Archive for January 2012

Prayed For Drug Addict

January 26, 2012

a drug addict  Met a drug addict we knew in town today. He showed us his leg and he has a massive ulcer just above the ankle. We offered to pray and he agreed. He sat down and I placed my hands on his leg higher up, below the knee, as his ulcer pain was bad. Afterwards I asked him to stand up and test it. He said it felt a bit better. I offered to pray for more healing but he wasn’t interested and said he needed to get to the hospital to get it looked at. I said: “fair enough, it’s your choice”.  Afterwards we went to the Bus Station and chatted to a few folk and gave out a couple of tracts.

Bare Knuckle Boxer and Football Hooligan

January 25, 2012

The guy came in for food and was very chatty. He was angry with the DSS because they kept losing his forms from the prison. He came across as a “very angry man” and I found him a bit intimidating

Over time he gave me his background. His mother was a Goth and deemed an unfit mother, so Dad took custody of him. At age 14 he was taken to his first football match. Dad was a football hooligan and taught him “the trade”. By 19 he had been stabbed twice  and ended up in prison. Dad blamed him, so he wanted nothing further to do with Dad, and hasn’t seen him since. He graduated to bare-knuckle fighting at 1.00am in a cattle market lit by car headlamps illuminating the circle, and made lots of money. His only brother was caught up in the London terrorist bombings and was blown to bits on the tube, so he had a supreme hatred of Asians he told me.  bare knuckle fighter

I hope he read the Christian newspaper we gave him in his food bag, since he needs a real father in his life!

Three Great Days!

January 16, 2012

hospital sign On Thursday I went with two ladies into the local hospital. Our plan was to see what the Holy Spirit would do through us as we walked through the hospital complex.  january on calendar

After a few minutes we had prayed with two nurses; one we knew, one we didn’t. We eventually ended up in the Cafe, where we decided to have a coffee. While we were sitting there, one of my ladies had a chest spasm and asked me to pray for her. I did, and as I did so the Holy Spirit came upon all three of us in a powerful way. This lasted several minutes, after which we felt we should stay in the Cafe to see what the Lord might want to do. Over the next half hour we chatted to several people in the Cafe about the Lord. I thanked the young waitress for the job she did for us, then reached out and kissed her hand. She came back with “that’s just where the dog bit me – see the scar?”. One of the ladies on the team spoke further to her about the Lord. I later spoke with another lady I saw getting up unsteadily to her feet. I asked if she needed any help. It turned out she was a Christian from a Baptist church. I asked if she wanted to join us, and she did. We prayed for her as she sat there.

On Friday while in the Food Bank a young couple came in and we ended up chatting about Jesus and the Bible. The girl said she enjoyed the conversation and wanted to came back and see us, so I offered to bring in a Christian video for her to borrow when she came again, plus 2 New Testaments, one each.  new testament book

On Saturday I was in town with our Healing On The Streets team and was able to share the gospel with an elderly ex-Army man, plus a couple of other guys who asked what we were doing.

A lovely few days with the Lord and going about His business!