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THIS IS WHAT WE DO!
"After Church Experience" (ACE)
Every Sunday Immediately Following Worship Service
So built we the wall; and all the wall was joined together unto the half thereof: for the people had a mind to work" Nehemiah 4:6).
Nehemiah and the people put feet to their faith and joined together to work. Likewise, we must have the same determination to rebuild the wall of SW Philadelphia!
“On The Street”
Young Lady: Hi Pastor, have you heard about the young man who got shot to death the other day?
Pastor: No, I haven’t.
Young Lady: Well they are having a Prayer Vigil for him around the corner.
Pastor: I will walk around and offer my condolences and prayer.
Young Lady: Condolences yes, but Not prayer, they are Muslim..
Pastor: Well, there’s no harm in asking! I will let them know that I am a Christian..
Young Lady: Ummm Pastor, I am not sure, but Ok, I will go with you
Pastor : Sounds good!
Young Lady and Pastor arrive at the Prayer Vigil.
Pastor: I would like to offer my condolences , and a prayer if it’s OK, with you. I respect everyone’s religion, and I didn’t come here to change or persuade you , or this large crowd to believe what I believe.: but I did come because I believe that prayer works! .
Muslim: Yes, go ahead pastor, you may pray.
Pastor: Everyone who cares to join in this circle for prayer, may do so. Just want everyone to know that I am a Christian, and I pray in the name of Jesus Christ. (many joined in the circle) Prayer was lifted for comfort, peace, and strength for the family, and then the prayer was closed . out in “Jesus name.”
Before leaving a Muslim in the crowd, whispers in my ear,“I must get back to my roots- I was raised Christian, thank you so very much for that stirring prayer".