In 2013, we were in the middle of a season of extended fasting and prayer and someone in our community had a very vivid dream of a gathering on the east coast where the church would come together. Shortly after this time, I texted Lou Engle that God was speaking to us about an East Coast gathering, perhaps on the Mall in DC. Lou immediately replied saying that he had just been in a prayer meeting where they had been praying these gatherings and he sensed the same authority as when he prophesied the first Call in DC. Immediately, I called Andy Byrd (Fire and Fragrance) to see when he might be in LA so that I could plan a trip there around the same time and, perhaps, we could all meet to talk about this storyline. We set up a meeting in October of 2014.
After I booked the ticket to fly to LA to meet with Lou Engle, Andy Byrd, and Brian Brennt and their teams, I was on a conference call with another friend. He told me that he had a dream the night before that I was meeting with Andy Byrd. I was shocked. I told him that I literally just booked flight to meet with Andy Byrd. What he said next shocked me even more. He said there is a massive gathering coming on the East Coast. He used the exact same language as the dream we had during the fast. Was God leading us to launch a gathering on the National Mall?
When I landed in LA, realizing that we were in a divine moment, I called Benjamin Atkinson. At that precise moment, he was actually standing on the Lincoln Memorial, and he shared with me that for the previous seven weeks the Holy Spirit had been leading him to call Lou Engle and tell him that God was going to fill the Mall. I asked Ben what the Lord had shown him about this gathering, and he said that he knew it has to be Psalms 27:4 and it had to build David’s Tent in Washington D.C.
As I was in a follow up meeting with Lou a short while later, talking about a D.C. gathering, Isaac Middleton texted from Ohio. He had a dream the night before I arrived in L.A. that there was a massive gathering on the Mall in D.C. Isaac had no idea that I was actually sitting with Lou when he texted about his dream. In the dream, he saw the Mall in D.C. and it was the night before a huge worship and prayer gathering. He saw many people that had been involved with Call over the years. Lou Engle was in a tent playing his guitar and weeping for a dream fulfilled. Then the dream shifted and he saw high school students, specifically African American and Hispanic students. This movement was going to touch the youth of America.