Our very creative teams at Crossroads Community Church have joined arms with First Baptist Church in downtown Portland, and are now serving the 162 residents at Park Tower. The Crossroads teams are also serving at the Rose Schnitzer Tower and 1200 Building.
They have created a great prayer card to share with residents at all places when they visit. Joel Goodman and Larry Steckman are leading these teams, as they serve one dinner each month, and one dessert night a month at each location. According to Joel, “There is something about serving meals and sitting down to talk and eat with residents that breaks down walls with people and allows for genuine fellowship. The prayer cards we brought gave folks an opportunity to open up about God, church, prayer requests, etc. In some cases, it was great to simply listen. The prayer cards are really opening some doors, and we are looking forward to continuing to pray with and for our beloved friends in all three buildings that we serve.”
As they are beginning to receive the prayer cards back from the residents, some of their teams had opportunity to pray with some of the Chinese residents, while their Chinese volunteers translated. One resident expressed interest in Jesus and the Bible. One of their Chinese volunteers will be bringing him a Bible and following up with him.
God is growing us in the most beautiful and organic way, as we naturally share our excitement and experiences with our brothers & sisters in Christ, and invite them to join us in His work!
Praise God! Let everything that has breath praise the Lord, Praise the Lord!!