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Uno, Dos… Cinco!

Just inside a store on Cinco de Mayo, patrons and employees crammed between clothing racks to see what was happening in the street. The store’s loudspeakers blared “Go, go!” At the front of the pack, the store owner gripped his microphone chanting in Spanish to the rhythm of the drama’s sword fight.

Each time the drama is performed it is personalized by the people in the audience, and today proved no exception. A bicyclist became a prop in the People of the Land’s fight scene, the dragon changed direction to stir up a section of kids, and an eager little boy wandered into the middle to get closer to the action.

These unexpected additions simply enhance the picture of  humankind presented in the drama, making it even more relatable to those of every background. Opportunities for sharing the Gospel arise from this relatability.

A Muslim woman peered through her veil to watch the drama from the back of the crowd, clutching her son to her chest. She drifted away from the crowd just as the drama was closing, but a female student and translator caught her just in time (God’s time, that is). The woman said she enjoyed the drama! The student shared the story of the Gospel for ten minutes, and although no decision was made, a seed was planted. 

Another student struck up a conversation with a elderly woman whose past was marked by grief and trouble. She gave her life to the Lord today, and the light in her eyes and excitement in her voice were testimony to the transforming power of the Holy Spirit. 

The end of the day was gushing with stories, both rejections and acceptances. When the excitement abated, Marc directed us to the greatest story of all. So tonight, after discussing the perfect plan of redemption through Jesus Christ, the story of God’s great love for us will still be ringing in our ears as our heads hit the pillow.

Thank you, prayer warriors! Please lift up:

  • Continued health and safety
  • Energy for these long days
  • Passion within the team for the lost
  • Hunger for truth in the people we come across

With excitement for what God will do tomorrow,

Steph and Marc

 

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4 response to Uno, Dos… Cinco!

  • Laura Anne Smith says:

    We so appreciate the updates. It helps us to feel more closelyconnected to the team and to the ministry taking place. May the Lord continue to strengthen, refreshand encourage each of you. Thank you for your willingness to serve!

  • Jennie Hale says:

    Thank you so much for these updates. I cry through every one, with joy fo what you are all doing. Many prayers for you and those you meet.

  • Marti Pieper says:

    Praying for you, Marc, and for the entire team. I love seeing the ways God is moving through you to love above all. Special hugs to my Bible Bee buddy, Benjamin. SO proud of the man God is making you to be!

  • Papa & Mema says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you for all the wonderful things you are doing. May you continue with strength and knowledge. Praise the Lord.

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