What is RoiHOP's history?
In Scripture God revealed His Promise of Raising up a House of Prayer.
Lord You have said:
"On that day, I will raise up the tabernacle of David, which has fallen down, and repair its damages; I will raise up its ruins, and rebuild it as in the days of old, that they may possess the remnant of Edom, and all the Gentiles who are called by my Name, says the lord who does this thing." (Amos 9:11-12 NKJV)
The words of the prophets agree, as it is written: "After this I will return and rebuild the fallen tabernacle of david. i will rebuild its ruins and i will restore it, so that the rest of humanity may seek the Lord -- namely all the gentiles who are called by My name -- says Adonai, who makes these things known from of old." (Acts 15:15-18 TLV )
"These I will bring to My holy mountain, and let them rejoice in my house of prayer...for my house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations." Isaiah 56:7 TLV
God is preparing hearts and gathering like-minded people to gather together in Spirit of the Tabernacle of David, to worship and pray and give Him the glory due His great Name. He is at work here in Utah doing the same.
Stirred by His Spirit in Spring 2009, a group of people began to meet and pray at a church in Roy, Utah. More people joined and by May 2009 we began to hold multiple weekly prayer meetings using the worship and prayer model developed at IHOP Kansas City. During one of the Worship sets, a visiting father in the faith, declared prophetically that we were to be RoiHOP not RoyHOP. Named for El Rio, the God Who Sees and cares for us.
...The God of seeing who looks after me. (Genesis 16:13 ESV).
Shortly thereafter, we began a journey as a mobile tabernacle. The new name was given because we were not to be tied to one location. We would be digging new well-springs of God's blessings and grace as we traveled.
"Unless the Lords builds the house, those who build labor in vain." Psalm 127:1
In December 2009, we relocated to a church in Unita, Utah to hold our meetings. In January 2010, we formally incorporated the ministry as Echad Ministries. Echad is the Hebrew word meaning One or Unity (Strongs H259). In May of 2010, we leased space in downtown Ogden, Utah and began to hold services in our own independent prayer room. We also were a mobile tabernacle and ministered in various venues throughout northern Utah as God opened doors of opportunity. In 2013, the ministry leaders were invited to move to Salt Lake City. However, the original ministry building was not completed so the prayer room was established in a residence in Holladay, Utah. In 2016, we shifted location to a church in Salt Lake City. In 2017, we moved to the South Salt Lake City church location where we are presently meeting.
And, so God has built a House of Prayer here in Northern Utah. We are joining with the modern day prayer movement in the Spirit of the Tabernacle of King David. Across the globe, men and women of God are longing for a new expression of Christianity— one that will arise through Throne Room Worship and Prayer (Revelations 4 & 5).