Friday, November 23, 2007

SOUTH FLORIDA OUTREACH REPORT


The RAVEN TEAM hit the road last week for an outreach in South Florida with our friend's from Walk for Christ Ministries which is led by Evangelist Ivan Itzkowitz Jr. (http://www.walkforchrist.com/) The outreach was held in Hollywood, Florida (Miami) and we saw believers from all around come together to Lift Up the Name of Jesus to see hearts and lives changed and transformed for His Glory!
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We were blessed to assemble an awesome team from the Central Florida area that included Melania and myself (Raven International), Pastor Terry & Eileen (and the Raven Daytona Beach Team), and Pastor John Adams (Raven Titusville). Everyone did a great job and truly demonstrated the character of Christ on the outreach as they worked hard and represented Jesus in a powerful way!
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Our team had volunteered to provide food for the outreach, so we packed up both trailers and vans with the equipment and sat up under a 20x20 tent as we prepared red beans & rice with smoked sausage, and grilled cheese sandwiches to go along with the hot dogs and cold drinks. We were blessed to work with a group of ladies from the area who came out to serve as well. They were such a joy to be around and had such servants hearts.

One of the events scheduled for the day was a 2 mile "Walk for Christ" that would take the team down a very at-risk area. The team was led by a Police escort and the JESUS BUS with portable sound stage and many carrying signs and banners declaring the name of Jesus to all who would pass by.
Prior to the walk there was a time of Praise and Worship, testimones, words of exhortation and prayer for many needs. It was such a blessing to see so many people coming together to solely lift up Christ out in the midst of a lost and dying world.
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Many words of knowledge came forth as peopl were called out to be healed. The Spirit of God could truly be felt as His mercy was evidenced as people wept and were touched by the power of His presence. There were many who testified as to a powerful touch from the Lord that healed them on the spot as they stepped out in faith believing Jesus for their deliverance.
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Out team helped worked the "altars" as people came forward as the Holy Spirit "called them out" to be saved, set free and deleivered from sickness and disease. People were delivered from leg and hip injuries, kidney problems, drugs/alcohol, and various other physical ailments and diseases as the Word was preached in power and in demonstration of the Holy Spirit.
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It is always such a joy to see people walking and working in unity. While it is rare to see these things transpire in the church or even between Churches within the framework of "the four walls", it is always amazing to see peopel come togther for the cause of Christ when we hit the streets together where ONLY JESUS can be glorified!

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We already have plans to join up with the brothers in the Lord next month (Dec 8) for antoher outreach to Miami's Wynwood Area (the Hood in other words!) If you are in the area and would like to join us, contact us and come be a part of it as well!
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We will be departing Daytona Beach the morning of the 8th and will be staying overnight (we'll let you know about hotels, etc if you are interested in joining us)

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1 comment:

Walk For Christ Ministries said...

Wow powerful.