"It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness"
Project "Light A Candle”
We are the BRIGHT.
The light of the church has always shone her brightest during the darkest nights. This was true in the Bible through persecution, famine, plagues, corruption and Anti-Christ empires. It has been the track record throughout modern-day revival history. Never known for a legacy of intimidation, isolation, fear or passivity, the resilience of the heroes of the faith before us sets a precedent that we humbly follow. The greatest advances in the kingdom almost always happen during the days of greatest trial. The church THRIVES through the darkest nights “shining ever brighter until the full light of day” (Proverbs 4:18).
The nation of Iraq is in a dark night desperate for the bright dawning of a new day.
The Boundary Lines Have Fallen
Although we have been very engaged in the nation of Iraq over the last few years we are officially adopting the war-zone of Northern Iraq as a major focus and thrust in 2015 and beyond. “OUR boundary lines have fallen in pleasant places, surely WE have a delightful inheritance” (Psalm 16:6).
We are tracing the borderlines around the nation and imprinting them on our prayers, hearts and the humble walls of our Burn 24-7 furnaces across 150 cities globally. We will raise up a firewall of prayer and activism for the people as we BELIEVE for dynamic breakthrough in 2015
We are not living in presumption with our prayers, hopes and dreams for Iraq. We are living with a full heart of faith responding in obedience to the Great Commission.
What Are We Going To Do?
Our mandate is not to simply join with the rest of the world in cursing the darkness, but we're going to light a candle.
It’s easy to join the tirade of politicians, pop-stars and the news media in cursing this vehement evil. Even without great spiritual discernment, they know this is wrong. But we must do more! We have to!
We will be sending in trained and equipped short and long-term strategy teams to love the lost, mobilize aid to the refugees, equip local church planters while training pastors and worship leaders across the nation of Iraq. Moreover and intertwined with all we do, we will worshipping our guts out. We will sing from the city streets to the front battle lines and back again. There is already a booming indigenous Kurdish prayer and worship movement rising out of the ashes of this crisis! The Amos 9:11 "Tabernacle of David" mandate is the only response to every 9-1-1 crisis facing humanity: His Presence! To this end we will pour gas on fires already burning while igniting new flames throughout the hopeless refugee camps.
Due to security concerns, I cannot delve deeper into the details of our operation. We have trusted relationships with the Kurdish Pershmerga, Iraqi Ground Forces and the officials over the IDP (Internally Displaced People) camps. Our plan is laid out with great intentionality, prayer and the open door of hearts across the region.
“I will make the valley of achor a door of HOPE.” - Hosea 2:5
How Can You Engage?
Pray. Give. Go. This is pretty simple and VERY biblical. While everyone may not be called to number 3 on this list at this time, EVERYONE can engage to fulfill the needs for 1 and 2.
“Pray that the message of our Lord may spread swiftly…” - 2 Thessalonians 3:1
The reality is that NO ONE is called to do this alone. It is a calling far too big and far too dangerous for solo heroes.
We need an army of intercessors and sacrificial givers. We have already raised a considerable amount to kick-start this yearlong project, but much more is needed. Where the needs are great, the finances to fill those needs are also great. But we are the Body of Chris – full of resources, faith and provision.
Please fill application below if you are interested in
1. Short Term Teams
2. Long Term Teams
3. Stateside Strategy team
APPLICATION LINK: https://burn247.wufoo.com/forms/r1ibe6wc1i3jthn/
*We have no specific short term teams available at the moment, but will be updating shortly. Please begin the process by filling out the application,