Our church seems to be strong in at least two ways. We pray and we care. Seeking to use these two simple gifts we pitched a "Prayer Care Tent" at a local festival with a banner saying "Free Prayer".
Two of us sat down at the tent for about 30 minutes.
We seemed invisible to the people around us. A few doubts entered our minds. After all, we had no gimmicks and no giveaways. Nothing tangible to offer people. But then we said a prayer and about 10 seconds later a group of teenagers walked up. Over the next 3 days God brought 99 people to us. There was no bait and switch. People only came to us for one reason. We had nothing to offer, but Jesus and His care.
An elder from our church served at another tent for a local business. He told me, "we offered a couple thousand dollars worth of prizes but we only had 74 people visit our tent."
A month later, we pitched the same tent in front of our church along a busy street. While I and a few other volunteers had lunch, God brought our first two pilgrims seeking prayer. After lunch, we held up signs which said, "Drive thru Prayer". We could only endure the heat and humidity for about an hour, and no one pulled over while we held the signs. But after we sat down exhausted, our third pilgrim pulled up. Stephen received our prayers and witness. Two of our men led him to Christ on the spot. He found hope for himself and his 10 year old son with autism.
Through it all, God showed us how much he needs our help. NOT!