George Snyman recently visited Minnesota to speak with area pastors and to meet with past (and hopefully future) Hands at Work volunteers. Here is an update of his time there from a few former Hands at Work volunteers: Dara Hillstrom and Kristy and Keith Kes (pictured below).
On an unusually warm day in November in Minneapolis, Minnesota, as we walked from the restaurant to the car, George said with a shiver, "Wow, the weather is really getting bad now!" I chuckled thinking of what the weather actually could be, and will be like in the coming months.
People drove for hours to hear George's message on his first trip to Minnesota. There was a morning meeting for Pastors and Church Leaders. This meeting surely had the Holy Spirit present! It was a small group of less than ten of us present, but as George said, "I have spoken to groups large and small, and all that matters is that God is moving in the hearts of those who are present." We could not agree more. Each person who was present had a heartfelt desire for the Lord and the lost and suffering.
The same could be said of the evening event. There were tears of compassion shed for our dear brothers and sisters in Africa, who are enduring suffering and hardships. All who were in attendance were touched and moved as George challenged us, as the the church in North America, to not accept the AIDS pandemic, but rather to decide that it's time we draw a line and say that, "This is enough, we're ready to fight against this greatest humanitarian crisis of all time."
George offered an open invitation for all to come and see the work of Hands at Work - to go and love and touch people, like Jesus did. The heart of Hands at Work is real and motivating as you listen to the stories and the passion spoken from George's heart.
I believe there were hearts that were touched in Minnesota that now will be praying for the widows and orphans of Africa and those faithfully serving with Hands at Work. May this be the start of more involvement from the people of Minnesota! We pray that Minnesota will be a state that is on fire for God and HIS people around the world!
Thank you George for sharing your time and heart with us. We pray that as you travel around, speaking out God's heart for the lost and suffering, that all will have ears to hear, eyes to see, and hearts that will break for God's people in Africa!
Dara Hillstrom and Kristy and Keith Kes