Today was a bit of an adventure. It all started at around midnight. We were all up playing four on a couch, (if you don’t know what that is Google it) and someone decided to prank Will (William Just) because he was already asleep. The prank was to tell him that it was morning (which I suppose it was.) So we brought out all the cereal and milk and juice and got everyone on board. The prank was preformed semi-flawlessly and Will was pranked. Now there are some conflicting reports on whether he was playing along or he truly thought it was morning, but in my opinion we got him; we got him good.
When it actually became time to get up we went about our normal schedule of breakfast, devos, (devotions) and then off to serving evangelism or prayer walking (I was apart of prayer walking at a place called Cass Corridor.) we met a lot of people and we prayed for a lot of people as well. The most amazing God moment I had during that time was when we approached a man (his name we did not get) and asked him if he wanted to be prayed for. The whole group that I was with felt that he needed prayer, but when we asked he said no. Now the God moment was when he and I made eye contact and I could feel in my heart his sorrow.
After prayer walking we ate lunch and then a couple hours later we had to set up for Big A (which is a vacation Bible school that is held in the area.) I have the sweetest, spunkiest, 7-10 year old girls…..they are just amazing. Yes, they WILL test every fiber of your being, but they are so cool that I can’t complain. I love seeing how God is growing in them and how great they’ll be when they’re older. I will continue to pray for them and pray for the situations that they have been dealt.
This is all I have to say,
Jannah Hall is signing off
I can’t tell you how amazing it is here. So, first and foremost, please grab one of us from the Detroit Team when we get home so we can share with you some of our experiences. And we will all have a different story to tell because God has changed each us in a different way.
I have been out and about prayer walking with my team on Monday and Tuesday and today we went out for service evangelism. For starters, the prayer walking was an amazing experience on finding ways to pray for the city, the people, and everything in between. Today though, we went out for a drive on the streets of Detroit looking for where God was at work so that we could join Him. We prayed to pull our preconceived ideas for what we wanted out of our hearts and for God to fill us in on where He was. After driving around for a couple hours and stopping to talk with a couple people for a while, we drove past three little girls playing on the sidewalk. We went around the block and stopped at their place. After chatting with their father, we found out that he lived there with his 7 daughters! Just the fact that their father was in their life, the daughters were blessed more than most kids in Detroit. The father told us that they were in need of new stairs leading up to the door, a leak on the roof fixed, and to help him mow his neighbor’s yard. So, tomorrow, we will be on our way to see how much we can get done.
Big A (VBS) has a ton of fun. I am leading games with CJ so we don’t get to build the in depth relationships that the leaders get to build, but we still have plenty of opportunities to bond. In fact, I am one of the drivers that picks up the kids and drops them off before and after in the various projects. This gave me anxiety in the beginning of the week, because I had no idea what to expect. Well, it took less than 2 minutes in the first project, and I was having a handstand contest with a couple of the kids. Needless to say, I have fallen in love with these kids and this city. God is here and we have joined Him. I want to tell you so much more, but this would be way too long, so please, ask me, us, and anyone about our stories. In fact, let’s grab coffee so we can dive in!
Oh, and of course, I have enjoyed hanging out and getting to know Diamond so much more!
See you all soon! God Bless!