One of our team members chris had this experience last night, I copied it from his blog
"I left the prayer room feeling really tired, not very excited not really very inspired.
I was with Amanda (one of the American team...thank God for her and Red bull) We prayed God would lead us to the dark places! Let our light shine etc! So as we walked we walked past a group of Prostitutes. WE said Hello but there was only glances and looks back. It is something the 24/7 team has been praying about for so long! Never been sure how to approach the situation! So as we walked past i HEARD from god, liker a voice at the back of my head saying "Chris, stop being a wimp, stop walking around & over the things i have put in your path" So i said to Amanda we gotta go and just sit with those girls, so we walked back and just sat on the bench beside them as they spoke to each other in Nigerian. I was a little nervous, not feeling well, not confident.....just not myself really. I was thinking about Jesus, what would he do in this situation? I was asking him for his strength, his wisdom, his confidence! Suddenly out of my control i turned to them..
"excuse me....can i talk to you guys for a while?"
That was it! door opened, they gathered round all smiles and wonder, i told them about who we are what we did and asked about them, where they are from,their names, and had the opportunity to be and truthfully and just tell them they are beautiful! there are!
I asked them what they wanted prayer for?
"love, good lives, happiness" It broke my heart because as they said than one of the other girls came out of a photo booth followed by a man pulling up his zip. She then came over and introduced herself, we prayed together! I Prayed that no matter what happens in their lives they know God is their father, their lover, their best friend! It was truly God last night!"
then Dave and another lady called Kim bumped into some more prostitutes they had a great chat and offered to pray with one girl at this point the girl said "The name I told you is not my real name" she then told them her real name and Dave said to her "That's a beautiful name" just that phrase really moved me it was like the voice of God to her.
This developing well without us paying for anybodies time, and we are very grateful for how natural it all seems. The journey continues.......