With the arrival of fall, cooler weather, and school , all of our families finally straggled home from last minute vacations. Last week we had our bi-annual week of fasting and prayer, but this year we decided to add on to the end of the week 4 days of spiritual renewal. From Monday to
Wednesday we held prayer meetings each evening and from Thursday to Sunday we hosted a conference entitled, Awaken! We invited two other pastors (one from Zagreb and one from Pula) who, along with our elder, Ivan and myself; spoke on what Spiritual Awakening means to us and how to apply certain steps in our lives to awaken our faith and relationship with God. It was encouraging to see a full house almost every evening and we feel that God has truly begun a new work in many people's hearts.
We realized, however, that God had begun awakening us as a church and stirring up a new work in us even before this conference. Our Wednesday prayer meetings have seemed to be growing in attendance the last month and a half. It had been so encouraging to see people come to seek the Lord in prayer for our city, church and loved ones around us. We know that this is the way that God begins to awaken us- he draws us and calls us to seek his face.