We have only been open for two months and have already seen some very encouraging results. Usama Dakdok spoke to a full house as he told the absolute TRUTH about Islam and it was standing room only for the Leslie Lemke concert. The Miracle of Love Ministry featuring Leslie at the piano is an incredible testimony to the awesome power of love and prayer. The Miracle of Leslie has touched so many lives over the years and did so again with his concert at the Center.
The seminar on pornography and it’s connection to human trafficking was also very well attended and well received. Other smaller group meetings have also been very well received and are an encouragement to those who attend.
But God has a way of keeping us humble. My job is to try to make everyone feel welcome and I was talking with two men that had stopped in when I looked up and saw a woman standing at the door and looking in. She made no attempt to open the door, so I did — and welcomed her to come in. When she answered, it was apparent that she suffers from a handicap because her speech is quite hard to understand, but after the third attempt I understood that she was saying, “I am praying for you and for this place.” I had interrupted that prayer, but when she finished she agreed to come in if she could pray for all of us. She insisted that we join hands and she proceeded to offer up a most heartfelt prayer for the success of this place and blessings for every one who visits here. We could not totally understand the words as she spoke, but it was obviously a prayer straight from the heart and a reminder that God is not impressed with long words and eloquent language, but looks only at the heart.
That woman finished her prayer and quietly left, but as I have had time to think about it, I was reminded that Jesus said He wanted us to have a simple child-like faith and prayers must come from the heart. I was also reminded of the Bible verse that says, “Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.” (Hebrews 13:2, NIV).
That Scripture, plus the command to be salt and light, plus Matthew 25:31-40 that ends by Jesus saying, “If you have done it for the least of these, you have done it unto Me,” tells me that we are headed in the right direction and as long as people such as that precious woman, among others, keep on praying for us, the WCN Ministry Center will succeed in being Salt and Light.