PRAYER TABLE REPORT
Saturday, April 25, 2009; at Christ Church in Schenectady. Torre Bissell and Don Foust, 9:20-10:30 a.m.
+–indicates received wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina.
+Pablo — older Hispanic man with little English — we prayed for provision for him and his family.
+Leroy — man on bicycle — asked prayer for his daughter +Ashley that he would get visiting rights to see her and for his mom +Shirley.
+Robert — he asked prayer for his health.
+Kevis — young man — his mom just died and we prayed for the comfort of the Holy Spirit for him and his sister Yolanda just had brain surgery and we prayed for healing and recovery for her.
Linda — a regular — prayed for protection and provision for her and her family.
(Young man walking by) — When we asked him if he wanted prayer he said, “No, I’m a Wicken.” We prayed for deliverance from witchcraft and conversion for him.
+Richard — “Me.” We prayed for Jesus’ victory in his life.
+Whong — “Everything!” We prayed that Jesus would reveal himself to Whong.
(Man on other side of the street) “I’m going to pray for you.”
+Matt — young man — “For a job.” We prayed that the Holy Spirit would guide his search.
(Man on other side of the street) “Say a prayer for me.”
+Lori — She asked prayer for Louise, her mom, who recently “lost her loved one.”
+Donna — asked prayer for her +boyfriend.
+Issa — a repeat customer lately — She was on her way to visit her friend +Belinda. We pray for God’s blessing on the visit. She said her mom was doing OK.
+Hassan — a man and his little girl in a stroller, +Nakayia — We prayed for him to grow into the man and father God wanted him to be.
Jim — a regular — prayed for the comfort of the Holy Spirit because of the death of his son Robert.
+Ebony — young woman — We prayed for the anointing of the Holy Spirit on her witness as she was going to teach the children at the Macedonia Seventh Day Adventist Church around the corner on Swan St.
PRAYER TABLE REPORT #2 (Christ Church Schenectady)
(Sat., April 25, 2009; 10:30 – 11:30 — Dianne Gambill and David Carlson)
[+ –indicates received one of the wooden crosses from Dennis Adams of North Carolina.]
+ Amin & ++++ Marcus – two men stopped for prayer – Amin is staying at the mission and asked prayer for a job and housing; Marcus asked prayer for provision and to be able to have a family; we invited them to visit us Sunday morning at the 10:20 service; Marcus said he plans to come to church tomorrow; he later went by the other direction and yelled out “10:20!”
Paul – man stopped for prayer, said “I don’t want to hold hands or anything but you can pray for me” — we ended up talking to him for at least 15 minutes – he has a lot of deep questions and has a problem with the idea that Jesus is the only way to Heaven; he said he is more concerned about the “now life” and asked prayer for peace; while we were talking a woman named Renee stopped and said “I want to pray too!” – she prayed a powerful prayer; we prayed that the Lord would reveal himself to Paul
+ Iris & + Pedro – couple walking by – stopped for prayer when we invited them to – Iris is using a walker and asked prayer for healing of her legs; she also just had a tooth extracted this morning; they thanked us for our prayers and kissed the crosses before putting them on
+ Pedro – didn’t speak English but clearly wanted prayer – he was very enthusiastic and eager for us to pray for him; he accepted a cross and thanked us
++ Sapeca, Angela, and their dad – part of the Anderson family that we have been praying for (most of the family was involved in a serious accident back in December) – Mr. Anderson said they are doing well
+ Aata – young man in his 30’s walking his dog – stopped for prayer at our invitation – wanted to thank God for family and for good health
+ Elliot – man stopped on his bike, knelt down before us while shaking our hands; there was a language barrier but he was very eager for prayer; he began to cry and said “I need God!” – we prayed that the Lord would reveal Himself to Elliot – we assured him that God loves him, no matter what has happened in the past, and invited him to come visit us for church in the morning; as he got on his bike he looked up and said “thank you God!”