I recently participated in the Houston Project – a sort of missionary opportunity around our own city of Houston. For a week, volunteers went to designated areas around Houston to share the gospel and love of Christ. There was worship, VBS, praying, evangelism, food and play time afterward. It was an organized opportunity to share the Word of God right where we are – in Houston.
I have known about this event for a few years but had never participated. This year, I decided to sign up because I was moved by a dream that our pastor shared with the congregation. In his dream he saw the enemy telling him that downtown Houston is his. In shock of those words, my spirit rose up. Downtown Houston may be the devil’s playing field now, but it won’t be for long and I’m going to take part in the action to restore people to Christ.
Although I didn’t participate in the Houston Project downtown designated areas, I did volunteer with a group at Los Arcos apartments in Southwest Houston. The complex was very big and lower-income. Lots of the residents there were refugees from other countries. Upon arriving I was surprised to see so many people out and about the place. Kids in the playground, teenagers walking around talking to friends and adults lounging outside their homes in conversations with neighbors. Many of the residents there were from Bhutan ( A country located northeast of India and borders China.)
Below are some photos from the Houston Project at Los Arcos.