This morning, our teams were challenged to incorporate praying for people into our everyday lives. When we discussed what we usually would be doing on a Monday morning, most stated they would be running errands. One of our team members needed to go to the grocery story, so we decided to go to Winco and Kroger.
On our way, we noticed a young man walking down the street. We stopped to ask him how we could pray for him, but he refused. We noticed a woman watching us from her car a crossed the street, so we asked to pray with her. She also refused, but her friend prayed for us to find the person who needed a touch from God today!
As we continued to the store, Cy and Dennis noticed a person mowing. They got out of the car, blessed this person’s business, and prayed for healing in his leg. At Winco, we prayed for a cashier and a gentleman shopping. I had seen a vision of a blue wave facing the left, and thought it was an image of the Ocean Spray logo. I was anxious to see if it was consistent with what I had seen; however, I was disappointed because the wave was facing the other direction. I will continue looking for this blue wave throughout my time in TX.
At Kroger, Carol and I prayed for a Hispanic girl by using an app on our phone to help us translate! It was challenging, but rewarding! As Cy and I were headed out into the parking lot to meet the rest of our group, we prayed for Tom. He wouldn’t open up, but he allowed us to pray. He went inside and immediately turned around to share with us that he just gotten a new prothetic leg. Tom said the other had an American flag on it and people mistakenly thought he was a vet. He showed us his new leg that had a Phoenix on it. He commented he had traded his ashes for God’s beauty! What a special moment that was! I am believing this was the answer to our prayer about finding the person who needed a touch from God today!
This afternoon, my team headed out in the TTR truck! We didn’t have a special assignment, so pulled up nearby parks on google maps. I saw one park with phoenix in it’s name and knew we were to head in that direction.
On the way, we noticed someone standing in front of his truck in a parking lot. We prayed for Chris and his friend who has pancreatic cancer. We are believing in a miracle!
As we continued, we noticed Lonnie sitting under a tree. He said he is a believer, but is crippled with arthritis. He explained his father always sat under this particular tree and he has taken up the tradition. He commented people often go to the store on his behalf to buy him Big Red soda and he just waves and chats with all the passer-byes. Since he was out, we offered to go get him some.
At the store we noticed Steve sitting on the curb with a black garbage bag. We prayed for God’s provision and got him a gatorade. When we returned with Lonnie’s soda, we prayed for his healing. He admitted his knee felt better, but there was no change in the appearance of his hands. We waved goodbye and promised to return before we leave to pray for him again!