On the weekend of August 13-14, the Elim Arrival had the opportunity to serve Oakhill Jackson Community Church. Every year Oakhill Jackson hosts a block party where they serve the community with fresh food, activities for children, basketball, and live music.
For the last few years they have given us the opportunity to come out and be part of that live music. This year was something a little more special for us. This summer God has brought the leaders of The Well of Iowa and Oakhill Jackson closer under this banner of “Revive Me.”
There have been numerous meetings between Pastor Ajai (Pastor of the Well) and Pastor Rodrick Dooley (Pastor of Oakhill Jackson) to plan, pray, inspire, and discuss strategy in how to be the move of God in this nation. We are so thankful for this church and their beloved pastor and that they have decided to join us on this mission. It is not only encouraging but imperative that the church unites in this cause to bring about revival in this nation.
Not only were we invited to be part of the live music on Saturday afternoon, but we were also blessed with the opportunity to visit Oakhill Jackson the following morning for their worship service.
It was inspiring for us to see the energy that the congregation brought in their worship to God. We were able to share the vision with the congregation and the importance of this mission.
Pastor Dooley was preaching on Psalm 23, and gave two very important points. The first one being that we must not only listen to our emotions and feelings. The second being we need to hear the voice of God and not the voice of the enemy. So often we get distracted by these things that it interrupts the move of God in our life. It causes us to be stagnant and absent in the movement. The Lord is our Shepherd, let us not be in want. Rather let us allow Him to lead us beside the still waters and rest in Him.
Thank you so much Pastor Dooley and Oakhill Jackson Community Church for having us.
-On behalf of the Well of Iowa and The Elim Arrival