“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!… It is like the dew of Hermon, descending upon the mountains of Zion; for there the Lord commanded the blessing—Life forevermore” (Psalm 133:1,3, NKJV).
Next Saturday, Oct. 15, a dozen ministries and social organizations will gather at Grape Day Park, to host Wow Jam, Escondido, a day of high-intensity impact. The Bible says one can put a thousand to flight, but two can put ten thousand to flight! There is exponential power available when people come together to do anything, but when they come together with the power of the Holy Spirit, it is unstoppable!
On an average Sunday morning, churches all over will be gathering together to preach the Word of God, sing praises and pray together. What a blessing it is to have this freedom. When pastors of churches and their congregations come together; not in their own name, but in the name of Jesus, for the good of the community at large, to proclaim together to a city filled with hurting people, “Jesus loves you,” two things will happen:
1) People will receive Christ as Savior. 2) The spiritual climate of the city will be impacted. That’s the beauty of unity. That’s part of the commanded blessing by the Lord.
Wow Jam is an outreach of W.O.W. International; birthed by its founder, Stephen Tavani, a man with a heart for the lost and the hurting. In 1991, Stephen, a former record-producer for such artists as Smokey Robinson, together with his wife, Linda, formerly of the R&B music duo, “Peaches & Herb,” with such hits as “Reunited,” were launched into ministry by internationally-renowned Pastor Jack Hayford, founder of Church On The Way Los Angeles.
Stephen had idea of going to cities around the world, to take a day to throw a party in the park. There would be music, free food, TV’s, microwaves, MP3’s, bicycles, and other items, all to be given away. Recently, a car was given away at the Wow Jam in Sunland just north of us.
Wow Jams are not designed to entitle homelessness, but to impact those struggling for a way out. It’s not a handout; it’s a hand up. Approximately 35 tents with free services will be available to people of all walks of life. There is a blessing that only comes when churches and individuals get outside of their walls and work together
Here’s how you can help: If you’re a pastor or leader of a ministry, get your church involved. You may register at wowjam.com, on the Escondido tab, through Eventbrite. You may also contact the Wow Jam coordinator, Rose McFadden, at 619-455-6935.
We encourage you to attend and bring as many volunteers as you can. The list of churches and ministries is growing: Faith Harbor Church, Salvation Army Church of Escondido, Grace Church San Marcos, Grace Church Oceanside, The Father’s House San Marcos, The Crossing Church San Marcos, Reaching The Hungry, Victory Outreach Escondido, One Eighty Church, Aglow International, and KSDW Radio 88.9 FM.
We hope to see you there!
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Rob Granger is Senior Pastor of Faith Harbor Church, a non-denominational church that meets at 10 a.m. Sundays in the Escondido Columbus Hall, 515 W. Valley Parkway. His wife, Becky, serves as Co-Pastor. Videos of Pastor Rob’s sermons can be seen on YouTube by typing faith harbor church escondido ca in the YouTube search box. Visit fhcescondido.com for information about Faith Harbor Church.
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