Tuesday, April 14, 2009
In D'Ville, as we like to call it, our lead nurse Cathy Talley worked with the patients in a new program called "chair exercises". The patients loved it and the love we show them brings down the walls. As we pray with them asking Christ into their hearts they know we care because of the many ways we touch them. I am reminded of a scripture in James whereby James asks, "show me your faith and I will show you my works." Works implying many and various. Thanks Cathy for loving the poor in D'ville!
We finished in D'Ville and were off to the Big Easy for 11:30 am for a scheduled outreach at 1pm. Upon arriving we were greeted by the friendly smiles and hugs of the volunteers from Church of the King. We prayed together before seeing 36 homeless and poor of the downtown river area of New Orleans. We prayed with all of the patients except for 3 who declined prayer. We prayed for them as they left and hopefully as they come back to each clinic
and feel the love of Christ they will open up to receive prayer and God into their hearts.
I have so many thoughts and testimonies from this day that I will have to leave them for another post. Thank you for your prayers as we press on toward that which God has grabbed hold of us for!
Because He Lives,
Joseph and Cheri LeBlanc