The Sun is Rising Over California
In 2018, God led Lou Engle and Mando Matthews to call a statewide 40-Day Fast for California's salvation and transformation. At the end of this fast, God gave Mando an open vision of the sun rising over the West Coast and 10 stadiums in 10 cities across California simultaneously filled with Luke 4:18 gatherings.
Have you ever seen an entire state or nation repent?!
In the vision, Mando knew the number 10:10 not only represented 10 stadiums in 10 cities, it also represented John 10:10, which says, "The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full." In the vision, Mando knew that Jesus was loudly proclaiming over California, "The destiny of California has been stolen, but I am coming to take California back!" What if California became known for the HOPE that is only found in Jesus Christ?
Prayer Tour of Stadiums in CA
In 2019, Mando took his students from the Ekballo Pasadena School of Prayer & Harvest on a 10 day prayer tour of 10 cities in California. This group met with churches to pray over the cities of California and prayer walk the stadiums to declare a great harvest and time of repentance in California! Across America and the world, stadiums are weekly filled with hundreds of thousands of fans, screaming out the names of their favorite stars and idols. What if stadiums were filled all over California and thousands were saved, healed, delivered, and baptized in the Name above all names? There is Hope for California. His name is Jesus!
Every Stadium Shuttered
This team had connected with churches and believers all California believing that 2020 would be the year of the stadiums. Instead the Global pandemic hit in 2020, and stadium and mass gatherings across the world were completely shuttered.
"From Tents to Stadiums"
In 2021, while at a prayer strike at the site of the historic 1949 Billy Graham tent revival in Los Angeles, Mando felt God inspire him to start the united 10/10 initiative in tents first, and that eventually, it would go "from tents to stadiums." In 2021, Hope California launched it's first initiative in 10 tents across 10 cities of California, culminating on 10/10, 2021. Two additional cities on the West Coast hosted gatherings, including one gathering in Roseburg, Oregon. Over 200 churches were involved across the West Coast and hundreds were saved, baptized, healed and delivered.
Hope Californias Unites with 40 Days of Hope & Baja California
Towards the end of 2021, when praying about when to hold the next Hope California initiative, Mando had a dream that a man came to him and said, "The Lord says, to hold the next initiative in 500 days and once a year." Perhaps not surprisingly, 500 days from the last Hope CA initiative on 10/10/2021 happens to fall on 2/22/2023. Mando reached out to Chris Leeper who had been leading the 40 Days of Hope for the last 10 years, a "40 Days to Palm Sunday" initiative, to catalyze the body of Christ to work together in prayer, evangelism, compassion and discipleship every year. When Mando asked Chris if the 40 Days of Hope could proceed Hope California and possibly start on 2/22/2023, they realized that the dates for both initiatives had aligned, as 2/22 was already the start date for 40 Days of Hope in 2023!
In addition, 40 Days of Hope had been working with hundreds of churches across Baja California for 3-4 years and had seen great unity in Baja California. When the idea was presented to leaders in Baja of 40 Days of Hope culminating with stadium harvest festivals, multiple cities joined the initiative. For 2023, we have 8 confirmed cities in California and 3 in Baja California who will host the 40 Days of Hope and culminate with harvest gatherings in stadiums and festival venues on Palm Sunday weekend- April 1 & 2, 2023.
A Great Harvest in The Californias
We believe that we are entering the days of the greatest harvest the Californias has ever seen. Join us as we launch 40 Days of Hope on Feb 22, culminating in 10 gatherings on April 1 & 2 across two nations and three states, The Californias!
2 countries, 3 states and 10 cities were impacted by the HOPE that only Jesus brings.
24,000 people gathered and heard the Good News at Hope Fests in 10 stadiums and iconic venues across California & Baja California.
1500+ churches, ministries and organizations united together to bring HOPE to their communities.
2000+ made decisions to follow Christ.
Hundreds were baptized, healed and delivered.
6,000+ joined the 40 Day Fast for The Californias and hundreds of streets were prayer walked during this time.
3000+ Engaged and served as volunteers across The Californias.
Thousands of homes were saturated with Gospel materials and prayer.
Tens of thousands in The Californias experienced HOPE!
His Name is Jesus!
Looking forward to uniting together again in 2024 to bring HOPE to The Californias, the entire West Coast and beyond!
What We Believe
MINISTRY OF JESUS
PROCLAIM GOOD NEWS. LIBERTY TO THE CAPTIVES. SIGHT TO THE BLIND. DELIVERANCE TO THE OPRESSED.
UNITY OF THE CHURCH
“BEHOLD, HOW GOOD AND PLEASANT IT IS WHEN BROTHERS DWELL IN UNITY! FOR THERE THE LORD HAS COMMANDED THE BLESSING, LIFE FOREVERMORE.”
PSALM 133, ROMANS 11:17, JOHN 17
MULTICULTURAL / GENERATIONAL
“ALL AUTHORITY IN HEAVEN AND ON EARTH HAS BEEN GIVEN TO ME. GO THEREFORE AND MAKE DISCIPLES OF ALL NATIONS... TEACHING THEM TO OBSERVE ALL THAT I HAVE COMMANDED YOU.”
“FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD, THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY SON, THAT WHOEVER BELIEVES IN HIM SHOULD NOT PERISH BUT HAVE ETERNAL LIFE.”
“HEAL THE SICK, RAISE THE DEAD, CLEANSE THOSE WHO HAVE LEPROSY, DRIVE OUT DEMONS. FREELY YOU HAVE RECEIVED; FREELY GIVE.”
HOLY SPIRIT BAPTISM
“AND WHEN PAUL HAD LAID HIS HANDS ON THEM, THE HOLY SPIRIT CAME ON THEM, AND THEY BEGAN SPEAKING IN TONGUES AND PROPHESYING.”
“...REPENT AND BE BAPTIZED EVERY ONE OF YOU IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST FOR THE FORGIVENESS OF YOUR SINS, AND YOU WILL RECEIVE THE GIFT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.”
“AND THESE SIGNS WILL ACCOMPANY THOSE WHO BELIEVE: IN MY NAME THEY WILL CAST OUT DEMONS; THEY WILL SPEAK IN NEW TONGUES... THEY WILL LAY THEIR HANDS ON THE SICK, AND THEY WILL RECOVER.”