An official statement of Sergey Shidlovskiy

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Dear Partners and Friends!

First of all, I want to congratulate you Merry Christmas and Happy New Year of 2017!

I thank you all for your support you have been giving «God Seekers Movement» for already more than 17 years, in order to see the development of a prayer life in the Body of Christ, and Revival. I really appreciate your trust and your work together with us. Also, I want to express my gratitude to you for your support in our opening of «The Prayer Room School,» together with one of the most well-known prayer movements in the world, the «International House of Prayer» (IHOP), a ministry with whom, we have already worked together in partnership for over 8 years.

Recently, I discovered big, joyful news, that the largest councils of churches in Russia are right now working on plans for the development of a prayer movement and the establishing of prayer rooms, together with this beautiful movement (IHOP). I am so glad about this and I feel, that it would be correct, if our ministry cancelled our planned school in February 2017 in Moscow, for the benefit of bigger and better plans.You are aware that at the end of the year 2015, our ministry received a vision, prayed and strived toward this, that in all of our nations, would appear 100 rooms with prayer and worship 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (24/7) by the end of the year 2017.

Friends, I believe, that if we as a ministry, in humility, cancel our school, this will contribute to the opening of prayer rooms more than if we held our school. I really hope for your understanding and support in this, especially in light of the fact that in all years of the existence of God Seekers Movement, our goal together with you, is not to build our own ministry but to provide all possible assistance for the strengthening of the local churches and the establishment of different Christian ministries, and therefore working together for the common good and the spread of God’s Kingdom.

I bring an apology to all of those who have already registered, for any inconvenience connected to the cancellation of the school (we will fully return the registration fee). Also, I bring an apology to the bishops of the associations of churches in Russia, for not synchronizing our actions with you, God Seekers Movement would be honored to support and participate in that which the church is planning in unity.

I express my hope, that not only will no one be disappointed with these changes, but on the contrary rejoice, because actually, this is exactly the purpose we were striving to achieve. (News from May 1st, 2015, answer to the question: «Is it possible for mutual relations between IHOP and churches in the Former Soviet region»). 

And so, I want to encourage you to follow the news and announcements in your church union about future prayer schools and projects together with IHOP, and not only this year. Absolutely take part in these projects and support them in whatever way you are able. God is raising up prayer to another level. Join in!

The Prayer Room School in Ukraine has not been cancelled. This decision will be made together with the bishops of Ukraine. Follow the news.

With joy, I will answer any of your questions on social sites or by email: lichno@shidlovskiy.org

Again, I congratulate you Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Happiness, joy, health, and success to you in everything! And the most important, a close personal relationship with Jesus!

With Love and Respect,
Founder of the International Prayer Movement, «God Seekers Movement,»
Sergey Shidlovskiy

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