It was our first full day of ministry and we are ending with tired bodies and full hearts. We got to partner with Milestone Church today. This is a church plant in a town northwest of Boston called Natick.
This is a community of about 58,000 people, many of whom commute into Boston for work. It is a beautiful town full of homes that embody what I think of when I hear the words “American Dream.”
In the midst of this pretty town of beautiful homes, well-manicured lawns and successful people, there are no churches that are preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ. Milestone Church
will have their first service August 21st. Today we got to walk all over Natick and pray over every home and family in the community, asking the Spirit to break through and draw them to their Creator. It was the first time for many of our team to prayer walk and the Spirit led us, taught us and used us in really cool ways. Here are two stories from students and their prayer walking experiences–
Today during prayer walk, the Lord spoke to me, telling me that I had to have courage. Even more, he told me I need to have faith. As my group walked down a certain street, a man came out to take out the trash. It turned out to be much more than this, as he started to open up about his son, and son’s wife who recently passed away. He was a very hospitable man with a kind way of speaking. As we walked away and said our goodbyes, I almost said nothing, but for some reason, I knew the Lord wanted me to say I would pray for him. I did and he said he was very thankful. It was simple, but I know in my heart that the Lord impacted that man in some way. I may not see it. In fact, I may never see instant results with some people, but the Lord is faithful. Therefore, I can have faith that God will answer prayers.-Jansen Wonders, an upcoming junior at Allen High School
Today was our second day in Boston. We spent the whole day prayer walking. I have never been prayer walking so going into today was very nerve-wracking. As we began walking, I became very distracted. I prayed that I would just be focused on The Lord and praying as we walked. The Holy Sprit then kept me focused and was speaking to me the whole time. One of the things I realized while we were walking is how selfish and oblivious I have become to the brokenness around me in Dallas. The Lord reminded me my mission is in Dallas, Texas. This week has already been so powerful so pumped to see what the Lord is going to do this week. -Kallie Galvan, an upcoming junior
*Tomorrow we will be partnered with Encounter Church. We will be cleaning at a church and a home for children without homes in the morning and creating books for children in the hospital. Pray for the Spirit to get done what He wants done in and through us!