By Glenda and Andy Hurst
God’s spirit is on the move at the Food Trucks! He is providing food, answering prayers, and stirring hearts!
So many things have happened since Andy and I started the Food Truck. We knew in our heart that is what God wanted us to do. We love working side by side with all the volunteers.
When Pastor Paul of Park West Church Dutch Valley called a 21 day fast and quiet time for the church, we both spent time in prayer and fasting for the people who work on the truck and especially for the people who come to the Food Trucks. The following Tuesday, when we went to PWCDV to work the truck, we felt the spirit of God so strong and there was such a calmness with everybody there.
We just prayed, “Lord lead us in the direction you want us to go.”
There was a lady who came in crying. I asked if there was something I could do for her. She said no and that she just needed to get food for her daughter and her granddaughter.
I kept watching her to be sure she was ok. Some of the other ladies in line talked with her too. They were telling her where to go to get extra help. Before she went outside, I asked her if she would like me to pray with her, she said she would appreciate it very much. We talked about what she needed from God and asked if she knew the Lord as her savior. She said she did.
She told me her older daughter had just died with a blood infection, she was 20 years old.
The daughter had a 2 year old daughter that she is now going to have to raise plus she has a 7 year old of her own. Her car tore up and she worked an extra job to get the money to pay to have it fixed. The auto shop called her and said her car could not be fixed. She can’t afford another car. She had to start walking the girls to school and ride the bus to work. Unfortunately, she could not get to work on time so they laid her off. While we were praying, another lady came up and started to pray with us and she was crying too. She had lost a daughter as well and just needed somebody to talk to but was afraid to ask. We all cried and prayed together. I left the two women talking to each other and they exchanged phone numbers.
Andy talks to a lot of the men who come to the Food Truck and that gives him time to share how Jesus changed his life. One of the men wanted to know why we said we loved him.
When we explained to him that is God’s plan to love one another he said nobody had ever told him they loved him before (guess who was crying again?)
We finished loading the truck and went on over to our next stop, and when I pulled up, a young lady pulled in beside me and came over to my car. I remembered she had been at the PWCDV Truck. She said she followed us over there to see if she could ask me something and, being me, I said it is ok if you came over here for more food.
She said, “No, I followed you over here because I wanted to know if you would pray for me like you did those other ladies.”
My heart was hurting for the needs of so many people. She was going in the hospital the next day for surgery and was very scared. We prayed together and she said she would see me again at PWCDV when she can come because she wanted to know more about God. The presence of the Lord was so strong and real!
(God is doing some awesome things at Food Truck, all you have to do is be open for HIm to move through you, talk through you, and use you. Tune in next week for Part Two of God Will Use You!)