This morning I had a woman that I have known for a long time come in. I told her to take a seat in the waiting room. (chairs out front) because we were already extremely busy. You could kind of look at this whole thing like a doctor's office. The people are coming spiritually sick and they need to see a doctor. It also has had the feeling of "the harvest is ripe but the laborers are few". We are in need of more doctors to see the people! It still is an awesome feeling to go from one to the next. This has been the most grueling ministry in the whole time I have been involved. It is that way because you start in the morning then do not end till early morning the next day. There seriously is not much down time at all. I had two hours of sleep last night but I have been able to go strong all day. I am praying for a time to lay down this afternoon before things get crazy tonight but I know if not the Lord will keep me strong.
The picture is not her but it reminds me much of her. It shows how the demon drug of crack can age and destroy a person. She has been a prostitute on Holloway Street for a long time. I had not seen her out here for a long time. The last time I saw her was when she came in with her husband for counseling. This woman had even prostituted with her daughter as a team. I have also worked extensively with her daughter.
She wanted to tell me about how good her daughter is doing but I already know that the daughter has just transferred her sin from prostituting to having a sugar daddy who she provides with sex. People are deceived into thinking if they are not doing the same sin then they are "doing better" and are no longer in danger of eternal hell.
Her husband is on dialysis and has a part time job so they have the huge challenge of figuring out how to work this out. They have been married for over 30 years. She went back to prostituting early this morning in an attempt to get the money so that her husband would not be mad at her. She had already been drinking before 9:00 a.m. this morning. I explained to her how she was continuing to follow the devil's plan for her life. I had her in a good church but she hadn't been there for the last few weeks.
I told her that it was going to take a complete surrender to the Lord to turn this situation around. I explained to her that what she was experiencing was "the fruit of her sin". I told her that when she walked out the door that she would have a decision to make as to who she was going to follow. I told her that the plan she has chosen up to now has not worked well for her who is now 53 years old. She told me that she was going to go back home. I gave her a daily devotional and an assignment out of the Book of James. She is also going to return to church this Sunday. She will be checking in with me on a regular basis. She has not been back on the streets since this morning. Pray for "M".
Day 5 is soon coming to a close with 2 more days to go. A day actually feels like a week! We praise the Lord for all that are praying for us and helping us in other ways! God Bless!