Friday, May 4, 2012

Waikiki outreach ending with someone in an ambulance

Hetty one of our Chinese students prays with a homeless woman in Waikiki.  

Every Tuesday we head down to Waikiki and hang out with homeless people... 

Last Tuesday just three of us went down.  The school leader, Plamena, and Hetty one of our students from China.  
RK who heads this ministry up wasn't there but his wife Like and their kids came.  He told me in a text to show up at 6 and just invite people to the first pavilion for pizza.  

So we got there at 6 and did exactly that.  We quickly found out that figuring out who is homeless isn't all that easy, among the sea of tourists and local people.  You can rule out the tourists because they usually have a digital slr around their neck.  

We talked to a few people and invited them to eat pizza.  It was awesome because they asked us if we were with YWAM.  It made me feel good that the group of YWAMers before us had created such a consistent impact.

When we sat down and were giving out pizza a guy came up to us and asked if we could help him.  We asked him his name and he said his name was Jacob.  He asked if we knew where a detox center was and started crying and said he really needed help.  We looked up a few places and made some phone calls but kept getting answering machines.  

He started shaking and had goosebumps as we talked with him more.  I laid hands on him and prayed for him. We ended up calling him an ambulance.  

Like, the pastors wife, gave Jacob their phone number and said that they wanted to help him out any way they could when he got out of the hospital.

Jacob in the back of the ambulance.

It was awesome to simply make ourselves available.  God was already working on Jacob, and brought him to us so we could help. Would you pray for Jacob right now who realized his need to be free from his addictions?

***We saw Jacob this week when we went to Waikiki again.  He said that when he got out he had some money and drank but hasn't drank since.  He's headed back to Washington to be near family and friends that don't drink.  

This week 6 of my students went.  Even though only one of them spoke english natively, they talked with and prayed for the least of these on the streets of Waikiki.  I'm so proud of them.  

Engage:  Have you ever had a situation that God prepackaged for you and all you had to do was show up?  Share with us in the comments.  

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