps my ancestor, Coleman Ela, had walked along here. Upon arriving I felt a pressing by the Lord to find and pray at Columba's favorite spots to pray, meditate, etc. I had inquired at the entrance to the Abbey of those spots and was given directions to one of them. So I proceeded to the Shop for more information. Yes, indeed, there were four. 1) Dun 1, the hill and highest spot in Iona, where Columba came to meditate. 2) Cobhan Cuilteach, the remote hollow, known as the Hermit's Cell; the foundations of an oval stone hut are still there. It may be where Columba sometimes withdrew. 3) Torr an Aba, Hill of the Abbot, believed to be the place where Columba had his writing hut. This is a rocky knoll overlooking the abbey and out over the Sound of Iona. 4) Cnoc nan Aingeal, Hill of the Angels, is a knoll overlooking a plain and out over the Atlantic Ocean. This is believed to be the place where Columba prayed, meditated and had visitations of angels. Since time and swamp did not allow me to get to the Hermit's cell, I was led to Torr an Aba, Columba's writing hut, then onto Hill of the Angels, which was about a : hour hike in. April 8, 2002, Prayers with Kathie in hotel private room following dinner The prayer ministry was a continuation of the Lord's broken heart for women who have been suppressed/oppressed in the church. This ministry had started on the ferry when the Lord revealed his broken heart over His woman to Kathie. She prayed over us on the ferry and broke off dumb (silence, not speaking up) spirit off us. Kathie and those who had been prayed for on the ferry prayed for several who had not been present during this ministry time. After a bit while I am back in a chair sitting, I am startled by something behind me. I turn quickly to look. There is no one there in the natural, but I am aware of a presence. I wonder is it an angel? I heard someone say an angel. Suddenly, my body begins to shake and my feet run in place. I then sink back in the straight chair, slide off the chair onto the floor on my side with some jerks. There is an incredible heat and a fiery burning on my shoulders and upper back that I can feel going deep into me. I comment about the heat and burning on the back. Then some of the others began to feel the heat and burning on their backs. This was a powerful encounter.
April 10, 2002, Meeting with Catherine Brown, Sterling, Scotland
This was a powerful time of prophetic intercessory prayer for Scotland with Catherine Brown, leader and prophetess, and two others with her for revival in Scotland. There was music, dancing, drumming, prayer and prophecy for Catherine and Scotland. I did hear the word, "Joan of Arc" and saw Catherine on a horse, carrying a white banner leading many warriors for revival in Scotland. Did not quite have the boldness to speak it forth, but gave it to her in writing after the meeting. I learned that there were others who also received the word, "Joan of Arc". Thank you Lord for the confirmation.
Prayer Ministry: Through out the trip I was privileged to pray for several people. Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is liberty. Thank you God. All honor and glory are yours.
Intercessory Prayer for Ireland and Scotland: Prayers for revival in these two countries on the Hill of Tara, Hill of Slane, Iona, Lindisfarne, on the bus, at the meeting with Catherine in Scotland was powerful. I sense that the Celtic Cross is being set on fire and that Celtic Warriors are being raised up in these two countries. It is their inheritance.
Kathie Walters and Living in the Spirit: I witnessed Kathie's amazing ability to live in the Spirit though out 10 days of much travel with 40 plus people most of whom did not know each other and came from many different Christian denominations and cultural backgrounds. And while shopping!!! The 10 days and bus time was spent in the Spirit. Kathie tirelessly and joyfully let the love and light of Christ shine out and cover all.
For the past year I have been trying to spend more just being in the presence of the Lord. Since coming home there seems to be an increase in this. Having returned home with a mild pneumonia has helped with this as I have been forced to lay low, so to speak. I seem to be able to just remain in the spirit more while I am doing what ever I am doing. It's like there is a new not being pressured by time. Yea God!
During morning prayer time I have experienced: a deeper love for all those that have been in my life over the years and for all God's people, even with an outpouring of love and tears. There is a deeper, "Let God and Let God" happening within, a deeper peace and a deeper understanding and trust in the Lord and not having to try to analyze that which He shows me in dreams, visions and stuff; another morning as I was just meditating, when I got up I was staggering about as if drunk, so I went back into more prayer. I seem to go deeper into places with the Lord and am not sure what all that is about now. There is a new freedom to just go with the Holy Spirit and letting go of the concern of what I think I am to do or am doing. Time is moving slower, yet going by faster. Our small house church group asked me to give my testimony of the trip. I mostly addressed the supernatural ministry as per Kathie's books, what happened on the trip and then prayed and imparted all that I had received on the trip. As I was witnessing we wrote down the impartations which turned out to be about 7: Celtic warrior, watcher anointing, swimming in the waters above, inheritance, healing of women's hearts who had been oppressed/suppressed, breaking off the dumb spirit, burning mantle. I was in awe that our Lord backed up this testimony with His power. Our house church group was most eager and ready to receive all. It was quite a time in the Lord.
Also I have noticed when praying for others in prayer ministry that I am able to speak up about what I am sensing and seeing. In doing that I am getting feedback that I am right on about words of knowledge, what I am seeing, etc. There is a new ease in being able to communicate what I think I am seeing means. Physically, there has been a loosening inside the neck, throat and shoulders. Also, what I am seeing is clearer and unfolds gracefully. My mind disrupts it less and is staying out of the way. Thank you Jesus. Thank you, Kathie.
In summary, Ireland and Scotland is not a place I had ever thought about going to. Through the Lord's promptings in dreams, God incidences, visions and more than anything wanting to BE OBEDIENT, I went. I did not know what to expect, but knew in the spirit there was inheritance and a Celtic warrior anointing that I hoped the Lord would bless us all with. More happened in many different ways than I even know now or how to express. I just sense it. All glory and honor are His. A big glorious thank you to Kathie and Sharon, Roy and Yvonne, and Robert.
