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From: Becky Tirabassi
To: Becky Tirabassi
Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2006 8:00 AM
Subject: DAY 28 IN 40 DAYS OF PRAYER for revival !! Oregon State BROKE OUT LAST NIGHT–off to MVNU–9pm EST!
Last night, I spoke at the yearly all campus meeting of about 1000 students from all the Christian organizations at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon to both launch the prayer room and call them to Burning Hearts (my prayer/purity/purpose spiel).
When I got to the “dim hearts” part of the message, I said, “This generation’s intimacy with God was being stolen by impurity—specifically pornography and sexual sins—especially the young men whom God has destined to be leaders.”
I’m getting on a plane, so I don’t have much time to tell ALL the incredible details, but in midst of my closing/ending call to be “sold out to prayer” (about 300/900 stood to commit to 1 hour a day), just as I was about to call students to be “set apart in purity,” the student who known by many on the campus as a strong Christian leader was also the MC of the night (with his girlfriend.) We had agreed earlier I would end the meeting and there would be no announcements to close, just prayer and worship…so when he walked up on the stage and took a mic and stood by me in the very beginning of the call/close, I wanted to kill him! I’m thinking, “We are not doing an announcement now—what are you thinking?” He whispered, “I have to say something.” I asked, “Now?” He said, “Yes.” I’m thinking…”oy vey,” but I let him go.
He looked at everyone unabashedly and said, “I’m a leader struggling with pornography right now. I’m not out of it. I’m ashamed to say it but I am taking back my destiny. I am going to fight this and I am asking every man in this room who Becky has described to meet me at my dorm tomorrow night at 7 and we’ll begin together to defeat the enemy and be a holy people of God.”
It broke loose. Men and women came and prayed on their faces…there is so much more to tell you (and I will but I’m hoping on a plane!) God broke through by one young man’s public confession—he broke, I believe, a chain over young men in that room—and in my heart, I believe he broke through for every young Christian college leader!!!!!!!!!!!
40daysreport: I just heard from the VP that 650 students went through the prayer room at Northwestern College (which happened to be the same day that Asbury’s chapel broke out!) That is an incredible turn out of students praying for revival—yes?
40 Days of Prayer Corporate Worship and Testimony Meeting will be held on February 28, 2006 at 6 pm PST at (none other than) the 40 Days of Purpose Church—Saddleback—in Lake Forest, Ca. off the 5 (www.saddleback.org). More details/maps to follow—and I’m hoping to web-cast the meeting for all to join—pray for some technical wonder to come my/our way!
For locals, the 40 Days of Prayer corporate meeting will begin promptly at 6 pm PST with worship (my favorite girl bandJ), testimony and opportunity for more healing and prayer!! If you are a prayer room leader and would like to be a part of the service, please contact me. So far I’ve heard from students UCLA, UCSD, PLNU, Azusa, and Biola—of course, all students from all the schools are invited—and we also hope to have prayer stations in our “tent” of meeting!!!! (We literally will be in a tent on Saddleback’s campus)