The following is an account from Bernard Mitchell. He went crosswalking with Dean for the first time on July 13, 2013. I asked him to write a little something for everyone to read, so people could understand this experience from someone else's experience.
"Victory In Jesus"
Saturday, July 13, 2013 is a day I'll always remember and cherish as Brother Dean and I arrived in Raleigh, NC around 9:00am at Falls of the Neuse Road. I was honored and proud to carry the flag of the Cross, with Brother Dean carrying the Cross of Jesus Christ up Falls of the Neuse to Millbrook Road. Singing praises to the Lord and proclaiming the 23rd Psalm, Psalms 1 and Psalms 100. It was like the Good Lord opened the Heavens and His Glory shined upon us! We serve a supernatural God! And His Divine Favor is with those who fear and reverence Him.
The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.
O fear the Lord, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him.
We walked approximately six miles and the response was great! Form people approaching us, speaking to us from their cars and iphones everywhere, lets me know and see that there is a great hunger in our nation for the "bread of life" and a genuine thirst for "living water" that only comes through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Radical Life Outreach Ministries is all about taking the love and compassion of Jesus Christ to the streets that people may know that He is alive!
Our next stop (after Falls of the Neuse Road) would be at Crabtree Valley Mall. This venture would be a great test of our faith. It was like Jesus walking into Crabtree Valley Mall.
How would the people respond? How would security respond?
All we know is that God responded with a Thunder of Praise! Our steps were ordered by the Lord. We felt and witnessed the convicting power of the Holy Spirit throughout the mall. The youth responded so beautifully, approaching us and wanting pictures with Brother Dean. Security spoke to us but never [negatively] approached us. As I stated earlier, it was God's Divine Favor with us.
Thank God, His divine purposes will not be hindered one iota. Prior to the outreach in Raleigh, much prayer went up for the many souls we would encounter along the way. We spent about two hours in Crabtree Valley Mall and from there we visited the flea market at the fairgrounds.
I'm excited about the many people whose lives were impacted and touched by this love and compassion of Christ on Saturday.
This is a day I will always remember.
The River of Life is rising, and it's bringing spiritual life to all it touches.
May it touch you where you are.
Bernard R. Mitchell