As it got closer to the conference, I really started to pray that God would use me in Raton, NM. I wanted to pray over people and have God deliver them from what was keeping them free. So when I came down to Raton I prayed for people to come in my path. After day 1 passed, I had not prayed for anyone. I started to feel discouraged. On day two, we were at the end of the message and in prayer time. There were people everywhere praying with each other. I still had not gone out and prayed over anyone. I was in the back lifting my sister, Brittany, in prayer. She has been addicted to drugs for about 10 years (more or less). I had forgotten about my own sister. It dawned on me that I found it easier to pray for a stranger than my own flesh and blood. So I lifted her up to God. I prayed for chains to be broken.
As I am praying, I looked over to my right and saw a man and a young woman. I felt lead to walk over to them and pray with them. They had not gone up to the altar for any prayer and were just sitting down. When I walked up to them I asked them if I could pray with them. They placed their hands out. I asked them specifically what was needed to pray over them for. The man spoke and said he wanted to pray for his daughter who has been addicted to drugs for about 2-3 years. The young woman that was with him was his other daughter (not the one addicted). I then started praying over them. God had filled my mouth with words and a heart-felt prayer. After I was done belching out my prayer with them I look at them, they had tear-filled eyes.
Usually, when I pray over someone or for someone, I ask for their name, but this time I had not. So I asked the man what his daughter's name was. He spoke "Brittany". My eyes filled with tears, and I could not hold in my cry. I knew that God put them in my path so I could stand in agreement that our Brittany's could be healed.
We prayed for God to deliver them from the drug addiction they have been battling. We stood in agreement that God would protect them from the environments they were subjecting themselves to. I believe in my heart that March 17, 2018 our Brittany's felt something. That they would be supernaturally healed from drugs. If they were right in front of them they would not have a taste for it anymore. I do not know what this did for these two, but I know for me, it was HUGE! God heard my prayer. He knew what was heavy in my heart and He brought someone in my path who would give me hope for my sister. Thank you Revive the Light for letting me apart of everything you believed in. This has been a life changing experience.
For some time, all of us from Raton were bitter when our church closed down. We were so sad without a church. What I saw at the conference brought me to my knees--almost everyone for our old church came to Revive The Light Conference and for sure received an overflowing cup! We all hugged each other with tears. Just constant tears the whole time.
My daughter Maddie is 6, and she fell in love. She went to the alter, by herself, to be prayed for by one of the young men who knelt down and prayed with everyone. Bill (my husband) then went down to support her, and then my daughter Faith, and then me. We were surrounded by prayer warriors,and my baby was crying so hard and she accepted Jesus. I loved the reunion. Because of our obedience we were put to the test and did not fail. Thank you.
I came into the conference not really knowing what to expect. I knew God had given me a word to speak and I was excited and expecting God to move for that though. The first night as the worship played I just raised my hands and couldn’t stop crying. I was so broken in Gods presence. Such an awesome time of worship!
The anointing was so strong in that place. As I prayed for people the Holy Spirit broke them. I’m was excited to be apart of what took place. God pretty much reminded me that when we come expecting he will meet us right in our expectation!
I am so impressed by the conference that reached so many. The Duran family did a fantastic job of bringing this to Raton. Thank you so much. All the people who came from distant places, your presence was greatly appreciated. God is awesome, God is in Raton and God will continue to work in Raton. Thank you all so much!
I seen the Power of God come down to the city of Raton. I seen hurt people delivered. I witnessed a girl's finger be healed and become straight. On one side, I seen people's joy come back. Their peace come back, their love come back. But within me, I seen the fire of God come back into me. I am so ready to do what God has purposed for me. I can feel it in my hands and I can feel it in my feet. I feel it all over me, but the story goes on. The conference isn't over yet, it's still going on within us.
I went to this conference planning on being used, but I never knew that he was going to get an hold of me, as well. When you put Christ in a box, you will get box results. This whole time I was willing to do his work but I limited him. I was so afraid to give my all him because I was hurt by His people.
But man he showed up and removed that doubt and insecurities, and asked me if I was available and ready. I battled with it the first night! But man, the second time I heard him say, "Are you ready?" and I finally said, "Yes, Lord." That night I took him out of that box, and I gave him every burden that was controlling my life and telling me I wasn’t worthy to do His will. That same night I was able to speak in tongues for the first time.
Later on when the conference started, I was excited to to see what he was going to do for his people in Raton. He showed up and just seeing so many people accept Him or start the fire in lives back up again was just breathtaking! To see people wanting the change and taking that first step was amazing. I got to witness and be a part of a revival that woke up his people and I planted seeds.
I’m truly blessed that I was apart of this revival, and I’m thankful that God used Patty and Josh to make this happen. Let’s continue to run this race as one.