Report from Islands Ablaze Conference
by Fiona Cowan
Islands Ablaze was a prayer conference in Orkney April 2008. Attracting over 250 delegates from all over the UK, but also from America, it was a special gathering of God’s people with a common desire to see revival and with a heart for the Islands. Locals and visitors shared 5 days of teaching, worship, prayer and excursions and left with changed lives, testimonies of healings, renewed faith, and a burning desire to see the Kingdom of God extended through prayer. People in fact who were ready to see the Islands Ablaze for Jesus. The Saturday of the conference included the first reunion of the Connecting Scotland Prayer Walk.
Since the event God has continued to show his hand of blessing, setting people free from the things that have prevented them walking in fullness with God. Whenever folk stand up to share in various churches the things God has been doing the opening gambit is usually “ When I was Islands Ablaze..”
Some delegates from Shetland and the Faeroes raise their own flags during evening worship. The Saltire and the Orkney flag completed the 4 Nations most nights.
Some of the delegates who were involved in collecting branches from every inhabited Orkney Island during the 50 days of prayer gather to see them planted in the garden of Lambaness Sheltered Housing in Kirkwall, before a time of testimony in the community room.
A new 27-minute DVD has been produced with captures the main features from the whole event.
The DVD can be ordered from email@example.com or from:
The Mustard Seed Bookshop
Tel. 01856 871596
(Cost: £5 including postage)