Janet E LeBoutillier
Joan Ann Warnell
Joan Ann Warnell
On April 3, 2002 We flew to Dublin, Ireland. Although the tour flight arrived in Dublin, we traveled for several hours to get to a hotel in Larne, County Antrim in Northern Ireland. I declared every place the bus or my feet went that the people there would know Jesus Christ as Savior and all the curses would leave as the people bow to Jesus Christ. The Lord used me to break curses off the land there while I praised and prayed much in that nation. I discerned much druidic evil in Ireland and saw how the crows were thick in the areas where that evil was prevailing the most. I waged warfare from our bus as well at the places where we stopped.
Two places we stopped were the Hill of Tara and the Hill of Slane. Crows were everywhere there. We walked up each of the hills to pray in groups. My group prayed powerful prayers as we held hands in a circle. I made a declaration on the Hill of Slane and on the Hill of Tara that Jesus Christ was King of the Hills -- all the hills of the earth. I declared that the Lion of Judah reigned there over all; I bound the druidic evils forever in Jesus Christ of Nazareth's Name. We blew the shofar and declared all the land is Jesus Christ's alone, as are all the cattle on the hills. We climbed the Hill of Slane and blew the shofar -- we began to praise God all the way down the hills.
|Saul's Church - Patrick's first church in Ireland|
One place to which we traveled was Saul Church, the first church founded by St. Patrick. The moment I entered, the presence of God was there. I sat on the floor holding on to a post, listening to the Lord tell me many things. Kathie apologized for having to tell me we had to go, because the presence of the Lord was so sweet on me that I could have stayed there forever. Just think how beautiful it is going to be as we become more and more in His presence as Jesus makes us His Bride in the Glory Third Day Church time in which we live right now. It was a holy time of impartation to me that I brought back to America to impart.
|Lay Monk at Bangor Abby - site of 150 years of 24 hour a day praise & worship|
Every place traveled I claimed the land for Jesus. One of these places was Bangor Heritage Center, the site of the former Bangor Abbey, located in the Valley of the Angels where angels used to be heard singing. The Abbey was founded in 558 A.D. Praise and worship were lifted up to the Lord 24 hours a day for over 150 years there. I declared there that this will begin again and never end from this place throughout the world. From there we traveled along the seashore to Downpatrick where St. Patrick is buried. I saw evils in the church building that I covered in the Blood of Jesus as I bound them and cast the evils left in that place down in Jesus' Name. All must bow to the Name of Jesus. The tours before this one -- and I'm sure many other Christians -- have been doing spiritual warfare there, just as I continued to do. The bus ride along the Antrim Coast Road and the Glens of Antrim with their rivers and waterfalls I found so beautiful, as I declared the Living Rivers of Water will flow to all in that land. Often I'd ask the Lord to re-dig the ancient wells of places like Rathmore Head where great revival meetings were in the past. I asked for revival in the peoples' hearts all through Ireland, as for example in the holiday tour of Portrush. In Belfast, Ireland, our Prayer Journey attended Sunday Services at Shalom Church. This was the place where the Lord showed me how my real Irish father looked. It was so special to me, for I had never seen my real father who gave me Irish heritage. Our team brought wave after wave of Holy Spirit impartation to the brethren at Shalom Church. I hugged those around me and said, "I'm Irish too, and I love you." Earlier Kathie Walters, the tour leader, had a vision of the ocean waves. She kept saying, "He is pushing some things out, and pushing others in." The Lord released His Spirit of abandonment and freedom in worship. We ministered to members of the Shalom Church. One teen to whom I ministered got set free of several generational curses and her continence changed. I did much more spiritual warfare and ministry in places like the P & O Line ferry to Scotland, the ride from Bonnie Loch Lomond to Oban, gateway to the isles, and the ferry over to the island of Iona. You felt the presence of the Lord on Iona where they call it "a thin place". Iona was home to some of the ancient fathers of faith like St. Columba and St. Aidan. At this place, women were prayed for by our leader/minister, Kathie Walters. She said that you women in prophetic ministry have His Word caught in your throats. You've been shut down in ministry so often that you are unable to release the prophetic words He has given to you. We were all prayed for to be healed in this area. Also she prayed for the healing of grief as the Lord healed broken hearts. Stirling Castle in Scotland is a place where in ancient history it was spoken that whoever ruled Stirling ruled Scotland. In that place I was led to prophesy, anoint doorposts and lintels with oil, and speak out proclamations of salvation for Stirling. Edinburgh was a dark place; I prayed most of the day there.
