My son, Chip, who pastors with his wife, Candace, A Glorious Church Fellowship in Collinsville, Oklahoma called me last week excited about what he was going to preach to his congregation. Of course, my heart was happy as he preached it first to me on the phone.
He’d heard a minister say that the Chinese word for “crisis” is made up of two words. (If I’m not mistaken that would be two picture words.) One meaning “danger,” and the other, “opportunity.” In other words in every crisis while there is danger, there is opportunity.
It would be worth your while to watch their March 18, Wednesday night service, now archived.
In the Owasso-Collinsville, etc. area it was next to impossible to buy a loaf of bread. So my granddaughter, Kylie Gatewood, bought a breadmaker and baked her family bread. Her 3-year-old told Shelli, their grandmother, on a facetime call, “Our house smells so good.”
An opportune thought came to Kylie. On Facebook she volunteered to make free bread for those who couldn’t find a loaf. Right away she got 11 requests (view post). And so began the “Gatewood Bakery.” Her husband, Jimmy, who has been out of work for a long time, pitched right in and they baked and delivered to the doors of thankful receivers loaves such as you see here:
While we are temporarily limiting people gathering at The Prayer Mountain Chapel for services there. (I myself, and the staff required will broadcast tomorrow and every Wednesday online.) My son, Terry, decided with my agreement that we could not suspend our Third Saturday preparation of a good, hot-cooked meal to homeless and otherwise vulnerable people.
Here are pictures Terry sent me Saturday evening, along with his heartfelt comments.
Prayer Mountain in the Ozarks volunteer Don Clark, cooked and served today over 100 grilled hamburgers and 75 brats. [We were able to get buns in Branson.] Also served was a tasty smoked was tasty smoked chicken, and white bean soup. Vegetables. Desserts such as Carrot Cake and Strawberry cake.
We also get the opportunity to bless people with free clothes, shoes, hygiene supplies, and other non-perishable food. Sue and Roger Desmarais manage this much-needed part.
Our volunteers think they are the ones who get the bigger blessing.
This is an overview of God’s Café… We set up every 3rd Saturday in a great location to minister to the homeless, addicted, lonely, as well as anyone who visits.
Here’s our nearby clothing/food store. [Open more than 3rd Saturdays.]
We have joined with Selfless Blessings Ministry, to help those who might not be able to afford clothing, sometimes needed for a job interview, or proper clothing to protect from the weather. We have clothes for the whole family. [Billye Brim note: I was told by the manager they have a shortage of men’s clothing.]
A volunteer praying for a guest of God’s Café. The best part is God brings His Presence and needs are met. We witness salvations, healings, and miracles. And we are thankful. (learn more about God’s Cafe)
Check out our street pastor’s 1974 Volkswagen hippie van. Yes, he is from California with high energy and commitment to reach the people, get them delivered, and turn them into soul winners. He operates the God’s Club portion of our ministry. There is a place for them to meet and have service. In that place they have a weekly prayer warriors group who come together to take back ground from enemy!!! They are powerful!!!
Terry’s Closing Thoughts
So many things have happened since we went on the OFFENSIVE!! [Billye Brim note: It’s a long story and has to do with pray-ers sitting in their places of authority and targeting in an offensive against the powers of the air for this area and these people.]
I want to thank all of you who support Prayer Mountain in the Ozarks with your prayers and finances. And I want to let you know how others are being added to YOUR account!
We love you all!
Terry Brim, General Manager
Prayer Mountain in the Ozarks
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