Sunday, June 26,2011
‘This is the Day the Lord has made! Let us rejoice and be glad in it’ says Amanda in her greeting to Hyderabad Full Gospel Church, which was one of our Sunday morning worship locations.
We split our team into 3 smaller teams to lead church service at Jesus Way International, Hyderabad Full Gospel Church, & AGAPE. It was cool to see students step up to desire to preach, give a testimony, read scripture or lead worship. Our students have been stretched, and this was just one more experience.
As a leader, I wish o could have been at all the locations at the same time, but that simply was not possible. The feedback was great from all locations. I personally went to Hyderabad Full Gospel Church,or simply Raja’s church. Which Dylan S lead worship proudly, Bob shared some verses, Jenna boldly humbled herself sharing her testimony, Drew spoke on Gods love, and Tanner rocked the place with a powerful message on forgiveness. These students were bold and used mightily for God today.
A wonderful lunch was provided by the cooks. It was a joy to share in the celebration of good food! Their hospitality here is top notch. Wish we could instill this completely in the American culture.
Concert time. Many of our team has said tonight’s concert is one the greatest highlights of their life. It was a true blessing to have such an event take place. First off, Jake was sick, couldn’t speak well bc of sore throat, and battling headaches, I believe. We prayed for him… And well, God showed up. Jake sang as if there was no problem!
Secondly, we were at first discouraged bc the rains poured down. They need much rain here, but rain wouldn’t be our friend, as people wouldn’t show. As it did rain, everyone moved inside. This helped to build connections with all the people. Our team gathered to pray. Rain stop in Jesus name, Amen (summarized from the real version). And well, God showed up! The rain started to slow during our pray and quickly ended completely.
Thirdly, we prayed for Zac Harris to preach the gospel clearly and effectively. And I must say, we were all impressed by the message he brought. The prayer for salvation was handled much better, and our team was prepared to pray with people. Everything flowed much easier. So well… God show up!
You see, God did some big things for this concert. Called the right team of people. Provided a location for the concert. Provided financially & technically. Provided a church to follow up with everyone. He also did many littler things, but I would have to write for days to include them all. God has showed up and we were blessed by this experience.
The best part of the night was during the last songs. Our whole team joined Jake and the band on stage. We sang out to God in a moment that was just amazing. I can’t wait for you to see the video. The crowd worshiped with us! It was one of my greatest ministry experiences! I won’t forget what happened… Neither will our team!
Thank you for all the prayers! We saw God do amazing things, but we couldn’t have had that without your prayers covering over us. This is your blessing… You have a part in that. Gods success tonight is also yours! We can share in the joy of advancing the gospel in Hyderabad, India together. We love you!