Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Awaken the Dawn 2008

On behalf of the Awaken the Dawn team, I want to extend an invitation to you to join us for the 4th annual Awaken the Dawn (February 21-24) here in Fredericksburg, Virginia. This year we are expecting great things as God is preparing to move mightily on the college campuses in this hour. We have assembled a team of speakers to minister—these are men and women whose hearts burn to see God do mighty things in this generation.

Main speakers will include Pete Greig, the founder and leader of 24-7 prayer UK; Allen Hood and Corey Russell from IHOP in Kansas City and the Forerunner School of Ministry; and Shara Pradhan, a graduate of Princeton who carries a mantle for revival on the campuses of America—among other speakers.

Although the scope of ATD 2008 is on reaching the emering generation, one emphasis this year will be on the university campuses in America. This will be a strategic gathering for campus ministers and leaders on the campuses. Without delving into the details of what is currently transpiring, I do want to highlight an amazing God encounter that Pete Greig had back in 2005 that serves as the backdrop for this gathering. While attending a conference in California with a fellow co-laborer, Pete Greig was awakened one night by the audible voice of the Lord, which left an indelible mark upon him: "Campus America. Call Campus America to pray." Due to the weightiness of the word of the Lord, Pete intentionally waited until he felt released from the Lord to share this word on a public platform in America.

Now is the karios time to share the vision.

The vision is to put a prayer room with a strong mission orientation on every campus in America. It is our desire to mobilize representatives from every major university in the Virginia/Washington DC/Maryland region and beyond to participate in the ATD this year. Awaken the Dawn 2008 starts on February 21 (Thursday night) and concludes on Sunday with a 12 hour solemn assembly. More information can be read at http://www.awakenthedawn.net/

David Bradshaw, the catalyst-leader behind the Awaken the Dawn, accurately writes that “what is brewing right now on university campuses is totally unprecedented.” This is so true. Without question, prayer is on the Father’s heart right now for the campuses in America. What transpires on the campuses in 2009 and 2010 depends on how we respond in this hour.

I want to echo one of the themes of Experiencing God by Henry Blackaby: Find what God is doing in your generation and get involved! If you are involved in campus ministry, I want to challenge you to prayerfully consider joining us in Fredericksburg, Virginia for the ATD 2008. If you know a campus pastor, college student, someone who works on a college campus or simply someone who has a heart for the emerging generation than I want you to send them this invitation. Regardless of who you are, we believe that you will come away with a renewed passion for the Lord; a greater understanding of what the Lord desires to do in this hour on the university campuses; new God-ordained relationships with other passionate believers and leaders; and practical means to reach the emerging generation. The need in this hour is great.

Let us know how we can serve you. Both David Bradshaw and I can be reached via email. Please contact us if you have any questions or would like to further discuss anything pertaining to this invitation.

For the Cause,

Brian Francis Hume

David Bradshaw


P.S. You can also find Awaken the Dawn 2008 on Facebook.

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