What an awesome second half of the week - the theme seems to have been food! A chilly Thursday began with a meal at the Foundry for local leaders where we had the privilege of meeting others with a heart for our city and hearing some of the things they had been doing. Our kind team leaders had prepared chili for us to chill out together in the afternoon, and the evening was spent with the Foundry at the Meal of Hope for the second time. Jesse spoke about the purpose of prophecy and we were able to minister to people by giving words of encouragement. The Lord showed up with the bread of life and several people gave their lives to the Lord after tasting and seeing that he is good! Afterward we ‘sealed the night’ with the Foundry team, made a fire tunnel and had a spontaneous time of worship!
Friday began with preparing for Queen’s Night - transforming the community center into a banqueting room fit for a queen. What fun to be creative with glitter and voile! It was beautiful later to see the women presented with a rose, escorted to their seats, served food and honored for their leadership. We teamed up to give encouraging words to each of them and they were showered with gifts to take home. We helped clear the room but the Elijah’s Heart team took everything back to their base and set up for the Walk of Love before we arrived the next morning! They are truly tireless selfless lovers of God and others!
Saturday morning dawned cool but sunny – perfect weather for the Walk of Love. While Papa Joe organizing the team like a wise general, the bagging up of food for the Walk of Love looked like a production line, powered by Christian songs with a great rhythm! 400 bags later we were on our way - knocking doors with the cry “Free snacks, Walk of Love team!” It was such a joy to bless the community. There was even candy for the children!
Monday and Wednesday we were with Papa Joe for a series of book fairs, where books are given to children of all ages (good reading is the foundation for all learning). It was a joy to see children picking out books that would be their very own.
On Tuesday we met with the leadership team at One Stone to find out about their vision and history. We had the opportunity to prophesy over their staff and finished with a spontaneous time of worship in their sanctuary.
Team Nashville also took a hike round Radnor Lake, ate good food together, and chilled with popsicles – where a photo opportunity became a naturally supernatural opportunity as we traded prophetic words for someone taking a group photo for us!