As a team, we want to say THANK YOU to all of you who supported our trip financially and through your thoughts and prayers!!! We had an incredible time of uplifting and encouraging the people of NYC! Thank you for making this weekend possible! We LOVE you!
THANK YOU SO MUCH to all of you who made this trip possible! This was a great trip to discover more of what the Lord has in store for me personally and it was amazing to get to bless the beautiful people of New York City! We started off our trip with getting settled and walking around to see if the Lord had anything for us and did He ever! We got to meet the gentleman in the park and he had quite the story. He basically has been on a journey of self discovery and is into eastern religion. While we were talking, he was getting a bit mouthy with us though we didn't say anything at that point about God. After a while, the Lord gave me a word of knowledge for him and that is what opened the door for us to share God's heart with him! It was incredible to see his whole demeanor shift and open up to hear what we felt like the Lord was saying! He was grateful for what we shared with him and he said how the word we gave him was a game changer! This encounter was a GREAT way to start off our trip!
After that encounter, we were scheduled to teach a Hillsong connect group about hearing God's voice. It was the Lord who set this whole opportunity in motion and it was so great! A guy that came to our CB NYC gathering last year was so touched by the ministry he received, he rented out a space and bought everything for the event. I loved getting to see the fruit from his life after a year of walking with the Lord more intimately! After I taught the class, the CB team ended up prophesying over each person that came and that time was absolutely beautiful. We got to be the mouthpiece for the Lord and share His heart with the hungry Hillsong group. Person after person encountered His love and was left undone by His goodness! SO INCREDIBLE!
The next day, we were scheduled to take a team from the night before to the Mermaid Parade in Coney Island! I know that was the plan we had for the trip, but the Lord had something else in mind. It ended up pouring down rain and so we weren't able to talk to as many people as we thought. But the people we ended up encouraging, did have an encounter with God's goodness! It was neat to see the newly trained people step out and prophesy over people at the parade! Overall, all the newly trained folks said how they were so encouraged by how easy it is to share God's love with people!
Going into this trip, we all really felt like we were going to get to talk to a bunch of people that didn't know the Lord but God had a different plan! It was really neat being able to lift up and encourage other believers because we all need that! It was such a pleasure getting to see other believers have a better revelation of God's love and kindness! Again, thank you so much for sowing into this trip because now there are about 20-25 believers in NYC that are equipped to share God's love in a simple and inviting way! Who knows the fruit that will come from that! <3
One thing I appreciate of the God I love is that He loves to surprise me. I find He loves to do things that I don’t expect and things I could never have dreamed up. He presents us with invitations to abundant life. Our first evening in NYC we went into this beautiful building where Danielle spoke on boldness and hearing the voice of the Lord. Floor to ceiling windows, amazing acoustics, and the presence of God created an incredible environment for ministering the love of the Father. I was surprised at the place I was standing. You could look out into the streets Manhattan and see people hidden with the hustle and bustle, lost people. I thought I was in NYC for those people. The ones wondering in the streets below however, right in front of me was a beautiful bride. She was sitting right in front of me. She was made up of hungry sons and daughters desiring the more.
After Danielle spoke we prophetically ministered to the bride of NYC. We encouraged and built up. We spoke life into broken hearts and saw many sons and daughters come undone when they heard the fathers thoughts towards them. It was amazing and it was an honor. The bride of NYC is unlike any other. She is stunning. Thank you so much for being a part of Cultivate Boldness. Thank you for supporting us and helping love on the bride of NYC.
I just wanted to say a massive "thank you" for your financial donation and prayers which helped make our Cultivate Boldness NYC trip possible! Our time in this incredible city and the people we got to meet with and minister to was incredibly impactful.
For me, one of the highlights was being able to minister to a local "small group." After Judah led us in worship, Danielle led a time of training, equipping and activation, after which we all prophesied over everyone who was there! This group of people was so hungry and had such incredible questions about the supernatural! As their questions were being answered, you could see their eyes light up as simple truths were settling questions about personal experiences and God encounters that they previously did not have a grid for! I loved seeing the excitement and transformation that was stirring in their hearts! I am confident that because of their hunger, this excitement and transformation will multiply and grow and continue to bear fruit in their own lives, but then also spill out into the lives of those around them, leaving a much more lasting and even wider-reaching impact than we ever could have accomplished in our time there! Isn't that so exciting and just like the Lord?!
Thank you again for partnering with us and helping to make this trip possible! The ability to be able to be sent simply to spread the love of the Lord and to see people encounter Him is truly such a blessing and a privilege!