Last night we canvased the community of Cherokee, went door to door, saw God move and left many flyers at unanswered doors.
One of our teams talked with a man, Demitry, on the street for about 20 minutes. He gave his life to Jesus and was excited to invite his buddies to the carnival (family fun night) tonight.
Fast forward to the carnival. Demitry shows up with 6 of his buddies who look like they are gonna start a brawl. Justin, one of our team members who met Demitry, sat down with these 7 men and shared. Mostly, they were closed off but the Spirit was doing something. After Justin prayed for the men, he walked away. Another one of our students, Cole, felt a deep prompting from the Holy Spirit and prayed with these men. They were very open to be prayed for and you could see that God was moving again.
The relentless love of God led yet another team member, Tom, to talk to this same guy who was now standing alone. This man began to share how The night before he was about to commit suicide. He had already planned how he would hang himself. He was at the bar and went home to fulfill his plan when he saw a flyer our team had left at his door. The flyer so moved him that he thought about it all night and decided to wait on harming himself. He felt drawn to come to the park to see what the carnival was all about. What are the chances?! Tom and another team member, Justin prayed with this man and he gave his life to Jesus!
God is always working in the backdrop of our lives, even when we can’t feel Him. The things we may see as insignificant, could be the very thing that determines life and death for another. Pray for us see the unseen even in the small things we do in serving . Pray for more divine encounters. Pray for us as we go into Ringwood and Meno tomorrow! Darkness is being pushed back and the Spirit is moving!