POLO Update

Hi Everyone, Happy July! We pray you are enjoying your summer!

I know I have not been the best at keeping this blog up to date. But rest assured, POLO is alive and well in Atlanta!

For the first few months of 2016 our weekly outreach and church service were held inside. The space at Atlanta Outreach Project is small but God was faithful to make it work! From March through June we have been back to meeting weekly outside under the tents serving brunch, having worship and a sharing a message. It’s been a powerful time!

We were also informed that the owner of Kings Glen Apartments (where AOP is located) is going to build out their basement with a kitchen and larger meeting space for us! We are involved in designing it to meet our needs. It will be used for church services as well as classes and ministry to the community, including the young men in A YOUNG MAN’S HoPE (Home of Purpose & Empowerment), the residential discipleship program at AOP where The HUB Atlanta provides ministry support.

For the month of July our ministry team will be taking a sabbatical. Therefore we will not be having our POLO Outreach / HUB Services at Atlanta Outreach Project on Saturdays this month, or hosting our monthly 2nd Friday gathering in Alpharetta.

What is a sabbatical? According to dictionary.com, a sabbatical is “any extended period of leave from one’s customary work, especially for rest, to acquire new skills or training, etc.”

It is important to me as a leader that our team stays strong, refreshed and able to pour out to our community at the highest level. And sometimes we can need refreshing and not even be aware of it until we are intentional to step back and have a season where we focus on receiving instead of pouring out.

During this month we will be meeting regularly as a team to press into the Father together and to rest, learn, grow, pray for each other, and retreat from the demands of ministry. The Lord is revealing His vision for future months and we are so excited to let Him prepare us, and launch us further into His will!

We look forward to our time of refreshing and all that the future holds!

MANY BLESSINGS!

Mary L’Esperance Held
Senior Pastor & Visionary
http://www.thehubatlanta.org
http://www.maryloveslife.org
http://www.atlantaoutreach.org

Updated September Schedule & Prayer Request

UPDATED SEPTEMBER SCHEDULE & PRAYER REQUEST

In our last update we did not yet have a complete schedule for September, but we do now! This month is a season “plowing” in the Spirit and preparing the land and atmosphere in our nation, region and city. If you didn’t read our last exciting update, you can do so here. These are amazing times! We welcome you to join us anytime! Please also see our prayer request below.

Saturday September 5th

We are off to CHATTANOOGA, TN. The Lord said that while the DC trip last week was a national trip, this is a regional strategy this week. We will be releasing the sound of Heaven at the site of the recent shootings (or as close as we can get), from Lookout Mountain toward the seven states visible from that location, and praying at a few other select spots as well.

Saturday September 12th

We will be going to STONE MOUNTAIN and KENNESAW MOUNTAIN to release the sound of Heaven and pray, and we will also drive around the complete I-285 Interstate in prayer and intercession for Metro Atlanta.

Saturday September 19th

This week we will be going to various locations in Atlanta to pray and release the sound of Heaven, including government buildings, and other specific historic locations that have impacted our city’s current spiritual climate.

Saturday September 26th

In the morning we will be joining the GOD BELONGS IN MY CITY prayer  walk/gathering at the Historic Old Fourth Ward Park. Use 665 North Avenue Atlanta, GA 30303 to navigate to the park. Park on any side streets. Bring a lawn chair or blanket if you want to sit. From 10am – Noon. We will then join the 40 Days for Life Atlanta Prayer Vigil from 1-3pm to stand for an end to abortion. We will meet for a peaceful protest in the public right-of-way outside the Feminist Women’s Health Center at 1924 Cliff Valley Way, Atlanta, GA 30329. You can sign up on their website for any time slot from Sept 23-Nov 1. The vigil will be for this 40 day period from 6am – 10pm daily. Of course you can fast and pray for this cause without attending the vigil. We hope you will participate in some way! We must pray 1) for our nation to reverse Roe vs. Wade 2) for all abortion clinics to shut down and 3) for all women who are considering abortion to CHOOSE LIFE. There will likely be opportunities to pray with women seeking abortions that day. If you are hurting due to a past abortion, there are free, confidential & compassionate groups like this one who can help: http://www.healingafterabortion.org/

What will October hold for AOP and the Power of Love Outreach (POLO)? Time will tell. But I’m certain we will be FOLLOWING THE CLOUD!

PRAYER REQUEST

We would like to ask for prayer (and donations if you feel led) for a cargo van. It can be a standard size van or a 15 passenger size, but with no seats. We are sensing a season coming of traveling weekly with our tents, chairs and meals to various locations around Atlanta but currently have no way to transport everything. Thank you for praying with us to see this need fulfilled. Please contact us if you are able to help or connect us to a source for this need.