Holy Island of Lindesfarne-
|Erma Stogsdill and Andy & Anna who had a meeting with us and showed us around the Holy Island of Lindesfarne, where they live and minister.|
On the last day of the Prayer Journey, we crossed the sea by bus (right through the middle of the sea at low tide) to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. Lindisfarne lies off the coastline of Northumberland. It is cut off from the mainland at high tide. This is another "thin place" where God's presence was everywhere. The monks of Lindisfarne had great impact on the development of Christian faith in Britain and beyond, as these monks would set sail in tiny curraghs (boats) and let the wind of the Holy Spirit blow them to wherever He led them. They built monasteries in all the places where they landed. These were remarkable people who loved Jesus and risked setting out to sea, trusting God would bring them to safety. During the "Dark Ages", they brought the gospel to many people. Many say that these people kept Christianity alive. Blessings,
Joan Ann Warnell
|Berwick on Tweed is the town we stayed in to visit Lindesfarne the next morning.||Loading the bus: Steve Bartlette, Roy Browne, & Robert our faithful bus driver (who is a Christian.)|
|Roy & Gordon study the camera while Ulie watches, Brook is in the foreground.||Sandy Cox, Hampton GA, Brooke Meadows, Winter Park FL; Robert, Ireland our bus driver; and Gordon MacCarthy, Sarasota FL the last night outside the hotel.|
Rev. Judith Gardner
Judy Gardner, San Diego CA
There are testimonies from the last tour in April 2002 and then one from Judi & Pats' trip in 2001
Testimony of Prayer Tour
to Northern Ireland and Scotland and upcoming Prayer Tour to the Hebrides
Islands By Rev. Judith Gardner Prior to my trip, of April 3 through April
13, 2002, I had a vision where I was praying and interceding at a marriage
banquet. Ireland and Scotland were joined together. In the back of the
hall, the Holy Spirit showed me that some of the people attending the banquet
were arguing. I was led to begin to pray for these two countries and
attending this banquet. I continued to pray as the Holy Spirit led me, I
prayed and asked the Lord if I was going to attend the banquet. Several
two friends showed me an advertisement announcing a prayer tour that was
going to those two countries. They felt that the Holy Spirit had told
I needed to be aware of it. After some time in prayer seeking the Lord's
direction, I was confident that I
was being sent a second time to the Celtic Nations. I was reminded by the
Holy Spirit of a previous prophecy where I was told that I was called to
an ambassador to the nations, and that my first trip to the Celtic Nations
would not be my only trip. He told me that I would have a visitation
trip. Several weeks later, I flew to Newark, New Jersey with my friend Pat,
who had accompanied me on the first trip. We met the other Christians
prayer tour at the airport. Everyone was so excited we could hardly wait
to see what the Lord had in store for us. We arrived in Dublin, Ireland
we were met by Roy Browne and his wife, Yvonne. They arranged the prayer
tour with Kathie Walters, of Good News Ministry. We did not stay in Dublin,
traveled for three hours to our hotel in Larne, County Antrim in Northern
Ireland. Every morning prior to going out on the Lord's mission, we received
teaching and prayer by Kathie Walters. It was wonderful to be so refreshed.
We had opportunities to talk to people in the towns where we traveled,
was easy as they would ask about our holiday. I was also able to pray for
one hotel worker where we stayed. As we approached each of the towns
we traveled, I could see dozens of plastic bags hanging on the shrubs and
in the trees. The witches speak their curses and spells into the plastic
and hang them on the plants at the gateways into each town.
Hill of Tara
The night before going to the Hill of Slane and the Hill of Tara, I was awakened when an angel slapped my foot and said "get up." I was still absorbing what had just happened when He slapped both of my feet and said "get up and get dressed." My roommate and I immediately got up and got dressed. The Holy Spirit then told us to pray. We prayed as we were led, asking for the safety of our team members and for the Lord's will to be done the following day on our mission. The following morning at breakfast, I was told that the Lord had awakened two other pastors on our team and that they had been praying all night too. After breakfast we departed for the Hill of Tara, the ancient political and religious center of Ireland & the Hill of Slane, where St. Patrick in 460 AD lit a huge bonfire in defiance of the druids. St. Patrick knew that there was a law prohibiting any fires except those of the druids, but he said, "I lit the fire to announce the coming of a new God who is more powerful than your old gods, and this new fire will never be extinguished." As we approached the Hill of Tara, there were witches waiting in the parking lot, and on the hill, they were waiting for our arrival. We knew now why we were awakened to pray the previous night. They were trying to put curses on us. Ignoring them, we praised our way to the top of the hill, waiving our banners for our Lord Jesus. We sang praise songs, prophesied the words of the Lord, blew the shofar and reclaimed the land for Jesus. The Lord said, "I am starting a spring that will spread today. Prepare for war for the souls of men." We started praying for souls to be saved and for the waters of that spring to spread all through the nations. When we left the Hill of Tara we went to the Hill of Slane. It was on Tara, in ancient times, that the druids lit their ceremonial fires. By law, the first fire of summer could only be lit to worship the god of the druids. All other fires had to be extinguished and rekindled from the sacred fire at Tara. Last year, the druids lit their ceremonial fire on top of the Hill of Tara in their attempt to reclaim the land for their god. The witches followed our coach to Slane and continued in their attempt to speak curses against us. We continued to declare the word of God. When we left the Hill of Slane we went to a Catholic Church at the bottom of the hill. We worshiped and prayed with the group there. It was wonderful, we had a great time. I was so moved to see the love that they have for the lost. The hatred between the Catholics and Protestants is intense in Ireland. Please pray that the Lord would cause neighbors to come together in spite of their religious differences. We traveled to Saul Church, the first church founded by Saint Patrick. As we walked across the threshold, we were met by the electric presence of the Holy Spirit. All of a sudden the church was filled with the awesome presence of God. We could hardly stand up as the Holy Spirit came upon us. Some of the people