Hudson Taylor, British missionary to China and founder of China Inland Mission, was on furlough to England, in 1889. As he was preaching, he suddenly stopped and stood speechless. When he began to speak again, he explained: "I have seen a vision. I saw in this vision a great war that encompasses the world. I saw this war recess and then start again, actually begin two wars. After this I saw much unrest and revolts that will affect many nations. I saw in some places spiritual awakenings."
"In Russia I saw there will come a general all encompassing, national spiritual awakening, so great that there could never be another like it. From Russia, I saw the awakening spread to many European countries. Then I saw an all-out awakening followed by the second coming of Christ."
In 1992 B.H. Clendennen moved to Russia to begin the first School of Christ at age 70. Since then, this work has grown amazingly as a tool of pentecostal recovery and revival. Around the world he is known as a man of God who walked with God faithfully leaving us an example to follow. The Lord used him mightily to Restore the Message of Pentecost, and to raise up vessels of recovery.
"...I saw the awakening spread to many European countries. Then I saw an all-out awakening followed by the second coming of Christ." Gatherings are now forming across Europe for the purpose of Fasting and Prayer. We believe this to be a Key that will open the door to a Genuine Biblical Revival of the Holy Ghost in Europe.
Pastor Clendennen spoke often to Pastor Kirby concerning the vision for Europe; that Pastor Kirby needed to have a strategy and to be aggressive in labor and prayer over Europe until we see the fulfillment of Hudson Taylor's Vision and Second Coming of Jesus Christ. That is our mission. Pastor Kirby and other church leaders throughout Europe have felt a great call to begin gatherings of believers throughout Europe for the purpose of fasting and prayer. The first of these meetings convened in Schüttorf, Germany as a launching point from which many gatherings form, and culminate in a Move of God throughout the Nations of Europe.
Video of Pastor Kirby sharing Sunday, March 27, 2011 about the Gathering.