Winnenden/Vaihingen – “When He saw the multitudes…”

“Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.” (Matth. 9:38)
“Jesus went about all the cities and villages teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people. But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them because they were weary and scattered like sheep having no shepherd.” (Matth. 9:35-36) The people touched His heart – therefore,…”pray for laborers…”.

Beginning of  November 2017 we were invited to Vomi Christliches Zentrum Winnenden. 15 people participated in the Treasure Hunt Training Day and in the afternoon they took to the streets with the compassion of God in their hearts.
7 teams went out to meet with the divine appointments God had prepared. It was awesome, and all teams worked so well together.
Outside a coffee shop I saw a crippled almost disfigured man…he only had 2 fingers…no ears. Although I sensed that he was a Treasure, I did not have the courage to meet with him. It is so reassuring that one of our guide-lines is, “There is no wrong. We are all learning!”. In the evening when we all came back for the closing session Angela told about that exact same man, how God also had put him on her heart. Her team approached him and shared Jesus with him and the Gospel and God’s Love for him…but did he understand them… without ears? Then he took out a sheet of paper and wrote with his 2 fingers that he had understood them and that his heart was touched. He wanted come to church and learn more about Jesus! I am so thankful that God reached this man despite my own hesitation.
The Glory of God was in town!
Treasures everywhere – we didn’t have to search for them, just walk up to them. And wherever we went the power of God was already there.
A gloomy looking man stepped out of a bar. He was definitely a Treasure. He had pain in his neck and sensations of paralysis in his leg. We prayed for healing with laying on of hands and he felt heat. Then he checked himself out and the pain was gone,…”can I invite you for a coffee?”
On our way to the park we passed an esoteric book event with different stalls in a hall. We saw a young man inside matching our clues ‘long hair tied together, hooded shirt’, and when he turned around, ‘tattoo on the forehead’! We had a very interesting conversation with this friendly Treasure who turned out to be the leader of the event. He had pain at his shoulder blade. As I laid hands on him and prayed I could sense the power of God. And he said afterwards, “…something really came into me!”. Yesss, that’s how it is when the Holy Spirit comes. He was very sensitive to the supernatural, but needed a clear demarcation between the power of Jesus and the power of darkness. He was close to invite Jesus into his life…but then we were interrupted. Jesus will continue to knock on his heart.
Doors opened everywhere.
Diane’s team met with some youths in the school yard, two Treasures invited Jesus into their life.
Then they had to meet with some Treasures at the ice rink. They told the cashier what they needed to do, and he let them in for free. They got to share Jesus with a whole group of young people and two received Jesus into their heart! Wow!
Winnenden now has a new Treasure Hunt Team starting up with enthusiastic harvesters.
Parallel there were 8 Treasure Hunters out in Vaihingen/Enz.
Peter writes:  “2 people received Jesus into their life, there were also healings and people were deeply touched. God is good and the harvest is ripe…Thank you also to all the intercessors.”
Manuel and Team were in Israel: “It was awesome what our God has done. Every day we saw miracles, healings and had brilliant conversations. Everywhere we went we performed worship and praise songs…and many people stopped by and participated.”
Every single situation reflects the heartbeat of Jesus: “But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them…”. This is so overwhelming…powerful…and so good!