I got to connect with my team for the first time since the pandemic! Oh, how I have missed them!
During our time in Sevierville County, we walked in tremendous favor. The first place we ate together was comped by the manager. He was blown away we would come from all over the country to pray for his community. He shared he just started a FB page to pray for the lost and his heart is for the Lord to soften hearts so they can come to know and experience His love!
During the team’s prayer time, we asked the Lord for the blueprint of the county. As I reflect, He placed prayer warriors along our path as we walked. The pastor shared how Phyllis; a member of his congregation, was praying for us. We felt led to go and meet her. She is a ninety year old mighty woman of God who intercedes for Pigeon Forge as her living room window. overlooks it. While we were visiting her, we met the chaplain of Dollywood and he invited us to prayer walk the park. As we walked with him, he shared his heart for all the employees and the families who visit to come to know Jesus on a personal level.
We went to church on Sunday morning and the Lord highlighted an elderly gentleman who fell asleep during worship. In my spirit I knew what a struggle it was for him to get ready and come to service. But he came because he was faithful and wanted to honor God. Before we left, his son told us he wanted to honor our team with a book he had written. He had a ministry of inner healing and deliverance. However, he how has Parkinson’s and is no longer able to talk, but can still write. The Lord overwhelmed me with His love for this gentleman and I hugged him and whispered in his ear that the Lord still sees him and says well done. He hugged my neck as a tear trickled down his cheek.
As we bought last minute souvenirs, we prayed with Linda. We came to find out she too is a warrior and has started a prayer meeting in her home. What an honor it was to meet those who have paved our way in prayer! I can’t wait to see and experience God’s hand as He continues to move within this mountainous terrane!