#TeamOKlahoma is on their final stretch. The last two days they have been serving in Drummond, Oklahoma.
They marched in with crosses and prayer and literally canvased every home in the community with Burgers, Invites, Bibles, & personal testimonies of Jesus.
Multiple people surrendered their lives to Jesus tonight at the Family Fun night outreach aka. “The Carnival.”
Each student missionary is seeing multiple people come to Christ.
Two nights ago our team was challenged to pray and ask the Lord to speak confirming words to their heart and write them down. They were asked to pray in a small group. Write down what God spoke and then as they go minister look for what the Lord spoke as they sat silent in prayer. Amazingly each group returned with stories of God leading them to specific people that included those words spoken as they sat and just listed to the Holy Spirit speak to their hearts.
Often in ministry we teach people how to pray, but a large part of discipleship is teaching young believers how to listen.
Here is one encounter of how God moved students as they listened and obeyed.
“We prayed and as the team sat in silence they listened. One said, “ fire hydrant, another said, “dim street lights,” while another said “blue, and “daily bread.” None of these things came from the same person, but our whole team received something from the Holy Spirit. Our team loaded up and headed in the direction of “The Daily Bread”, the homeless shelter in Enid. Because one of our team members had seen a dim street light, Joey and knew Enid, he took us the “long way” around. As we crept along the street, all of a sudden we saw a fire hydrant, a dim street light, overlaying blue lights in the trees, and a lady walking by herself. We pulled over and 1 by 1 starting getting out of the vehicles. She was pulled back at first but then she recognized Joey who knew her from the Forgotten Ministries homeless shelter and started to relax. We listened to her talk and then someone asked if she had a relationship with Jesus. She confidently said, “ no.” Her name was Carrie and you could tell that she was familiar with the streets.
This was our moment. We talked with her, prayed with her, encouraged her, and we know that God moved in her life. She didn’t ask Jesus into her heart tonight, but as we showed her the list of things the Holy Spirit revealed to us, her face said it all, she was seen. She was heard.
Carrie said she was self reliant and didn’t need a God to care for her. But when asked if she would like prayer- she said we all need something and asked if we would pray for her to have a right, clear mind. That her head was not on straight at the moment and she needed to be able to think straight.
We prayed and loved on her. Gave her a blue Spanish bible that had fallen out of the van and asked her to give it to whoever she felt prompted. She kept saying- “I have never experienced something like this before. “
There was no one else on the streets. They were dark and empty, but she was there under the soft light, by the fire hydrant, near broken homes, and blue lights above her. God had led us to the right place at the right time to encounter Carrie so she would know she was loved by her Father in Heaven. “
Please pray for Carrie! Pray that what God began on the streets on Enid as some young student missionaries obeyed, will lead her to salvation later.