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We are back on American soil🗽! Dallas ✈️✈️bound in a few hours. Team is doing great. Can’t wait to get home and share the great things God has done! #awestar #jesushasdecided #usherHimback

The Panama and Peru teams have both landed safely in El Salvador and will soon be on their way to Houston. Thanks for your continued prayers!

–Awe Star Staff

The Panama 28-day team is at the airport and ready to go! We apologize for the lack of updates; we have had limited wifi. Yesterday was spent packing and preparing for the trip home as well as spent shopping in the local Indian market on our final day in-country. We are continually amazed by the love, service and unity of our team. Truly, God has done great things this summer, and we rejoice in Him.

Today, we will travel back through El Salvador on the way to Houston, Texas. From there, we will board a bus for the four-hour drive back to Dallas and a time of debriefing.

Please pray for traveling mercies and divine encounters along the way. We will share more once we return to Dallas!

Your Country Coordinators,

Melanie & Razi

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What a great last morning/afternoon in country! The very first day we arrived in The Gambia, we did our first drama performance for a young lady named Fatou. Over the course of our time in-country, our team members developed a relationship with her and prayed for her often. The morning before we left, Fatou accepted Christ! I love when God shows up in the last hour and declares His faithfulness!

We have now arrived in Brussels, awaiting our flight to Washington then on to Dallas! Thank you to those who have prayed for traveling mercies! Please pray also for more divine encounters; this team can’t get enough of them! #awestar #jesushasdecided#usherHimback

Peggy Nunley, Country Coordinator

In a few hours, we will be leaving Peru. How wonderful our time here has been! So many precious memories have been made with people we will never forget. We are all excited to share what the Lord has done this summer. 

After our flight from Lima, we will be landing in El Salvador then continuing from Houston to Dallas, Texas. See you all soon! 

Your Country Coordinators,

Steen & Rebecca

The Peru 28 Team has made it to Lima and will try to update as soon as possible on their way back to Dallas, Texas. 

-AweStar Ministries

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Ending strong and ending well: That was our prayer as we entered into a time of worship today. Our morning challenge began with the William Carey quote, “Expect great things from God, Attempt great things for God.”

Our first ministry site was about 25 yards from an Islamic mosque. In the middle of intense ministry, the loudspeaker began blaring the call to prayer, filling the very air with this demand for people to come and pray. Some left conversations, others stayed, asking for prayer for themselves and their families.

Our second site was more intense. This was the site where the Awe Star team engaged in conversations with a local imam (religious scholar in the mosque). During their conversation, someone ran up to Pastor Martins, calling him “doctor/pastor.” Pastor prayed for this man and instantly, he was healed. It was a power encounter with the gospel. Immediately he testified to the imam what Jesus had done for him. I love when God demonstrates His power to validate His gospel! It was an incredible day! I know Jesus got lots of glory out of this team today and that just makes my heart smile. 

Tomorrow, we travel home. Please pray His presence would go before us and opportunities to continue sharing His truth would surround us. #awestar #usherHimback #gambiahasdecided!

Peggy Nunley, Country Coordinator

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Today we started out our last day of drama ministry here in Peru. The girls kicked off our last morning here by cooking the boys a delicious breakfast of “sublime” pancakes and chocolate milk! Following breakfast, we performed the drama one last time in the local market. It was one of the best dramas we have done. New people came to know the Lord, and people we had already met stopped by to say hello! It was bittersweet, as we performed the drama in this place which has come to feel like home. Every day, we met new people regardless if it was a site where we had ministered before or not. God has done so much here in Huanuco, and as we say goodbye to Dolly and the church, we can see the work that will go ahead of us through them. What an honor and inspiration it has been to lock arms with them as we have been here in Peru. Their joy has never once ceased as they relentlessly work for the kingdom reaching the people of Huanuco. 

After another drama in the main plaza, we ended the night with celebrating the birthday of one of the children we have met through Dolly. Her ministry is to reach the children of Huanuco who come from especially difficult home situations. It was so sweet to be able to love on them and see the giant smiles on their faces. 

As we pack up to leave for Lima, we are sad to be leaving these beautiful people. The memories we have made here will forever be treasured in our hearts. 

We will be driving to Lima tonight and arrive in the morning. Please be praying as we travel tonight. 

Your Country Coordinators, 

Steen & Rebecca

 

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As we finished breakfast yesterday morning, we received an invitation to go perform the drama at a rehab center. We were excited for this change of plans and quickly headed towards the bus. When we arrived, all the men of the center gathered chairs around in anticipation of what they were about to witness. As the students performed the drama, all eyes were glued on them in deep attention. After the Net was cast and the students went out to speak to them, many prayed to receive Christ as their Lord and Savior! Though going to the rehab center was not initially planned, God opened this door for us to go, and oh, how rewarding it was! The men there were of all ages, one as young as 15. It was great to see lives changed there before us and to be able to pray and encourage those as they are in the process of getting physical help.

After the rehab center, we headed to do another drama in a plaza before lunch. The timing could not have been better when we arrived. As the students unloaded and set the stage, across the street a line had begun to form waiting for the bank. We had been to this plaza before at the start of our trip and had not seen such a large line there before. As the people stood there waiting for the bank, God had them ready to listen to the drama as the students performed.

Following lunch we headed to a nursing facility, where many of the patients have been forgotten. We brought food to give and were able to love on them. One student was able to read to a woman there whom Dolly said would never let anyone approach her in the entire time she has been visiting. This student read her an entire chapter from Galatians as she sat there, still and attentive. Ministry of this kind is of equal importance to doing the drama. The theme for this summer has been “iServe,” and we were happy to be able to serve the residents and nurses who work there in this way.

As part of the Man Up teachings, the men are learning how to speak into women. So last night, the men graciously cooked all the women a nice spaghetti dinner before individually affirming each of them. We could not be more proud of each of the men on our team as we have seen them step up in multiple ways over the past few weeks.

Today will be our last official day of ministry here in Peru before heading back to Lima tonight and then back to the United States. We are all sad at the thought of this trip coming to a close, but are joyful in the sweet memories we have made together though the people we have met and the adventures we have had.

Thank you for always keeping us in your prayers. Please be praying for each of the students today as we finish strong for our ministry here in Huanuco.

Your Country Coordinators,

Steen & Rebecca

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From schools to markets to side road junctions, the team has worked hard today to diligently make known the gospel to every person they have encountered. God has been so good to our team and has been faithful to prearrange divine encounters on a daily basis. Today many got opportunities to plant seeds of truth and even reap more souls for God’s kingdom. Tomorrow will be our last drama ministry day before leaving the country. Pray with us that we will end strong and continue to restore glory to Christ in a land that so longs for the hope only Jesus can bring. #awestar#jesushasdecided #usherHimback

Peggy Nunley, Country Coordinator