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The Adventures in Missions Campus One of my dreams is to be a part of a group of people who are deeply connected – committed to one another and to Jesus and to what he wants to do in the earth. And while I've been a part of some great small groups, I've looked for something more. …
By Seth Barnes
By Seth Barnes

From stephaniebernotas.theworldrace.org

The Adventures in Missions Campus

One of my dreams is to be a part of a group of people who are deeply connected – committed to one another and to Jesus and to what he wants to do in the earth. And while I've been a part of some great small groups, I've looked for something more.

I've gotten glimpses of it. These days at the Adventures training camps, you can't help but be overwhelmed by the way the Spirit is working. And in our World Race L squad, I've been amazed to be a part of something that seems so intimate, it seems much bigger than our program.

But I want more. Before I die, I want to be a part of a great move of the Spirit that sets thousands of men and women free and spreads across the earth. I think if it happens, it will probably start with young people. I sense that it will be costly. The egos of men won't last in the flow.

I already see it in Mozambique and in Andhra Pradesh. And it has been costly there. But the Spirit gushes across the land. Healings and salvations are common place. People just expect God to move and he does.

That's what I want to be a part of. I want to see it here.

Recently, God has begun to give us a glimpse of what's possible if we'll press into him. Stephanie Bernotas describes what it has felt like:

At training camp, a popular sentiment is,
"THESE PEOPLE ARE CRAZY."
On the Race, the seniment becomes,
"I've become one of those crazy people."
At Project Searchlight, you begin to realize,
"These people are legit."
And now, I think we're all starting to live the truth of which I spoke before:
The presence of God is all over these people.
All over this place.

AND I WANT IN.
I say "YES!" and "AMEN!" to all that God is doing here at Adventures.

From stephaniebernotas.theworldrace.org
Us as little baby World Racers experiencing it all for the first time at Launch.

I have been absolutely overwhelmed at the humility of our powerhouse leadership team.
I have been absolutely dumbfounded by the caliber of godly men in my midst.
I have been stunned by the beauty and faith of the women who surround me.

Sometimes, I can't stop smiling.

From stephaniebernotas.theworldrace.org

Here at Adventures, we smash the so-called drugery of rainy monday mornings in the face with gathering the staff into a time of corporate praise to the King of Kings, the Spirit who truly rules and reigns here at Adventures in Missions. The real boss. And this isn't your typical "sit in rows, slow song-fast song-slow song, move on with your day" staff devotion. But the difference doesn't lie solely in the moving away of chairs, semi-obscure worship songs, or lack of time restraint, but in the Spirit that overwhelms the place. Whether it's speaking truth and life over our brothers and sisters, dancing around in praise, or having the leadership team physically surround the staff in prayer, I have been in awe. Not of my coworkers, though they are wonderful. But how a generation has risen up to follow the Spirit's leading. To go, when He says go. And to stay, when He says stay.

I could go on and on.

One night in particular stands out.
Just a night at the house, after dinner and hanging out.
Our men, praying over us women, just because they wanted to.
Speaking truth over their sisters.
Declaring freedom.
Annointing us with oil.
Singing over us.
Just like Zepheniah says Jesus does.
He rejoices over us with loud singing.

From stephaniebernotas.theworldrace.org
Just a night at the house, standing on couches, singing to Jesus.

These people are crazy.
I've become a crazy person.
These people are legit.
The presence of God is all over these people.
All over this place.
And I want in.

Comments (8)

  • Yes! Yes! YES!!! It has made all the difference for me and my walk with Christ!! I needed to read this and be reminded…thank you Seth!!

  • “These people are crazy.
    I’ve become a crazy person.
    These people are legit.
    The presence of God is all over these people.
    All over this place.
    And I want in.”

    I remember saying all of these things this past summer!
    Thanks again Seth!

  • I have watched for this all my life. At different times, I have gotten glimpses of what I believe God wants to unleash and to do in us and in our midst. It is overwhelming. Recently, I have been stunned by the powerful intimacy the Lord seems to want us to experience in His presence – the work of the Spirit revealing the Son (in us) to the glory of the Father. I am older (58), but I am all in and I want all God has for me and for us as His people in these days.

  • Oh how I want in! I too am dreaming of a move of Jesus that will overwhelm us.

    “Come Holy Spirit… We BEG you to come and visit us…”

  • I want in as well. It is 4:43 a.m. and I am awake and hungering for Jesus power to touch the lives of my two adult daughters. If you see this please lift up a prayer for my girls. One is in crisis and the other is hurting badly in a different way. Both need freedom and healing inside. God is doing powerful stuff in my midst at the church He put me in Sept 25, 2011. We had testimony after testimony for our ‘Mentor testimony Sunday.” this past Sunday and it was POWERFUL. Every week it gets more intense. What is God going to do next?! I am at His feet!

  • Seth, Thanks man! Thanks for your passion and radical nature. I came over to facebook and saw this blog. This is what I pray for the youth in Matamoros, MX and the youth of Georgia and both nations and the world. I lay awake at night pleading with the Lord to ‘bring it’ to simply pour His Spirit over young people in a manner we’ve never seen and grace that would flow in wave after wave. I’m another crazy, right there with you hermano!

    Today the Lord put me with a crazy young youth intern and a Guatemalan pastor friend of mine in a coffee shop. We had no plans to meet, yet the Spirit put us there together to pray for youth that God would rock their world and pour His grace all over them. Their hearts are for the youth. They dream too. Keep Dreaming, hermano! Please, keep dreaming.

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I'm motivated to join God in his global reclamation project. He's on the move, setting his sons and daughters free from their places of captivity. And he's partnering with those of us who have been freed to go and free others.



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