One of the core visions of the Southern Asian Seventh-Day Adventist Church (SASDAC) in Silver Spring, Md. is to know Him and to make Him known. “We are called to exhibit Christian love and one of the purest ways of showing Christian love to our community is through prayer,” says Mike Asir, member. “Praying for a person, is the first step in helping them see God’s hand in their life. We are called to plant the seed so that the Lord may sow fruits for His kingdom.”
This vision become a reality for the young adults of SASDAC, when they went to the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, in Washington D.C., to conduct a prayer outreach event. The mission behind this event was to pray for people as they passed around the Tidal Basin, while handing out free roses and bottles of water. “This special project was executed with low overhead,” says Asir, “but high execution embedded with faith.”
Members split into two groups to cover both sides of the plaza. Between 5 and 7pm, young adults handed out 120 roses and six cases of cold water and offered to pray with each person they came into contact with.
“This prayer outreach initiative empowered the shy and introverted to push their social skills through faith,” says Asir. “The prayer outreach also helped the extroverts exhibit their talents, in addition to building up the confidence of their introverted counterparts all in the name of Christian Love. Our team prayed for the homeless, tourists, couples and bikers and runners. We are called to be the salt of the earth and therefore need to be more vigilant on new ways to draw people to the foot of the cross to make their lives that much better in Jesus name.”