Below are testimonies from Michael, one of the men living at the Austin I.G. house, of a couple people who have been touched by God on 6th Street.
God has been doing a lot of great stuff with the guys in our house. A few of the guys from the house regularly go to 6th street every Saturday to simply show people God’s love and be led by the Holy Spirit. As I have mentioned before, our friend Chris, whom we met on 6th street, had an encounter with God when we prayed for his leg to grow out and his knee got healed instead. Chris is now a regular attendee of our house church. It’s really wonderful to have Chris come around and feel so comfortable with us. He is 20 years old and has had a rough childhood. He knows the CPS system very well and has never had much family in his life. He has problems like everybody else and just needs more love in his life.
A lot of other really cool things have been happening on 6th street as well. A few weeks ago we were just walking around on 6th and we saw this guy with a boot on his leg. By “boot” I mean one of those black medical casts that people wear when they have a foot or ankle injury. My friend Martin and I walked up to him and asked him what happened. He told us that he fell off a roof and shattered his heel. He let us pray for him, and as we were praying he felt heat flowing through his foot and up his leg. Afterward he was able to put pressure on his foot, which he wasn’t able to do before. He was really excited at this point, and he let us pray that he would experience more of God’s love and presence in his life. As we prayed, he started feeling heat going all throughout him and his hands started shaking. The whole time this was happening, his friends were waiting for him with a cab, so he was in a hurry.
We got to encourage him and let him know that what he was experiencing was God’s love for him. I emphasized that it was Jesus who healed him and that He just wants a relationship with him.
These are just a couple testimonies about what God has been doing through 6th street ministry. Thank God for using us and going with us everywhere we go.