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Alexandria Covenant Church to host prayer conference October 11-13

Alexandria Covenant Church will host the Journey to Wholeness in Christ prayer conference led by Pastor Bjorn Pedersen, leader of Prayer Watch International, Friday through Sunday, October 11-13.

The conference begins Friday, October 11 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and continues Saturday, October 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch will be provided.

There will be a prayer service Saturday at 7 p.m. on Prayer and Wholeness: God’s Special Touch. Pedersen will also bring the Sunday message, Healing and Wholeness in a Broken World, at the 9 and 10:30 a.m. services at Alexandria Covenant Church.

Pedersen first came to the U.S. as an exchange student from Norway. He graduated from Concordia College, Moorhead and Luther Seminary, St. Paul with a master of divinity degree. He received a Ph.D. in theology from Fuller Seminary in California.

A former banker for 16 years in Alexandria, Pedersen grew the United Federal Savings and Loan organization to include six offices in west central Minnesota.

In 1986, Pedersen received a vision of prayer for the Body of Christ. He entered parish ministry and in 1997 launched a worldwide ministry, Prayer Watch International. He has created more than 200 courses on prayer.

He recently returned from a European teaching tour, with eight countries represented at the sessions. He has also taught numerous prayer seminars in Asia, Africa and Central America.

The conference is free, but registration is requested. To reserve printed material or for information, call the church office at (320) 763-5659 by Wednesday, October 9.