MY EXPERIENCE AT URBAN MINISTRY CENTER IN CHARLOTTE, NC
“…Because of the diversity and the steady increase in the population in many large American cities, this can be used as an opportunity to witness with people from all walks of life...”
The other day I was interacting, witnessing, or just talking about the goodness of God in my lifetime to some men and women who were standing in the soup line at Urban Ministry Center here in Charlotte. While I was doing so, I naturally complimented a man who was holding a painting under his arm. I said aloud, “That is a gift from God.” I walked away, and soon M- who introduced himself to me seconds later, began to witness to me and to the people in the line.
“Do you see the stronghold in this place?” (He asked, waiting for my answer.)
“You are a believer. Are you saved?”
“You have the Holy Spirit in you?"
Have you seen the enemy?”
“Yes. Some men were openly using drugs… pot and the pipe by the fence there.” (pointing)
“Don’t be afraid. Look at their eyes. They are afraid of you.”
“Sir, I had my back to the office, and I was far away from Officer M-. But I walked over to them and with a voice that was strange even to me, I said boldly, confidently, and without any fear, 'Oh no, you’re not gonna do drugs around me!'”
“What did they do?”
“They looked at me and ran away.”
“Remember, you have power. Demons will run from you!”
“Sir, may I hug you?” (I hugged him with tears running down my face. While wiping my eyes, I turned around, but I didn’t see him anymore. He must have gotten back in the soup line and gone inside the building.)