Archive for October 2011

An Addict Touched by God

October 23, 2011

photo of an addict A recovering addict who is temporarily working as a volunteer with us was suffering pain from his leg. Sometime back he had a motor bike accident and has various pins and plates in the leg. I offered to pray for the pain and he readily agreed, although he’s not a Christian.

We sat down and I laid hands on the leg and prayed and also commanded healing for the leg. After a few moments I could sense the Holy Spirit’s power coming through me. I looked at him and he had his eyes closed. After a few moments he opened his eyes and I said: “something has happened, hasn’t it?”. He replied:” Yes, it has”. Suddenly the door behind me opened and a client came in. After that, I didn’t have a chance to speak to him on his own before he went off duty. God at work, again.

On The Street With Jesus Again

October 13, 2011

Went out with two other Christians on a “Sharing Jesus” day this morning. Met up with two drinkers we knew. Both had been beaten up a few days before in the local park and still showed the scars. The woman had 10 stitches in her forehead, plus bruising from the heavy chain she’d been hit with. The guy was also bruised and bloodied from the encounter. We prayed for both, then moved off through town. god's love never fails

We then met up with another addict we knew and he told us he may lose a leg. He looked in a bad way, so we sat him down and prayed for the leg. He became a little overcome by it all, as we kept on praying. Later, back at base we prayed for a Christian friend.

Hugged A Paedophile

October 5, 2011

A guy came in for food, said he was on probation and asked me if I knew of any soup kitchens where he could help out. He said he was a chef by profession. In his earlier years he had been the youngest chef in a Michelin-starred restaurant in the UK. I told him any potential soup kitchen would want to know why he was on probation.

It came out that he had voluntarily seen his doctor about his predilection for paedophilia on the web and the outcome was that he was arrested and taken to court. He pointed out that his offence was “non-contact”, i.e. that it was all internet related. man on internet

To cut a long story short, I told him that Jesus was the one who could forgive him and enable him to forgive himself. Although not a believer, he agreed to take a gospel which he said he would read on a park bench that afternoon. I ended by offering him a hug which he gratefully received. I felt that’s what Jesus was calling me to do,