Today a number of people connected to Julius arrived. Family, friends, people who had been encouraging him to leave the gang and grow in the Lord. They'd helped him prepare for a job, gave him wisdom. And a number of us simply connected to First Responders and his family and friends came.
The prayer time was amazing. Filled with blessings. Oh, and a few of the police that arrived to keep a safe eye on us, which is their standard now, got out of the cars and came to our circles and prayed with us. That happens occasionally and is a real blessing. Partly, because the groups who have lost a member don't trust the police, and after these prayer times it begins to enter their hearts that they can trust the police.
|A couple had left already.|
Julius's aunt, and she was with us, and I was asked to "shawl" her and pray for her. I handed my camera to a young fellow and just asked him to take a few. He did.
So now you've see a number of photos of the carers, the prayers, the encouragers... and you've seen me.
And I came home very tired, very cold, very physically/ mentally challenged... but filled with joy, because I know people were filled with the Lord, filled with peace.