Saturday, April 18, 2009

Answered Prayer!

We met on Thursday this past week. The group is starting to coalesce. I am surprised by the group. I would have never guessed God would have put this group of people together. I don’t mean that in a negative way though.

At the end of last weeks meeting we talked about our desire to minster to people groups from other countries. There are a lot of refugee and unreached people from all over the world in the Houston area. We just don’t have any contacts. So we prayed a specific prayer for God to show us how or set up some divine appointments for us the next week.

So what happened? Monday in our Perspectives on World Missions class that I am taking with three of my kids, a couple from the area came in and shared about their ministry of reaching out to international students in the Lonestar College system. Bingo! Divine appointment. Here was an opportunity for families to adopt international students and develop relationship with them.

The next day I signed up to adopt and called and talked to the couple about their ministry. I told them about our home fellowship and invited them to come and talk to our group. They were excited and cleared their calender and came Thursday night. The group was excited to hear that our prayers had been answered so fast, and for the opportunity to reach out to international students.

I am awestruck how God is working in our group. We are young as a group and their will be challenges ahead, but life is full of challenges. Relationships are full of challenges. I am confident God will bless us.

3 comments:

A Pilgrim Passing Thru said...

Jack, that was a very quick answer to prayer and I could sense everyone was excited. Our family certainly was. We could have leaned upon our own understanding and ended up going to downtown Houston, but God wanted to show us that we had International students just a couple of miles from us. His way is always perfect.

Alan Knox said...

Wonderful! I'm looking forward to reading more.

-Alan

Missyroo said...

yay! I'm so excited!