Thursday, June 30, 2005a post from a chicken...
Spent the night dreaming of tomorrow. It's the nerves again. I've been doing this for 5 years now, and I still get the cold sweats days before Canada Day and the Gay Pride Parade. Each of these "special days" has their own particular difficulty for a chicken street preacher like me.
On Canada Day (tomorrow), it's the length of time we are out evangelizing. We will be starting at 10 am, and we will continue to 5-6 pm. That's a big day of work when there is only 2-3 preachers (I am thankful that I am not alone, my pastor actually had to preach by himself, for the entire day, before). So tomorrow is a marathon. We will be praying and fasting all day, while bringing the Gospel to a wicked city.
As for the Gay Pride Parade (a few weeks from now), it's the intensity of hatred we are treated to in a very short period of time. We walk behind the parade with our Gospel signs for about 2 hours, but let me tell ya! the grief and aggravation we go through in those 2 hours is nothing to laugh about. We are called "bigots" and "hypocrites", we are pushed around and threatened, and we are always treated to water (or other drinks) thrown on us (I won't even mention the vexation of watching their abominations, I'm sure you can imagine what it is like).
Anyway, the point is: we are starting our "high days" when it comes to our street evangelism, and that means Rand is in SERIOUS need of prayer for boldness, courage and a sound mind.
I covet your prayers.