An Encouraging Word
RIGHT PLACE @ RIGHT TIME
A few weeks ago the STORM Outreach Team met a young, pretty college woman, as we were out on the streets ministering to the women that are trapped into the life of drugs and prostitution. We had never seen her before and may never see her again. She was in college but found herself relapsing, after being clean for 6 years. She was down on the streets, getting high on heroin, for 4 days straight. The moment she stepped onto our STORM bus, she encountered a loving and forgiving God, and a team that would embrace her and lead her back to our Heavenly Father. She wept with us in prayer and worship for almost an hour, as we were playing the song, “Good Good Father", in the background.
After she got off the bus we called her mother, to which she gave us permission. Immediately, her mother began to cry and praise God. They literally thought that she may be dead or abducted. They had hundreds of flyers made and ready to pass out on the streets the next day. We assured this mother that her daughter was alright, and that God was moving in her life and that she was on her way back home.
A week later, we decided to do a follow up call with her and her family. We found out that right after she got off our bus, she checked herself into a hospital to detox for a whole week. After detox, she went back home to her mother's house and the next day was on her way to a rehab center to get her life back. Wow, you want to talk about being in the right place and at the right time, here it is!
Jim Turner – STORM Chaplain