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We are launching a 3 week fundraising campaign to raise $50,000 by December 31st. We need this to finish out our commitments for 2010 and also help bring sustainability for the 1st 3 months of 2011.

Would you consider partnering with us in reaching our goal?? This is the first step into sustaining IHOP-AC and build towards 24/7 prayer in Alamance County, NC!!!

You can donate in 3 ways:

-Online: www.IHOP-AC.org

-Mail your check to:

IHOP-AC

P.O. Box 113

Burlington, NC 27216

-Cash donations can be made by contacting me!

Your donation to IHOP-AC is a tax deductible contribution.

Thank you all so much for your continued support and your desire to be a part of something that the Lord is doing!!!

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Here is my November Newsletter! I am finally getting back on track with my MONTHLY newsletters!!! 🙂

November NEWSLETTER!

Have a wonderful and blessed day everyone!!!

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(***Originally posted in November of 2008)

David Gordon: Director of IHOP-AC

David, Tina, Mary Graceyn and Eli

David Gordon has a wife, Tina, and two children, Eli and Mary Graceyn.

He has been living this lifestyle for over 3 years now. Previously he was a co-pastor of a church called Life Fellowship. But the Lord called him to “Build an ark and preserve My people”. He has been giving himself to building a 24/7 dwelling place for the Lord ever since.

I spent some time with him today asking him a few questions. Here they are:

Why are you giving your life to direct a house of prayer?

It is out of a call of God. First it was an issue of desire and obedience. Now it has become a consuming passion of my heart. Jesus is worthy, and because of the neediness in my heart. This is why I do what I do. When I see the call of mine, and the connection to biblical scripture and what God is doing, I see how we are connected to what is on God’s heart.

How has this changed your life?

I have begun to live a life beyond a good external reputation of a “good” Christian, to having daily encounters with internal reality and encounter with the Lord. I feel like I am becoming authentic. The mask is being stripped off and I’m living fully alive before God and man. I have come to understand the significance of knowing my identity and my destiny, and this has brought me into wholeheartedness. I felt like, in the past, I was only touching a little of my destiny. It was a lack of knowing my identity. Now God has put them together in the prayer room.

What is your favorite aspect of this lifestyle?

Encountering God by way of the embers of a burning heart. Through the Word, worship, prayer, fasting and giving. It’s hard to narrow it down to just one. So I’d say encountering God and having a burning heart.

Hardest aspect?

Living exposed before a holy God on a daily basis. Having my motives exposed, my insecurities and fears. Being confronted and exposed. It’s just hard. But I do it because I want to be authentic and holy in His presence. Being exposed leads me to encounter. That makes it worth it all.

How has this impacted your family?

I feel as a husband and father that God has called me to be the point man in my home. My lifestyle by way of example and by way of education to my family. We have begun to live a life of simplicity. It has not been easy to turn from the comforts of this age, but this lifestyle has really helped get in link with the heart and purpose of God. Because of prayer and crying out to God, the Lord began shifting the heart of Tina to home school our children 3 years ago and that has been tremendous to help develop us as a family together. It is an honor to see my family in the prayer room from time to time, knowing they are in the place of encounter.

What would you say to a family who was considering living this lifestyle?

Number one thing would be to know that God is calling you to this. Also, begin to come along side of a family that is living this lifestyle and start spending regular time in the prayer room. Being exposed to the prayer movement will prepare you for what is ahead.

And now a fun question…what is your favorite verse?

Psalm 27:4- “One thing I have asked from the Lord, that I shall seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to meditate in His temple.”

Because everything I see in David’s heart is understood in this one verse. He asks, he sought and he was able to apprehend it. A one thing lifestyle. Ultimately, it is the revelation of the beauty of God in the place of encounter that sustains us. We cannot separate revelation and encounter.

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Thank you DG for sharing your heart with us!

The Lord has used this man to impact my life in a tremendous way. If he had not obeyed the call to build this house of prayer, I would not be a part of it! He has helped shape all of us into the men and women, intercessors, bride that the Lord wants us to be. It is an honor and a privilege to follow such a humble man who desires God more then anything else in this world. He has given up everything to love God with all of his heart, soul, strength and mind. I love him and am so thankful for all that he does and continues to do! He has humbled himself from being a pastor of a nice size congregation to being a director of a few twenty-something year olds, who are mostly dropouts from college! (Just a note–none of us are ashamed of this, and are so thankful to be in the center of God’s will). But God is doing something huge with all of us, and He is doing something huge with the house of prayer in Alamance County. Praise the Lord!

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I’ve got a couple of really exciting things to post about today!

My best friend, Allison, is having a little girl!

Her baby is due Feb. 3rd, and she found out that she is having a girl! I am so excited and happy for her! I can’t wait to see Payton!

My friend Tiffany is having her baby, Isabella Grace somewhere in the next 48 HOURS!

She is not due until Oct. 9th, but she is dialated and the doctors said today that the baby should be here within 48 hours! She will have her beautiful baby, Izzy. I can’t wait! Babies are so amazing and a gift from God!

IHOP-AC OFFICIALLY HAS A BUILDING!!!!

Tonight we were accepted by the city council in Burlington, NC to make residence in the building that is in our downtown area! I am so excited about this! It is an amazing building! And it is only a 7 min. walking distance from my apartment! Which means…..NO MORE DRIVING! I am walking or biking. We have a TON of construction work to do before we can offically be open and in the new prayer room, but we are that much closer! God is so amazing! Woohoo!

Praise HIM!

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5 days left. This was our last Tuesday. This week is GBF so we have all-staff intercession on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 4 pm. Today during intercession all of the staff prayed for the interns. There are three internships here in Atlanta. The Pursuit Internship, Intro, and The Watch. So altogether there are 19 interns. So we all were getting prayer! It was amazing.

I was able to give my testimony about my internship and the house of prayer that I am full-time at, IHOP-AC, during an Encounter Service one night. Billy Humphrey called me up, so many people know that I am part of another house of prayer, and that I am going back there because the Lord is going to make us 24/7!

So two ladies started praying for me. I was so encouraged! I know that it is the Lord’s will for me to go back and stand on the wall there. I know that He has a strategic plan for why I am helping build that house. And I know that we are in a strategic location. In the middle of the Piedmont Triad area. The Lord just really confirmed and encouraged me in such an amazing way! I was so blessed! The Lord has zeal for IHOP-AC and I can’t wait to see all that He does! Things are shifting and shaking in North Carolina because of the prayers of His children!

I can’t wait to be back! Zeal for His house has consumed Him and its consuming me! (Ps. 69:9)

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