M2M shares a blessing and ministry update from our friends at Time to Revive. When the evening concluded after the first night of training in the Phillips neighborhood, the Spirit of God clearly prompted me to go and share the Gospel. It was about 10:00 pm, it was dark, and it was cold. So naturally I decided to head to the bus station area, where there were lights, and bus stop shelters where people would sit and stay warm. It seemed like a good place to go!
However, the Spirit directed my steps otherwise. I turned around, along with David Maddox of Phoenix, and Rich our videographer, and we headed to a small apartment complex directly across the street from Oliver Christian Ministry Center. As we turned the corner to the front of the complex, Catalina was standing in the doorway. She was taking out the trash when we came across her.
As we approached her, I asked if there was anything we could pray for her about. When we began to step inside the complex where she agreed to share with us, she invited us into her apartment. What a pleasant surprise! When we walked through the doorway, we were blessed to not only talk with her, but also her two daughters, and 3 grandkids. God was truly setting the stage.
You see, earlier that day the 26 year old brother of this family (who desires to be a pastor) stopped by their apartment to share the Gospel with them. So here you have – 2 times in 1 day – the mother and daughters heard the salvation message of Jesus Christ. They were greatly encouraged. And I must say, so was I. I was so encouraged that the Lord would passionately chase after this family…to the point where they would hear the same message in the same day. And I know that it was the same message because every time they read a verse they would smile. They shared it was the same verses they heard earlier in the day.
Then I began to allow my heart to dream. Just imagine with me, what it will look like when 10,000 laborers go out and share the Gospel of Jesus Christ in one week? And more importantly, picture what it will look like when, Lord willing, we are all sharing the same Gospel message. It would be quite powerful!! Individuals all throughout the Twin Cities will hear the same message because unity in the body of Christ is taking place.
And we got to see this firsthand when believers of Jesus Christ communicated the simple, yet life changing Gospel message to one family. So please pray that the Church of Twin Cities will continue to function as one body with the same message. May each of us live as Paul encouraged the Ephesians to “walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for one another in love, being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all” (Eph 4:1b-6). All for His glory.
– Kyle Lance Martin