I slept until 6AM this morning, EST. But it was 11AM locally. I felt like a teenager again (metaphorically speaking). I have a few moments at Kaffi Roma now (where they made this video) near Eiki and Katie's house for some reflection and to go over my notes. We picked up the 24-7 prayer guys who flew in from the UK this morning. Their team grew to 7 by the time they left. There is definitely good chemistry with this team.
The interviews yesterday went very well. It brought back memories of our experiences in Argentina in regards to working with an interpreter. Makes you think more deliberately as you speak then wait for the interpreter to speak their rendition. They gave me a DVD of the TV interview, one of the team wants to upload it to YouTube. They gave me a hard time for wearing a sport coat during the interview. Sheesh. That was followed with our 50 minutes of interviews on the Christian FM station that is transmitted throughout the perimeter of the nation/island (where most of the population of 300,000+ live). I thought the radio interview went particularly well, the word of the Lord was coming through clearly. The interviewer/DJ became avidly engaged in the topic of 24 hour worship and intercession as it is springing across the planet. As a believer, it seemed to resonate in a way that captured him and gave him hunger in a new way.
Some of the team got out into the beautiful parts of Iceland while I was doing the interviews. You can see some pictures here.
Tonight I'll be speaking and we'll be worshipping at a local church. We'll be introducing two prayer streams to Iceland: the 24-7 culture and the IHOP culture. What a blast! They each started in September, 1999 on two different continents. Then I'll give a message on how God is building prayer in His church in the "spirit of the tabernacle of David" (Acts 15:16ff).
Thanks to you all who are praying for us during this trip and conference. God is raising a banner for night and day prayer in this corner of Europe and it is marvelous in our eyes.