2014. szeptember 11., csütörtök

Worship on the Streets

Today as we were seeking the Lord’s face for guidance on our outreach, He led us into worship in the heart of the city, where prayer warriors have sowed seeds years ago.
As we were lifting up Jesus in our praises in the very middle of Prichard’s park (where on Friday nights people gather to invite unclean spirits with drums) and interceding for Asheville, the Lord gave us a word – „mark the Land”. Soon after a guy came by totally out of the blue, grabbed a piece of chalk from his pocket and wrote on the pavement

CHRIST
IS
LOVE

Isn’t God awesome, how He confirms His word? As we continued in worship and people appeared in the park, the members of our team left the circle of worship to greet them and share the love and mercies of Jesus with them. We prayed and shared the gospel with several people.
We have been asking the Lord to add more people to our team and He is already answering our prayers, as Greg and his wife joined us today. We met Greg two weeks ago and saw the fiery passion in him for His Saviour. As we continued to minister to them, they became more and more part of the team in reaching the lost and the broken. Sandra, a faithful intercessor also joined us for the outreach.
To crown our event, we just learned that God led the YWAM team – Youth with a Mission -  to serve lunch and minister to the people at Prichard’s Park right after LOTS. Jesus covered the whole morning and afternoon at that place.
There is nothing greater than this that man could have done. He is all-knowing, all-wise, all-love.

Join us on the 23rd of September and watch what the Lord is about to do as we are pressing in with the message of the Kingdom.

Adam Bardoczi & the Revive Asheville team

1 Cor 2:9  "No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined the things that God has prepared for those who love him." 


2014. szeptember 1., hétfő

Love on the Streets - the First Day - September 26th

After our regular Tuesday morning prayer at church, our small team (Wayne Clifford and myself) headed towards our new location - Green Sage, downtown Asheville to have our meeting and prayer for the outreach.  After Jeff Manning arrived, we felt like the Lord wanted us to start a Bible study at Pritchard Park, inviting the people hanging aroud these early hours.

After our arrival we started to talk to several men there and we found Greg and Joseph, both of them faithful followers of Jesus and homeless. We get to know that Greg has been living on the streets for years and has a great passion for the Lord and sharing the gospel. Greg joined us to pray for Joseph, who has been having severe pain because of his arthritis. After prayer Joseph's pain significantly lowered, but has not disappeared completely, so we decided to start our Bible study, being watchful for how the Lord was moving. 
In the meantime Wayne was following the Holy Spirit and had great conversations with the people who did not want to join our study group, sowing seeds of love in their hearts.

About 10 minutes after we started our study, the Lord brought a deliverance team to us - two guys who walk the streets of Asheville daily looking for people in bondage of sickness and pain, ready to minister deep healing through the power of the Holy Spirit to those who are open to it.

We were excited to meet them. After they learned about Joseph's situation, few seconds passed and we were all in prayer for him. One of the volunteer team members gave some words of knowledge to Joseph that helped him to overcome some serious issues of the past that scarred him and possibly had physical manifestations in his body. Unclean spirits were also attached to this past hurt and they had to leave after Joseph dealt with this particular thing with the help the Spirit of Jesus. 
Wow, what a powerful deliverance. We are excited to see the healing process of Joseph. 
Towards the end of our ministry time We agreed on following up with both Greg and Joseph long term. Lets pray that the Lord would also provide a home for both of them.

Here is a testimony of Greg and His passion for the Lord.
video

During the whole outreach we felt the favor of God on us and it really felt like we just had to be obedient and show up and let Him arrange all the details. 
The day was a testimony of how an all powerful God can use simple people in union to do great works.

He gives us the ability, if we give our availibility.
Glory to Him.

Adam Bardoczi