Our leader challenged us, tonight, to "treasure hut" (Treasure hut is asking God for specifics I.E. hair color, gender, clothes, name, location, time..) she prayed that we each would encounter a divine appointment. So we broke off into groups of threes and my team prayed and two of us revived nothing and the other felt like The Lord was telling her 1. Katherine 2. blonde, curly hair.
Off we went, walking up and down the pier in Kona asking every blonde curly headed girl if she was Katherine..
After about thirty minutes of searching for this 'Katherine', we decided it would be best if we sought out others as well.
I had once gone into an art gallery and spoke some with the lady who owned the shop so I thought it would be nice to go back and visit. One of our team members decided stayed outside to pray for us while my other team member and I went inside.
We walk in and behind the counter is a blonde, curly headed woman....We smile, but don't say a word. A few moments later this curly blonde approaches us, asking my teammate about the key around her neck. We told her we were with YWAM and the conversation just began to flow intensely out of all three of us.
(No, her name wasn't Katherine).She began to share with us how she was new to Knoa and how she was writing a book, but she felt like since she'd moved here that the enemy had been attacking her and she's not been able to work on her book. We shared with her the times that U of N holds corporate worship, open to the public and she was very interested.
As the conversation came to an end she asked to us to remember her in our prayers. We offered to pray for her right there, in the middle of the art gallery she worked at, full of excitement, she accepted.
After we prayed for her we looked up and her eyes were filled with tears. She said that we each had prayed something very specific that she's not told us, yet.
I prayed for her heart, that her spirits would be lifted.
My teammate prayed that she would feel no loneliness.
(Cool how God speaks through you.)
We exchanged numbers and email, but just as we were walking out our new friend said to us, smiling through her tears.."This morning, I prayed for a divine appointment.."
You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus, and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. 2 Timothy 2:1-3