Todd Travels to Windsor, ENGLAND for an International Gathering of Apostles and Prophets
On behalf of Shammah Outreach Ministries, on November 1, 2013 to November 3 2013, Iattended the International Gathering of Apostles and Prophets, also known as IGAP in Windsor, England – held by Christian International Ministries.
I was excited about having an opportunity to worship and fellowship with fellow believers from around the world, not to mention, I had never travelled to England before. I was also looking forward with great expectations to hearing the speakers, as the host was Sharon Stone. Sharon is the European apostle for Christian International Ministries pioneered by Dr. Bill Hamon of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. She serves as the president and founder of Christian International Europe, (CIE). Her ministry facilitates the CIE network and helps empower people through the understanding of their purpose and calling. The guest speaker was Dr. Bill Hamon, Founder of Christian International (CI) Network of Churches. CI Ministries Network serves its members with a unique apostle/prophet team ministry concept, while pursuing excellence in all fivefold ministries. No other organization or network offers what is available in linking together the apostolic and the prophetic such as was demonstrated in the book of Acts. For the last thirty years, Dr. Hamon and CI have sought to present and promote the cutting edge of what God is doing and saying in the Church.
The Friday night was filled with worship and praise that could be heard across the lands of England. The Spirit was moving and everyone was worshipping with hands lifted high and — yes everyone! Sharon Stone then introduced the weekend with an inspirational welcome to all with encouraging news on how God was moving throughout the nations. Bill Hamon rallied us with humour and a call to be strong as the church continues to grow in the apostolic and prophetic — as the scriptures tell us would happen.
Saturday morning was filled once again with the power of anointed worship songs bellowing towards the heavens. After lunch, we moved into the prophetic realm with designated individuals gifted to provide prophetic words to those that wished to participate. I was one of those asked to partner with another Prophet and speak prophetically into the lives of others. It was amazing to watch as people lined up around the room for their prophetic word from the Lord. God spoke into lives this day and no one was disappointed. The power and movement of the Holy Spirit was felt by everyone. I also received prophetic words and felt the hand of God upon my life and our ministry.
I met many new friends in Christ over the course of this weekend and watched as God moved mightily through all those in attendance. I left England encouraged, shaken and stirred up, as God clearly revealed that He is building up an army that will stand strong to bring glory to the Kingdom through our obedience and fulfilment of our calling as apostles, prophets, teachers, pastors and /or evangelists – the return of the fivefold ministries in the churches!
Ephesians 4:11-14 (NIV)
So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.
Blessings – in Jesus’ Name!
Apostle Todd Smith