Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Even the Wind and the Waves Obey Him

Ray Dinelli shares with us an eye-witness account of the power of prayer, in his own words:

It was Tuesday and the weather was awful.

We had just wrapped up serving food to the homeless at the mission. We had a scheduled Vacation Bible School for that day, but given the weather, it didn’t look so bright. When we arrived at the school we’ve been using for VBS it had cleared up just a bit, and we began to draw a couple of kids by playing basketball with them.

Just then the rain came in, HARD. So we had to run underneath the overhang to stay dry. We had only attracted about 5 kids so far, and it didn’t look like the rain was close to stopping.

Just then as I was talking to Ashley, Bob and Cindy Maes and Yvonne called us over. We all decided to come together and pray for two things: for the weather to clear up and for more kids to come. Afterwards, we began setting up for the VBS.

About 10-15 minutes after our prayer,
the rain stopped. Ashley and I just looked at each other in amazement. Then a little while after it stopped, the sun came out and the streets brightened up.

I went with a group of others to look in the streets for more kids. We were pretty unsuccessful, but when we returned we found more kids already at the school.

It was truly an answer to prayer.

Being on this trip has helped me out a lot, with my relationship with God along with other things. This story is just proof that when you really reach out for God’s help, He will answer with what you need.

1 comment:

jake roth said...

wow...God is amazing! i wish i wouldve seen that.

o and by the way, billy is doin great