Revive Indiana brings northern Indiana churches together for 52 days of prayer, worship and outreachAt first, Kyle Martin planned to return to northern Indiana for only seven days. Then Martin heard — and answered — a call from God. Martin, who is from Middlebury, is the leader of a Dallas-based organization called Time to Revive. Its mission is to bring a sense of union to churches of all denominations by traveling across the country to spread the Gospel and to reinvigorate the faith of those already familiar with it. He was contacted about two years ago by an Amish man from Millersburg, who said he’d been praying for a spiritual revival in northern Indiana. The two prayed together, and eventually, plans for a seven-day movement called Revive Indiana came together. “We came for seven days, and we were just going to spend seven days praying and gathering the local church,” Martin said. “In these seven days, something just — in a good way — exploded. Our first night of prayer we had 450 people, and then on the seventh night it was 2,100.” The event started Jan. 12 and was supposed to wrap up a week later. But apparently God had other plans. Halfway through the week, a group talked about how thankful they were that the Amish man took the initiative to go to Martin and say a revival was needed. He reminded them of Nehemiah — a biblical figure who oversaw the 52-day reconstruction of the walls of Jerusalem. “Once I saw us praying for the modern-day Nehemiah, I just couldn’t shake it,” Martin said. “The Holy Spirit just laid on my heart and said, ‘Kyle, stay for 52 days.’”  Revive Indiana marked its 24th day in northern Indiana on Wednesday, Feb. 4. By now the 18-plus local churches participating have a daily routine. On Monday through Thursday, Revive participants have been gathering at Maple City Chapel in Goshen. They pray, eat breakfast together, then organize teams of three or four people to go out into the community and pray for the congregations and staff of local churches. At noon, participants gather at one of the churches involved for prayers and lunch. Then, small groups go out into the community and find people to pray for. The day concludes with supper at a church, followed by a prayer and worship service. The schedule changes on Fridays and Saturdays, when training sessions are held at Goshen’s Clinton Frame Mennonite Church to teach people how to share the gospel and pray for people. More