Perfect Time for a Candlelight Service

March 17, 2021
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While watching Pastor Jerry online, the Holy Spirit prompted Tom* and Kelsey* to share The Real Story of Christmas with their neighbors. They purchased a projector and screen and began putting together baggies with candles inside for the twenty-three homes that comprise their neighborhood. Kelsey recalls, “We prayed over the invitations and began passing them out, one door at a time.”

The day before Christmas Eve right outside Tom and Kelsey’s home the people in the neighborhood began setting up their chairs. “I was concerned due to the time of year that delivery trucks would interfere with our service. I prayed and asked the Lord to hold off on those delivery trucks for one hour.”

As Tom and Kelsey lit each neighbor’s candle, such peace was present and the Holy Spirit was moving. After the event, many neighbors commented about the perfect timing of the event and how much they needed to hear this message.

“To this day,” Kelsey says, “neighbors come to us, call us, and text us asking for prayers. We pray and send them scriptures. I know this event opened the doors to our neighbors’ lives and we are grateful.”God even answered their prayer about the delivery trucks; not one delivery truck came through during the entire time of the event. The first car that drove on the street showed up thirty minutes after everything was done.

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