One ministry team began their Prayer Eating by asking the Lord to speak to them in specific ways before they entered their ethnic restaurant. Each had an image in their head, so they wrote down what they felt the Lord had spoken. “One saw a little girl, another a little boy, and the last person saw white/purple flowers.” I know this sounds strange, but each team has been learning how to intently listen in prayer and to not discount anything they see as they pray.
As they entered the restaurant, they prayed again, ordered food, and waited. Out of the corner of their eyes they noticed an Islamic family enter. It was a family with a little boy, a little girl; AND get this, the little girl was wearing a dress with white and purple flowers!
One of the students felt led to go buy the Muslim family “baklava”, a traditional dessert, and asked for the server to not disclose he had paid for it.
The family was surprised by the desert and since the restaurant wasn’t busy, realized it was our team who had been so kind to them. The small kids ran over almost immediately to say, “Thank you!” which opened a door of conversation with their parents.
Amazingly enough they were from Jordan, and one of the team members had travelled to Jordan on an Awe Star trip within the last couple of years. What are the chances??? Of all the families to come, that this ministry team would have a team member that had visited the nation of this family?! It’s always 100% with God.
They were able to pray with the family, in the name of Jesus, and share about their own journey of Faith. This is just one of the many stories we have from today as we have sought to intentionally invite the Holy Spirit to lead us.
Will you join us in praying for Abed, Sarah and their children? Ask God to reveal Himself to them in dreams or visions and that they would not forget the day that a few young students bought them “Baklava” and shared the love of Jesus with them. Pray also for our students to be sensitive to the Holy Spirit as they continue to walk Immigrant and Refugee neighborhoods and Prayer Eat in diverse ethnic restaurants seeking Divine Encounters.