Southern City Prayer Walk: Mobile, AL

We arrived in Mobile, the wettest city in America (they average 66” of rain a year!), mid-afternoon on March 6. We were so blessed to have Chuck, a friend of Calvin’s, reserve our hotel for 2 days as well as take us out to eat at a wonderful seafood restaurant on the bay, where we watched the sun set over the bay. We had a wonderful time of fellowship with Chuck, his friend Doug, and Pastors John and Bonnie sharing about our Southern Cities Prayer Walk and about a possible opportunity of connecting with some believers in Montgomery.
Mobile is the site of the last slave ship, the Clotilda, to have “delivered” slaves to the United States from Africa in 1860. The ship eventually sank in Mobile Bay and the search for the wreck continues to this day. Mobile is also home of the first Mardi Gras, which is celebrated on “Fat Tuesday” every year and would you believe that we missed it by a day! Mardi Gras began in the Catholic Church but is now a non-religious celebration heralded around the world. Calvin and Chuck walked the streets of downtown Mobile and Calvin said remnants of the big celebration where evident everywhere. They stopped and prayed at several downtown parks, in front of the FBI building and along many of the busy streets. Some of the scriptures they prayed are I Cor. 15:10, Mt. 9:34-37, Acts 1:8, Acts 10:38, Heb. 1:1-14, 1 Jn. 3:8, Phil. 2:1-11, Mt. 4:19 and Ps. 68:1-2.
We spent part of the afternoon at Perdido Bay along the Gulf Coast, even though this stubborn cold spell hasn’t broken yet. Even though our stay in this port city was short, we felt some strategic connections were made and we are trusting God for an outpouring on this vital, growing area of the country.

Calvin and Doug praying over the Nashville staff

Calvin and Chuck praying over the Alabama staff

This poster says tells you everything you need to know about Alabama

Prayer walking downtown Mobile

Mobile skyline

a cold stroll on Perdido Key Beach- where is the warm southern weather??

he sunset over Mobile Bay