Missions Trip to Texas, Part 3

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Let me summarize day 1 of our missions trip to Texas: my two ministry partners and I drove away from Spokane on Sunday, November 11th, 2018. We drove through Idaho and Montana, spending the night in Butte. God prompted us to go to a specific motel (extremely cheap) where He wanted us to stay, and the next morning I understood why: to minister to the woman at the front desk.

It had started to snow, and when we checked into the motel, we were exhausted. Even though the ministry car was straight off the lot, the battery was dead BEFORE I left the car lot, and the car had to be jumped by a worker who worked at the car place. Furthermore, even though the car was in perfect condition when I test drove it, the check engine light came on (and another light came on) when I drove off the lot. I asked the Holy Spirit if the car was okay, and He said yes very loudly into my spirit. I had complete peace that was supernatural.

You see, when you are effective for God’s kingdom, everything comes up against you to try to scare you from obeying what God is commanding you to do. The next morning in Butte, the check engine light and the other light were OFF. I knew that it was an illusion by the enemy. We had been leading people to Christ non-stop for a full month, and we have ticked off the enemy.

That said, I was a little nervous to shut off the car that first night. So when we stopped for gas, I held my breath. The car started right back up again. I praised and magnified the Lord. I take absolutely nothing for granted, and I lean on Him for everything now.

In the middle of the night God woke me up and prompted me to go pray for a man. I got dressed, and one of my ministry partners came with me. While driving down the street of the quiet city of Butte in the middle of the night, God said loudly into my spirit that He loved this city, and that it was His. We prayed over the city, that God would bring revival. God led us to an overlook where we could see the whole city. It was beautiful as its lights twinkled in the night. As we passed several churches, we prayed specifically for revival in those churches.

God amplified a man in a parking lot who was sweeping garbage. Twice I was prompted to stop at that gas station—once on the way out (faintly) and once on the way back (strongly). I parked the car and walked over to the man and asked him if he needed prayer. He was surprised that a red-headed lady was standing in a dark parking lot in the middle of the night asking him if he needed prayer. He finally said yes, and I spoke to him about Jesus. He was visibly moved. After finishing with him, I drove back to the motel for the night.

The next morning the woman at the front desk was sharing with me that she needed prayer for broken relationships in her family. Her kids wouldn’t speak to her any more, even though she had been clean from alcoholism for 26 months. I prayed mightily over her, and she was grateful with joy in her eyes afterwards. This was day 1.

Stay tuned for part 4 of our missions trip to Texas.

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10 Responses to “Missions Trip to Texas, Part 3”

  1. Nance says:

    Amazing testimony! Would you also pray for our mission work in Bangladesh? It’s kind of discouraging many times to see how people are growing cold towards coming to church.

    • Susan says:

      Heavenly Father, I lift up Nance and her mission work in Bangladesh. I ask that You supernaturally ignite the people to awaken in their spirits to seek You with all their hearts. I pray that the preaching will be so raw and wholehearted and beautiful that no one will want to miss a single meeting because there is life and joy there! And may more people come to know You. May You bring revival in Bangladesh. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  2. DONNA MILLER says:

    Your posts are starting to read like a story in the Bible. You are such a servant of the Lord! I love how he gets you up in the middle of the night to go minister to someone! Bless God for all He is doing! He is so good! ❤

    • Susan says:

      The reason this sounds like the Bible is the reason God is still the same God. He works miracles and raises people from spiritual death to life. It is not an intellectual thing; it’s a life-giving real water of life!

  3. Heather Hart says:

    So thankful for your willingness to be the hands and feet of Jesus. Can’t wait to read about what came next.

  4. I agree with Donna…you could turn this adventure into a memoir! So many lessons to teach to others as well as your own personal growth and the saving of lives.

  5. I love it when God lays opportunities to pray for others right in front of our faces. Prayer changes everything and I know He used you in that sweet woman’s life Susan!

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