Saturday we had a team of five go out to bring the good news of the kingdom. We hit a neighborhood off Cleveland ave. As we were knocking on a few doors we spotted a wheel chair parked outside a home. On our way there we stopped to talk to a small group of men on a porch. As we preached to them they explained they were in an apt house for recovering addicts. Well, we began to give them the good news that Jesus gives a new identity.
Sometimes that whole recovery mentality is really a distraction to keep someone walking in something with no power. A guy named Don Don was very open and ended up getting born again. We followed up on him Monday and he's still hungry and reading his bible. Thank you Jesus!
We eventually got to the home with the wheelchair and a woman named Brenda told us to come in. She had many health problems and seemed to be pretty medicated but I believe God touched her as we prayed.
The next home people were hanging out enjoying the day . As we told them God's kingdom was at hand a woman named Ally asked for prayer she had much pain in her legs from arthritus. After prayer we got her up to test it and she kept saying "they really do feel better"! Thank you Jesus!
After that Kathy said to the woman sitting next to her " I feel like you have a teaching spirit". Ally said "how did you know that" the woman is a school teacher(now thats fun!!!)We hung out with them and stirred them up praying for another guy who had had 5 heart attacks and 3 strokes.
After that we decided to hit one more neighborhood. We had passed a group of young bad boys hanging out and looking tough. Well they turned out to not be so tough as we all preached to them. Some scattered and some stayed and looked a bit shocked as we preached Jesus to them. Actually a couple of them started coming under a lot of conviction as we were encouraging them to get saved.
It sad how some of theses guys have never actually heard the gospel even being around all these churches in this city.