Isn’t it amazing how the Lord prepared a woman to organise a bus full of bible believing Christians to drive alongside the torch barer? The Olympics is steeped in occult ritual and yet despite the billions of pounds and incredible amounts of people involved it just took one woman to see to it that the ritual of the torch barer was calibrated by the praise bus. Here’s the story:
AFTER hearing the Olympic Flame was passing through Land’s End, Sennen Christian Christine Bonfield knew what she had to do – because a vision from God had already told her.
The Escalls Church worshiper has organised an open-top bus to travel almost the entire length of the 8,000 mile Olympic Torch route, an hour and half before the flame, praising God – in a move believed to be unprecedented in Olympic history.
An conceptual image of the praise bus, sent by Christine to a graphics company.
The idea came to Christine in a series of prayers, similarly felt by other worshipers at the Sennen church, picturing a flame passing through the region and later a bus with Jesus on the front. But Christine said the aim was not to go out evangelising but rather bring blessing to the nation before the Games begin.
She said: “It originated from a vision or picture of a flame going up from Land’s End.
“This was before we knew the torch would come here. I was told other people had similar pictures but it didn’t make sense. The next vision was of an open top bus and a picture of Jesus, that was again before we knew it was going to be here and I didn’t understand it until I heard the flame was coming to Land’s End.”
Christine said she initially thought her prayers had been answered when she contacted her minister who told her Cornish churches were organising for a miner’s lamp to be taken round the county.
But when she noticed a bus pass the church during a service last August, Christine said she realised God wanted praise to go round the whole nation and knew how she had to do it.
“At first I didn’t tell anybody, apart from a few friends and they prayed about it,” she said. “They said they felt it was right, so I said if it was right God’s got to provide the bus.”
Christine said she contacted Somerset-based Bath Bus Company, which offered her a bus with two drivers for discounted rates.
Managing director of the bus firm, Martin Curtis, said the company was happy to help. He said: “It’s unique in the sense that it’s the Olympic Games, and it’s a great opportunity to be part of something that’s historic.”
The open top bus will carry a variety of Christian musicians, starting opposite Escalls Church, just off the A30 by Sennen.
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