If you would like to join us for any of our Spirit-led adventures, please email us at poweroflovehq@gmail.com.

FOLLOWING THE CLOUD: Upcoming Schedule

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Whenever the cloud was taken up from above the tabernacle, the children of Israel would journey; and in the place where the cloud settled, there the children of Israel would pitch their tents. 18 At the command of the Lord the children of Israel would journey, and at the command of the Lord they would camp… (Numbers 9:17-18)

In seeking the Lord’s guidance for our POWER OF LOVE OUTREACHES, we found ourselves a bit off our standard assignment of Atlanta. We were shown that our community is greatly affected by what happens nationally and regionally as well. So we “followed the cloud” (the Lord’s instruction) and went to Washington DC this past weekend to pray. It was AMAZING! We arrived with a list of places He had placed in our hearts in advance. But in the midst of going from place to place, we were led by Holy Spirit to many other specific locations. We prayed, prophesied, released the sound of Heaven and the POWER OF LOVE over government buildings including the White House, Supreme Court, US Capitol Building, the Pentagon, CIA, FBI, NSA, Homeland Security, Department of Defense, Department of Justice and many more. We prayed for a “stealth anointing” as we blew the shofar in the Pentagon parking lot… we realized as we did it that from a distance it could have appeared as if we were raising a rifle in the air… LOL.

We also were led go to Baltimore, MD to the Sandtown neighborhood where Freddie Gray was arrested. We also prayed outside the CVS that burned and where the riots took place. We prayed, prophesied and proclaimed God’s justice, racial reconciliation, against any corruption in the police department or legal system, and for revival in the land.

The 70+ block neighborhood is very run down. It seemed like it could be the slum of the slums. Across the street from the site of Freddie Gray’s arrest was a man washing his car. We began to share the POWER OF LOVE and it resulted in a conversation that lasted for over an hour. He is 43 years old, has lived there all his life, and loves Jesus. He’s a working man at the same job for 26 years, has a wife and 2 children, and drives a nice car, truck and motorcycle. Yet he said he can’t seem to bring himself to leave the neighborhood even though it continues to fall a part around him. He also said he’s tired of the churches being rich, while everyone in his neighborhood is suffering. We began to minister to his woundedness and encouraged him that Jesus was the answer. The Lord then had us prophesy to him to shepherd his community with the POWER OF LOVE. We explained how the POWER OF LOVE OUTREACH does just that and it was exactly what we were doing at the moment we were speaking to him. He was very encouraged and we got his contact information. I plan to reach out to him in the next few days. Please pray with us that he would answer the call and birth a POWER OF LOVE OUTREACH in that community!

Saturday, September 5th

Before we got back to Atlanta, we already received our instruction for this week… CHATTANOOGA, TN. The Lord said that while the DC trip was a national trip, this is a regional strategy this week. We will be releasing the sound of Heaven and the POWER OF LOVE at the site of the recent shootings (or as close as we can get), from Lookout Mountain toward the seven states visible from that location, and praying at a few other select spots as well.

Saturday, September 12th

We will release the POWER OF LOVE and sound of Heaven over STONE MOUNTAIN, KENNESAW MOUNTAIN and to drive and pray around the entire I-285 Interstate in Metro Atlanta.

What will the rest of this month hold for POLO?

Time will tell. But I’m certain we will be FOLLOWING THE CLOUD! We know He has us preparing the land and the atmosphere for what is to come! If you would like to join us for any of our Spirit-led adventures, please email us at poweroflovehq@gmail.com.

In Him,

Mary L’Esperance Held

EXCITING FALL SCHEDULE COMING SOON!

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FOLLOWING THE CLOUD OVER THE TENT OF TESTIMONY

16 Now on the day that the tabernacle was raised up, the cloud covered the tabernacle, the tent of the Testimony… 

17 Whenever the cloud was taken up from above the tabernacle, the children of Israel would journey; and in the place where the cloud settled, there the children of Israel would pitch their tents. 18 At the command of the Lord the children of Israel would journey, and at the command of the Lord they would camp…

19 Even when the cloud continued long, many days above the tabernacle, the children of Israel kept the charge of the Lord and did not journey. 22 Whether it was two days, a month, or a year that the cloud remained above the tabernacle, the children of Israel would remain encamped and not journey; but when it was taken up, they would journey.

23 At the command of the Lord they remained encamped, and at the command of the Lord they journeyed; they kept the charge of the Lord… (NUMBERS 9:15,17-19;22-23)

POWER OF LOVE OUTREACH is committed to following the charge of the Lord. We are excited about the continued journey we are on! For the rest of August, we will not be having outreach in the same format we have been, for the Lord has directed us to some specific assignments that we know are preparation for the fall. We are excited to embark on these assignments over the next few weeks which include journeying to WASHINGTON DC to pray.

