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Topeka Aglow chapter relaunches, holds conference

Aglow began in 1967 with four women who expressed a desire to meet together as Christians without denominational boundaries. The first general meeting was held in Seattle, Washington, USA, close to where Aglow’s Worldwide Headquarters exists today.

It would originate with an unprecedented move among women, but would ultimately encompass men as well. From a small beginning, God breathed on Aglow throughout five decades to impact lives in over 170 nations. Aglow has been Spirit born, Spirit led for over 50 years.

Locally, Topeka Aglow was founded by Virginia Nystrom in Topeka in 1972, with many people being forever changed by the Presence of God. Meetings have been held in different locations and under different leaderships up until a couple of years ago.

Then last fall, Vickie Lynch, who had experienced a supernatural encounter at a Topeka Aglow meeting in 1989, felt a stirring within. Knowing how valuable the ministry of Aglow had been to so many, she answered the call to relaunch the ministry in January, 2020. It would be called Great Light, in accordance with Isaiah 9:2, a community lighthouse of Aglow International Topeka. A team was gathered to facilitate meetings that would host the presence of God in worship, prayer, teaching, and healing ministry. Ten meetings were planned in 2020 when covid presented and rearranged the schedule. The July conference was cancelled, but the Great Light Team believes God is up to something in the plans he is unfolding in this city. There is a rich heritage in Topeka, Kansas, dating back to 1901, when God poured his Spirit out on Agnes Ozman, a student of Bethel Bible College, and she spoke in tongues, which was in Chinese. Her experiences sparked the modern Pentecostal Holiness movement, which went on to Houston, where William J. Seymour received, and on to Los Angeles, known as the Azusa Street Revival.

The ministry team is pleased to announce the Great Light, Aglow International Topeka, Prophetic Conference is set for October 16, at 7pm, and October 17, at 10am, 2pm, and 7pm. Everyone is invited to attend. Childcare is not provided.

It will be held at the Topeka Performing Arts Center. Masks, social distancing and enhanced cleaning practices are in place to give you an enjoyable experience.

Registration is free, but required. You can register at www.greatlightconference.eventbrite.com

Free Will offerings will be received.

The Topeka Aglow conference speakers are Larry Sparks, and Mercedes Sparks of Dallas, Texas, and Ana Werner, of Lee’s Summit, Missouri. IHOP, International House of Prayer, Kansas City, Missouri will provide worship.

“Holy Spirit will meet us. It will be prophetic,” Sparks said. The power of God will be there, and I believe there will be a reformation message that calls us to action and gives us impartation to go out into our assignments with greater authority and power.”

Sparks is publisher for Destiny Image, a Spirit-filled publishing house birthed in 1983 with a mandate to publish the prophets. For over a decade, Sparks has served as a key leader in the Christian publishing industry. With a MDiv. in Church History and Renewal from Regent University, Larry is a prophetic teacher who empowers individuals and church environments to create space for the Holy Spirit to move in presence, prophetic utterance and power.  Sparks also hosts the weekly program, The Prophetic Edge on GodTV and The Prophetic Life podcast. He lives in Texas with his wife and daughter. For more information visit larrysparksministries.com.

Mercedes Sparks is a wife, mother, conservative, entrepreneur, investor, and prophetic voice. She is all about family, faith, freedom and fun. Her passion in life is to empower creative people with the tools they need to bring their ideas into reality and to provide them with the strategy they need to monetize their message. She presently serves as the Vice President for Lance Wallnau Ministries and is on a mission to empower everyday people to be dynamic Kingdom change-agents in whatever sphere of influence they have been called to.

Ana Werner and her husband, Sam, reside in Missouri with their two beautiful children. She is the founder of Eaglets Network and Ana Werner Ministries. She travels internationally and equips people to see in the Spirit, move in the prophetic, and experience healing and deliverance through her ministry. Her transparency as she shares the realities and experiences she has had in Heaven, brings the Holy Spirit, the love of the Father, and the power of God into the room when she speaks. She is passionate about leading people into encountering Jesus’ heart. For more information visit anawerner.org.

Visit Aglow International Topeka on Facebook for more information. Email greatlighttopeka@gmail.com for more information.

–Jeanne Bigelow

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