Unreached to Reached. Sustained Revival. Generational Transformation.
What is our vision?
I had a hard time with deciding what to say on this page, because our main goal is to serve "Upon the Waters" Ministry. We feel so honored to be able to go and serve under the Ratcliffe family's beautiful vision, in the land that they have now plowed for 7 years. If I were to put into words what our heart is for, it would have to be these three simple things; Unreached to Reached, Sustained Revival, and Generational Transformation. I will explain each of these below. Please understand that these things are very important and applicable in any church and outreach setting. God's intentions for us are far beyond what our churches are seeing from Sunday to Sunday. We MUST have revival. I would encourage anyone reading this today to take a stand, and decide that you will have sustained revival. We wrote our song from this exact moment in our own lives: "All bets are off, it's you (God) that I want. I want to be so close to you that the world burns off. I want to be worthy, of your calling. I want to be one that carries your Glory. I can feel these parts of me dying, do whatever it takes oh God, Revive me!!" All it takes is one spark to start a flame, and all it takes to bring revival to your region is one life laid down.
Unreached to Reached: These beautiful people must have to chance to hear and call on the name of Jesus. This is the very minimum that must happen, so that every tribe and tongue may hear and know that God is real and alive and loves them.
Sustained Revival: It is very important to Tanner and I that we give the people we reach, the keys to living in sustained revival! This is so much more important that checking a religious box and repeating a prayer. We must give people tools to live in the manifest power and glory of God on a daily basis.
Generational Transformation: We do not want the gospel to be presented without God's glory and power. If it is, tradition and ritual will be more powerful. Working in the church, we see someone get a "touch" from God, clean up their life for awhile, but then eventually go back to their previous lifestyle. We must show the transformation power of God with our lives. Our heart is to raise up pastors, evangelists, teachers, apostles, and prophets within these tribes. They need a thriving ecclesia, that will last after missionaries leave.
Thank you for reading this and partnering with us in this vision. Tanner and Randi Linn