Sunday, September 20, 2009

Now THIS is Missions!

What an awesome time we had with the Lord today in New Orleans. First we want to give props to Jerulasem Gospel Church on Teche St in Algiers, their faithfullness in serving God through the Brown Bags And Jesus ministry is amazing. They have not missed a week since they joined our team, and the ladies they bring with them are fearless. Brother Vincent and his team bring 60 lunches to match the 60 we bring each week, and have even started bringing a hot lunch the second Sunday of each month.They are helping get people off the street by finding housing though government programs, and spend time driving homeless people around after they get approved looking for their new homes.
Next I want to mention another church from near Sun, Louisiana that joined us for the first time today. Isabel Baptist Church's youth pastor brought several youth and a few mom's out to pass out lunches and to help teach the youth that there is no fear in serving God. They brought out an additional 50 lunches and waters to go with what we served today. The youth were absolutely fearless, telling the homeless that "Jesus loves you and He died on the cross for your sins". Isabel Baptist Church will be joining us the third Sunday of every month and we look forward to seeing what God does through them as He has done through the others involved. After the meals were served and our time of fellowshipping was over, we went back to the bridge where we first started serving the lunch and had our usual prayer circle with Brother Lenny from Isabel Baptist Church leading the prayer.

The greatest thing I saw God do today touched everyones heart that was involved, as we were going to the truck to leave, a homeless man approached me and asked if I could have one of the boys (Joseph) from Isabel Baptist Church pray with him. I called Joseph over to us and the homeless man told heim that he was certain that some people could actually "touch" God when they spoke to Him and he believed that Joseph was one of those people. Joseph I don't believe is even 10 years old yet, and while he was a little embarassed, without fear, he grabbed the man's hands, bowed his head and said a prayer for God to watch over this man, protect him and help him find what God knows he needs. I don't think there wasa dry eye around! This is Absolute proof what the bible says in Acts 1:7-8 7He said to them: "It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority. 8But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."
The last thing I want to say, is that we need YOU to be a part of this, not only do we need your prayer and if you are close enough we need you to volunteer your time, but God's work isn't done for free, not only do the lunches and waters cost money, but the packing materials and the scripture we put in the bags cost money, not to mention it is 120 mile round trip EACH week so we also need financial support. Please visit our website and even if it is only $5, that will help! Thank you, and God Bless!

1 comment:

  1. Praise the Lord! Thank you for sharing this! It is amazing how God can use children to touch so many people.
    God Bless!