Welcome to Soul City, USA!
Maybe you’ve heard of us here in Huntington Beach, California.
Perhaps you’ve even taken a walk on our pier over the Pacific Ocean.
As soon as I moved here, some recommended I get the authentic “Surf City” experience and go to the US Open of Surfing.
Others warned me about the people down there on Main Street. They told me stories of years gone by where there were lawless riots and overturned police cars. Sinners running rampant in the streets!
I can still remember that first time I went to our annual surfing competition.
It was “another beautiful day here in Huntington Beach!”
I remember watching the surfers in the water from up above on the pier. As they rode the wave past me I could see over them to the beach beyond. It was like I was standing out on the waves looking back at the shore.
And when I saw the crowd of people, my eyes were opened to see what Jesus saw:
When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples,
‘The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.’~Matthew 9:36-38
I did not see bodies on the beach. I saw souls in the harvest.
You see, every single house or car you drive by has a person in it.
And every single person is a soul.
Go to the most populated spot near where you live and ask God to open your eyes.
You will see you live in Soul City too!
AND I HAVE SEEN THE LORD OF THE HARVEST SAVE SOULS!
There is nothing more beautiful than seeing someone made new in Jesus!
Ever since he planted our church Compass HB on September 7, 2014 the gospel has been ringing out!
It began with a prayer, a simple pursuit of revival because we need it and he is the only one who can do it.
It began with an ice cream truck, the simple offer of ice cream and the good news of Jesus!
And Jesus is with us! He is keeping his promise! He is building his church! Nothing can stop the power of his gospel!
Here we are at the ends of the earth from Jerusalem.
Here we are 2,000 years after he sent us on our mission to make disciples.
Here we are, ready to see the coming revival…
*This blog exists to tell the story of Jesus moving here in Soul City, USA. This is his story so he gets the glory. It is written to encourage you to see people as #souls, and to devote yourself to #prayer & #evangelism.