Last week I blogged this note that was posted on Facebook by one of our students. From that one note something that may be described as the similance of an awakening has begun with some of our students (it has extended beyond our community as well – see this note from a student in Alabama who read the note). Students have been openly declaring radical abandonment to all things except Christ. From that note, a ministry was birthed by students that they are calling RAD Ministries (short for radical, meaning radical abandonment). Their vision is to serve a community with the love of Christ by meeting any need they can meet. Today, they were randomnly (meaning Providentially) featured on the radio. Here is a note from the guy who called into the radio station.
Ok so Rad Ministries has only been here for like a week and God is already doing GREAT stuff in just a week! I just wanted to let yall know the great opportunity we had today!
So this morning on way to work, the FISH was raising money to help the ppl in Haiti from the Earthquake that has killed thousands and thousands of ppl without a home, much less food… Rad Ministries made a small contribution to this cause which intrigued the FiSH ppl. At first I called and let them know tht the donation was on behalf of Rad Min and they asked me to give them more details about our ministry and how and when we started–they were astonished that we had just started like a week ago. Then They announced Rad Min at around 910am this morning once thanking Rad Min for its contribution. At around 1230 today, I get a call from Parks Stamper, who is the host person at the FISH asking me if she could play the recording of when they were asking me about our ministry and how its helping ppl… THIS WAS AMAZING!!!! God is getting the word out there! As soon as that happened, I get an email from her with Prayer Request for something that we could perhaps help in.
I am forwarding you what Park Stamper from the FISH said in the email–I ask that you pray for this family.
We are super PUMPED about this and see how God is really moving through this new ministry! God is moving greatly and you can be a part.
1 John 3:16
See Yall Saturday at warehouse 10:30am if u can!
From: Parks Stamper (firstname.lastname@example.org)
You may not know this sender.Mark as safe|Mark as junk
Sent: Thu 1/14/10 5:31 PM
First thank you and your ministry for helping Haiti. This is an email from the listener with car trouble. Pray for them and see if this may be something you want to help out with.
From: Randy Hilliard [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Thu 1/14/2010 11:13 AM
To: Parks Stamper
Subject: prayer request
I’m not sure who to send this to, or even where to begin. My wife and I have three girls, two of which are diagnosed with epilepsy, and one also autism. I currently have two part time jobs that maybe bring $260 a week. My car has not been running for a couple of months, and we’ve only had my wife’s to get by on. It has been in need of work and we were hoping to get by until our tax refund comes in.
The problem and what we really need prayers for is my wife dropped me off at work and the car wouldn’t go. It will crank, but not go into any gear. Soooo, she is stuck here with me, and our youngest gets out of school at 2:30, then 3:00 for the middle and 3:45 for the oldest. Not to mention the middle has a doctor’s appointment at 4.
All we have this week is $100 so far and that is for a $90 power bill.
I just don’t know what to even do. If I don’t work today, we won’t have money, and we can fix it when we get taxes. If you could just say a prayer for us that would be wonderful.
My wife’s name is Missa and her number is 678-499-8955
Thank you for just listening.