Four and a half months ago she was an 87 pound crack addict. Today she has put on a healthy amount of weight is clean and sober and following Jesus. Last Sunday, at Up Town she was baptized, after sharing a testimony, giving God all the glory. It was a glorious way to celebrate Pentecost and the coming of the Holy Spirit. After all, one of the chief ministries of the Holy Spirit is to draw people to Jesus. The Holy Spirit has certainly been active in M.’s life. As she rose out of the water she glowed like Moses face must have on Sinai. It was a glorious evening! All of us knew God’s encouragement that night. My thoughts were drawn to that old hymn “What He’s done for others, He’ll do for you.” The miracle we had witnesses over these past few months demonstrates God’s favour toward us. We are truly living in “… the year of the Lord’s favour.”
Each week day morning I am joined by M. and other walking miracles, as we gather for a study of the book of James and a time of prayer. This time of worship and study is preparing us for our ministry together as Street Hope Saint John. We are planning, soon, to start an evening program ‘Hope Recovery’ which we trust will be a means for folks to find freedom in Christ from various addictions and behaviours.
Amy is producing a brochure for us. I am hoping to include some endorsements of 2 – 3 sentences, commending Street Hope Saint John to people. If you feel you would like to contribute in this way you may use the comments section or email me.
I am trying to craft a ‘tag line’ for Street Hope materials, such as emails. Here are a few
- “Bringing hope to the street”
- “Hope for the street.”
- “Exchanging hope for hopelessness”
- “Hope that does not disappoint”
Let me know which you like and why.
I have received so much encouragement and support, I am truly humbled and I feel very much ‘on the rebound!’ Thank you so much for continuing to walk with me. Perhaps you know someone you could share this blog with. It would be good to expand the network.