Since 1999 we have personally taken over 1000 Christians out for their first time to do this kind of outreach. Time after time we have seen Christ help inexperienced believers share their faith. God mightily blesses this kind of ministry. Teachers, Children, Church Planters, Home-schoolers, Elderly people, Pastors, Evangelists, Families, College Groups, Youth, Dating Couples, Missionaries, Lawyers, IT Professionals, Firemen, Police Officers and more are going out with Prayer Stands.
Jesus said: “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.” (Mark 16:15) He said “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations.... and behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:19-20)
Christ promised to go with his disciples throughout the ages when they obey his great commission. When you go out to share the gospel, Christ will be with you ministering also. You will not be out there on your own.
Senior Citizens usually have more time and less responsibilities than other age groups. Christian retirees are going out multiple times per week with Prayer Stands. They are some of the most committed Christian workers we have seen and are very well received.
The man in the photo to the right is over 80 years old and testified after his first day ministering at the Prayer Stand: “It was the best day of my life!” Never think life is over past 65. Many Seniors who purchase a Prayer Stand start a successful ministry in their community that they joyfully continue doing for years. Don't try to stop them, they will not quit.
Juanita Hicks from The Brooklyn Tabernacle.
For a number of years Juanita was out helping us at every opportunity. From the first time she went out with us she was commited to this ministry. She was there evangelizing every week. Juanita never told me she had liver cancer.
Saturday Nov 4th was a cold day. She had her daughter ride with her on the subway and help her to her usual ministry place. Juanita was so weak she could not stay on her feet to pray with people. Someone got her a chair and she sat and prayed. The next day she didn't have enough strength to come to church. Monday she died.
I'm sure Christ didn't scold her for coming out in the cold with her last ounce of strength to share the gospel and pray with people. . . one more time.