on our team had never experienced the tangible presence of God before. There was weeping in His presence, a lot of our team members were prostrate across the floor, unable to move as the Spirit of the Lord touched each one of them. The Holy Spirit led some of us to lay hands on people and pray for impartations of spiritual gifts to come forth. On another day we traveled through Drogeda. On my last trip the Lord used me to repent for the sins of my ancestors. At that time the Holy Spirit showed me rivers of blood running down the ravines, buildings on fire full of people, pregnant women and children disemboweled and raped. I heard screaming and saw the slaughter of hundreds of people. When Oliver Cromwell landed in Drogeda with 70,000 soldiers in the 1600's he began a reign of genocide that slaughtered 5/6th of the Irish race. As we got closer to the site where we had been led to repent for the sins of our forefathers, the spiritual atmosphere was so much lighter then it was on the last trip. Then the Lord reminded me of a prophecy I had received prior to my first trip to Ireland. He said, "You will taste the fruit of your labor." I did taste the fruit of my labor and it was wonderful. On another day we went to the Bangor Heritage Centre, it is the site of the former Bangor Abbey, located in the Valley of the Angels, where angels used to be heard singing. The Abbey was founded in 558 AD. Praise and worship were lifted up to the Lord twenty-four hours a day for over 150 years. The Lord sent over 3,000 men and women to this valley. They worshiped in three teams of 1,000 in each group, they worshiped in eight hour shifts with prayer and antiphonal singing. We prayed that the Lord would dig up the ancient wells in the Valley of the Angels. When we left the Valley of the Angels we traveled along the seashore, then on to Downpatrick, where St. Patrick is buried. On my previous trip to Ireland, Downpatrick was a spiritually dark place. The houses in the neighborhood around the Downpatrick Cathedral were displaying symbols of the Masonic Lodge, and Free Masonry Symbols were in the foyer of the cathedral. It was spiritually dark and heavy. We walked the streets declaring that the word of God would take authority over the darkness, and blew the shofar for freedom from the oppression. On this trip, I was surprised and pleased to see the Masonic symbols off of buildings, it too, was spiritually lighter. I was able to "taste the fruit of my labor" in this place too. Another day we drove along the beautiful Antrim Coast Road. As we drove through the Glens of Antrim, I could see rushing rivers, beautiful waterfalls, and wild flowers gracing the hillsides. The glens are one of the last places in Ireland where the Gaelic language was spoken. We stopped for lunch in Glenariff, the most beautiful of all glens. Glenariff is a farming and fishing community and is very peaceful. We claimed the land for Jesus in every place that we traveled. The Lord would give me Scriptures to prophesy to the land. We were told to bless the land and cleanse the waters. The Lord is preparing the land for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Then on to Rathmore Head where there have been great outdoor Revival Meetings in the past. I prayed and asked the Lord to re-dig the ancient wells at these places. We stopped in Portrush, a holiday town, and I prayer walked the streets, again praying for the salvation of souls. On Sunday we worshiped at Shalom Church in Belfast, Ireland. Kathie Walters was preaching and the Lord poured out His Spirit and began to move through the church with His healing presence. He began to touch the members of the church and our team with wave after wave of impartation from the Holy Spirit. Kathie had a vision of ocean waves, where the Lord was saying, "He was pushing some things out, and pushing others in." The Lord released His Spirit of abandonment and freedom in worship. We ministered to members of the Shalom Church, where we received an outpouring of love from those present. From Ireland we boarded the P & O Line high speed car ferry and traveled to Scotland. We drove along the scenic road on the coast of Scotland, along the banks of Bonnie Loch Lomond to Oban, the gateway to the Isles. The following morning we took the car ferries to the Island of Iona. Iona is one of the places in the Celtic Nations called "a thin place," you can feel the tangible presence of the Lord on the tiny island. Iona was home to some of the ancient father's of the faith. In particular, St. Aidan and St. Columba. They lived in simple huts, and prayed for those who they ministered to. St. Columba's life was dedicated to winning souls for the Kingdom. He used to lay on a stone to sleep, using another stone with a Celtic cross for his pillow. The Lord sent many monks from Ireland to work with St. Columba. St. Columba's monastic rule required the monks to own nothing but the barest of necessities. They centered all of their conversation on God and His word, and they prayed until tears would flow, constantly praying, never giving up. They prepared themselves for death and suffering and offered forgiveness for everyone. St. Columba's name is associated with ninety churches and monasteries, thirty-seven of those are in Ireland, and fifty-three are in Scotland and the Western Isles. From these Christian colonies, the light of the Gospel spread far and wide throughout the land. Our time on Iona was unstructured as it was set aside for a day of personal pilgrimage. When it was time for my personal pilgrimage I prayed quietly apart from the group. I received the visitation that I was told I'd receive prior to my trip. The Lord spoke to me about my childhood and showed me what I needed healing from. His presence was so strong that I felt I couldn't breathe. I was completely overwhelmed by Him. When I got up to go, another woman from our team walked up to me and began to prophesy the things that the Lord had told me. The greatest gift that I received during my time with the Lord, was that He showed me how much He loves me. I can go anywhere He leads, no matter how difficult, and have complete trust in His care. I always knew that He loved me but it never consumed my heart before. The Lord told Kathie Walters that most of the women on the prayer tour, who have been involved in ministry, have His word caught in their throats. They have been shut down in ministry so often that they are unable to release the prophetic words that He gives them. She prayed for all of us to be healed in this area. She also prayed for healing of grief, and the Lord healed broken hearts. Many women were dramatically set free. After the prayers, women were able to release the prophetic words of the Lord and minister to one another. A couple of days later we went to Stirling Castle. In ancient history it was said