Jeff & Bethany Mootz

Intercessory Missionaries at Underground House of Prayer in Sioux Falls, SD

Month: March 2013

70 Hour Global Prayer Meeting at IHOP – Join in!

We invite you to watch and pray with us at IHOP at the end of March as our missions base helps mobilize 100,000 prayer meetings around the world.  300 world leaders in missions and prayer and coming to IHOP to host a global prayer meeting that will span 3 days.  They will use the prayer room and the webstream to connect nations together in live prayer for revival around the world.  These leaders are estimating that 100,000 churches, prayer ministries, families and churches will join in live to pray with us.  

You are invited to check out the link below and see if you would like to form a small group to pray with us sometime that week.  Many of the leaders will also be sharing small messages on what God is doing in their nations during the evening times of the day.  

Please pass this information onto to your friends on facebook, blogs and emails.

50 Years of Investing Time in Television

This is a fun and sobering post but this is actually a topic I (Jeff) think about all the time.  I just turned 30 years old so I have been evaluating my life in a fresh way.  I have lived 3 decades so far and I’m praying for strength to live 7 more.  There is one decade of my life that I am not happy with, my 10-20 year old years.  I believe it is a conservative guess that I watched 3 hours of television/movies every day for those 10 years.  Some days much more and some days less.  How much of my life did I invest in tv in just 10 years?  I invested 455 days  of those years to non-stop television.  It would have been the equivalent to watching tv 455 days straight without getting up off the couch and without sleeping, non-stop sitting there and watching tv.  What if I would have kept going for 50 years?  455 Days x 5 = 2275 non-stop days of television.  That is over 6 years of non-stop television over a 50 year period.  This is the normal investment of time by Americans, 3 hours a day. 

Here are some statistics I have figured out for my own fun and for more fuel to limit the amount of television and movies I watch.

Average = 3 hours per day.  Weekly Average = 21 hours.  This equals 1/8th of Your Week.  If a week was 8 days long, you would spend 1 entire day of that week watching tv.  This is 45.5 days of straight tv a year (a year is 365 days).  1/8th of Your Year.  That is 1.5 months out of 12 months.

3hours per day for 10 years = 10,920hrs/455 days.  1.25 years of Your 10 years watching tv.   

People over the age of 65 watch an average of 7 hours a day, which is 49 hrs a week.  That is106 days out of 365 on tv.  Over 1/3rd of a person’s life is on the television at this rate.  This would mean that half of each waking day  was spent watching tv if that person was awake 14 hours a day. 

 I have had thoughts of starting a “30 Day Challenge” for myself and anybody else that wanted to.  No television for 30 days and in it’s place read the Bible, pray or serve others practically.  That might be the next post:)