|#173 – Quest Inn – Hotspot of Prayer Needs|
Kingdom H2O Outreach Ministry Thursday, October 3rd, 2019 by Al BayneWhoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and He will repay him for his deed. Proverbs 19:17This Week’s Highlights
*Prayer For Deep Emotional Pain – see Pastor Lorraine
*All Physical Pain Vanished – see Pastor ChrisSixteen Prayer Partners hit the streets this week and went to Main Street, Siloam Mission, Quest Inn, and Portage Place.
I have been away for 3 weeks, so I spent time visiting at the food court in Portage Place with 6 of the regulars, who have become friends . One of them who claims to have no name told Erdman and I that he had just become homeless, having recently been evicted from his apartment. He was ranting about the unjust landlord, but then humorously interjected that being homeless had opened-up a whole new opportunity for him. He said he never knew there were so many places for the homeless to get free food, and that today he had 5 meals, and usually he is lucky to have one. We tried to encourage him about finding a new place, but he wasn’t looking for any advice or prayer, so on my way home I dropped him off at the Salvation Army, with a promise to see him next week.
Pastor Lorraine’s Report:
Darlene, Tanya and I went to the Quest Inn. We met a group of women (all related) from Oxford House. One of the women in the group, Susanna, had just lost her 30 year old daughter who had died of heart failure a few days before and the family had removed her from life support. We offered to pray for Susanna and the other women who were sitting with her, mostly in silence and shock as they were making plans to move Susanna’s daughter’s body back to the reserve. It was a very sad moment. We prayed for the family and the people living on the reserve, releasing life over them all, angry that the enemy had stolen another young woman’s life.
Next we found a group of men sitting against the wall in a waiting area. Tanya and Darlene ministered to a few of them who needed prayer and I sat beside another gentleman named Jeffrey O. who had been drinking but was very aware of what was going on around him. Grief was all over his face and his countenance was heavy. He was from Poplar Hill and had lost his 13 year old daughter Amy to suicide a few years ago. Jeffrey was in much emotional pain and was going to fly home that day but got turned around at the airport as he had been drinking before he was to board the plane, so now had to fly home the next morning. As we sat there to pray he began to cry and share his very tragic story about his daughter. He pointed out that the death had made the news and that his daughter was removed from the reserve by the Ontario CFS office and she was placed in a foster home near Ottawa. But his daughter was suicidal and no one had checked on her in her room. He was angry and wounded over her death and the fact that she was not cared for and watched, being left for about 40+ mins or so in her room where she had killed herself – very heartbreaking. So I listened and later he told me about an incident 10 years earlier in Winnipeg when he saw Jesus appear to him while outside a tent meeting in the north end of the city. Jeffrey described the face of Jesus as shining very brightly, a white robe or garment on Him, with long bright hair and eyes like flames of fire looking at him from the clouds. And he also saw the love in Jesus’ eyes and a smile on his face which moved him to tears. What a powerful encounter and a beautiful memory of the love of God even in the midst of such deep tragic loss!
What an honour to love people and walk beside them even for a brief time in the midst of their loss and pain.
Pastor Chris’ Report:
We had a great night out on the streets. The evening started with Kevin & Ken picking up pizzas at Pizzarama on Main st. It was quiet there so we took the pizza to Quest Inn parking lot. Upon arriving there was a pizza frenzy giveaway, as we all shared encouraging words with every slice. The interesting thing with the pizza is we had 6 pizzas, 48 slices…and we had EXACTLY enough pizza to feed everyone EXACTLY to their request. (Ex. “Could I have 3 slices, 1 for me and 2 for my kids).
I connected with “Shane” who was on crutches and was there from Thompson. He just had surgery on a severely broken foot (screws & plate) and was talking about how much pain he was in with “constant throbbing.” After filling his stomach he was ready for prayer for his ankle. I prayed and waited and he said surprisingly, “That’s working, the throbbing stopped.” We assessed his pain, prayed again and ALL PAIN VANISHED. He was stunned as I shared about God’s love.