that whoever ruled Stirling ruled Scotland. In 1297 William Wallace fought and won the battle against the occupying English forces there, and Robert the Bruce defeated another English army in 1314 securing Scotland's independence. John Knox, the father of the reformation in Scotland, regularly preached at the Church of the Holy Rood next to Stirling Castle. The Lord said that we were "keepers of the gates." He told us what to prophesy over Scotland as we prayer walked the area. He told us to put blessed salt in the well to cleanse the bitter waters. We spoke out the proclamations that He gave us and continued to claim salvation for Stirling. We left Stirling and drove to Edinburg, where we split up and prayed throughout the town. A group of us prayed in John Knox's house and asked the Lord for an impartation from this ancient well. The power of the Holy Spirit came upon all of us and we could hardly walk. Later that day, during ministry time, we prayed for the same impartation to come upon the rest of our team. That evening the Holy Spirit moved dramatically on everyone. I received answers to prayers that I have been praying for a long time. On the last day of our prayer tour, we crossed the sea and traveled to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. Lindisfarne lies off the coastline of north Northumberland. It is cut off from the mainland at high tide. This is another "thin place" where you can feel the presence of God. The monks of Lindisfarne had tremendous impact on the development of the Christian faith in Britain and beyond. They would set sail in tiny little currahs (boats) and let the wind of the Holy Spirit blow them to where He led them. They built monasteries in all the places where they landed. These men and women of old were remarkable people. They loved Jesus and were willing to set out to sea and trust that He would bring them to safety. During the "dark ages" they brought the Gospel to vast numbers of people. It is said that, "they kept Christianity alive." Everyone that lives on Lindisfarne today has taken a vow of vulnerability and availability to the Lord and each other. They live openly among one another as the "church without walls." They feel that they are answering the Lord's call to "rebuild the ancient ruins and raise up the old foundations." They meet every morning and evening at the church for community prayer. They also have prayers that they all say, in union, throughout the day. Aidan of Lindisfarne was a monk who lived on the island of Iona in about 630 AD. He became the first Bishop of Lindisfarne, and later became the Apostle of Northumbria. It cost him everything to go to work among the people of Northumbria. They were considered hard hearted and unreachable. He prayed, "Oh Lord give me springs and I will water this land. I will go, Lord. I will hold your people in my heart." The Lord truly gave him the springs that he prayed for. I was in awe as I learned the history of these early church fathers. We were able to climb up the rocks that were imbedded in the side of a cliff overlooking the sea and sit in their prayer cells. Since returning home, the Holy Spirit has led me to minister with several groups in the San Diego area. The Lord has been touching them with the same impartation that I received in the Celtic Nations. I am returning to the Celtic Nations on the 16th of June 2002 for ten days. This time, I'll be traveling to the Hebrides Islands, the location of the historical Hebrides Revival of 1948. During this revival, the power of God fell upon whole towns in response to the prayers of only seven people. They met in a barn for five months, and prayed and asked God to "heal their land." They believed that God was a covenant keeping God and would keep His written word, if they kept their part. One evening during their time in prayer the Lord unleashed His mighty power upon the village. "Those who were present on that night will verify, the power of the Holy Spirit swept throughout the room where they were praying and out into the village." People came under conviction of sin and could not sleep, they were outside in the streets. Others, were touched by God in the workplaces. One day, during a prayer meeting, "Duncan Campbell was having a difficult time in the church service, so he stopped preaching." He noticed a young boy, named Donald, who was "visibly moved under a deep burden for souls." He thought, "This boy is in touch with God, and living nearer to the Savior than I am." He asked Donald to lead them in prayer. Donald prayed, pouring out his heart to the Father, he asked God to release His power. The Holy Spirit swept through the church, and out into the village, people were weeping and laying prostrate in the streets. Within forty-eight hours the village bar was closed, as men sitting in the bar got saved. This outpouring of the Holy Spirit continued for three years. It was truly a revival. It has inspired me to believe that God will do the same thing for us, in our own communities. God says in His word, "If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from Heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." 2 Chronicles 7:14. I will have an opportunity to meet Donald, whom the Lord used mightily during the revival, and others who experienced the revival, when I travel to the Hebrides. The Lord has been speaking to me, "Consider the ancient paths." He's been leading me to these ancient wells. I feel the cry of the Celts in my heart and look forward to another exciting time in ministry with our Lord. Quotes: "Bright and Shining Revival" by Kathie Walters "Celtic Tour of Scotland" Newsletter by Kathie Walters "Hebrides Revival - Duncan Campbell When the Mountains Flowed Down" "Notes on Revival from The Way Christian Ministries" "Celtic Daily Prayer" from the Northumbria Community "Revival Library" by Tony Cauchi
of Ministry Trip to Wales and Northern Ireland
By Rev. Judith Gardner July 25 through August 8, 2001
