Valley Prayer.

Prayer moves the Holy Spirit. We are stronger when we pray together.

WomanIf Gunnison Valley believers embrace these two truths, much can be accomplished for the glory of God.

It has happened before.

Following is a brief history of the 1970’s Gunnison revival as shared by local pastor Rick Barton:

“My wife, Melva, and I gave our lives to Christ at Western State College (currently Western State Colorado University) in 1970 and 1969 respectively. We began a coffeehouse which became a Bible study which became New Song Christian Fellowship. The couple who owned the Western Restaurant, now the Pioneer Museum, gave their lives to Jesus through someone from Trinity Baptist Church, then turned the largest bar in Gunnison into a Christian bookstore! We showed Billy Graham films at the Flicka (former movie theater that is now Bethany Baptist Church) and businessmen and women gave their lives to Jesus all up and down Main Street. The Catholic charismatic movement hit the Catholic folks and many, including the GB&T president, were saved. Bible studies were started in Crested Butte and Lake City which both developed into strong churches (Oh-Be-Joyful in Crested Butte and Grace Fellowship in Lake City). Campground services were also started at the Tall Texan and Blue Mesa Ranch. These are just a few highlights of a movement that continued for many years!”

It has now been nearly fifty years since Gunnison Valley’s most recent revival, and we are eager to see it happen again. Will you join us in prayer?

Legacy Family Ministries has a list of a dozen supporting churches and pastors, ministries and directors that we make available to anyone interested in praying for the local Church and its Valley impact. We trust that the Holy Spirit will guide each person’s or group’s prayers. We also have an intercessory group which meets monthly for about 1.5 hours to lift up more specific needs in fervent prayer.

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┬áJames 5:16b: “The fervent and effectual prayers of the righteous avail much.”