Tonight I had a first hand glance at how God is using technology to minister to people.
Let me start by saying, my dad is in need of prayers. As you know he's diabetic and is waiting for a kidney. He recently has been dealing with circulation problems in his legs...the lack of circulation is starting to turn his leg/s black. Please pray for him, he is scared that he my lose his legs.
I started with that prayer request because it's part of my story here. I sent out an email to our prayernet at our church along with close friends that I know will pray for my dad. One of the people I sent that request to is a dear friend of my parents. Pastor K is a minister our whole family has sat under for about a year when the church we were attending was going through a transition from one pastor to another. Pastor K, his wife A, and my parents became very close friends. My parents even went with him to some of his revival services.
Distance now hinders them from seeing each other. My parents living in Ohio and they live in Georgia. I try keeping them connected through emails so that they know what's going on with my dad's health.
After sending out my prayer request last night, I woke up to an email from Pastor K. God had laid it upon his heart to contact a friend of his that he ministered with, who happened to be having revival meetings going on right now in Florida. My parents also know Larry & Corrinne Silverman from those revival meetings that they went on with Pastor K and A.
Another email arrived from Pastor K shortly after that with a link to the online podcast that would be happening LIVE tonight. I made it a point to log on when it started. Once I got it all up and running, I made sure to introduce myself and let them know who I was and where I was from. Shortly there after, Pastor K signed on for the same meeting. I sat and watched as they started their worship time. Larry chatted with me for a little while to let me know that they would be praying for my dad as soon as the worship time was over. I immediately called my mom and dad to let them know what was going on (my parents have been having issues getting online, so they were unable to connect to the internet today).
After the worship was over, I was sure to turn up the speakers on my computer, put my mom and dad (who both happen to be on the line) on speaker phone so that my computer speakers would pick up fully. And through all this technology, my dad was prayed for and felt God touch him...from Florida all the way to Ohio!
God doesn't allow something like distance to hinder His ministry. Nothing is too big or too complicated for Him!
How awesome that God used technology to reach my dad!
Anyway, my dad goes in tomorrow morning to see his doctor about the circulation in his legs. Please pray for healing for my dad.
Thank you! And Praise God for all that He is doing in the lives of those in FL and in my dad!