Several months prior to traveling, the Holy Spirit prompted me to get a passport. I didn't know where I wouldw that I needed to get it. I learned about the Celtic Pilgrim Tour from my friend, Pat. She called after she saw it advertised on the Elijah List, a ministry of Steve Schultz, where Christians can submit prophecy and information for publication on the Internet. Pat told me that the tour was going to Wales and Northern Ireland. When she talked about the Celtic Pilgrim Tour, I felt an excitement in the Spirit. Believing that God could and would work out all the details, I asked Him if I should go. After that, I didn't think about it or pray about it again. Twice in the months ahead, confirming words came forth to get my passport in order. The first confirming word, which happened about a month later, was at church where my husband and I were attending a Sunday morning service. Rev. Billie Alexander was ministering. Rev. Alexander called everyone up to the front of the church for prayer. She prayed for my husband and me, and said, "get your passport ready. You're going to the nations." I had not renewed my passport yet, and I felt that I was going to miss my opportunity to go if I didn't get it soon. I went to a meeting for the Prophetic Mentoring School where Rev. Billie Alexander stood up with a word from the Lord. She said in part "some of you are going to miss your opportunity if you don't get your passport." I knew when she gave that word I was going to miss my opportunity if I didn't get my passport. I went to the post office and applied for an expedited passport. A week and a half after I applied for my passport, Pat called to let me know that there was still room for us to go on the Celtic Pilgrim Tour. Pat felt, like I did, that the Holy Spirit was calling us to go. Also, at that time although I didn't have the money a friend who wishes to remain anonymous provided for my expenses. The Holy Spirit confirmed the trip to me with a vision of a bright new boat on the seashore. He said, "Get in the boat, lift the sail and let the wind of my Spirit blow you to where I want you to go." He told me that I would be tilling the spiritual soil, removing the spiritual rocks so seed could be sown. I received prayer before I left on my trip by Pastor Steve Braun, formerly from El Cajon Foursquare Church. I also received prayer at the San Diego International House of Prayer, a ministry of Peter and Laurie Doakley. Laurie Doakley called me to the front of the room and told those present about my trip to Wales and Northern Ireland. She asked those who wanted to pray for me to come forward. I received words of knowledge and prophecy that again confirmed the Lord's desire to send me on this trip. During the prayer for me, I was told that I was called to be an ambassador to the nations, this was not the only trip that the Lord was sending me on. The trip was the beginning of a launching of what I was destined to be in the Lord, and that my feet were anointed. I was told to walk, and that every place I put my feet down, the strongholds would come down. I was also told that I would boldly prophecy to people, and a lot of other wonderful things that aren't anything like the way I naturally am. I can say now that the words were true, it is amazing what the Lord can do. What was said in prayer did happen on the trip. After I left the House of Prayer the Holy Spirit spoke to me and told me to pray for an impartation of His fire to those that He showed me to pray for on the trip. Several days later, I flew to Newark, New Jersey where I met Pat and other Christians on the tour. I have never seen such unity and love in a group of people that didn't know each other. There was absolutely no strife or division in our team. Everyone was focused on accomplishing the Lord's mission. When we arrived in Birmingham, England we were met by Daphne Swilling, of Peregrine Intl., Roy Brown and his wife Yvonne. They loaded us into a large comfortable coach. We drove for about 6 hours to Blackwood in Wales, where we would be staying at Mae's Manor. Mae's Manor is a beautiful old manor that has been turned into a hotel. The grounds are stunning it was a lovely place to stay. The Elijah List Conference was held at the Christian Community Centre in Blackwood. Blackwood is a short distance from Cardiff, the capital of Wales. Steve Shultz, of the Elijah List, Sharon Stone, and Kathie Walters (We were on Kathie Walters ministry tour), along with local Christians ministered at the conference. The worship was beautiful; we received prayer and anointing from the pastors that were present before leaving Wales for Northern Ireland. At the worship service the pastor of the church prayed for me. As soon as he touched my hands I could feel the presence of the Holy Spirit, it was electric. He said that the Lord anointed me with the "double portion Elijah anointing." He got on his knees crying and was anointing my feet with oil. It was a very humbling and sobering experience. Then the congregation prayed for the ancient wells from Wales to be within us. All of us were deeply moved by the outpouring of love and prayers we received. The day before we departed on our mission, the Holy Spirit called Pastor Roy, from Wales to join our team. Pastor Roy pastors a church called Church on the Street. What a kind, humble man he is. When we left Blackwood, our driver took us on a scenic drive to northern Wales. We stopped at a town called Rhayader for lunch. It was a beautiful town, very typical of other villages along the route. The land is lush with green pastures, meandering creeks and streams with livestock. From there, we took the ferry from Holy Head to Ireland. As we approached the ferry I heard the Holy Spirit say, " I weep for Ireland, I want you to weep for Ireland." I also heard the Holy Spirit say, "I am going to show you a different Ireland". I felt intense grief and the Holy Spirit showed me a picture of a dead body. The vision left and I was left to ponder why the Lord had shown this to me. While waiting for the ferry, I had the opportunity to talk with Daphne Swilling, of Peregrine International. Daphne told me that the motto of the Peregrines, the missionaries that her ministry is named after, is "Get in the boat, lift the sail and let the wind of the Holy Spirit blow you to where he wants you to go." I was amazed because I had received the same words from the Holy Spirit. In Northern Ireland, we stayed at the Carrickdale Hotel, which is located on the border between northern and southern Ireland. The English have observation towers on the hills, where listening devices are used. Black helicopters patrol the border. Our team used our hotel as a base camp. We went out every morning around 9:00 a.m. and returned anywhere from 12:00 to 2:00 a.m. each morning. Our coach went back and forth between Belfast and other cities in Northern Ireland. We walked the streets, sang songs, prayed for the cities and worshiped as we traveled. We prayed blessings on everyplace we walked. The spiritual warfare in Ireland is intense. You can feel the darkness in the spirit realm. The Holy Spirit told me to make a proclamation from the word. Before leaving our room in the morning, we prayed, and also quoted Scripture and took communion. Others in our team were doing the same. The evil spirits that came against us were heavy and some of our members were stricken with illness. There were witches in the hotel, and they even followed some members of our team around. We prayed for one another, prayed to break off the curses, and told our members to take communion and pray each day. On our first day in Northern Ireland we went to the Christian Renewal Center, which is a house of prayer. The goal