Yesterday before church a homeless man was wandering by the church. My wife saw him and offered him some coffee and a donut. He gladly accepted. She came and got me and I went out and talked to him about Jesus. I encouraged him to come into the service which was starting in 10 minutes. He agreed to. Near the end of worship, I went up and grabbed the mic and exhorted for a couple minutes about he who has been forgiven much loves much. We then did the last song again and worshiped for about 5 more minutes. The Spirit of God was so strong it was like a blast of wind. I felt to give an altar call for salvation. The homeless man, sitting on the back pew lifted his hand and I went back to him and prayed with him. He accepted Christ as Savior as tears flowed down his cheeks. We had a cookout after church and he stayed around the whole time getting to know people. I arranged some follow-up with him as he left.
Today, I received a text from a church member and she said that her sister had coincidentally met the man at the park later that afternoon. He was telling her how he used to have a job and a family but that drugs had ruined his life and left him homeless. But he told her that he had gone to a church called The River that morning and believed that his life had been changed. The sister told him, I think my mom and sister go to that church and she described them. He had sat right next to her mom and sister during the service. This woman is unsaved and her family has been praying for her to be saved and come to church, and God used this homeless man to plant the seeds of the gospel into her life.
When God begins to work, He does some amazing things that could never be orchestrated by man. Please pray for Rick, who was saved, and Kelly, who needs to be saved, that God would continue to work in their lives and that The River would be able to help them, both spiritually and physically. This morning in prayer at the church, the Holy Spirit spoke to me that in the near future we would be having services every night because of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit and the move of God. I am tired of reading about it happening in other places and I am ready for revival here, at The River.