Urban Mission church in Jersey City, NJ, is a big, diverse, Kingdom-focused family. It reminds me of CityVine in NYC, where Emille and I met. It’s clear that we would have 100 new friends quickly there. Laura and Diana, our friends and gracious hosts, invited us to join them, and we’re very glad that they did.
Worship was led by The Spirit, not the clock. We heard from Brother Harry, an Indian-American who was addicted to drugs and crime over 50 years ago and was living on the streets of NYC after being kicked out of homeless shelters. On the day that he decided would be his last, he saw a group of people talking and a lady gave him a word from God for his life. He accepted Jesus that moment and his life changed forever.
He convinced the shelter to give him another chance, and he met a lady who would be his future wife. She took a job so that he could preach full time. They have four children who are all thriving. He had flyers printed for their upcoming 50th wedding anniversary, but Jesus recently called her home before the celebration. What an amazing testimony of forgiveness and love.
It was a powerful experience and a great last service in the NY/NJ area. We highly recommend that you check it out. They’re planning a big Thanksgiving feast, which I’m sure will be welcoming and delicious—and you’re invited!