Dear Friends of TheCall,
There are moments in history when a door for massive change opens. Great revolutions for good or for evil occur in the vacuum created in these openings. It is in these times that key men and women, and even entire generations, risk everything to become the hinge of history- the pivotal point that determines which way the door will swing. – Nazirite DNA, Lou Engle
Twelve years ago, God opened a great door for a prayer revolution in America. That revolution, among other movements, was TheCall. Hundreds of thousands of men and women have gathered together in fields, stadiums, and arenas, to fast and pray, and have carried the flame wherever they have returned. 2012 was the 12th year of this movement.
Now, many look at the state of the nation and are deeply discouraged, but I am filled with hope. I have read history; most great moves of God erupted in the darkest times of crisis and were preceded by years of intercession. Today, I have more expectation for the Great Awakening in America then I ever have had. God will respond to 12 years of the sacrifice of prayer that has gone forth out of TheCall!
In 2002 after a 40-day fast, I was given a word that wherever TheCall goes, I will establish my House of Prayer. Today prayer furnaces and prayer ministries have been spawned from TheCall, and Houses of Prayer are springing up everywhere!
Friends, we are in a worldwide prayer revolution and by the grace of God, TheCall has been one of the catalysts that God has used to light that fire. I am convinced that the labor of TheCall is not in vain…
Recently, I was viewing an incredible video of TheCall Nashville (7-7-07) where 70,000 people gathered to pray in Titan Stadium. I was moved so deeply, even to tears. I began to muse and inwardly groan in prayer, "God, has TheCall fulfilled its purpose? What really happened at TheCall Nashville? I know tens of thousands of lives have been changed at TheCall, what about the nation?"
Then two days later, a man I have never met came to me and said, "Lou, I had a dream two nights ago (around the same time I was praying) and said, "In this dream, Lou you came to me and asked me 'What happened at TheCall Nashville?' And I said to you, 'Lou, my life was mightily changed individually. " Then I Lou replied, "But oh much much more happened. It was all in the invisible. At TheCall Nashville, Heaven came a little closer to earth."
Surely this man was sent as an answer and confirmation to my prayer that 12 years of TheCall has brought Heaven closer to earth.
This year, The Esther Call in Dallas challenged the very root of abortion in America. The Virginia Call challenged the spirit of racism, and TheCall Aviva- an all Hispanic Call, is sparking a pro-life and Hispanic revival prayer movement across California that I believe will affect that state and the nation. Even now TheCall has just been to Brazil and this week, it is going to Geneva, Switzerland.
I write this letter to thank you for being Prophetic Partners in the great prayer story line of Heaven by supporting TheCall as it seeks to bring forth God’s House of Prayer for all nations. You have believed with me for the impossible, and I know you will reap what you have sown in the appointed time. I am confident that when the river overflows its banks, “we will be like those who dreamed.”
As we move into 2013, TheCall is in a huge transitional season. An amazing prophetic whirlwind has been swirling. For 12 years, we have fasted and prayed as a forerunner, like a John the Baptist, looking and waiting for the advent of a fresh visitation of Jesus who alone can transform this nation. Now we sense we are in a birthing moment where we are to give ourselves to an intensified fasting and prayer push that we believe could lead to stadium Christianity, a vision that many prophets have seen and foretold. They have seen great stadiums being filled with souls being saved, signs and wonders breaking out, and tens of thousands of laborers being thrust into the harvest fields, even to the final unreached people groups of the earth.
Sovereignly the Lord has called me to an intensified ministry back in California where we prayed for 20 years, established a house of prayer, and then TheCall was born. We are looking to establish a House of Prayer that will go day and night calling forth the next wave of Revival, the Harvest, and a great missions thrust to the unreached people groups of the earth.
TheCall is in a moment of history when a door for massive change is opening. I am asking you, key men and women, to risk everything again to become the hinge of history. I am asking you to throw yourself into TheCall with me in prayer and financially to bring to end the closing costs of the last twelve years and to invest into the bank of prayer for another great deposit from Heaven. Now more than ever, we are in need of your support and partnership. We ask you to consider a significant year end financial gift to help us finish this season of Solemn Assemblies.
I refuse to look back to the great past days of TheCall. No! I look into the future of the greatest days of trial but of kingdom breakthrough in which I believe TheCall will play a great role. TheCall has challenging needs financially, but the Lord is encouraging me, as He did 12 years ago, He will fuel TheCall with young people and fund TheCall with finances again.
At the end of this year, 2012, I am filled with thanksgiving for all of you who have joined and supported me in this great journey, but I am asking you to lay hold of the future dream in 2013 with a fresh new intensity and faith. I’ve just turned 60 years old, and I am deeply strengthened by Isaiah 60:
For your light has come!
And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you.
For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth,
And deep darkness the people;
But the Lord will arise over you,
And His glory will be seen upon you.
The Gentiles shall come to your light,
And kings to the brightness of your rising.
When darkness comes in like a flood, the Lord will raise up a standard. Let us press forward for the prize of the high calling of Christ in America and the nations of the Earth together.
Consumed by TheCall,