I’m Camping In My Church On An Air Mattress For 7 Days!

Spark 2013

Dear Fellow Christians,

Please don’t think I’ve lost my mind, but I’m camping in my church sanctuary on an air mattress for one week 24/7 from May 12 (9PM) to May 19 (9PM)… for Virginia’s second annual fasting, prayer, and worship event.

During this time, I’ll be on a water fast, and I’ll be praying and worshiping God for a spiritual awakening in our community, state, nation, and world… in a time of unprecedented need.

I’ve scheduled live worship bands (6-8AM, 11AM-1PM, and 6-9PM daily), and I’m inviting everyone, everywhere to join me for an hour to many hours.


Have you noticed the tagline for Hunger Games II – Catching Fire?

Every Revolution Begins With A Spark

Ironic? I think not.

spark:: a small particle of a burning substance thrown out by a body in combustion or remaining when combustion is nearly completed; a hot glowing particle struck from a larger mass; especially one heated by friction; something that sets off a sudden force; a latent particle capable of growth or developing.


I invite everyone, everywhere to join me for an hour to many hours. You’re even welcome to stay overnight for a few days or the entire week!

We did it last year, with more success than we had anticipated. Some people lived the entire year on the spark they received during that one-week.

This event is not about trying to make our church bigger. It’s about Christians unifying in prayer, fasting, and worship… to win our nation back to God.

If you want to recommend a worship band, or if you want to give a 10-minute message during one of the sessions, please let us know! Contact our Spark Coordinator Kristin Via at kvia@destinyfamilycenter.com or by phone at 540-337-2216 ext. 10.

Go to the Spark FB Page and click “GOING.”

Then invite 25 of your closest friends!

Please pray for us, join us in any way you can, and help us spread the news.

Share this blog in your social network.

I’ll see you there.

Dream Big,

Chuck Balsamo

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2 thoughts on “I’m Camping In My Church On An Air Mattress For 7 Days!

  1. “Shout it aloud, do not hold back.
    Raise your voice like a trumpet.
    Declare to my people their rebellion
    and to the descendants of Jacob their sins.
    For day after day they seek me out;
    they seem eager to know my ways,
    as if they were a nation that does what is right
    and has not forsaken the commands of its God.
    They ask me for just decisions
    and seem eager for God to come near them.
    ‘Why have we fasted,’ they say,
    ‘and you have not seen it?
    Why have we humbled ourselves,
    and you have not noticed?’

    “Yet on the day of your fasting, you do as you please
    and exploit all your workers.
    Your fasting ends in quarreling and strife,
    and in striking each other with wicked fists.
    You cannot fast as you do today
    and expect your voice to be heard on high.
    Is this the kind of fast I have chosen,
    only a day for people to humble themselves?
    Is it only for bowing one’s head like a reed
    and for lying in sackcloth and ashes?
    Is that what you call a fast,
    a day acceptable to the Lord?

    “Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen:
    to loose the chains of injustice
    and untie the cords of the yoke,
    to set the oppressed free
    and break every yoke?
    Is it not to share your food with the hungry
    and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter—
    when you see the naked, to clothe them,
    and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?
    Then your light will break forth like the dawn,
    and your healing will quickly appear;
    then your righteousness[a] will go before you,
    and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard.
    Then you will call, and the Lord will answer;
    you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I.

    “If you do away with the yoke of oppression,
    with the pointing finger and malicious talk,
    and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry
    and satisfy the needs of the oppressed,
    then your light will rise in the darkness,
    and your night will become like the noonday.
    The Lord will guide you always;
    he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land
    and will strengthen your frame.
    You will be like a well-watered garden,
    like a spring whose waters never fail.
    Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins
    and will raise up the age-old foundations;
    you will be called Repairer of Broken Walls,
    Restorer of Streets with Dwellings.

    “If you keep your feet from breaking the Sabbath
    and from doing as you please on my holy day,
    if you call the Sabbath a delight
    and the Lord’s holy day honorable,
    and if you honor it by not going your own way
    and not doing as you please or speaking idle words,
    then you will find your joy in the Lord,
    and I will cause you to ride in triumph on the heights of the land
    and to feast on the inheritance of your father Jacob.”
    For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.” — Isaiah 58