We got off the interstate and decided to find a park, then we would just walk and pray, trusting for an opportunity. Literally having no idea what was going to happen, but knowing the desire the Lord had put into our hearts to be there. We split up into groups. The first guy my group came in contact with definitely wanted nothing to do with us and that was very obvious. At first, it was kind of a let down because we were so fired up. We then continued to walk and honestly nothing was happening, we didn't know where to go, what to do, who to talk to, and all these doubts began filling our minds on why did we come, and are we even going to be able to talk to anyone. Then, Jeff, one of the guys in our group, said "We just need to stop and pray." So there we are in the middle of downtown Atlanta at a Mediterranean/Italian restaurant (yes, i'm not sure how that happened) praying for direction and opporunities. We get up from the table, Caroline and I hang behind and decide to pray for the boys as they try to talk with a group of men across the street. Immediately, the guys seems to make a connection with these people and talk for awhile. He is faithful.
"They are being tested by many troubles, and they are very poor. But they are also filled with abundant joy, which has overflowed in rich generosity."That to me, was Michael.
"Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere." [Ephesians 6:18]The whole experience today just left me without words. I was humbled. These people blessed me far more than I could have imagined. The whole ride back, we could not stop talking about how faithful, how incredible, and how beautiful the God we serve is. I am so thankful for this experience today, and hope to make it a regular one. Michael and Cody will always be people I remember. Please keep them in your prayers.