On September 17th, The Elim Arrival and the Well of Iowa had the opportunity to join with Bethel Mennonite Church and put on a night of worship right in the middle of the city in Washington, Iowa.
This was an event that we were so excited about and it ended up being a very memorable night. Before the music started, one of our members even had the opportunity to sit down and talk to a man living in the city. Unfortunately this man has gone through a multitude of bad circumstances which lead to the loss of his beloved mother and eventually to him being homeless. He was living in his car in the same parking lot in which we were holding this event. While one of our members was talking with this man and hearing the details of his broken road, a couple of young Mormon girls approached them. They were wanting to share about their faith and talk with them. Our church member felt right away the division that could be existing in the midst of this situation.
However, they realized one thing that unites all of them. We are all broken people and in need of hope. Therefore, rather than going into discussion and arguments about differences of faith, they circled up and prayed in the name of Jesus, a moment which both surprised and uplifted those in the circle.
After a powerful time of worship that night, Pastor Ajai of the Well of Iowa gave a direct and impactful message asking the people “Why are you here?”
Everything we are doing, the music we are creating, the events we are putting on; are for a purpose much greater than ourselves and just entertaining others. We desire to be a voice of hope in the midst of hopelessness, rest in the midst of restlessness, and revival in the midst of a nation who’s faith has died; all stained and anointed by the Name of Jesus.
What are you doing with your life? Why are you here? Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you. Live the life God has created you to live, and in that you will find yourself living to the fullest.
-On behalf of The Well of Iowa and The Elim Arrival