"Every leader will find themselves in crisis at some point...a crisis germination period that will see the breaking of the shell and popping through the soil, only by making the choice to advance in faith." Judy Braland
HISTORY OF CRYFlorida
How We Began
In about 2007, CRYFlorida Director Judy Braland, was praying under the street light at a mall with a fellow intercessor for Florida. As they were praying, Judy saw Jesus dressed in priestly attire and took specific note of the breastplate. As she was looking at the breastplate, it turned into the state of Florida and Jesus said, "Florida is on my heart. I want it on yours."
Over the next few years Judy waited and prayed into the word she had received. The next step was to lay a GRID of prayer over the state which would create the arteries for linking a flow of Holy Spirit. Intercessors she had known across the state begin calling her saying they needed to come together for prayer. Several meetings were schedule with a small team she had traveled with for over 20 years when she served as the worship leader for the late Diane Buker of the Battle Axe Brigade.
In 2013 she partnered with Carlos Sarmiento, Director of Orlando House of Prayer and they begin staging intercessor meetings prior to the One Thing conferences in Orlando. Out of this for the entire year of 2014 prayer was scheduled every weekend at some location in Florida for 24 hours beginning 6:00 PM Friday and going through 6:00 PM Saturday. This initial effort seeded the path for developing County Ambassadors that would focus on local prayer interventions.
It is an honor for CRYFlorida to partner with many intercessory groups across the state. The goal is not to "take charge" but to come along side of, listen to and encourage intercessory leaders rather than build a personal platform of traditional ministry. Our recent venture of creating a Kingdom Center will PIVOT around the King of the Kingdom for bringing change to our cities via prayer.