Sunday, May 30, 2021

Video: THE CALL - Hunger 4 Revival - AVA, MO

Our time in Ava, Missouri was amazing!  The LORD moved in such a powerful way and touched us all!  We witnessed Him change so many lives!

When we arrived in Ava, we quickly discerned the area was rife with religious strongholds and fear of man.  In spite of that, we all had a strong sense of the LORD’s heart for this group of people He'd gathered, and He kept confirming it!

It's such a blessing and a privilege to be working with a team who have each given up everything to follow Jesus Christ.  The LORD in His grace and mercy turned each one from a HEARER to a DOER of His Word.  Each individual journey has been different, but God saw fit to draw each one to lay every bit of this earthly kingdom down in order to live and breathe and perpetuate the Kingdom of God. 

What we're seeing in the Body of Christ is that many are being SEPARATED and CALLED OUT to find the LORD - to take Him AS HE IS, not as whom people have tried to fashion Him to be.  By those who are seeking the LORD to find Him for Who HE REALLY IS, and counting all else as LOSS in order to do so, He is being found.  And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with ALL your heart. (Jeremiah 29:13)  The LORD GOD is calling out HIS OWN for such a time as THIS!

The weekend was amazing!  Oh, that God wants to walk among His people!

The first night, as voices in worship were billowing out from under the pavilion, crying out to the one true living God (on account of His Son Jesus Christ), the rain started coming down harder and harder...  (The Creator of the universe wants to pour out on His people!...  Are we thirsty enough?  Hungry enough for God alone?)  All of a sudden the clouds started flowing slowly and steadily up over the building...  Then, they were barely clearing the roof!  The clouds had "COME DOWN" to where we were!  It was beautiful watching this steady stream of cloud flow up and over the building and over the pavilion, as worship rang out to the heavens!

The LORD CAME DOWN in a pillar of cloud...  (Numbers‬ ‭12:5‬a)

The LORD WENT BEFORE THEM by day in a pillar of cloud TO LEAD THEM ALONG THE WAY and by night in a pillar of fire TO GIVE THEM LIGHT, THAT THEY MIGHT TRAVEL by day and by night. The pillar of cloud by day and the pillar of fire by night did not depart from before the people.  (Exodus‬ ‭13:21-22‬)

The next day, strong testimonies of God's holiness and goodness touched hearts. He really seems to be reaching for those who are hungry for Him above all else.  One by one, sensing God's presence and call, people responded throughout the weekend.  Several surrendered to Christ, repented thoroughly, and were baptized in water and filled with the Holy Spirit.

The third night was amazing!  God was working powerfully in our midst not only individually, but also corporately from the very beginning of the evening.  The first song was, "Blow The Trumpet In Zion"....  A young man had brought his shofar and was "blowing the trumpet" along with the song.  Our speaker for the evening had also brought his shofar.  He called the young man forward and they blew their trumpets together.  The LORD seemed to be saying, "Rend your heart, not your garments."

Strong truth was shared, much of it from Joel chapter 2.  At one point, the team could tangibly feel a wall of resistance....  The strongholds of the area were hindering people from fully responding to the hand of the LORD reaching for them to surrender....  We found out later that at this time, we were all praying separately for those walls to be torn down....  Slowly, people came to the front and prostrated themselves before the LORD weeping in repentance, reverencing the LORD GOD of heaven and earth.  This lasted for hours.  It turns out that "Blow the trumpet in Zion...., Rend your heart and not your garments....," and the message God relayed to His people that night, were ALL from Joel chapter 2! 



After hours in brokenness before the LORD, the evening ended in joyful worship with young and old alike dancing together like little children!


This earth makes us dull, but God says, "a broken and a contrite heart I will not despise."  He is "seeking such people as will worship Him in Spirit and in truth."  

It's time to lay it all down and seek the LORD with everything in us!  He is worthy of our full attention!  He is alive!  He wants to dwell among His people in fullness and in power!

O come; let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the LORD our Maker [in reverent praise and supplication].  For He is our God and we are the people of His pasture and the sheep of His hand.  Today, if you will hear His voice, harden not your hearts..... (Psalm 95:6-8a)


My life will be forever changed.  Arriving at the first revival in Springfield I was burned out from church.  Church woundings had mounted up over my life and I was done. The Bus Life team, seeing my weariness, poured themselves into me just as the true gospel teaches us all to do.  I was healed of literally years of woundings.  They helped me deal with hidden unforgiveness and other things that had me in bondage as a believer.

Growing up as a child of a minister and community leader, life was only pretty on the outside.  Inside our home was a constant battle with the demonic.  During the revival in Joplin I realized I had been trying to carry the sins of my father my whole life.  As a child, I hid in a dark closet for hours at a time thinking I could fix it somehow.  As an adult, that looked different but I was always trying to fix things in my family. 

I released those old sins "off my back" by totally submitting them to Jesus and freedom came RUSHING in like a mighty ocean wave.  As I walked through this, MANY parts of my life were getting healed at one time.  It is beyond incredible the move of God I experienced.

I had previously been baptized in a church over 20 years ago for membership.  After I heard Jarod speak on baptism and the team helped me by praying, I heard the Lord invite me into His true baptism in "MUCH WATER". I wrote Him a love letter before I was baptized.  It was a  major step in my new level of trusting God as my Father, Abba, Daddy and Friend. 

I am forever changed. I am His.  

- Leesa Robinson


To say yesterday was a life changing experience is an understatement.  Yesterday was a soul changing experience.  I still only see Gods plan as clear as mud but he is giving me the tools to wash the mud away.  I did go into work early yesterday and so when I got off work I came home and prayed and went straight to sleep and slept 8 hours.  That in my world is unheard of.  I feel like God is resetting my life and I absolutely can't wait to see what journey God has planned for me.  I feel as if I was making God laugh trying to tell him my plan for my life when I should have been doing his plan.  Now I am at a point where I am sitting and waiting and saying God I'm here what's next.  I feel like my journey is just now getting started and I am excited to see where and how far God takes me.  I want to say thank you for being there for me praying for me and helping me make the best decision for me the lost sheep.  Thank you guys for waiting for me and doing one last alter call.  And what a blessing this whole experience has been for me.  I can't wait to witness to my kids and help them grow more into the Lord.  I love each and everyone of you and see you as an extension of my family.  Thank you for my soul changing day and I can't wait till I am at a point to help other people just like me have their soul changing day happy Rebirth day to me 5-25-21.  Also please share this with all the others to and let them know how truly thankful and blessed I am. 

- Barbara


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