God is good, He is always in a great mood, and He wants to do something amazing through us today! I love this expression and daily try to remind myself of this reality each and every day! It is such a powerful motivator and really does open the doors for the supernatural to happen around us. This has certainly been true over the last several weeks as we have seen Him do so many amazing things, all because we were just willing to take a few risks and let Him do the rest!
A couple of weeks ago, we had the honor of attending a training seminar on a healing ministry called "SOZO". Basically, SOZO is the greek word for saved, healed, and delivered and is often used throughout the New Testament almost anywhere it talks about salvation. One of the themes that came up during the seminar was the importance of shifting the spiritual atmosphere by praying and shining our lights in the midst of the darkness. This is also a key teaching that David often teaches on when he teaches on intercession and to hear it in the seminar was a great reminder for us to take this strategy out to the streets more often.
So that is what we did this past week! Each morning, we took a bit more of an extended time in worship, prayer, and soaking in His presence before we let The Nucleus and hit the streets! Almost instantly, there was something different in every place we went, especially on the 5th Avenue in the Bus Terminal where we frequently visit a group of street youth who live there between the buses. As soon as we arrived, one of our dearest friends, Mama Koni, approached us asking for help with her back and some pain medication. Apparently, she had been hit by a car a few weeks before and was still struggling with a lot of pain. So, Jenna (one of our amazing volunteers) asked to pray for her. Mama Koni agreed and to her stunning surprise, all the pain went away and for the first time in a while, she was able to quickly stand up without experiencing any pain! Here is a video of Jenna sharing the story!
The next day, we were in Teen Challenge doing a Bible Study with the men and found ourselves changing the original message that Justin (our other amazing volunteer) had prepared for them. We strong need to encourage the men to keep pushing forward, to run their race, to support one another, and believe Him for greater things than they have already seen. When we finished the Bible Study, Justin and Jenna started praying for one of the men who was experienced a lot of pain in his jaw. After praying, David asked how he pain was and he said when they started praying, it was a 10, but now it was a 5. David told him that this was awesome, but that we should pray again and get the pain down to a 0. During the 2nd time of praying, David decided to do something very, very unusual and got some incredible supernatural results. Here is his testimony of what happened!
This is just a small glimpse of the amazing adventures that we have been experiencing in the ministry with Jesus! We believe that we are in an exciting season of ministry and cannot wait to see what else He is going to do through us! We are so thankful for everyone who has been praying for us and The Street Revolution
! We are most definitely experiencing the fruit of your prayers and it is an honor to serve on the front lines in missions with you all behind us!