Today there are more than 100 churches in West Africa from our mission. Twenty-five years ago, there were only two.
Two men sparked raging revival from Sierra Leone when it was the second-poorest nation in the world. Pastor Alvin Smith planted a church in Freetown. Pastor Ralph Bowen planted a church in Kabala.
Now their progeny are pastoring in nations scattered across Western Africa — one is even pastoring in France! What fired such unimaginable revival? Prayer did.
I remember my own foray into missions. We lacked finances. So what could I do? I could pray — that is all. And so pray I did. And God bonfired revival for us!
Nobody wants scarcity. But scarcity was a blessing. As a matter of fact, prayer brought in great resources!
Now, I live in the States. Inundated by resources, I struggle to break the lackadaisical attitude that chokeholds my mind.
Prayer drove all great revivals in the past. Prayer will drive them today.