Monday, April 19, 2010

More True Stories of Easter at Occidental Square in Seattle

From Barb Clayton:
David seemed to be a quiet, gentle man that came to Occidental square Sunday and shared a meal with Kent and I. No one else sat at our table and it seemed like a divine appointment. He recently moved to Seattle from Texas and was looking for a job. Kent and I shared our current situation with looking for work for Kent.

David said he had worked at a Paper factory for several years and thought he would retire there. He was laid off and was not able to find work. His family is in Indiana but he didn’t want to go back. So he came to Seattle because he heard there were opportunities here. We shared how God is in the miracle business and told him about Larry’s story and that he would hear it today. David smiled, he seemed amazed and you could see his spirit lift from the story. It seemed to give him hope. He said he had an appointment and needed to leave.

As we finished our meal I asked if he would like prayer. He smiled, eagerly said “YES,” I always accept prayer. We prayed for David and I saw him wipe away a tear.

As he stood up we mentioned the communion table and he was welcome to participate. He slowly walked to the table and I served him communion. He was so appreciative and overcome with emotion. It was very apparent he was blessed by the food and love on Sunday and that he was deeply touched.

Thank you to everyone who made this event possible for David from Texas. He was feed more than food on Sunday. Please pray for David and that his situation changes and he finds a job to support himself.

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