From: Andrew Strom (Moderator). Dear friends, yesterday we got some GREAT news! - We finally obtained the last of the visas we need to come and live in the USA for five years. Surprisingly It has been a very smooth process and we certainly say a huge "THANKYOU" to all those who have been praying for us. So we now have a definite booking to fly into Kansas City on Feb 4 and there is even a house there waiting for us! The house came about quite miraculously, and was a further sign to us that this is the right time to make this move. We have felt drawn to Kansas City for many years, as you know. In New Zealand, Jacqui and I and our six children have been crammed into a little 3-bedroom 'ranch'-type house, which is all we could afford in Auckland. So on my last trip to Kansas City I was looking out for a somewhat larger house that perhaps might suit us better! After praying about it, totally by "accident" we ended up on the doorstep of a Christian man who was finishing off his house to move to Auckland, New Zealand! It was right in the area where I believe God wants us and it has 5 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Perfect! And God had got us on this man's doorstep - with no "For Sale" sign or anything - just after we prayed. He was headed for Auckland, New Zealand (-where I live), and I was headed for the part of Kansas City where he lived! And he was a praying Christian man who really wanted us to have it! What are the odds of that?? Even the way we bought it was a miracle, with no 'credit history' established in the USA yet. God brought a Christian mortgage-broker along who was an absolute marvel. The Lord organized it all! In fact, we have been on God's "fast track" through this whole process. It really does seem to be His time for us to go. So we are truly looking forward to what God is going to do in America when we get there. Right from the start we intend to run regular meetings in South Kansas City on Thurs night and Sun night each week. My wife Jacqui (-who sings on our CD) will be leading worship and I will be teaching on the process of becoming truly 'Revived' - starting with "personal" Revival that really transforms the individual - and moving on from there. It is something that can be taught and truly experienced. And it is one of the keys to large-scale Revival. Beyond that, we have no real understanding of exactly what will occur, but we are excited because we know God is up to something. As I have written in the past, Kansas City has the most powerful call of 'Revival' hanging over it that I have ever come across. Sometimes I am even brought to tears just thinking or speaking about it. -The pull of the place is on me even now. It is a real burden from the Lord. And we fully intend to fulfill whatever it is that God is bringing us all that way for. A real burden is on me for the USA right now - and Kansas City has such a key place in her destiny. This calling must be fulfilled. KC must come into her promises. So crucial - and time is running out. This is the burden that I carry for that city as we make this move. But in the meantime, we have less than four weeks to sell and pack almost everything we own, and get ready for the long, long flight over the sea! So it certainly is a busy and eventful time for our family. We would greatly appreciate your prayers, my friends. If there is anyone who is feeling led to make any kind of donation towards our moving costs, etc, then I now have a bank account set up in America. Here are the details: NAME: Andrew Strom. BANK: Bank of America, 10731 State Line Rd, Kansas City, MO 64114, USA. Swift/ ABA number: 081 000 032 (-for money transfers). Account number: 0034 9026 0949. ****************************************** For those in New Zealand, there will be a send-off at Ranui Baptist on 25 Jan where I will be preaching. I will let you know more about that later. By the way, the ANZAC List will continue right on in the USA. We are very excited about what God is doing. Thankyou again for your prayers, my friends! God bless you all. Kindest regards in Christ, Andrew Strom.