Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Nothing is impossible for the Lord!!!

Today Pam and I ventured into new territory.  There is a well-known club in our neck of the woods that we had purposely avoided in the past.  Intimidated by its reputation and manager, we just did not have the courage to visit....that is, until today. After praying, we went into that dark place and talked to a man behind the bar who scowled at us and a pretty barmaid who was much more welcoming.  When she saw the gift bags we brought and their contents, she said, "This is awesome."

 The man however was still scowling, but the barmaid said she would give them to the dancers and call us to invite us back if they agreed.  She also said she would personally escort us to the dancers' dressing room next time.  This is a direct answer to prayer!  In the past we have not been allowed entrance into their dressing rooms. Pam and I came out of that place awestruck. The Lord did exceedingly above all we asked!  We know He is faithful to continue the good work He has begun, to God be  the glory!

Ephesians 2:10 "For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do."  I am so thankful that Christ not only is our Redeemer but He continues to redeem our time.  He is faithful!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Update on Friday night

Carmen, Pam, and I had a "different" experience on this outing.  This was the first time the dancers did not greet us with their ususal smiles. Instead they kept their distance and even seemed to avoid us.  This has never been the case before. The girls did not seem to have freedom to come and talk to us as in the past.  We know when we walk into that dark, smoke-filled place that evil is all around us - but we know even more that if God be for us, who can be against us!  I believe in a way this week, we looked evil right in the face (maybe the pimps at the bar) and stood firm in Him....no weapon formed against us shall prosper. 

On the bright side,  Debbie (not her real name) told us she just learned she was pregnant and this would be her last week.  She promised to call the ministry for help.  We told her that the Lord was nudging her out of there and she agreed.  Of course she is very nervous about the future.

Please pray for her:

- first and foremost for the Lord to save her
- she would call the ministry for  help
- for a church home and an opportunity to be discipled
- for her fiancee and childen (this will be their second) salvation
- for God-honoring jobs

Praise God the bouncer's girlfriend found a clerical job.  He thanked us for praying.  Please help us to pray him out of there now.  He is always kind to us.

I believe the Lord may be taking us in a different path with this ministry.  Please join me in praying for the Lord's wisdom which is "first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate,  submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere."  (James 3:17