3/30/08 – Raleigh, NC
Even rain, wind and cold temperatures couldn’t stop the Jesus Party on Bragg Street today!
After the Moore Square outreach, where the Body of Christ came to together to feed about 200 homeless
people, a group of us packed up Marshall Stewart’s grill and headed to Bragg Street. As soon as we arrived, I spotted the tennis shoes hanging from the power lines in three locations.
For those who don’t know, this is the universal sign that a drug pusher is nearby.
As some of our group set up the food, I struck out into the street stopping everyone I could see. I had some $1000 bill Bible tracts that look like money on one side and have the gospel on the other. “Let me lay a grand on you today,” I said which usually elicited a smile for the receiver, “Don’t spend it all in one place.”
“By the way, there is some good news on the inside.”
I bet I gave out at least 30-40 of these gospel tracts and 10-12 Spanish “Su Vida: Un Nuevo Comienzo” tracts. “Yo tengo un regalo para usted,” I said with a smile as I handed them the tract. Soon the aroma of nicely grilled all beef jumbo hot dogs wafted through the neighborhood mixing with the Kirk Franklin praise and worship music.
At first, a few people came by our tent, but kept on walking. Then, one by one, people started trickling in. Between the “bait on the hook” (As Alice McGee says) and the prayers of our team, we soon saw a steady stream on people. Each one was greeted by several of us and shown the love of Christ in a practical way.
Alice McGee picked up the microphone on the karaoke machine and began to pray – in the rain – for the neighborhood. Steve Overton, a homeless believer, shared his testimony with the crowd waiting in line to enjoy a hot dog.
Marshall Stewart said, “Alice’s ministry is called Church in the Woods, we are called Church on the Grill.” All in all, this first public meeting in the Bragg street area went extremely well. I would guess that at least 30-40 people from the neighborhood came by to eat and see what those crazy Christians were up to.
Please pray that God would establish this meeting point for His glory to reach those who need the message most. Pray that Satan’s hold on this neighborhood through drugs, alcohol and violence would be broken. Pray for boldness and protection for God’s servants and salvation for those who are being ministered to. For 15 more pictures from this outreach, Click Here