Stay tuned right here for exciting updates on our fall schedule… we hope you will join us in following the Cloud!

POLO SCHEDULE – Includes Special Guest Dr. Alveda King!

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 UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

Saturday, July 25th

Alveda King July 25 PosterJoin us at 1pm for WORSHIP & THE WORD OF GOD! This week we are honored to have DR. ALVEDA KING as our guest speaker. As a minister, author, civil rights leader, FOX NEWS Contributor, and niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., she carries a powerful message of TRUTH, RIGHTEOUSNESS and LOVE. We are very blessed to have made this Kingdom connection with her and her ministry! After our service a meal will be served. All are welcome to worship, serve the community and enjoy a meal together!

Saturday, Aug 1st

Our team will be in Newark OH this week for the One Year Anniversary of our Apostolic Overseer Leanne Goff being the Pastor of Family of Faith Community Church.

Saturday, Aug 8th

Join us at 1pm for WORSHIP & THE WORD OF GOD! This week The HUB Atlanta will be ministering. Pastor Mary L’Esperance Held will be speaking. After our service a meal will be served. All are welcome to worship, serve the community and enjoy a meal together!

Saturday, Aug 15th

No outreach this week

Saturday, Aug 22nd

This is the National Day of Protest of Planned Parenthood and their practices of abortion and selling body parts. Protests are happening all over the country. We will be attending the protest at the Planned Parenthood facility at 220 Cobb Pkwy North, Suite 500, Marietta, GA 30062. Dr. Alveda King, niece of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., will be with us from 9am to 9:30am to start us off with prayer and words from her heart. Join us and bring your friends to expose the horror of abortion and the sale of body parts by Planned Parenthood. For pregnant moms going into PP that day for abortion, we will also have info available about where they can go to get free real help that won’t break their hearts for life. We will not shout at or harass anyone, but simply stand for truth and love. If you are hurting due to a past abortion, there are free, confidential & compassionate groups like this one who can help: http://www.healingafterabortion.org/

Saturday, Aug 29th

Our team is travelling to Washington DC to pray, prophesy and release the sound of Heaven over strategic points in our nation’s capitol. We will also make a trip to Baltimore MD to pray over the unrest there that is symbolic of the unrest across our nation.

EXCITING FALL SCHEDULE COMING SOON!

Location: Kings Glen Apartments, 2129 Martin Luther King Jr Dr SW, Atlanta GA 30310. (We meet outdoor under tents, rain or shine. Bring a lawn chair, bring a friend!) If you or your church would like to speak/minister/serve at a POLO, please email poweroflovehq@gmail.com today! Together we can do more!

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POWER OF LOVE OUTREACH (POLO) – JULY SCHEDULE

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Saturday, July 4th

Join us at 1pm outside in the courtyard at Atlanta Outreach Project, 2129 Martin Luther King Jr Dr SW, Atlanta GA 30310 for WORSHIP & THE WORD OF GOD with The HUB Atlanta! This week we’ll hear testimonies from many whom God has set free as we continue our series on FREEDOM! Afterward we’ll serve a meal to the residents of AOP and surrounding community! See you there! Bring the family! Invite a friend! **Bring a lawn chair!

Saturday, July 11th

Join us at 1pm outside in the courtyard at Atlanta Outreach Project, 2129 Martin Luther King Jr Dr SW, Atlanta GA 30310 for WORSHIP & THE WORD OF GOD with The HUB Atlanta! Pastor Mary L’Esperance Held will speak about THE FEAR OF MAN as we continue our series on FREEDOM! Afterward we’ll serve a meal to the residents of AOP and surrounding community! See you there! Bring the family! Invite a friend! **Bring a lawn chair!

Saturday, July 18th

Join us at 1pm outside in the courtyard at Atlanta Outreach Project, 2129 Martin Luther King Jr Dr SW, Atlanta GA 30310 for WORSHIP & THE WORD OF GOD with The HUB Atlanta! Pastor Mary L’Esperance Held will speak about MIND CONTROL (how thoughts lead to actions) as we continue our series on FREEDOM! Afterward we’ll serve a meal to the residents of AOP and surrounding community! See you there! Bring the family! Invite a friend! **Bring a lawn chair!

Saturday, July 25th

THE HUB ATLANTA 2 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION!

Join us at 1pm outside in the courtyard at Atlanta Outreach Project, 2129 Martin Luther King Jr Dr SW, Atlanta GA 30310 for WORSHIP & THE WORD OF GOD with The HUB Atlanta and special guest minister DR. ALVEDA KING! Dr. King is Martin Luther King Jr.’s niece and will be sharing her own personal experience of God’s FREEDOM. Afterward we’ll serve a meal to the residents of AOP and surrounding community! See you there! Bring the family! Invite a friend! **Bring a lawn chair!

