BY JANET LONG
A few times a week, I get the opportunity to spend time praying for people in the Ellis Room, YWAM’s drop-in center. The Ellis Room is a safe place for our friends experiencing homelessness to come in to take refuge from the street, play pool, use the bathrooms, or even get a free haircut.
One day, in particular, a woman walked up to me and asked me if I knew where her daughter and granddaughter were. She explained that they had just become homeless after leaving the family home to live with her partner, however, this didn’t work out and they both ended up on the street. She was desperate to meet up with them. She proceeded to show me a photo of her daughter, in hopes that I might recognize them, but I didn’t.
I took her to other members of staff who were working in our drop-in center as well, she showed them photos, but sadly no one recognized either of them.
It was then decided that we would stop work and pray for her. We immediately paused what we were doing, stood in a circle, and started praying for this woman to be reunited with her family. After finishing our prayer, we looked up and suddenly realized that her daughter had come into the Ellis Room while we had been praying, and was sitting in the corner by the pool table. We were all very excited that God answered our prayer so quickly.
The family was reunited which was such a joy to watch. Praise the Lord for quick, answered prayers.