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Worshippers at Arrowhead (Geha) Stadium. Photo: Evangelist Daniel Kolenda.

People attending The Send at Arrowhead Stadium reach Kansas City homes with gospel, food

Young people shared the gospel with nearly 5,000 area homes and provided 6,000 more families with food and goods during the week leading up to The Send, a missions and prayer event held on Saturday, May 14 at Arrowhead Stadium.

Eight hundred churches in Kansas City collaborated with The Send and partner ministries Youth With A Mission and Awaken The Dawn, sowing $1.5 million into needy Kansas City neighborhoods during a week of ministry training, outreach, prayer and worship called The Flood.

“Now I’m thinking, as a Kansas City guy, this is an incredible gift to our city,” said Mike Bickle, founder of the International House of Prayer. “I’ve been a pastor here for 40 years. My point is, this group comes into our city, witnesses to 5,000 homes, gives food to 6,000 other homes, mobilizes 800 pastors, touches the whole foster-care system and asks for nothing.”

Leading the culminating cry “To live is Christ; to die is gain,” YWAM’s Andy Byrd presented a compelling call to missions.

“There are 3.2 billion people who will go to bed tonight never having heard the name of Jesus,” said Byrd, who believes 200,000 new missionaries are God’s plan to reach them. “There are 424,000 missionaries in the whole world. There are six times as many people working at Walmart as there are reaching the 3.2 billion people around the world.”

Studies also indicate that in the next 11 years, the scriptures will be available in every language for the first time.

“There will be a year — let’s say 2033 — when the last language on earth worships Jesus for the first time,” he said. “I pray that some here would see faces, and three years from now they see the face they saw tonight.”

In addition to commissioning missionaries to nations, campuses, communities, foster care and adoption, leaders also prayed for worship leaders and intercessors.

the send“If you’re a singer, musician or worship leader, then I just want you to lift your hands in this place tonight,” Circuit Riders’ Lindy Cofer said. “We ask for songs for the harvest; songs from heaven, songs to usher in the King of kings and Lord of lords.”

Daniel Kolenda, an evangelist with Christ For All Nations, closed with prayer.

“I thank you that tonight at Arrowhead Stadium you release laborers into your harvest field,” he prayed. “I thank you right now that you give them callings, commissions and mandates. A fire in their bones that will drive them and compel them for the rest of their lives to run with the baton of the gospel.

“The Lord is raising up apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, teachers. Thank you for raising up world-changers here. I thank you that you will keep them by your power and that the end will be greater than the beginning.



–Alan Goforth | Metro Voice