I want to deviate from the type of blog posting that I normally share. Since the first blog was posted on August 20, 2007, I’ve been sharing with fellow Igniters in some 60+ nations about connecting and flowing with the Holy Ghost so that we can see one last move of God’s Spirit. Now, just shy of our 7th anniversary of posting a blog each and every week, I am echoing a sentence from that “Dare to Dream” post. In that blog post, I quoted a line from the Over the Rainbow song from The Wizard of Oz … “And the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true.”
Billy & Vickie BurnsI know that you’ve read our humongous announcement. After 25 years of being the children’s pastors in a great church, Vickie and I are stepping out in faith to obey a God-given directive. We are leaving all behind to pursue being one of the initiators of a mighty outpouring of God’s Spirit. Now, instead of living in South Florida and working in a local church, we will have our ministry headquartered in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area of Texas and travel 45+ weeks a year both nationally and internationally conducting our Ignite the Supernatural Conferences, preaching in churches, and writing and publishing books and children’s ministry curriculums. We will literally be in a different city each and every week. Why? Because we have dedicated ourselves to teaching and training children’s/youth ministry leaders and workers to know how to work together with the Holy Ghost. We have dedicated ourselves to preach what many pastors are too timid to preach when it comes to seeing congregations baptized in the Holy Ghost. We have a directive to write and produce books and curriculums that will be used in the local church to fan the flames of revival.
Here is why I’m writing this blog. I know that you know us. Many have attended our conferences. Others have faithfully followed this blog. You know the uniqueness of what we are doing. You can literally count on one hand the number of leaders passionately pursuing the igniting of a Holy Ghost revival in children’s/youth ministries. I am writing what few are writing. I am speaking what only a handful of national speakers are sharing. You’ve connected with our heart and passion. Now, I’m asking for you to connect with us in a  new way.
Vickie and I literally left everything behind to pursue the God-given directive and dream. That includes a weekly paycheck and the benefits associated with a full-time job. This means that with no financial support from a local church or job, we need individuals and businesses like you to connect with us financially as we step into this new season of ministry. It might be a one-time gift or perhaps a weekly or monthly offering. With friends like you around the world, an offering large or small, one-time or continual, will add up to enabling us to fulfill our assignment. I am coming to ask that you enable us to jump wholeheartedly into this dream and maximize its fruit.
In that initial blog posting in 2007, I said “And the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true.” Thank you for helping us to see our God-directed dream come true. To give and support this directive, you can give through our secure web site. Thank you in advance for believing in us, having the same desire for revival, and joining arm-in-arm in prayer and finances. Together, we are announcing “Today is the day of the Holy Ghost.”