Overcomers Network responds to Exodus collapse
The Atlanta based Overcomers Network says Exodus International shut down is tragic but the message of freedom from homosexuality is alive and well. The group plans a “prayer and witness” response.
Orlando,FL June 21, 2013 – The Executive Staff and Officers of the Overcomers Network (ON) join the Christian community in acknowledging the decision to shut down Exodus International – the oldest and largest Christian ministry dealing with faith and homosexuality. We grieve with those leaders and members of this organization that may have been adversely affected by this decision, and stand in faith that God’s ultimate plan will be manifested in their lives. However, even as we acknowledge the impact of this decision – we are confident that the ministry to those desiring to leave the homosexual lifestyle and pursue God’s divine plan for their lives will continue to move forward through the work of ministries, Christian leaders, and organizations such as – The Overcomers Network.
Pastor DL Foster, founder and Senior Director of the ON, reflected on his experience with Exodus: “When I first discovered them in 1997, I’d just narrowly missed the conference in Boston. My next year was filled with excitement as I prepared to go to Seattle and connect with hundreds of people just like myself who had left homosexuality to follow Jesus. My wife and I had an incredible time and knowing that there was so many others like me became a hallmark of continuity in my life. And while the season of Exodus the organization has come to an end, the exodus from homosexuality continues unabated. That’s why the Overcomers Network stands now as a new vanguard of the truth that freedom from homosexuality is not just a possibility, its a reality.”
The ON understands that this may be a confusing time for some, which is why we feel the best thing we can all do during this season of transition is to seek the face of God. Our response is to pray and witness, following the call of Jesus in Acts 1:8.
We’re excited to announce that we will be hosting the “Chainbreakers Clarion Call to Prayer” via teleconference from Monday June 24th – Wednesday June 26th. This prayer assembly will take place each evening at 9pm EST. The prayer will be led by seasoned ministers from around the country and hear the testimonies of individuals who have experienced the power of God’s deliverance from sexual perversion. Those desiring to connect with us during these calls are welcomed do so by simply dialing in to : (832) 551-5900, PIN: 118597. We are expecting God to break chains and bring hope, healing, deliverance, and guidance in the midst of this spiritual transition.
Founded in February 2010, the Overcomers Network (ON) is a network dedicated to the advocacy of sexual holiness, empowering disciples and exalting Christ through faith and fellowship. The ON has members throughout the United States and internationally in Canada, Kenya, Indonesia, the Caribbean and Europe. For more information on the Overcomers Network visit: http://www.overcomersnetwork.org