Monthly Archives: June 2016

The Kingdom of God Advances …

Hi all,

Praise God! The Kingdom of God continues to advance! As sons and daughters of God we are invited – in fact we are chosen to carry not only the message of the Kingdom but the Presence of the King wherever we go! There is no greater honor than to represent Jesus in the earth today. Through prayer, worship, testimony, meeting together and encouraging the body of Christ we have the privilege of responding to the directive of Jesus to love one another even as He has loved us.

There is much to share in this newsletter so I’ll get right to it…

Beginning Friday night, July 29 at 6:00 p.m. we have the team from Nextgen Worship in Joplin, MO coming to lead us in a 2 hour worship set as we begin a time of 24 hour worship at the Wilderness. We will continue on until 6:00 Saturday night as area worship leaders and teams fill one to two hour time slots allowing the worship to continue unbroken. People are invited to come and go as you please; regardless of what time you show up during that period of time there will be worship happening. At 6:00 Saturday night, July 30 Nextgen will come back and share what God has been doing in their region of SW Missouri with monthly 24 hour worship events that have been happening for over a year now. We will have a time of praying over our region and we’ll pray over their team and region as well. This 24 worship is something new for us. If you know of those who would want to get involved in this worship experience please contact Bob Scrabeck who is handling the scheduling of teams. His number is 507-383-0756 or email him at

Following our weekend with Nextgen we are hosting Mikhael and Orit Murnane who are from Jerusalem, Israel on Tuesday and Wednesday night,  August 2nd and 3rd at 7:00 p.m.  Orit will be sharing her testimony and telling of current events in Israel today. Mikhael and Orit will be sharing together as well.

So, we have some wonderful meetings to look forward to in the next few weeks!

We have now installed carpet in the upstairs to largely complete the refurbishing on the inside of the building. Bunk beds are made, just need to be assembled and we’ll have overnight lodging available upstairs with two bedrooms set up. The cost for the carpet install is $2000. If you would like to help us with this project please refer to the address included in this letter.

We are also acquiring estimates to either paint/patch siding or replace siding on the building. This will be a large expense as well but it is getting pretty critical that we get these repairs done. Again, we will be needing funding help for this project.

The most frequent comment we hear from folks who have been in these meetings or, perhaps, are attending for the first time is about how they sense the Presence of God here. This is our desire, for people to encounter God. I am fully confident that you will encounter Him in these meetings upcoming. We aren’t interested in fluff; we want genuine connection with Father. We are intentional about hosting ministries that carry the Presence of God with them.

Thank you for your continued prayer support for this ministry. To contribute financially you may make your check out to “Youth for Christ”. Include “Wilderness Prayer Center” on the memo line and mail to:

South Central Minnesota Youth For Christ
116 W Clark Street
Albert Lea, MN 56007


Tim Nelson
Director Wilderness Prayer Center
Tim’s Cell 507-525-0349