Hier finden sich Gebetstage, Ereignisse, Veranstaltungen, die uns geprägt haben
Here you'll find days of prayer or events that have had an impact on us
Zum Reformationsfest 2017 fand die letzte einer Serie von jährlichen Treffen statt, die sich zum Ziel gesetzt hatten, die Segnungen der Reformation hochzuhalten, aber auch die reale Zerrissenheit des Leibes der Messias anzuerkennen, dafür Buße zu tun und Versöhnung unter den Denominationen zu bewirken.
MHOP durfte bei diesem Treffen das 24/7 -Gebet von Betern aus vielen Nationen Sprachen und kirchlichen Hintergründen organisieren und war mit einem starken Lobpreisteam vertreten (danke!). Die Website gibt einen guten Überblick über den gesamten Prozess:
This website will introduce you to a process of repentance, reconciliation and Forgiveness in the Body of the Messiah, which took several years and ended with the festive days celebrating Luther's Reformation in Wittenberg in 2017.
MHOP was asked to organize 24/ alongside teh meetings, which was a joy because it included people from different nations, languages adn church-backgrounds; we also had a strong worship-team there (thank you!)
One sister in our MHOP heard from the Lord to pray for all the European nations.
She did it with great faithfulness - from Oct 2015 till May 2017 - often alone in her late-evening time. The Lord gave quite distinctive impressions of the needs of each nation.
I am sure it was a fruit of that prayer that in fall 2017 we were invited to represent Austria - together with Juliana Bosma - in a meeting of all the "Danube-nations".
The Danube, Donau, is quite an interesting river: It is the second longest in Europe, flows through 10 nations and has the largest amount of capital cities at its shores: Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest, Beograd. It has been the border of the Roman Empire against German and Celtic tribes, it served as a main transportation route for centuries and it has a famous waltz named for it :)
BUT it was also used for countless dark events; soldiers were transported along to conquer countries, Anabaptists drowned in the floods, Jews during pogroms were put on rafts without rudders - left for drowning, Nazi aircraft was transported there as well as Jewish workers shipped to the death camps, some were thrown down steep rocks into the river, the Arrowcross shot Jews along the shores in Budapest and let the river carry the corpses away... suicides en masse... an endless list.
So we assembled as 10 nations at the two spring places of the Danube river to break the power of the dark forces that had been at work for centuries. But beforehand we spent a week together, bringing all the dark happenings we were aware of before God in repentance for our own nation; then He came in and we started to repent nation toward nation, as we got aware of centuries-old sins the states/monarchies had committed against each other: dominance, occupation, presumption, aide denied in needs of all kind....it was a strong time of cleansing, repentance and forgiveness.
THEN we went to the two small wells in the Black Forest region, speaking His Kingdom and Reign over them. May the Danube become a river of life!
During the late summer of 2014 ISIS had spread over huge parts of the Niniveh plain, standing next to Mossul and other important places. A year or so before the Lord had called a man to establish a Prayer House in this region, to bring HIs Presence in. Now the town in N-Iraq where the Mesopotamia House of Prayer had started was only a few hundred meters from the properties, where ISIS had risen their black flags. The town was packed with refugees from Syria and Iraq. Everyone was in fear the jihadists might take over in only a few days.
The answer was: prayer. Prayer movements, churches, communities in the Middle East started to pray for MHOP; European and oversee HOPs joined in. So did we.
MHOP in security started to pray for MHOP in dire needs. There was a worldwide 50 hours prayer call for God's wings to shelter, for a miracle, for the Presence of the Lord to come and stay in N-Iraq. We as a small place managed to fill 25h.
MHOP in N-Iraq is still there; for "some reason" Isis did not walk up that hill. The HOP does a great work in bringing hope, faith, healing and food to the refugees and the inhabitants. And they live "The One New Man" of every nation and background.
In 2015 we were lucky to host two missionaries at MHOP Vienna for an overnight stay on their way back home: A Messianic Jew and his Christian Arab friend and translator; they shared fresh news about their teaching time at MHOP Mesopotamia!