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Place: Frederick, Maryland –
Where: the facility of the Great Frederick Fair
Date: June 18, 2011
What: Frederick Convoy of Hope
The Frederick, Maryland, area churches and local charity organizations joined together and worked with Convoy of Hope to reach out to many in need in the community region. About 5000 people came with various needs. The account presented here is a brief account of the work by involved intercessor. It is provided to encourage others to do the same when the opportunity arises.
Our intercessory team was led by Rev Ivy Coleman, who is a member of the Pray!Network. She was dedicated and systematically organized the intercessor’s prayer coverage of the event. The picture below is Rev Coleman.
Here are the intercessors praying for the event:
We definitely practiced -- that we were to do everything by prayer and supplication-Phil 4:6. That we did! How big was this event? We know that 5000 came seeking help, but we may never really know the impact the prayer had. We do know, a number of years ago, Rev James Kennedy learned that when there were people praying for those reaching out into the community, the results were significantly greater when they were being prayed for. So-pray we did, and the following shows prayer by our intercessors.
There were others who came to help at this event, who were not on the intercessory team, to do what ever was needed, --for example giving out food and other needed items. They, too, were involved in praying –especially with those who came for help.
I have put together a photo journal of the Convoy of Hope Activities that day, and invite you to visit the following links to see them:
In addition to the photo journal, I have an entry that includes my personal intercessor thoughts about activities like Convoy of Hope, which may encourage leaders to work more closely with intercessors.
Below are two pictures showing activities of ministering to those who had needs. The intercessors’ prayers were covering these wonderful workers who took their time to come, help, and share God’s Word. These pictures do not tell the whole story. Follow the links to learn more.
Here are two pictures taken at the event: Washing of feet and giving out new shoes.
This event was definitely what I would call Isaiah 58 in action.
Perhaps you may want to share some thoughts about what you have seen in this posting and about reaching out to others. Please do so.