Wow! What a year it's been friends...so many testimonies of God's crazy pursuit of our hearts to restore and rebuild ancient ruins is what builds our faith! I wanted to share one of these testimonies with you in hopes it would build your faith and show a glimpse of how prayer literally moves heaven and earth.
We had learned about a farm in our area that to us seemed like a very dark scary place. The activities happening there were things you wouldn't expect to be happening in our small southern MN towns. I can't go into the details very much here, but if you use your imagination on what could be going on there...you're probably right. The weight of our knowledge left us feeling like we had to do something. We started praying. We prayed God would capture the hearts of those leading the charge there, and that he would restore that land for His use. That His light would penetrate the darkness. And guess what guys.....HE DID IT!!!! I have since met the drug lord that was heading the whole operation and she has since gone to jail and treatment and found Jesus. The fire in her for those caught in addiction to know the Jesus she knows is incredible!! All of the people that used to come out there have also gotten caught or are in treatment. I went out there the other day and sat around the table with some of those who have been redeemed and talked about Jesus and what they are doing to share Him with those around them!
"In Him was life, and that life was the light of men. The Light Shines in the darkness, and the darkness will not overcome it." John 1: 4-5
God's light has pierced the darkness and His light can not be overcome! We are just praising Jesus for His quick pursuit of their hearts. It's absolutely incredible! This woman I met with is wanting to do a bible study with some other women, but didn't know what or how to do it. We are going to be getting her a bible study she can use to lead these other women into a life with Jesus. If any of you would be interested in joining that study and walking alongside these women please let me know!