2020 has certainly been a busy year for Stuart Aglow and the Southeast North Florida Area. God has given us the vision, the ability and the opportunity to step out into our communities this past year in a number of ways, even in the midst of all the uncertainty that came with 2020.
We started off the year as we have done before, helping a friend with a Prayer Tent in her driveway, right in the heart of the Port Salerno Seafood Festival. Prayer, worship and ministry were the order of the day as several individuals, churches and ministries joined together to share Jesus with the crowds.
In February SEN Area held our second Tech Camp, taught by Kathy Gedamke, an area leader who also teaches math at the local university. Local Aglow leaders and friends learned to use their computers and smart phones to handle documents, work with emails and navigate social media. Being able to use technology wisely gives us much needed tools to communicate and share the message of the Kingdom.
In May, Stuart Aglow hosted its third annual National Day of Prayer event at Memorial Park in downtown Stuart. The event is an all-day gathering of prayer, worship and fellowship open to the public. This year people were hesitant to come out, but all who came were blessed.
As the year progressed, many individuals and groups, both locally and nationally, were feeling the call to get out in public and just worship, praying and interceding for our nation. Several times this year the Aglow ladies joined together with others in parks, beaches, even outside city halls, to lift up the name of Jesus.
August was probably the most exciting time of all. For the second year, Aglow Southeast North partnered with Tent America, a national movement of outdoor worship, prayer and gospel proclamation. Last year there was one large tent in downtown Stuart for fifty hours of continual worship, bringing together a number of ministries, groups and denominations, over two hundred people in all. This year, in August we started off with a seventy mile praise caravan, including motorcycles, cars, and police escort, from Jupiter Lighthouse in Palm Beach County, to the Sebastian Inlet in Indian River County.
The following week, we came alongside fourteen different events, in three counties, over a ten day period. People worshipped in parks and parking lots, on boardwalks and beaches. God used divine appointments and Holy Spirit connections to once again bring together various ministries, churches, and even old friends.
We can’t wait to see what 2021 will bring! God is on the Move on the Treasure Coast of Florida, and Aglow Southeast North is a “Ministry on the Move”!