of the center is to stay open twenty-four hours a day. We were anointed and prayed for at the center. There are two wonderful ministers in this center, Harry and Ian. Ian has served the Lord on the border for over thirty years. A spirit of intercession came over our team while we were in the House of Prayer. We began to weep for Ireland, we felt like schizophrenic children of the land, torn between Ireland and England. Afterward, Ian told us that the Holy Spirit had spoken to him and told him that when people wept for Ireland, healing would begin. He felt that we were a prophetic picture of what was to come. When we left the House of Prayer, we visited Crossfire Trust, another ministry along the border. Ian, his wife Sophie, and their two children live in a beautiful old house that has been renovated. The house is used for ministry. Ian and Sophie have been serving the Lord, in this ministry, for over twenty-nine years. Ian and his family have been stoned; and have seen the church sprayed by terrorist bullets. Members of his congregation had been killed in the doorway of the church just a few weeks before our arrival in Northern Ireland. Ian's children have to be transported 24 miles to school by their parents; they have been stoned and molested by other children because of the ministry. Ian has been accused of being an IRA member by some members of his church because he is able to minister across political lines to the IRA. Ian told members of the IRA that we were coming so we were able to drive through what they call "Bandit Land" without any problems. Ian and Sophie have an anointing to minister the love of the Father to everyone that they come in contact with. They minister to youth on the border that have death threats against them. Ian has death threats against him too, he stands in the faith that he will not be killed unless the Father says it's time to come home. Ian and Sophie bring these hurting, scared people into their home and bring healing and restoration to them. The striking thing about these people is the lack of intercessory prayer on their behalf. They don't have teams of Christians praying for them and helping them in ministry. All of us felt that we needed to try to raise up intercessors for them. Our team visited The Hill of Slane where Saint Patrick lit a fire in opposition to the druid king when he brought Christianity to Ireland. The prophet of the Druid king told the king, that if the fire of God were not put out it would burn forever. We had a church service on top of the hill and prophesied the Scriptures that the Lord impressed us to read. We proclaimed the word of God for Ireland into the heavenly realm. There is a lot of political unrest in Ireland. A bomb went off on that very sight an hour after we left. We visited Monasterboise where some of the high crosses in Ireland are located. Pagans were converted to Christianity by looking at the pictures carved into crosses and being told of the life of Jesus. One day we drove through the city of Belfast and looked at the beautiful old buildings. Many of the buildings have been destroyed by the terrorist bombings. My friend, Pat, asked a young man who waited on us at a restaurant, why he had a cut on his cheek and a black eye. He told us that he was Catholic and that a Protestant had beaten him up. He said that's just the way it is. Pastor Roy, Pat and I walked around, anointed the soil with blessed oil and declared the healing word of God over the city of Belfast. On another morning we were saddened to learn that a Protestant boy was killed the night before. Apparently some Protestant youths thought he was Catholic and shot him. The spirit of hate and murder is so powerful there. Roy and Yvonne, two of our leaders, had a brick thrown through their large glass window in the front of their house prior to our trip. When I asked Yvonne about their intercessors she told me that they have none. This couple brings groups of Christians into Northern Ireland to pray and walk the land and they have no intercessory prayer. We were led by the Holy Spirit to repent for the sins of our forefathers, as did Nehemiah, Ezra and many other men of God in the Scriptures. They would come before the Lord God of heaven and ask Him to forgive their sins and the sins of their forefathers. They would stand in the place of their forefathers as if they had personally committed the sin and ask for His forgiveness. Because they identified with the sin, as if it was theirs, this kind of prayer is called identificational repentance. The Holy Spirit showed us what needed to be repented of in the places where we went and we stood for our forefathers and repented of their sins. I was impressed by the Holy Spirit that until the sin is repented of the strongholds, principalities and powers couldn't come down, the enemy (Satan) had a legal right to be there. Certain people, because of their strong ancestral ties, were used to stand on the sites of the worst massacres in Ireland's history. The Lord had chosen 21 people, from the United States, Dominican Republic, Wales and Ireland. He placed us together in a team and sent us to this nation. He then used the person with the closest ancestral tie to repent on the site of the atrocity; we felt the emotion of the people who were there at that time in history. We saw many of the sins of our forefathers. After the prayer of repentance and forgiveness we were then led to break the curses of the land that were connected to sins. The Lord used two of the men on our team to repent of the sins of the Earls of Ireland. As we stood on the shore where the ships sailed, when the Earls abandoned Ireland, I saw by the Holy Spirit people drowning in the water, trying to swim out to the ships. I could feel their hopelessness, fear and despair at being abandoned. After their prayers of repentance the Lord showed me how to pray and break hopelessness, fear, despair, anger and abandonment off of the land. On one occasion, the Holy Spirit impressed our leader that I had an appointment in Drogeda. My father once said that he was a descendent of Lord John Russell. Lord John Russell was responsible for withholding food from the Irish during the Great Famine. In the 1600's Cromwell landed in Drogeda with 70,000 soldiers and began a reign of genocide that slaughtered 5/6th of the Irish race. As our coach approached Drogeda, the Holy Spirit said, "disemboweled people" and I got a sick feeling in my stomach. I knew that He was going to show me what to pray for. When I stood in on behalf of the English people the Holy Spirit showed me rivers of blood running down the ravines, buildings on fire full of people, pregnant women and children disemboweled and raped. I heard screaming and saw the slaughter of hundreds of people. I repented for the sins of my ancestors and asked the Lord to heal the land.