JOIN US AND BE A PART!

POWER OF LOVE OUTREACH (POLO) – June Schedule

POLO at AOPGod has been doing amazing things in our midst! We shifted to a new level at the end of May and are confident that God has even more amazing things in store for June! We pray you, your church, or your organization would consider partnering with us to reach the hearts of men through the power of love. TOGETHER WE CAN TRANSFORM OUR CITY!

Saturday, June 6th

Join us outside in the courtyard at Atlanta Outreach Project, 2129 Martin Luther King Jr Dr SW, Atlanta GA 30310 for WORSHIP & THE WORD OF GOD with The HUB Atlanta!** Mary L’Esperance Held will share PART 2 of her series on FREEDOM! Come and find out from a biblical perspective why we keep getting stuck in the same ruts in life, and learn how to make it stop once and for all! Followed by burgers on the grill, baked beans, chips and dessert! JOIN US! **Bring a lawn chair!

Saturday, June 13th

Join us outside in the courtyard at Atlanta Outreach Project, 2129 Martin Luther King Jr Dr SW, Atlanta GA 30310 for WORSHIP & THE WORD OF GOD with The HUB Atlanta!** Mary L’Esperance Held will share PART 3 of her series on FREEDOM! Come and find out from a biblical perspective why we keep getting stuck in the same ruts in life, and learn how to make it stop once and for all! Followed by chicken on the grill, sides and dessert! JOIN US! **Bring a lawn chair!

Saturday, June 20th

No outreach this week

Saturday, June 27th

Join us outside in the courtyard at Atlanta Outreach Project, 2129 Martin Luther King Jr Dr SW, Atlanta GA 30310 for WORSHIP & THE WORD OF GOD with The HUB Atlanta!** Mary L’Esperance Held will share PART 4 of her series on FREEDOM! Come and find out from a biblical perspective why we keep getting stuck in the same ruts in life, and learn how to make it stop once and for all! Followed by hotdogs on the grill, sides and dessert! JOIN US! **Bring a lawn chair!

IT’S THE POWER OF LOVE!

OUTREACH SCHEDULE May 9th-June 6th

POWER OF LOVE OUTREACH (POLO) SPRING SCHEDULE:
Loving People… Bringing Heaven to Earth… Being the Church

Everyone is welcome!

Saturday, May 9th
Join us from 1-4pm at Atlanta Outreach Project (AOP)! Bring a lawn chair and your heart full of LOVE as we enjoy outdoor worship and the Word, and provide a meal for the residents of AOP and people of the nearby community. If you play an instrument, bring that too! Salvations, healings, miracles… all are possible when Jesus is lifted high! Volunteers needed to help serve/prepare food. Bring a side dish, dessert or donation if possible to help out. Hygiene items (soap, toothpaste, toilet paper, deodorant, toothbrushes, etc. are always needed too!) 2129 Martin Luther King Jr Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30310.

Saturday, May 16th
No outreach this weekend due to schedule conflicts.

Saturday, May 23rd
No outreach this weekend due to schedule conflicts.

Saturday, May 30th
Join us from 1-4pm at Atlanta Outreach Project (AOP)! Bring a lawn chair and your heart full of LOVE as we enjoy outdoor worship and the Word, and provide a meal for the residents of AOP and people of the nearby community. If you play an instrument, bring that too! Salvations, healings, miracles… all are possible when Jesus is lifted high! Volunteers needed to help serve/prepare food. Bring a side dish, dessert or donation if possible to help out. Hygiene items (soap, toothpaste, toilet paper, deodorant, toothbrushes, etc. are always needed too!) 2129 Martin Luther King Jr Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30310.

Saturday, June 6th
Join us from 1-4pm at Atlanta Outreach Project (AOP)! Bring a lawn chair and your heart full of LOVE as we enjoy outdoor worship and the Word, and provide a meal for the residents of AOP and people of the nearby community. If you play an instrument, bring that too! Salvations, healings, miracles… all are possible when Jesus is lifted high! Volunteers needed to help serve/prepare food. Bring a side dish, dessert or donation if possible to help out. Hygiene items (soap, toothpaste, toilet paper, deodorant, toothbrushes, etc. are always needed too!) 2129 Martin Luther King Jr Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30310.

Stay tuned for future scheduled events!

Thank you for joining us in loving the poor, sharing the gospel and bringing revival and freedom to our city, our region, and the nations of the world! Many Blessings!

To contact us, email
poweroflovehq@gmail.com