One of the main initiatives of Hope and Purpose Ministries is to provide hope to the urban population.
In October 2018, Deacon Larry Oney and Hope and Purpose Ministries led a revival at St. Augustine-Our Lady of Victory Roman Catholic Church in the Bronx, New York, as a part of our Urban Evangelization Initiative.
Fr. George Stewart invited Hope and Purpose to lead a three day revival at the church in a neighborhood in need of a spiritual boost. “I’m very grateful that he (Deacon Oney) came. We’re getting some positive feedback… We really needed something to give us a boost, a spiritual boost, and also people are learning at the same time the importance of the spiritual gifts of the Holy Spirit and we need those to be able to move forward.”
During the revival, Deacon Oney led a healing service for the church, praying for healing and spiritual breakthrough. Mark Howell, the leader of the music ministry, said about the healing service, “It was something I can hardly describe. I’ve been playing like I said since I was 13, and in Jamaica (where he was raised), there’s a lot of evangelical churches where I’ve witnessed healing services, but nothing like last night. The Holy Spirit was here and manifested itself in everyone that was present. And it’s something I will never forget. I will absolutely never forget this experience.”
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