Jun 272017
 

Report Vilnius May 28-29:

Vilnius was very different than the other 2 Baltic capitals. The church seemed to be very weak; paganism and rebellion seemed to be strongholds in the city. There was one place or area in the capital that had even declared their own ruling with their own law. It was more of a game, but the fact that they had their own statues and law written in 20 languages for the tourists says something.

We went to pray at 3 very heavy places that seemed to bind this city in this state:

First an altar of a duke and hero of the nation who was a strong follower of the paganism in the Middle Ages.

Second was the 3 crosses on the top of a hill over the city. Catholicism was forced on the city through the Teutonic knights and the crosses put up, but they continued with the paganism on the side; thus being rebellious against the Catholicism.

But when the communist knocked the crosses down, the Lithuanians build them up; thus again in rebellion against the authorities.

Third place was the central Gediminas Tower. A story said that to initiate this site a virgin was sacrificed on this place, and sacrifices to the pagan gods.

Then we finished our prayer where the Vilnia River went into the Neris River, as all these high places seemed to be linked to the river as well.

The next day, we went to the area having its own law as this seemed to be more than normal. The area also had its own statue with a goddess of freedom/rebellion.

Then we went to pray at the gate of Dawn with the black Madonna which seemed to be a significant place and influencing the city.

Then we headed to the parliament. It was warm and it was difficult in front of the very hostile parliament building; big fence and no sign of people. We prayed that a new sound and a new declaration will come out from this nation, which will celebrate its rebirth next year. We went to the place where every day at 19:18 pm they declare from the Grand Duke’s palace about the 100 years celebration. Let the declarations be from you, God.

Jun 272017
 

Report Riga May 24-26:

We were well received by the YWAM team in Riga. We also had 2 new seasoned intercessors coming from outside to join us and more locals went with us for the prayer in the city. It was all a sign that the church is stronger in Riga than the 2 other Baltic capitals.

After first morning of worship, we got quite clear guidance about were to pray there was a straight line down the Freedom Avenue to the Freedom monument, then to the Rifle man monument and the Victory monument. We went to pray at these 3 monuments, in that order. These monuments symbolized a lot of the history and a lot of the painful history the last 100 years. Next year in November it will be 100 years since Latvia became an independent country for the first time. A lot of the history around these monuments could stir up a lot of emotions and enmity as the 100 years celebration approaches. There was also a lot of confusion around these monuments. There was a strong feeling of God wanting to write a new chapter of the history of the nation to start after the 100 year celebration. So, we prayed a lot around and about the enemy not being allowed to stir up strife from the history and for God to bring healing and reconciliation among the Latvians; the ones who had Russian affiliations and the ones with Latvian.

We really seemed to hit something very significant from God in the prayer. Our coordinator sent us this encouragement in an e-mail: I just wanted to again say a big thank you for coming, for your obedience and the very big blessing you were during these days here. I believe we will even in the coming weeks and months see greater evidence of what took place….. I also have a sense that a shift has taken place and something broken off….

The next day we had a visit to the parliament. We were shown around by people who pray a lot for the government. After that we had a powerful time of worship and prayer in the chapel of the parliament. We prophesied many things, but a significant one was for fathers to raise up, fathers who would be real fathers to the nation and for a new song to be released and song over the nation.

In the afternoon, we went down to the river to pray into the foundation of the city. It turned out there was a legend about a monster in the river fighting against a hero in the city. Here we believe we were touching the stronghold of depression and heaviness over the city.

As a bonus, some people in the team joined the ministry reaching out to the men going for the prostitutes and others went to the place where the song festivals are held annually (a bit smaller than the ones in Tallinn)

Satisfied over the time in Riga and mission accomplished, we headed for Vilnius next day.

