| June 2004 |
Sept 6, 2003 | June 14, 2003 |
Sept 7, 2002 |
Before we share the great testimonies from previous Extreme
Saturdays, we want to thank all of the volunteers in the past. There are too
many to mention on an individual basis, but you know who you are, and the
successes of the past would have never occurred without your help. Some of you
have participated in every Extreme Saturday. We have another Extreme Saturday on
June 10, 2006. We hope the 'old timers' will be up
for another Extreme Saturday.
Because Rich (founder of The
Hill for Jesus and Event Coordinator) had been in L.A. May for his private
wedding and was going for his larger wedding in L.A. a few days after this
event, there wasn't as much time to coordinate the event and do follow up.
So we shortened the length of the event. Originally we were going to cancel
the event, but many asked us to still do it.
We felt lead to start this event by repenting
for the way the Body of Christ has not be united. We had a foot washing
event where volunteers washed each other's feet. We then went out and washed
the feet of those who attended. Some of the people were very touched that we
were willing to wash their feet, let them know we love them, and pray for
There were several people who stayed for the
whole event. We had many people who have come at previous Extreme
Saturdays and said they would not want to miss it. Some of them brought
friends who had never been to the event.
Every person who came to the event were exposed
to the gospel the entire day. The ministry team visited with people
throughout the event. We don't know of anyone accepting Christ, but there
There are individuals that attended the event
that we are seeing weekly and some have attended church at various times.
- A gentleman received a
flyer Friday night and came to the park very early on Saturday before the
event. He stayed until the very end. He came because he was depressed,
discouraged, and wanted change in his life. He made a recommitment to
Jesus and wants to do bible studies.
- One of the homeless people
we minister to each week accepted Christ into his life.
- Four more homeless/near
homeless individuals that we minister to, are open to doing bible studies
and receiving more visitation and counsel.
- An individual has suffered
brain damage and needs help organizing their home and life. They are
considering Buddhism. A couple of us are going to be able to visit with
them and help redirect them towards Jesus.
- There was an individual
that came with many mental and neurological issues. They left telling me
that they felt a peace all over them.
- An individual was prayed
for by the healing team and has a much clearer understanding of God's will
for his life. Their prayers helped confirm what he has known in his heart.
- After the event ended a
young man approached one of our volunteers. He was involved in hopping
trains with a very bad guy and hanging out with a girl who was heavy into
drugs. He was messing with meth. He made a recommitment to Jesus. He
desires to get his life in order and get connected with family that live
outside the area. We are helping him to do this.
- After the event a family of
six showed up in a van. They drove in from Vancouver B.C. and are
currently homeless and without money. We was able to get them connected
with a ministry that provides temporary housing so they can get back on
their feet. We were able to provide them gas and a few dollars so the
husband can get the van back to Canada and take the bus back to Seattle.
They are wonderful family that loves the Lord.
- A homeless person said he wanted what those who were ministering to
him had. He was lead into the sinners prayer and received Jesus Christ
into his life.
The most common statement made about the event was that
individuals experienced the peace and presence of the Lord at the event.
Compared to Extreme Saturday Sept 2002, there was even more openness to the
Gospel of Jesus Christ. There were no protests or complaints from the
homosexual community other than one individual who also complained at next
year's event. he has obvious emotional wounding from Christians. We are
praying for him.
Because of people coming and
going there is no way to know how many people were at the event, but we
would estimate at least 200 based upon the food that was served. Needless to
say many were feed and received clothing.
Based upon the reports we have
received there were at least six salvations/recommitments. Even though many
were homeless were are making an attempt to follow-up on these individuals.
- A 20-year old young man
that desires to be set free from the homosexual lifestyle. Several
ministered to him during the event. He is homeless and we are trying to
connect with him to give him continual help. (In 2005 he meet up with us
and he now has a wife)
- An Asian young man who is a
Buddhist is considering Christianity.
- A drag queen who is
considering the claims of Christ and appears to making some attempts to
leave this lifestyle.
- A homeless Vietnam vet who
is disabled that we have been able to take to church a couple of times. He
loves Jesus and needs healing to his body.
- The homosexual gentleman who was
antagonistic last time showed up again. This time he talked with one of
our leaders who has come out of the homosexual lifestyle. He once again
- Lower back was healed. Individual had ongoing pain for years. All pain
- A person who state he had a spirit of fear on him state it left. He
was slain and felt peace after being ministered to.
- Inner healing for a young man.
- Lady with sprain ankle that was swollen with ice pack. Swelling went
down and was able to walk with no pain out of the park.
We don't know since people would stay for awhile and leave and then others
would come. Based upon the food we had, we would estimate 100-150 people (not
counting volunteers) came to the event.
Atmosphere of the event
There was an atmosphere of peace and unity. We know of only two very minor
incidents. It seemed that the 'audience' was happy to be at the event .Other
than a minor incident, there were no conflicts with the homosexual community. It
was a very peaceful event. It was very evident there was unity among the
Some of the volunteers came with fear, but left with peace in
their heart. For some, they were stretched to come to Capitol Hill, but they
left having compassion for the lost and hurting.
We know of three people receiving salvation and around five recommitments.
There also was one gentleman who received deliverance from demonization.
There were many seeds planted into the hearts and minds of
individuals. More than once the comment was made by attendees that we were true
The event had not even officially started
and we had someone make a recommitment to the Lord.
One gentleman came to the park at 1:00
very discouraged. He stayed till 6:30 and said he was very blessed.
One very evident homosexual gentleman
came up to me and said the event was great and thanked me for putting it
together. Read more under contrast.
A Native Indian asked for prayer to be
delivered from alcohol. As he was prayed for, demonic voices came from his
mouth, he was cursing, blaspheming, and shaking on the ground. One sister
anointed him with Spikenard anointing oil and spoke against the spirit of
emasculation and the manifestations immediately stopped. Trudy was dancing (a
somewhat Indian dance) and he ran up and danced with her. Speaking with the
gentleman he said he had no idea how he got to the park, but he knows he was
At the beginning of the event I had a homosexual gentleman (he did not fit the
stereotype of a homosexual) walk up to me and asked what we were doing. He was
antagonistic and did not what to listen. He just wanted to bash us and
Christians. Even when we apologized for the foolish actions of some Christians,
he had a mindset that could not be broken. We tried to explain to him that we do
believe homosexuality is sin just like anger, lust, stealing-we all need a
Savior. But we do not force anyone to change. That is a choice between them and
God. We asked him to stay and watch our actions. He was just too wounded to
listen. He kept talking about "Our people have been abused by you
fundamental Christians". "Why are you on our hill?" "Why are you trying
to take over our park?" He left bitter even when a sister tried to give
him an opportunity to share his hurt.
Later in the event a very obvious
homosexual (he had painted fingernails, double hooped earrings, all the
mannerisms-I have seen him before) walked up to me. He wanted to compliment us
on the event. He said it was very good, he just did not like the comedian and
could we get him off the stage.
Both men were homosexuals. But there was a
contrast. One was antagonistic and actually hateful, and the other was friendly
and encouraging. There were a few lessons from this.
You must go by the leading of the Holy
Spirit, not people's opinions. There will always be different perspectives.
Who should we please? God alone!
Don't relate to people based upon
stereotypes. According to stereotypes the hateful homosexual should have been
the gentleman with all the mannerisms.