A group of us was prayer walking–walking the streets, talking to people as we see them and offering to pray for them, and praying for situations as we saw them–when we came upon a church.
In Belle Glade, everyone believes in God, but not a lot of people go to church. So when we came upon a small church, our pastor suggested we stop and pray for the church, its pastor, and its staff.
When we finished, someone was watching us.
Pastor looked up and saw a woman standing on the second-floor balcony of the apartment complex across the street from us. “Are you watching us?” Pastor asked playfully.
“Yes I am, sir,” she said, grinning.
“What’s your name?”
“Caroline, can I send some of my guys up to pray for you?”
“I would like that very much.”
So I ran across the street and up the stairs with about 10 other people. We found out Caroline has asthma and sometimes it gets to her, and her closest family lives about 30 miles away. So we made a circle around her and prayed for her.
After we finished, she thanked us, gave us each a hug, and asked our names.
“When y’all”–everyone’s y’all in Belle Glade–“walked up to that church, I just felt the presence of the Holy Spirit out there, so I had to come outside and see what was going on,” she said.
That doesn’t happen every day. Not even every lifetime.
“And I prayed earlier today that someone would come see me today.”
That doesn’t happen every day either.
Lots of things happened down there that I was involved in, but usually I was in the process of trying to prevent something from happening and not aware of what was going on. This was the coolest thing that happened where I was a willing participant.
I’m working on a video about our recent mission trip for my church. In about 4 1/2 hours, I was able to produce about 5 minutes’ worth of acceptable audio, and probably three minutes’ worth of acceptable video. As more still photos come on line, the video will increase.
I’m off to a better start than I expected. But don’t expect large volumes of content here this week. An hour of editing per minute of video is a really good rate of speed, and I’m supposed to have a 20-minute video mostly done within a week.