A Testimony of Prayer

Jul 20, 2013  |     |   General

Many of you have heard me say that I love my job; I have given many reasons why I love what I do here at the Open Door Mission.  But one of the things I love the most is the opportunity to share my faith and pray with people, to help them see there is help for their present situation and hope for their future.   Many times we don’t know how, but God does and so we take our problems to Him through prayer.   Mark 10:27 say’s: For with God all things are possible.”  

What follows is a testimony of a single mother who came to the Timberlake to receive food and clothes and left with so much more.  When she shared her story with me praising the Lord for what He had done for her I asked her if she would be willing to share her story through our blog.  She said she would. She calls her story a testimony of prayer.

It was my sixth visit to the Open Door Mission Timberlake Outreach Center and I walked up to the counter to sign in for a food pantry and to shop Kings Kloset.  As I sat and waited for them to open with prayer, something tugged at me and said you need a different kind of help today and I knew I needed to talk to someone and ask for prayer.   I wasn’t really there this time for the pantry or clothing.  I had a situation that I could not conquer on my own, I had prayed about it but I knew that wasn’t enough.  I needed others to pray as well.

 As I sat in my seat with my eyes closed I heard someone come out and give directions on shopping on the King Kloset floor, receiving a food pantry and diapers then she prayed and dismissed people to go shopping.   After she was done, I walked up to her, introduced myself, told her my problem and asked her to pray for me.    Not only did she pray for me, but she offered me a chance to tell God thank you for what he had already done in my life, and what he was about to do.  She invited me to join a group of people who had come to the Timberlake Outreach Center to have a quiet time of prayer and praise that day and it was called “Ministering 2 Jesus.”    She talked to me for a little bit and then led me to a little prayer room in the back of the sorting area where I could close my eyes and be in silent prayer.  The room was the size of a closet, but the power in there was enormous.  I left the room feeling very light and burden free.  I didn’t know how God was going to fix my problem in such a short notice, but when I left I knew He would make a way.  And He did!

Providing food, clothes and household items and MORE for those in need.
Within a short period of time God had provided the help and resources I needed and fixed my problem.  Through prayer, work and concern of the Open Door Mission my burden was lifted.  Thank you so much for directing me to God.  J

So now you know why I love my job.    Sharing faith stories, offering prayer, and gathering hope, when sometime it seems everything is hopeless, but with God we know all things are possible and nothing is hopeless.

Thank you for partnering with us to help prevent homelessness.  Your help is making a difference in our community and for all eternity.