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Perhaps now, more than ever, hearing from God is important. We believe we all have a unique opportunity to strengthen our intimacy with our Savior, receive clear direction in the midst of chaos and receive His peace in the storm.
ONE exists to help people connect with God and hear His voice. That is the focus of every class we teach and every prayer session we lead. We’ve been doing those things in person up until a certain virus appeared on the scene. Now, with our building closed, we are shifting all our offerings to an online format and even adding some new ones. We don’t want to lose the intimacy of person to person contact for our individual prayer appointments, so we are making prayer available by phone.
Here’s what ONE is making available digitally:
- A daily email called ONE Heart that is filled with encouraging articles, recorded messages from local leaders, and suggested worship songs.
- A new website www.one-sa.org that offers our classes on prayer and leadership in
- A comprehensive “survival guide” for anyone stuck at home. This downloadable PDF called ONEness at Home contains devotionals, art projects for kids, a spring cleaning and home organizing guide, tips for building relationships, fitness videos, recorded guided prayers, and dozens of links to activities for children of all ages.
This is a new and different way to “do” ministry, but God is making it impactful. We recently heard from Virginia Nell Duncan, who signed up for ONE Heart:
“I have loved the daily encouragement from ONE. I was feeling particularly stressed one morning and the recorded Connection Prayer was a life-saver! I was able to connect to my Savior and feel the peace that was alluding me… I look forward to the email every day during this crisis! I have used them in my quiet time to focus me and point me in the right direction toward God. I don’t know what I would do without ONE!”
While many interactions are moving online, we have found a way to maintain a personal touch during this time of separation and social distancing! We are offering 3-5 minute prayer times over the phone. People can request a call from one of our prayer ministers through the chat feature on our website or by calling (210) 930-7760.
Our methods are changing to adapt to current circumstances, but our mission remains the same – helping people discover how easy it is to access their connection with God. That matters now more than ever!
In addition to equipping people to hear from God, ONE recently launched 7 Days of Prayer for Our City. ONE executive director, Cayce Harris, was inspired to spearhead a unified prayer effort (April 1-7) bringing together multiple ministries, churches and praying friends from across San Antonio. Motivated by a vision of Christ Jesus embracing and holding our city, ONE provided daily prompts for prayer and encouragement. Each of these days targeted a specific sector of our community such as government, business or the elderly. Crafted prayers were offered for each highlighted group along with ways to tangibly express appreciation and support. Since April 1, San Antonions have been reaching out to leaders and friends through letters, posts, artwork and phone calls.
In addition to focused prayer and encouragement, ONE organized a citywide communion service and motorcade around Loop 1604 to "circle the city" in prayer. Plans included a display of support for hospital staffs on April 7. Let's continue to encourage one another with the message that "we are ONE and we are held!"
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