Belfast Northern Ireland Our Tour Guide
When I finished praying the Holy Spirit told Roy Browne, one of the leaders, that I was to now stand in for my Irish ancestors. Roy stood in for the English and repented to me for taking my land, livelihood, religious faith, murdering my people, and causing me shame. When Roy finished repenting, I felt the tangible, healing heat of the Holy Spirit in my torso. As we stood in the gap and repented for the sins of our forefathers, we represented all of the descendents of these people. The Lord is cleansing the land of the generational sin. After the prayers of repentance and forgiveness, the Holy Spirit would tell us which curses to break off the land. These curses have been against our families for generations. We then anointed the soil with blessed oil. Another day we went to the Bangor Heritage Centre, it is the site of Bangor Abbey, located in the Valley of the Angels, and where angels used to be heard singing. The Abbey was founded in 558 AD, praise and worship were lifted up to the Lord twenty-four hours a day for over 150 years here. When the Abbey was founded, the Lord gathered 3000 men and women to this valley. They divided into three groups of 1000 in each group, and worshiped in eight-hour shifts with prayer and antiphonal singing. There was a historian telling us the history of the Abbey. In his narration, he told us that that there had been a prophecy that there would be no peace in the land until twenty-four hour prayer was restored. I believe that this prophecy holds one of the keys that the Irish people are looking for. While I was on the site of the Abbey I was impressed to go outside, I knew that I was looking for something. I left the Abbey and stood on the lawn outside and began to pray, asking the Lord to show me what I was looking for. I was approached by a woman, her name is Anne Marie, she said, "I believe that the Holy Spirit told me that you have something for me." We spoke briefly and then I told her that I thought that we should go over by the trees and pray, where we could have some privacy. As I prayed the Holy Spirit told me to pray for the impartation of His fire. I prayed as I was led and the fire of God fell upon her. When I finished praying, Anne Marie told me that she and her husband had been sent from Holland to Bangor. The Lord had told them that they would bring fire to the land. Anne Marie had been praying for two months, asking the Lord to send the torchbearers into the land. Anne Marie followed our coach the rest of the day. She joined us for dinner at a mill that had been turned into a restaurant. When we finished dinner she followed our coach to Saul Church, the first church founded by St. Patrick. The members of Saul Church had been praying for the Lord to send an outpouring of His Holy Spirit for a long time. There were beautiful prophetic dancers and awesome worship. In the midst of worship, Pastor Roy from Wales was told by the Lord to go up to the front and ask the people if they wanted the fire of God. Pastor Roy went forward and told the people to ask God for fire. All of a sudden the church was filled with awesome presence of God's fire. The people had never experienced the tangible presence of God in the church before. The Holy Spirit led some of us to lay hands on the people. It was incredible. They were falling all over the church and out the front door. I was personally used in identificational repentance again, at the memorial Garden in Omagh, County Tyrone. The Holy Spirit showed me weapons being smuggled in barrels of what looked like meal, He showed me acts of murder and hate. I stood in on behalf of the IRA and repented for the sins of my forefathers and my husband's relatives. After our prayers, I saw what looked like arteries coming from my heart. The arteries were red with the cleansing blood of Christ, they were stretching across the waters to the nations. Our team prayed for the families of the lost in Ireland. We spoke life where death had been so cruel, broke off curses, walked and blessed the land. We left Omagh and went to a lovely restaurant for dinner. There was a group singing songs in the restaurant. All of a sudden the Holy Spirit told some of the team members to dance in the Spirit, others to sing songs. I was told to sing The Fields of Athenry, a song I had not heard for seven years. When I finished singing one of our team members was crying. Her parents were from Athenry and she told me that she was being healed while I sang the song. I would love to know how many people God touched as we danced and sang in that restaurant. Another time while walking in the Belleek Factory, the Holy Spirit came upon me. I could not believe it. I wondered what He could possibly show me in the pottery factory. As I walked up to a display, I began to read the history of the pottery. I was shocked and amazed to read that the founder of the factory had seen children's hands full of daisies and been inspired to begin making the pottery. I had been shown this very same picture, daisies in the hand of a child, in a dream when the Holy Spirit told me to evangelize children. When I told my sister Barbara about the dream, we prayed and asked the Lord to show us what it meant. He said it was Heaven's Touch, the name we chose to give the preschool ministry. Our team walked the land and declared the word of God to Northern Ireland in many cities. On our last day we traveled along a beautiful coast road, so far to the north that I could see Scotland across the water. I have never seen the gorgeous shade of green that covers the earth in that place. We ended our trip with a visit to Dunluce Castle, County Antrim and The Giants Causway. The white rocks along the coast take your breath away. Back at our hotel we rushed to get packed for our morning departure. The Holy Spirit sent some of the people who had been a part of our team to our room. We had a wonderful time of prayer, washing of feet, anointing and communion. I will never forget some of the members of our team. They were such special people. When the Celtic tour ended in Northern Ireland my friend and I went to New Ross in County Wexford, in the Republic of Ireland. We stayed at the retreat house of Sonia and John Spencer. The Spencer's have built a retreat house and a church on the property where they live. The Spencer's were away until our last morning so we were guests for dinner at the home of the elders of the church, Gillian and Malcolm. They were so gracious to us. We were also invited to the home of Ariel and Nick, the Spencer's son and daughter in law. We had a lovely lunch with Ariel in her home, the former church that the Spencer's built in the town of New Ross. Ariel and Nick both graduated from Christ for the Nations. They have such a heart for evangelism and the youth. Before Pat and I went to the town to pray, we asked the elders of the church to bless us. The Holy Spirit had impressed us to come under the covering of the gatekeepers in the land before going out to minister. We were to come into agreement with what the Lord's plan for the area was. The Spencer family has been serving the Lord in this area for generations. They are praying for revival and are in need of refreshing, intercessors, fresh vision and fire. There was as heavy a spiritual assault in New Ross as we had encountered in other areas. New Ross has the highest suicide rate in all of Ireland. It wasn't at all surprising to learn that the coffin ships that used to sail out Ireland sailed from New Ross. My friend and I prayed, walked the city streets and poured blessed salt into the harbor. Ariel invited us to come back and teach. I was again impressed by the lack of prayer intercessors. I felt that they really needed to have some of the materials that we, in renewal, have used for the past few years. I grew up with a deep love for Ireland all of my life. I thought that my mother, who was of Irish ancestry, instilled it in her children's hearts by her songs and stories. I have since learned that the Holy Spirit put the love for Ireland in my heart. When I received prayer before leaving on this trip I really didn't know how the words spoken to me would be manifested in my life, I still don't. I just know that when I put my feet on the soil in Ireland I began to experience a whole gamut of emotions, hear and see things from the Holy Spirit that were totally unexpected. It was the most powerful experience that I have ever had. I came away from this trip with the conviction in my heart to continue praying for these dear people who minister with so little prayer support. I would like to be able to touch the hearts of other Christians who would commit to pray for them. When I started my trip the Holy Spirit told me to weep for Ireland. I did weep, and continue to weep, and my life has been forever changed. A quote from Graham Cooke in "Developing Your Prophetic Gifting" pg. 36: "The Lord is raising up champions in the Celtic nations who will have a tremendous anointing for unity, who will turn the hearts of the nations towards each other. Lack of unity is a major stranglehold on revival."