"It has brought us to our knees..."
Recently the Washington Post shone a spotlight on the spree of suicides that have gripped the people of one small town just 50 miles southeast of Oklahoma City--Anadarko, OK. After not one or two,...but FOUR suicides have taken place in this community within a few short months, the people are beginning to wonder if something greater is involved.
It’s not clear that the incidents are connected at all, except by the fact that “they’ve been violent and they’ve really shook the community to the core,” (Police Chief Jason) Smith told KOTV.
But something broader does seem to be at work. The national rate of suicide in 2014 was about 13 deaths per 100,000 people, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In Anadarko, the rate has been four times that over the course of just seven weeks. The suicides were devastating his town. “It has brought us to our knees,” he said. (read more)
This weekend we will be ministering through a three-service revival in Anadarko, OK with Pastors Roger and Serena Reston at First Assembly of God. These death incidents are connected and something broader is at work. The power of the enemy is attempting to dominate this Native American community already influenced by dark spirits and Native American worship and ancestral strongholds! Bridgette and I have sensed the weight of this spiritual warfare all week and are asking you to join us in intercession over the next 48 hours.
- Ask God to empower Chresten as he endeavors bring Light to the darkness that is invading this community and its churches;
- Bind the enemy in prayer by breaking down the satanic stronghold of suicide and a victim mentality by the Holy Spirit;
- Pray for favor with the community and church parishioners of Anadarko;
- Ask God to raise up more Spirit-filled Anadarko residents and believers to lead and disciple new converts to Christianity;
- Intercede for acts of the supernatural: miracles, signs and wonders!
Greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world! Let us enforce the authority given to us by Jesus's victory at the Cross! Thank You, Lord, for many victories that will be won in Anadarko this weekend!
Yours for Souls,
Chresten & Bridgette Tomlin