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Rural River Revival

Good Morning from El Cope!

The team arrived safely back to our headquarters in El Cope this morning! We will stay here one night before heading out again to another small neighboring village.

During our time in Santa Marta, the team had the opportunity to share the gospel with many people. Because the area is so rural, we were able to present the drama twice in the afternoon and reach almost all the people in the nearby area. For many of the people watching, it was their first time to see and hear the gospel portrayed. As a result, over sixty people in this rural river village responded to the Gospel! Both nights we were in Santa Marta, we had a church service in a local believer’s home. In the past, very few people had visited the small group meetings. But while we were there, the house was so full that some had to look in from just outside the door! The local believers were very thankful for our help in reaching the surrounding area.

In addition to drama ministry, our team was able to build strong relationships with the villagers as well. We went out yesterday morning in small groups to spend time with the people, talking and working alongside them.  Some of our students cut tall grass, built fences, and learned to weave straw hats. In addition to helping with daily tasks, the students were able to strike up conversations about Jesus and the Gospel. The villagers expressed their thanks for our help, but we also were very encouraged to see the number of believers in the area increase. We also left knowing the pre-existing body of believers was encouraged by our obedience. Now, we are praying that AweStar can send a group back to the same village and find a church established where once was the home of a faithful believer.

Traveling so much is difficult mentally, physically, and spiritually. Please continue to pray for good health, tireless attitudes, and daily spiritual renewal! We love, appreciate, and need your prayers very much!

Craig and Karissa


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3 response to Rural River Revival

  • Marti Pieper says:

    So blessed by your ministry.
    So praying for your travel.
    So missing my VIP Isaac and a special CC.

    {Waving south from Costa Rica!}

  • RaSheed- We’ve really enjoyed seeing all the pics of u & ur team, as well as reading the updates! Were praying for open hearts, safety, & energy. Waiting on a call from Cassie. Can’t wait!! 🙂 Im so proud of ya’ll, but sure can’t wait for ya’ll to be home. Hope ur getting plenty of rest & food. Take Care, JoBeth.

  • Matt Ball says:

    We loved hearing about the ministry in Santa Marta. Praise God for all the souls won there! SHARAZ!! We miss ya, man. Can’t wait to hear your stories when you get back. Love ya, brother.

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