The weekend of October 17-19, we had the opportunity to participate in Tent America, a grassroots movement of day and night worship, prayer and missions, especially focused on the U.S. For this event, people were invited to set up a tent of worship for 50 hours straight wherever they would like: work places, city parks, churches, college campuses, etc. 419 people stepped up to orchestrate 50 hours of prayer and worship in their areas. October 17-19, hundreds of people across the U.S. joined together in prayer for our nation and our cities to encounter God. Prayers were answered as many people did experience Christ’s love. The following stories are testimonies from our tent at Take the City.
Louis and Nancy Chalmers along with a few other people were worshiping the Lord from 4am-8am Saturday morning. Around 5am, a guy walked up to the tent. He met the Chalmers and stayed for a long time. At the very end of the night on Saturday, he showed back up at 10pm. He had felt led to come and help tear down the chairs and help where he could. This was an answer to prayer for our team who had been there all day. We told him so, and he felt SO ENCOURAGED! He wasn’t sure if he should come at all; he didn’t want to be a burden. Not at all! Many hands make light work, and he was an incredible help!
Later that afternoon, we sent out a few teams of people out across the Chattahoochee Valley to share the Gospel and pray for people. One of our leaders had felt led to pray for a woman at his church Sunday but had been unable to. As another outreach team was ministering, they met this same woman and had the opportunity to pray for her. God is faithful to minister to His children no matter what.
Lastly, on Sunday afternoon the next day, a team of guys showed up to tear down the tent. As they were taking down the tent, a woman ran out of gas on 2nd Avenue and was able to cruise to a stop in the Take the City parking lot. Immediately, a couple of the guys went over to assist. They introduced themselves and asked if they could pray for her. As they prayed, she began weeping. The Lord was speaking directly to her, and she couldn’t believe it! When they finished praying, the guys were able to help her get gas and be on her way. The Lord uses all situations for our good, even in the event of running out of gas.