POWER AND LOVE CONFERENCE IN ALABAMA BIRMINGHAM (November 2015) Jonathan Tucker, Shea Tucker, Mike Clark, Abby Clark, Neil Powers, Hannah Bass and Whit Bass attended the Power and Love Conference. The format for this conference is the type conference where equipping is implemented by teaching then going out and implementing. We went out on a few occasions while we were in Birmingham Alabama. I will note a few highlights that took place. We first went out near the convention center for lunch. We were instructed to go out and do whatever we needed to do such as eat lunch, go to grocery store, mall, just as we would if we were living everyday life back home. Our first outing took place near the convention center. We encountered a lady in a wheel chair. Mike Clark became very close to this situation. We were able to pray with this lady for supernatural healing to be able to walk again. She was actually attending the conference. We did not see this miracle, yet Mike was able to minister to this lady throughout the conference in other emotional areas of her life. Then as Mike and Abby returned back to the conference assisting this lady in the wheel chair, Hannah and I were lagging behind gathering up her guitar and binder from singing in the open outdoors. We stopped and Hannah felt led to ask a young African American man named Mello for prayer. She asked if he had any pain. He responded yes, that he had some back pain. He was a tattoo artist. He said his pain was on a scale of about a 5 in pain. Hannah prayed and then I followed in prayer asking for the Lord to remove all pain from his back. After praying for Mello Hannah asked him if he had any more pain. Mello’s surprised response was no… he was a bit shocked. Mello had a faith in Christ already but this likely increased his faith to be bold. Our next stop would be the Fresh Market Grocery store. What is interesting about this stop is that Neil Powers was driving up a day later from Monroe and we were trying to coordinate a place to meet Neil. We told Neil to meet us at the Peanut Warehouse. On Google Maps, location showed up as a grocery store and it was the nearest location to the convention center. So, we thought we’d try out the peanut place. As it turned out we believe that the Lord was only delaying our time in order to align us to meet up with others that we would soon meet at Fresh Market. We were able to sing and pray for the Cashier of the Peanut Warehouse also. Here is the other interesting part of the equation… We typed in TARGET as our destination and as we neared TARGET we noticed a Fresh Market Grocery Store right beside TARGET. God led us to Fresh Market. Hannah walked in with her guitar and we weren’t sure how we would minister in a grocery store but we simply made ourselves sensitive and available. While walking around the store Hannah made eye contact with the produce worker in the fruit department. The worker’s name was Steve. Steve asked Hannah to sing and play a song for him right there in the grocery store. So Hannah did just that. She began playing her guitar and singing right there in the produce section. This simple act opened up the remaining doors while we were at Fresh Market. Fresh Market turned into about an hour and ½ ministry session. One lady came right over to where Hannah was playing and singing and began to pour her heart out about a neighbor who was struggling with drug addiction. I immediately motioned for Abby Clark to come over and begin sharing with this lady about her situation since Abby had just completed her own rehab with Home of Grace Christian Rehab. What an amazing connection. But this was only the beginning. We ended up ministering to this lady for the remaining stint of the Market visit. Mike Clark, Abby Clark, and Neil Powers were ministering physical healing to this lady whose name was Jennifer. Jennifer was experiencing pain in her hamstring. She was healed of all pain. Mike placed Abby's hands around Jennifer's hand where she was struggling with arthritis. Abby prayed for her and arthritis was completely gone. Jennifer was ecstatic! Jennifer shared with Abby that she was deeply involved in church and ministry one time but had become very discourage to the point of pulling out completely. This event energized her to come back to her relationship with Christ. Abby, Hannah, Whit and a young lady from Florida who jumped on board with us for this particular outing were ministering to an Asian worker at Fresh Market and we were able to lead him to pray and receive Christ as his Savior. We later returned to Fresh Market to give this worker a bible since he said he did not own a Bible. The manager of the store opened up about needing a church home and Steve the initial employee in the store said he could use prayer for a situation he was facing at his church as well as for his wife to find employment. AFTER RETURNING TO THE CONFERENCE SESSION THIS SAME NIGHT One testimony after we got to conference on the grocery store night. Todd White, one of the conference speakers, asked those needing healing to stand. The rest of the crowd laid hands on them to pray. Neil put his hand on the shoulder of 2 people in front of him. After Todd lead everyone in a prayer one of the guys turned to Neil with wide eyes and said he felt fire coming out of Neil's hand on his shoulder to his neck. Neil asked him if his neck was the problem and he said yes. He said he could still feel the pain so Neil put his hand on his neck and prayed again. After praying He said the pain was gone. UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA BIRMINGHAM So, the last day we ministered while attending the conference involved us going to eat lunch at Alabama Birmingham Campus. This was a faith builder. I asked a hotel employee where we could go and eat yet have a high volume of population to encounter. Her advice was to go to the University. All 7 of us walked in to the cafeteria of a college campus as complete strangers. We sat down and ate with many eyes on us wondering who we were. We proceeded to walk out onto the campus after we ate. We took about 10 minutes to settle into a plan. Hannah sat down to sing near a water fountain and then moved closer to the courtyard area near some Muslim students. Hannah sang for about 15 minutes before it seemed that anything was happening. Neil Powers walked up to me after I had a failed attempt of trying to minister to a Kid named “Skateboard George”. We later found out that was how other students referred to him on campus. George was very difficult to engage with. He was easy to listen to but very hard to ever get any words in the conversation. It was at this point that a strong wind blew over the campus and begin to blow the water fountain waters outside of the fountain area splashing water onto the concrete. Neil and I prayed together that the Lord would begin ushering in His wind of Revival over this campus. After we prayed pretty soon after, Skateboard George walks back over. Neil noticed a group of students praying together about 30 ft. away. After they prayed we invited them over and found out they were part of a campus ministry. Whit and Neil had just finished praying for campus ministers and now they were standing in front of us so Mike Clark, Neil Powers and Jonathan Tucker prayed for these students. After they prayed with these students I’m getting close to leading Skateboard George to receive Christ as Lord. Jonathan Tucker then walks across the campus for about 100 yards to go and retrieve some of the students that they had just prayed with to come and meet Skateboard George. So as soon as we were praying with George to receive Christ a host of students converge to welcome George into their fellowship. The group of students gathered around George and prayed for him. George still has many questions and I can assure you we need to pray for these campus ministry students to have Extra PATIENCE and COMPASSION for George J Pockets of prayer was breaking out on the campus as we were leaving. Even after Hannah finished singing she noticed someone with a frozen popsicle of Outstanding taste. One of the girl students offered Hannah a free popsicle and so we all converged toward the popsicle stand and more prayer broke out for the popsicle stand worker as well as for the young lady who walked us over.