Today we had the opportunity to do service projects in 3 different towns.
2 teams had the chance to go back to Waukomis, our very first city, and finish up a few projects that didn’t get done.
One was the house of Ronnie and Lisa, a couple that moved to Waukomis about a month ago and live in a condemned home. When our team showed up this morning, Ronnie and Lisa were not home. So they did the only thing they knew to do, pray and be RFA, Ready For Anything.
One ministry team went to a house 2 doors down from Ronnie and Lisa’s and knocked on the door. No answer. After a pep talk of knocking more boldly, Alesha knocked a second time, this time, a girl answered the door. She was shy and hesitant but her mom said to let us in to pray for her.
The team walked into the bedroom where the mom, Shelley, was in a cast and bedridden. The team prayed over her and began to hear a bit of Shelley’s story. She believed she was unworthy of love. She was angry with God. Alesha and Peggy both shared a bit of their stories with Shelley. She began to weep and longed for that love but didn’t feel worthy. The team shared that this was not by accident. What are the chances that she was at the carnival in Waukomis but wasn’t open to the Gospel. Yet today, as our team waited for further instruction, operated from a position to be RFA, her heart was soft to the Holy Spirit. What are the chances that 2 women would knock on the door of a home, who have similar stories as the bedridden Shelley? She didn’t give her life to Jesus today, but for the first time in her life, she was open to hear it.
Would you join us in praying for Shelley? Pray for the seeds to grow in her heart. These Divine Encounter moments are orchestrated by the God who sees all people and knows the deepest cries of their heart.