On this day I would join 3 other men in receiving the honor to speak at a University in Belarus.
The men I would join to speak are Johnny B Hoychik and Rayland Trisler from Rayville and Pastor Jason from New Roads Baptist Church.
I would go last in the order which meant I only had 7 minutes to speak. So, I spent a good portion of my time sharing about how to know what Love looks like. I walked up to the top row during my talk. I asked a young lady to stand that had been on her phone for most of the lecture.
She stood and I began to prophesy to her / “encourage” her - with words of encouragement.
“You matter, you are valued, you have meaning, you have purpose.”
There was a shift in her and in the room. I mentioned how Mother Teresa left her convent of safety to go into the streets of Calcutta and rescue the hungry and dying while relating this to Hospice - what I do as a profession I’m the U. S.
I then shared how as a “Work Life Coach” with 2 companies - that I deal with many broken people. I told the crowd that many people I have helped who have a drug addiction have been sexually abused earlier in their life at some point along the way.
This led me to talk about the importance of forgiveness. The students were so HUNGRY for truth and for help.
When I was done speaking the students began asking question after question to our panel and some were not easy. Our panel each jumped in to answer as best we could with the disadvantage of being limited to how much we could share related to Christ.
We had a flood of students charge the front for Bibles and wanted us to sign their newly given Bibles we gave - answer questions - and even pray with some. (I was told by “Ina” (Trip leaders wife) that she had never seen a response like the one we saw that day in the University - No visiting group of speakers had ever prayed with students and even a faculty member came for prayer.
One young lady stood with “Ina” and I and struggled to forgive someone who had hurt her deeply - then streams of tears flowed down her cheeks. It was TRULY A GOD MOMENT - to sense and feel the hunger in this city. I will never forget!!!
The remaining trip may be limited as to how much we get to minister since it will be a pastor conference in Brest Belarus. I’m not sure what my role will be as we just traveled 8 hrs last night.
Please pray that the seeds of REVIVAL we are planting will take root and that the MISSION and FACULTY will be covered under HIS WINGS OF PROTECTION” PSALMS 91.