We were in itinerant ministry in Mississauga, when God started to call us to move east. We did not know exactly what God was asking and where He was sending, so we began seeking God through fasting and prayer for the answer. Kiwanda had a vision of a map of the nation of Canada. On that map was a ball of fire around the Ottawa region. She saw flames shooting out from the ball of fire across the nation. She knew that the fire was going beyond Canada to ignite the world! Both of us said, "We don't want to miss what God is about to do!" This defining moment brought us back to my hometown, Ottawa, in 2002.
Following our return to Ottawa, I became involved in prayer ministry for the City and was in leadership when "Watchmen for the Nations" came with their initiative La Dance. While gathered to intercede on Parliament Hill, God spoke very clearly to Kiwanda that we were to travel across Canada, with our 4 children to connect with La Dance's final stop in Vancouver. Specifically God told us to take the train and make an altar for Canada as we prayed along the way. We had no money, yet as we went in obedience, every need was met along the way! When we arrived back in Ottawa God said, "You don't have to get off the train". I knew then that there would be another journey coming for us to travel across Canada. At the beginning of this year 2017 God said, "Now is the time".
Following our prayer journey across Canada, I took a senior leader position at The Oasis. The church had known to revival in the past, out of Asuza street, yet spiritually, it was a desert. God told us to re-dig the ancient wells of revival by simply hosting His presence. God began to move in signs, wonders and miracles. We started extending beyond the church, to build relationship with pastors, ministry leaders and businessmen in the region. Holy Spirit told me to start Holy Spirit led tent meetings in the Ottawa Valley, in the summer. During the first year of meetings in 2009, the tent was packed with people from all over the Valley and Ottawa. Many churches came together in unity. Through these Holy Spirit meetings, Awake the Nation was birthed!
Canada has always been in our heart. We know the dream to go across the nation on the train once again is a NOW reality. There are many who have carried a similar dream in their heart, confirming the call of this nationwide initiative, at such a time as this!
The train was first constructed to connect the provinces together in Canada. At 150 the train is still connecting the nation, this time to join the voices of many TOGETHER to declare God's plans for Canada. Plans that will ignite a generation and shift our nation.
This 150th year in Canada is a crucial time as our nation reflects on our history, and identity. In 1967, at Canada’s 100th year anniversary, the theme chosen for EXPO 67 was “Man and His World”. Since that time humanism and agendas contrary to God’s word have been ushered into our nation. TODAY at 150th we believe our declarations must be about “Christ and His Kingdom”, to bring Canada on track with God's plans and purposes!!
Following the CRY in Kingston, Ontario on July 1, 2017, Canada ON TRACK team will be travelling across Canada by train from the east to west coast, stopping at major cities in each province for Holy spirit led gatherings with powerful times of worship strategic prayer and declarations over the city, province and nation.
In each province we will be partnering with host churches, the region and province in prayer according to what Holy Spirit has been speaking to pastors, intercessors, and ministry leaders.
Our passion is to see our nation turn back towards God, as we usher in the presence of the Holy Spirit TOGETHER.
We have the opportunity at this pivotal moment in our history to impact our nation for generations to come!
Join us as we reclaim Canada for Kingdom purposes once again!
o Prov 12:3 “the root of righteousness shall not be removed”
o Ps 72:8 “He shall have dominion also from sea to sea..."
o Ps 133:1 “How good & pleasant it is when God's people live together in unity!”