This is a huge announcement—the greatest breakthrough we’ve had in 15 years. We have been warring secretly for the right to use one of the most strategic locations ever. It is in a city that fits every category for a Living Proof Tent Crusade.
Boy, did Satan fight this one! In 50 years of preaching I have not experienced demonic resistance like this. I felt as if I were in direct contact with hell. But, now we have won.
The city is Stockton, California. The location is the Weber Point Event Center. Ask anyone who knows Stockton and they will tell you that this is the most visible location in the entire region. And we got it!
We must honor Frank and Kim Saldana who lead Inner City Action. Without their many years of incredible work among the unsheltered and addicted in Stockton, we could not have won this victory.
On our behalf, they have jumped through more hoops and unraveled more red tape in government agencies than I have ever seen. But now we have won! Our tent is going up in Stockton and everyone there is going to know it!
Circle these dates on your calendar: Tuesday May 28th through Saturday June 1st. The location: Weber Point Event Center, on the Waterfront.
Now get this: Stockton has been decimated by gangs, violence, poverty, and homelessness. There is no need to harp on the pain of this community, but there is no way around the gaping need here. If any city in America needs a miracle, it is Stockton. I believe that miracle is on the way!
Here is our great challenge—a challenge I can only explain by comparing it to a moment in the Second World War that involved General George S. Patton and the Third Army. Bastogne was under siege from the Nazis. A hasty meeting of generals was convened 100 miles away. Each general including Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery said that it was impossible to send men on such short notice to rescue Bastogne.
That was when the last man who could even consider volunteering, did so. Patton’s men had just marched 50 miles with little food, in frigid weather. Now he would wake them up and order them to march twice that distance. The other generals told him that he was asking the impossible. And that is exactly what God is asking of us. The impossible.
The combined forces of Inner City Action, Mario Murillo Ministries and the Five30 from Marysville are going to march from Paradise, California straight into another battle in Stockton. We are beyond short-handed. All of our spiritual muscles are strained to the max. We will invade Paradise, California with everything we’ve got, and then with no rest we will turn around and march into Stockton.
What choice do we have? Those dates opened up like the Red Sea, and by God’s grace we will seize them.
My friend, for the very first time, I can say we have the chance to rock a city for Jesus–and we are going to do it!
I am imploring you for help. At the very least, begin at this moment to bombard heaven with prayer for our strength and favor to increase. Pray that the people of God in the Paradise area rise to the challenge. Pray for protection as our workers enter the danger zones of Stockton.
Finally, I need every one who reads this, who is near Stockton, to get involved. We have never done anything this massive on such short notice. There are two events that I need you to be at on Saturday April 27th. I am praying fervently for you to answer this call for Stockton!