Jun 272017
 

Report Tallinn, Estonia May 20-22:

We were well-hosted and taken care of by the YWAM people in town. The 8 of us from abroad met in an apartment for an introduction to the history of Estonia by watching the DVD: “The Singing Revolution.” It’s a powerful documentary about the spirit of the nation and how the Estonians saw the revolution 26 years ago as the Russian army withdrew through a powerful weapon: Singing! The Estonians have a culture of singing and non-violence. They gathered 30,000 on a stage and 300,000 more people in the public sing-along. During the revolution, many of the songs were songs of prayer to God. God heard their prayers. Since that time, the Estonians still sing, but the songs are without God. That is quite typical of the human nature. The Israelites did the same. When there is a problem, we call on God, but as soon as we are doing well, we forget about Him. (see Hos 6:1-3 ) We prayed a lot for the Estonians not making their songs their god, but making the creator of the song their God. The second day, we went to the place where they have the song festivals to pray.

The first day in the afternoon, we went around the old city, which was founded by the Hanseatens. It is still the heart of the city and it’s important to pray for the heart as the life flows out from it. We did that by walking around the city wall and stopping at some gates for prayer. We finished praying at the Freedom gate. Only Jesus can set the nation free.

The church is weak in the city and the nation. We only had 3-4 people from the city to pray with us. Also the communication between the Christians didn’t seem to function well. But we had good time of prayer still. Outside the parliament the last day, we had a very good time of prayer. Estonia will have the presidency of the EU council from July 1st to Dec 31st, 2017. Our prayer was for a protection to not be swallowed up by the EU despising this small nation, but that they will seize the occasion to stand up and shown their beautiful heart.

We had a connection to go inside the parliament, but there was no open prayer there since the deputy, despite being a Christian, didn’t really see any need of prayer. But he opened the doors for us to go up in the Herman Tower, the symbol of power, where the Estonian flag is raised every day.

Jan 302017
 

The 20th session will be like this:

Dates confirmed:

May 20-22, 2017: Prayer in Talinn, Estonia

May 23: Travel to Riga

May 24-26: Prayer in Riga, Latvia

May 27: Travel to Villnius

May 28-30: Prayer in Villnius, Lithuania

Feed-back and finish by noon May 30

Coordinator for the 3 capitals: Henning Schikora: henning.schikora@gmail.com

Coordinator for Riga: Cheryl Harrison: serolah@gmail.com

Coordinator for Talinn: Annelise : annelise@ywamestonia.com

Coordinator for Vilnius: Jeremy Barry : jeremybarryrandall@gmail.com

 

 

Mar 042016
 

These can be the dates for the 19th session: February 21-25, 2017

Dates to be confirmed and details added.

Feb 21: prayer in San Marino

Feb 22: Travel to Rome

Feb 23: start at 3 pm with spiritual history and mapping of Rome and the Vatican, then worship and prayer in the evening.

Feb 24-25: Prayer in Rome and Vatican

Coordinator for Rome and Vatican is Emanuele Di Martino : emanuele@cristosperanzaitalia.it

Information for San Marino: Henning Schikora: henning.schikora@gmail.com


Sep 062014
 

The 13th session will be like this:

Dates and details confirmed!

April 30 or before: Arrival in Thorshavn

Arpil 30-May 3, 2015: Nordic prayer conference in Thorshavn where OCE join and prayer for the government included

May 4 or 5 : Travel to Reykjavik,Iceland / or day of rest.

May 5-7: Prayer in Reykjavik

Start May 5 at 7 pm and finish at night May 7.

Coordinators:

For the nordic prayer conference:Tummas Jacubson: tumjac@kallnet.fo

For Reykjavik: Souleymane Sonde: souleymane.sonde@gmail.com

For the travel to the 2 capitals: Henning Schikora: henning.schikora@gmail.com

F.y.i.: You can fly with https://www.atlantic.fo/en/ from Copenhagen to Vâgar (Faroe Islands) and from Vâgar (Faroe Islands) to Reykjavik (Iceland).

From Reykjavik to Copehagen or another place in Europe you can try http://www.icelandair.com/