You never know what, or who for that matter, to expect on Sundays at Simplicity – Corpus Christi. With Mike and Kim being out of the country right now, we feel like we’re “incomplete” to begin and we will be glad when they return this coming weekend.
Shortly after we arrived this morning, a man rode up on his bicycle and asked if we could bless him. We spent time praying for him and gave him a sack lunch and some coffee. As he and I were talking, a woman we had last seen a year ago appeared with a friend of hers. This woman has struggled with drugs and alcohol for years, living on the streets estranged from her family. Her greatest desire is to have a relationship with her 16 year old son, but her addictions drive the wedge deeper and deeper. She allowed us to pray with her and the Lord gave words that I believe will be significant in His working in her life in the days to come.
We were joined for service by a young, soon to be married couple that I believe will become co-laborers with us in this ministry at some point. With them was a young lady who has only been to church 5 times in her life (3 of those were funerals). Before service was over we were also joined by a man I met a few months ago. Although this man has not beaten his addictions, he sees where our first encounter has begun a process of transformation deep within him. I prayed for him again today, but felt a new certainty about his ultimate deliverance from the addictions that have held him in bondage. I look forward to the day that my certainty becomes a reality in his life.