Sunday, April 8, 2012
Our Journey Forward...Following God's Call
Since the fall of 1999 we have dedicated ourselves to equipping, encouraging and raising up houses of Prayer that are passionate about crying out before the throne of God day and night.
Back to where it started!
It was August of 1999, when I went out to Cedar Rapids and had an encounter with the Lord that forever altered the course of my life. After having a vision of Prayer Rooms being raised up in the Spirit of the Tabernacle of David I was set on a course to help establish, grow, foster and plant houses of prayer all throughout the mid-west and Florida. Now we’re excited to share how the Lord has taken all of the passions and skills of our family to be planted and utilized in one place. The Midwest Prayer Center in Cedar Rapids, Ia. Back where it all began...
JAWA at Wind and Fire Ministries
In the spring of 2010, the Lord begin speaking to me about gathering together a collective group of artists and musicians to equip and empower them in prophetic arts that release the justice of God's heart upon the Earth. After a deep journey into scripture and prayer the Justice Academy of Worship Arts was birthed. As a true academy, our goal is to train artists and musicians in understanding the power of prayer that is released through the arts and how it can powerfully affect our culture. After years of serving in prayer ministry and helping to fight Human Trafficking here in Florida, the Lord introduced me to Ric Lumbard of Wind and Fire Ministries. Located in Cedar Rapids Iowa, the ministry has a vibrant prayer room that embraces the freedom and creativity of the Holy Spirit and also is a pioneer in rescue and restoration of Human Trafficking victims. With a recording studio and a mature staff of believers trained up in prayer and servant evangelism the Midwest Prayer Center is fully equipped to function as a place of refuge and a mission base that sends people forth throughout the Earth to truly equip and prepare the body of Christ for the Lords return. In November of last year, the Justice Academy was formally adopted as the primary tool for training, equipping and producing artists able to make a meaningful impact upon the Church and our Earthly Culture. Needless to say, when I was invited to join staff it was clearly a perfect divine fit for both of us. As Director of JAWA, I will be working with young an old alike teaching and training people to use their giftings in prayer and the arts with a focus to see God’s Justice manifest here on Earth.
How You Can Help
Now, more than ever, we are trusting in the Lord for monthly ministry partners willing to labor along side with us as we make the Justice Academy of Worship Arts a reality. In our preparations to relocate our family we are in need of raising $3,000 to cover truck, gas, hotel and utilities. Also, as we birth this vital ministry in the Midwest we are trusting in the Lord for monthly partnership equalling $3500 per month for our family of 9 while developing an economic model for JAWA to continue to grow. As intercessory missionaries, our support is dependent upon partners such as you, churches, and organizations that share the vision we have. Please consider making a one time donation to help cover the costs of our move and become a monthly partner with us with donations $50, $100, $500, or $1,000 or more per month. We also need prayer - intercession for peace in this time of upheaval and for a home to be provided in Iowa, as well as for JAWA to come forth as God has intended.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us for ministry or prayer needs. If you would like to donate toward our move online, please do so here on our blog (using Paypal) and you can give monthly by sending to WFM Missions Base P.O.Box 126 Hiawatha, IA 52233 (Nick’s acct. is #4051 to enclose in a note.) We are so grateful to you for your support. Love and Blessings, The Canuso Family