It has been one year since Katie and I returned from our amazing adventures, one year since Gibsons Go Global officially started. It seems like it was just yesterday, but at the same time it seems like a lifetime ago. No one could have prepared us for what God called us to do. It was definitely a learning process God was teaching us and training us along the way as He does with all of those who are walking in obedience.
In New York, we learned the importance of the one and the power of prayer. God sent us there for one person — my friend Zach and to pray for the city. Would God send us to the largest city in the US to minister to one person and pray??? Was anyone else in that city able to do what we did???
When we arrived in Norway, our perception of what would happen was slightly different. We focused heavily on the one, Kjetil, and this led us to be able to minister to a small home group of six. Here, we learned the importance of spiritual heritage, and that we cannot sit back and wait for the enemy to attack. We must press forward in our Godly heritage as warriors to take back the land of the enemy that rightfully belongs to the Son who bought it with His sacrifice.
The invitation to Scotland came out of nowhere, but God was ready to put us to work with Gary and Vanessa Irvine. Here, we learned that the light of God was shining all over the world and the importance of coming together in unity to accomplish the work of the Lord!!! We were able to see even more clearly, the global revival that God is positioning His people to carry out.
Already having several contacts in England, we quickly launched into many diverse ministries out of more than three different churches. Vicar Robert and Pastor Sam set us up to be able to minister in prison, on the streets, in churches, prophetic conferences, pastors meetings, pray for healings, and prayer walk the city. We also developed some key lifelong relationships and learned the value of creating family in foreign cultures.
Returning to Spain where we first started our courtship was amazing for a rest and reconnecting with each other and good friends like Pastor Alfredo, Danny, and Jose Maria. Even here, we learned how God was moving like a wind across the land bringing revival. We got the privilege of sharing words in several churches, groups, and youth in various settings.
An unexpected trip to Kosovo yielded some great time to rest and refresh and yet here, God was still teaching and molding us for things to come. We learned of the true power of forgiveness and restoration and the value of perseverance to see the fruit that God is bringing forth. We did less ministry here, but got the opportunity to encourage and pray for several missionaries and a local pastor Imir.
Our trip to India yielded the most visible fruit. Prakash hosted us and setup ministry and invited us to minister with other visiting teams. We returned to be with Pastor Daniel and teach a YWAM DTS as well as a gathering of pastors in his hometown. God even allowed us to travel to the far Northeast and meet Maremi and minister to the Miso people. God opened blind eyes, set people free, and healed and saved so many people.
It was difficult getting into Cambodia, but God had us here during the hottest season to speak to Both’s church and encourage the leaders at the YWAM base in Batambang. It was great returning here and being able to give back once again to the Khmer people and missionaries alike.
Australia was our last foreign place to visit and here God was continuing to teach us and train for what was to come. We got to minister to a deeply spiritual people and speak truth to many who had strange spiritual concepts. We were able to minister with Kevin and YWAM Byron Bay as well as encourage some new friends in Brisbane before our trip home.
Returning to the US, we did not stop ministering as we stopped in Hawaii to see old friends in YWAM and speak life to family near San Francisco. One year ago today, we finally returned home.
Now, we are waiting. After so much teaching, training, and growing that God did in us, we are ready to spread the fire of revival even more. We have continued in every way that we can. Speaking to family, friends, churches, and even strangers about how awesome our God is. God has opened some doors, but we desire to be used so much more. Now, we are waiting, but definitely not idle. It is hard to be idle with an eight week old, but even now God is using him to open doors to minister.
We do not know what is next or what doors are opening to us as you may not either, and that is okay. I encourage you to be faithful to God and continue to use everything you have to serve Him. Give yourself completely to Him, grow in the waiting time, and He will do the work to propel you into all that He has for you!!!
Jeremiah, Man on Fire!!!
Katie, Pure Fire of Yahweh!!!
Azariah, The Mighty Warrior!!!
The time has come to unveil the recap video of our entire 9 month-long faith journey with the Lord this first year of our marriage! One call and one desire to be simply obedient sent us out to share the Love of God with the world. From speaking in churches to prayer groups, to ministering to lepers, homeless and party-goers, to praying for numerous people and seeing legs grow out, and miraculous healings; God has done so many incredible things that we couldn’t possibly include them all in one video.
So, if you would like to know more details about our time spent in each country, check out our blogs found in the categories icon on the right column. Pray about continuing to partner with us. This information can also be found at the right side of this page.
May the Blessing of the Lord Be Upon You,
Jeremiah (Man on Fire) and Katie (Pure Fire of Yahweh) Gibson
God brought us to Cambodia on the eighth stop in this crazy awesome faith journey that He has us on. He did some cool stuff there and had us speak in a few churches, lead Bible studies, and encourage the staff at the YWAM base in Battambang.
We are ending one journey of the Lord and beginning another as we head back to the U.S. We will begin sending out monthly newsletters that will keep you informed with what God is doing currently with us as well as covering bits and pieces of this journey with the Lord that is coming to an end. Here is our first newsletter. We look forward to sharing with you all that God is doing!!! 🙂
The Land Down Under. Kangaroos, boomerangs, and Steve Irwin. These are the things we think of when envisioning the Outback. My wife and I have been in Australia for more than a week now, and this is the first official blog about Australia. We have been involved in a flurry of activities interspaced with moments of rest. Things with us are busy and yet chill as the culture here denotes.
We are ministering in a small town called Byron Bay. This area is known for a lot of things… none of which are listed above. There are beautiful beaches here, lots of surfing, a lighthouse, and cults. That’s right. Maybe the Lord prepared us for the culture here by having us visit a cult our last Sunday in Cambodia. It seems that there is a longing for the spiritual things here that exhibits itself in many ways.
New Age is rampant as well as many other cults that deceive people from the Truth. Maybe this is because Byron Bay is the most Easterly point in Australia. It is called the Eastgate, and because of this the enemy wants to take this city as his own.
As strong as the darkness is here, the bright light of the Son is all around. We have visited two churches here that are solid and on fire, walking in the salvation, healing, and deliverance that Jesus called His people to. The YWAM community has been here for more than 10 years and God is placing them in the perfect position to destroy the influence of the enemy in this place. Even as we visited the Lighthouse on the cliffs at Eastgate, God spoke to me about the spiritual lighthouses that are here. There is so much light here that the darkness will not last for long. The gates of the enemy will not be able to stand against the Kingdom of God that is rolling forward here. It is interesting that the people here, even the ones that are so involved in the dark things, are open to talk and share, and that is what we have been doing. We listen to their deception and pray, then they sit and listen to the Truth that we have to give. When the darkness is placed next to the light of the Truth, it becomes clear which one is the light. There is no denying the light and the darkness.
We got to talk with three surfer-hippie types. One from Australia, one from Germany, and one from Norway that were all living in a camper van by the beach talked with us about the Truth. In the end, they did not miraculously choose to follow Christ, but the Truth was spoken clearly and seeds were planted. We did not beat them over the head with the Truth so they would be defensive and not listen to anything we said. We listened to them and then spoke the Truth without compromise.
It is Holy Spirit’s job to give us the words to say and do the working their hearts. Nothing I say or do can change a person. I speak and act in obedience, and God will use me to plant, water, and sometimes harvest. It is much more fun to harvest and bring a soul into the Kingdom… but it is always a result of Holy Spirit!!!
God has made you to be a light no matter where you may be!!! The darkness may be dark, but the light is always brighter!!!
Pray and ask Holy Spirit how you can be a light and speak the Truth. Then, be the Light of the World that Jesus calls you to be (Matthew 5:14-16).
Jeremiah, Man on Fire!!!