During the first year of his ministry at Kingswood Baptist Church, Stuart Woodward shared the following word with the Church that he felt the Lord has given him.
‘Dig out the irrigation ditches. Sort out your priorities. Get the channels of outreach and love cleared out. Get your lifestyle sorted out. There is a rainstorm coming.’
The Church spent time seeking to the Lord, weighing and testing this word, and concluded that the rainstorm was a reference to spiritual revival, in which many thousands would come to faith, that we should expect and prepare for.
Since then all that has happened at Kingswood Baptist Church has been to prepare us for the rainstorm: