The Living City Project.Final Stats!
Knock on effect! Churches want to continue to serve their community! We are creating a website to offer tips and resources.
Our hope realized: People did see the church in action as hundreds demonstrated their love in a practical way. Over thirty churches served as well as several other community organizations.
Over twelve hundred people participated on the day. A sense of unity and community engagement was apparent.
We had a great summit! A small turn out but some powerful sessions. My Pastor friends: Dorrien Hinsey, Jackie Jackson, Mike Scruggs and Jimmy Washington graced our time Thursday night. They discussed KindnessOutreach and how their churches have reached out to their communities.
Lot’s of buzz over the three days and several practical outreach opportunities! Dr. Dorrien Hinsey summed up the night with the thought Kingdom over Culture.
Heading out this Saturday for one of the largest outreach events of our year. Six hundred roses going to over twenty Beauty Salons.
A Flower Story. Is there someone here who is having trouble at home?
A couple of weeks ago we took a hundred vases, each filled with five daffodils, to a nursing home and to the small stores located in Trotwood.
We went into a hair salon after receiving an impression someone in the Salon needed prayer for some tough things happening at home.
When we went in we stretched out our hands, “Here’s a vase of flowers to celebrate Easter.” The person who welcomes people lit up and exclaimed “Thank you! This is so nice!” Everyone in the salon was surprised.
I said, “I was driving by and had an impression someone has some tough stuff happening at home and needed prayer.” A young mother immediately raised her hand and said, “It’s me.”
As we began to pray she started crying. The power of the Holy Spirit touched her life as words of encouragement flowed. It was obvious to everyone Jesus had touched her life. The people in the Salon were startled, yet they were amazed.
A long story shortened.
Everyone in the salon got out of their chairs and walked over and said, “Pray for us.” I talked about Jesus, His grace, His power, and proclaimed His goodness. We then stood in a circle held hands and prayed for the store. I said, “The Word says everywhere we walk we are blessed and we can claim the land. Let’s stomp our feet and bless this store. So we all stomped our feet and I then prayed and blessed the salon and the owner. At the end I received a lot of hugs and thank yous.
What’s the point? There is power in and upon acts of kindness done in Jesus name.
What opened the door? A vase of flowers and simple obedience to an impression. Not everyone may be as extroverted as I am in such moments, but anyone can listen to His voice and pray a simple prayer.
We are grateful for all our supporters who enable us to do what God has called us to do. We value your prayers and support. Please pray for our family as we press into our new season.
- Clarity / Direction / Where to invest time, energy and passion?
- Car repairs cash for another 100,000 miles.
- Our three boys and their families.
- Pattie gets new job. Interviews begin on Tuesday.
- Ministry doors open / No hindrances.