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Creative Salvation

Creative Salvation
(10/29/2016)
Each week the Outreach team at HOPE goes out in the city wherever God leads them. This particular week they felt led to go to a specific apartment building here in Casper where they met a man named Les. One of the team members felt like he should share with the man that he sensed something about a train and asked the man if that made sense to him. Les shared with the team that he had been recording the sounds of trains and making some music and doing creative things with it. He was touched that God would know what he was up to. The weekend after this encounter HOPE was having a conference that Les was unaware of. He was sitting at home and something stirred in his heart that was coaxing him to go to the church of the people that prayed for him. So, he obediently went. It is a good thing he listened to what God was speaking to his heart because he got saved that night he chose to come to HOPE. He later ended up sharing with Brad and Jake from the Outreach team that he had not just been recording sounds of the train but that he had thoughts that night of laying on the train tracks and was struggling with the idea of taking his own life. When Jake had mentioned the word "train" to him he felt something change within him and decided he was not going to take his own life. Jesus was lovingly chasing Les. He loved him so much that He sent people to his door and spoke into his life that God cares and knows his specific struggles. God has so much more for Les. We are so grateful that Les made the choice to open his heart to God's care and love.

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Angel Feather Touch

Angel Feather Touch
(10/29/2016)
Kevin Costalez shared with me an experience during worship he had. He was standing with his
hands outstretched worshipping the Lord when he felt somebody had touched him with a light
feather-like touch. It ran over his head, shoulders, arms, and hands along the outside of his
body. He thought it was somebody praying over him and touching him as they prayed.  So, he
opened his eyes to see who it was and nobody was touching him. Everyone was still where they
were when worship had started. He immediately began thanking God for his angel encounter.
God is so awesome!

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GOD WINS

Brad K., leader of HOPE's outreach group, felt like God highlighted to him a man sitting on a bench in a park while they were ministering in Riverton. He approached the man and asked if he could pray for him. The man shared that he had back pain. Brad was asking the man to rate his pain on a scale of zero to ten when another man overheard the conversation and came over screaming profanities. The man continued to interrupt, be irate, and scream

profanities. Brad could not talk sense to the guy. The man kept stating he didn't believe God was real, and he continued to be angry and was not making a lot of sense in his conversation. Brad asked if he could pray for him and release God's presence in a way the man could feel it. The man would not agree to that. God began to give Brad words of knowledge for this man and those words of knowledge opened the door in such a way that the man took hold of Brad's hand. When the man took Brad's hand, God spoke to Brad and said, "He lost a brother, and the hurt of that is what you are dealing with inside of this man." Brad began to pray for him and stated, "You lost a brother. And that was a huge loss in your life. You need to know that God saw you." Brad continued prophesying over this man who began to weep and cry and he gave his life to the Lord, right there. Brad was then able to return to the man on the bench that was having back pain. He boldly asked the man, "Would you like to give your life to the Lord?" The man replied, "Yes, I would." He began to inform the man that he would lead him through a prayer, and began praying a simple prayer with the man. The words, "Jesus, I make you the Lord of my life" were prayed and the man's eyes rolled back into the back of his head. The man then looked and growled at Brad and said, "You get your hands off me right now." So, Brad backed his hands off and he said, "My hands are off you." He began to plead the blood of Jesus over this man and within 10-15 seconds Brad felt the demon lift and the man's eyes rolled back forward. Brad made direct eye contact with him and said, "I lost you for a minute, are you with me?" And the man stated, "Yeah, I am." Brad said, "Would you like to give your life to the Lord, would you like to be born again?" The newly delivered man said, "Yes, I would." Thank you, Jesus! That day is written down in glory for him. He accepted God into his heart. The enemy was trying to distract, divert, and keep these two men from personally knowing and coming into a relationship with their Heavenly Father. Ultimately, the enemy lost and God won. Love won.  

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Teen Atheist Turned Fireball For God!

Led by God, the outreach team ended up in Riverton at a park full of teenagers. A couple members of the team were recognized by some of the teens from the juvenile detention center, which opened a door for them to connect. One of the teenagers had a friend with them and this teen's shirt became the topic of conversation with a few of the team members. The teen stated he was an atheist, to which one of the team members replied, "Oh, well, God loves you and there is nothing you can do about it." They continued to share about God with them until the teens felt they needed a break and broke away to continue skate boarding. One of the team members could sense God was not finished there. She called the teen who stated he was an atheist back over and said she wanted to talk to him. He came over, and they began to talk. God opened a door through some of the things the teen had shared about his Mom. The team released some prophetic words over this hungry teenager and another team member prayed and released a mother's blessing over him. When that blessing was released over him, his hurting heart responded in a very positive way. He became a fireball for the Lord, leading the team around to pray for others. He continued calling other kids over telling them they needed prayer. Talk about a life changing day of deliverance for him. God is so powerful! 

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