God Encounter in the Prayer Tent

God Encounter in the Prayer Tent (Grapevine Celebration UK) I was in the prayer tent in need of personal prayer. There was no-one to pray for me. Then some children from the blue team from Powerpack (8-11's) arrived and the leader said that one of the children had had a word of knowledge that there was an 'older man' (I am 56) who needed prayer. I was that man and the blue team kids laid hands on me and prayedf for me. The leader gave me Psalm 40 - it was right for me. Can I say thank you to Powerpack' (Keith Unwin)

Renee Martz

Renee Martz was a young girl that God used powerfully. Below are a number of articles etc that feature her. The Voice of Healing Vol 1 April 1948 7 year old Renee Martz of Los Angeles, California loves dolls, animals, travelling and chewing gum but her heart belongs to evangelism. Milwaukee Journal March 8 1948 (p31) 7 year old Renee Martz has followed the sawdust trail all over the world. In little more than a year Renee has preached to audiences totaling 200,000 in virtually every major city in the world. ‘Of this number’ says her father jack Martz ‘Renee has led 6,000 souls to the altar to confess their sins and accept Jesus Christ. http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1499&dat=19480308&id=HR0aAAAAIBAJ&sjid=BCUEAAAAIBAJ&pg=3452,3650569 Read more in The St Petersburg Times February 3rd 1951 (page 18) Renee Martz Girl Evangelist to Speak Here http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=888&dat=19510203&id=uVpIAAAAIBAJ&sjid=YU4DAAAAIBAJ&pg=3748,1054917 Little Girl Evangelist also wants a ‘poodle’ haircut The Owosso Argus-Press - Feb 11, 1952 (page 7) http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1978&dat=19520211&id=hl4iAAAAIBAJ&sjid=1KoFAAAAIBAJ&pg=6596,4470163 Short reports/ adverts from diigitised newspapers http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/result?q=renee+martz

Children Under Conviction of Sin

In Kilsyth, outside Glasgow, in 1742 upwards of seventy-five children between the ages of nine and eighteen were awakened to a sense of sin and their need of a Saviour. One six-year-old girl was in great distress. She told the minister that she had become aware of her sin through the preaching. One wonders how many six-year-olds are hearing sermons in our contemporary evangelical churches? In Shapinsay, Orkney in 1861 it was reported in the local paper that boys of ten and eleven years of age were experiencing great anxiety about their souls.

Children’s Prayer meetings in Scotland

Harry Sprange has made a study of children in the history of the church, with an emphasis on revival. His study focused on 300 years of Scottish church history, from the eighteenth-twentieth century and has been published in Children in Revival (Christian Focus). He too makes many references to the fervent prayer of children. He records one incident in an institution in Edinburgh on 1741 when the house-mistresses were woken up with the voices of the girls in prayer and praise. In April 1742 in Kirkintilloch, near Glasgow, sixteen children were meeting in a barn to pray in preference to play. And in Cambuslang a group of children between the ages of nine and thirteen were meeting together for prayer three times a day. At Carrubbers Close Mission in Edinburgh in 1860 hundreds of children met regularly for prayer. At the time people said that their prayers were a challenge and rebuke to older believers. Children’s prayer meetings were also prevalent in the 1904 Welsh Revival. Many took place in school playgrounds.