Swallow’s Nest

Missionary evangelist Reinhard Bonnke says,

“Intercession without evangelism is a detonator with nothing to explode…Evangelism without intercession is an explosive without a detonator, we must have both!”

The Swallow’s Nest is a major part of the evangelistic part of the ministry of the Gethsemane House of Prayer.  The vision was birthed out of a verse that Father God highlighted to Clem when he was praying and seeking the Lord’s heart in the Word at the beginning of setting out to build Father God a resting place in Kathmandu, Nepal.  The Lord highlighted Psalm 84:3,

“Even the sparrow finds a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, at your altars, O LORD of hosts, my King and my God.”

At the time time, Clem was attending a conference in Taipei, Taiwan where Bill Johnson said,

“When we’ve left the topic of family, we’ve left the topic of Kingdom.”

Clem wrote afterwards,

“I want to build nests that release a generation of ‘Samuels.’ 

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1 Samuel 3:3 says,

“Before the lamp of God went out, Samuel slept in the temple of the Lord, where the ark of God was.” 

I want to build nests that are so filled with an atmosphere of worship that a pleasing fragrance is released that is so irresistible to God that He comes and dwells in the nest and hearing His voice becomes not only normal but, expected.  I want to build nests where orphans come home and the Father’s heart and voice is manifested in such strength that, even without any human influence, the spirit of rejection and the orphan spirit are bound and cast off the moment His children enter the nest.  I want to build nests where orphans casually entering the nest are suddenly confronted with such a powerful manifestation of the Father’s heart that it transforms their hearts and a casual visit ends with them finding home.”

We believe that Father God has not only called us to build His house but, to also call His prodigal sons and daughters home into His house.  Inspired by the imagery in Luke 15:11-32 and Psalm 84:3, we welcome “swallows,” homeless men and women who live on the streets of Kathmandu, many of whom struggle with addictions, sicknesses, or mental illnesses, to live near the altar by welcoming them to live with us in the Gethsemane House of Prayer.  We physically open up our home to give them a home and a family to be welcomed into, sharing meals and just walking out our daily life of following after Jesus together.  We believe that the atmosphere of 24/7 worship and prayer, the presence of God, and simply being welcomed into a family and having food, clothing, shelter, a bed, and a safe place to find and fall in love with Jesus transforms the lives of the “swallows.”  Our daily prayer is that they fully walk out into brand new life with Jesus as their Lord, Saviour, Friend, and Beloved and are raised by the Father to be mighty men and women of worship and prayer for His kingdom.