The Advancing Kingdom


The Kingdom of God is advancing. (Isaiah 9:7) It’s easy to see the troubles in the world and have fear grip our hearts. We all see what the enemy is doing. What if, when seeing the trouble we ask the question, “Lord, what is it You’re doing that causes the enemy to respond in this way?” I don’t see the enemy setting the agenda; rather I see the worlds’ troubles as a response to an advancing Kingdom. As the Kingdom of God is released (through you and me) the kingdom of darkness reacts. Many of you have heard the reports of thousands coming to Christ in the Middle East. Muslims and Jews alike are encountering Jesus as Messiah and being born again. The persecution these saints are facing is serving as fuel for awakening many to salvation. It’s like pouring gasoline on a fire. You think the enemy would learn that this approach has never worked in his favor. The global prayer movement is a catalyst in “clearing the air” for the spreading of the gospel. What a blessing to have a prayer center in our area!

For those of you who attended the WorshipMob weekend this summer I think you’d agree that it was an amazing time of worship with a truly excellent and anointed worship team from Colorado Springs. Garrett shared the story of his childhood and subsequent growing up years, testifying to the wonders of a God who is able to redeem any life regardless of what the issues might be. We have talked of bringing them back next summer. WorshipMob would love to return. We’re in the discussion phase currently; you might want to keep July 29-30 open.

Tom Stamman was at the Prayer Center on September 25, sharing and prophesying over every individual. If you have not experienced a meeting with Tom, you should really try and come next time. We had a great time as Tom shared the Word and also shared about the ministry to orphans going on in Honduras and close to 60 countries around the world. He’ll be back next year – September 30, 2016.

Upcoming events include our Friday night meeting this month on October 30 at 7:00 p.m. These meetings are geared towards encountering the heart of God in worship and moving with the Holy Spirit for the evening.

Then, we will meet again on November 20 at 7:00 p.m. (Note this is the 3rd Friday of the month – no meeting on the last Friday of November!)  For the November meeting we have a group of worship leaders from Joplin, MO coming! They are part of Nextgen Worship and led by Clint Kahler. From their website at

“Nextgen Worship is a movement committed to Jesus, committed to community and committed to seeing cities and regions transformed through the presence of God. Through worship God is shifting atmospheres all over the world. History has seen entire cities saved, economies supernaturally transformed, and sickness abolished. God is looking for the next generation of culture changers, those that host His presence so well that we become agents of His hope, healing, and redemption.

Our goal is simple; it’s all about connection….Connection with the presence of God, and connection with others.”

            Let me encourage you to please share this with your worship leaders and worship team people that you know – whether from church or groups you may be a part of. Clint has asked specifically that we spread the word among worship leaders/teams. We look forward to a powerful night of worship with Nextgen! Remember….Friday night November 20 with Nextgen!  This will be the last Friday night meeting for this year.

Finally, let me mention once again that we are offering the “Hearing the Voice of God” class beginning on November 3. For seven consecutive Tuesdays Rod Marquette and Les Homan from Destiny Church in Rochester will be coming to teach this class that was so impacting for all who attended last winter. Each class will begin at 7:00 p.m. and run for about 2 hours. The final night Destiny Church will bring a team of their people to come and will be offering prophetic words over each one who has taken the class. So, six weeks of training and then the seventh week we just receive prophetically from several of their people. This is such a powerful time with some amazingly wonderful people. If you can make this class you will not be disappointed! No charge, we set out an offering basket each week for travel expenses for Rod and Les, however.

We meet every Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m. for worship and prayer together. Please come join us! As we approach the winter season you’ll want to call my cell before coming out if the weather is threatening on meeting nights. For Friday night meetings we will also have KJLY announce any changes.

Thank you to all who contribute financially to this ministry. All funds are received to help with administrative and building expenses. We will be looking to finish off the upstairs rooms so overnight accommodations will be available soon. Also, we have siding and paint issues that need to be addressed. Funds will be used towards those updates as well. Make your checks payable to “Youth For Christ” and mail to:

116 West Clark Street
Albert Lea, MN 56007

Be sure to include “Wilderness Prayer Center” on the memo line.

With eager expectation as the Kingdom of God advances!

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