10. THE BIRTHING OF SAPPHIRE CHURCH


Finally, (the green light) in His Way, which includes the timing, was at last made known and was confirmed by both Phyllis and the CI Regional Overseer. So. . . . after about 26 years of preparation — 11 in Maryland + 12 in Florida + almost 3 additional in Maryland — the go-ahead was given — Glory to God! It was now God's time for Tom & Phyllis to lay the foundation for their church work in their home town. Accordingly, on March 18, 1999, they joyfully and gratefully sponsored Baltimore's first Christian International Prophetic Conference, a very successful two and a half days of meetings attended by hundreds at each session. Through this gathering, the Lord paved the way for them to launch their School of the Holy Spirit the following Friday night, on March 26, 1999. And finally, after another nine months, Sapphire Fellowship, which later changed its name to Sapphire Family Church, started its Services on December 27, 1999, in the perfect timing of God. Hallelujah! The wait was over! All praise to Jesus