This week Greg and Erik had sought God for prophetic clues about who were meant to be encountering on the streets of King’s Lynn. I had my list too. Greg wasn’t too confident about his list but we eventually found the guy in "red top and blue jeans" who was "waiting" by another clue "Clarks". He was in a group of teens from the college and eventually let us pray for him egged on by his friends. He wasn’t healed but then I showed one of his friends our list of clues and she said her mum fitted most of my list – red hair, Jennifer, gall bladder and knees. She let us pray for her mum standing there, but wouldn’t ring her. We gave them leaflets and went on our way. All these people are like the lost coin in the parable – treasure worth looking for and talking to!
We are growing in confidence in hearing from God prophetic clues. We are growing in boldness at approaching people, but we need to hone our rapport building skills and healing prayer.
Erik got in to some long conversations with people on benches, so we had some fun!
Last Sunday 2 out of the three people Erik & Greg did questionnaires with turned up at Church (one seemed to be a Christian and the other guy really needs Jesus). It strikes me that I have been too focused on non-interactive means of inviting people into the plant like leafleting and websites, alongside of friendship evangelism. It certainly feels like boldly talking people on the streets is bearing fruit!
We are looking to God for our first healing on the streets -at least half of the miracles in Acts were outside meetings, so it should become noramtive for us too!