Above, a new believer is baptized at the site of George Floyd’s death.
September 2020 – On Memorial Day, May 25, 2020, George Floyd died in the Powderhorn Park neighborhood of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Videos of his tragic death, including the involvement of four city police officers, went viral the next day. Those videos sparked a firestorm of national outrage, including violent riots at the scene of Floyd’s death and in several cities across the nation.
Since that time, the site of Floyd’s death at the corner of East 38th Street and Chicago Avenue has become an intersection of healing and hope as believers gathered in prayer and worship. Dozens of people have professed salvation in Jesus Christ and been baptized on site. Others have testified of miraculous healings as groups such as Youth With A Mission (YWAM) gathered at the intersection to minister to the people of Powderhorn Park.
Christophe Ulysse, a leader with YWAM, described what happened at the site. “We’re going from pain and hatred to healing and hope,” he said. “The pain went to the nation and now the globe, but we believe that healing is now going out from the intersection to the nations and the globe.”