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Who the Son Sets Free, is Free Indeed

There is power is the name of Jesus to break every chain. How evident that was today as we ministered among great darkness.

Both teams presented the gospel to two groups at the one of the state prisons today. What an incredible opportunity! The chaplain we worked with had been in the prison as a prisoner for 15 years and is now ministering among the people she lived with for so long. What an amazing servant of the Lord. She is helping churches to be built in each section of the prison. Team Freedom first shared with a group of women. The Lord opened the door up for such intimate conversation afterwards. One woman we talked to remembered us from coming in 2012. She started to cry and share her heart. One of our team members she was talking to translated what she was saying. This team member knew very little Spanish but God interceded. She began to tell us that she was grateful to be in the prison because God has told her to preach the gospel. Several years ago her son passed away. He did not know Jesus. Her heart breaks because of that but she is prompted to speak of the Lord more and more. We were able to pray with and encourage her to continue preaching. Then we moved to the other side of the prison and presented to a group of men. Men from all angles saw and heard the gospel. Men were even hanging out of their windows so they could hear about the eternal freedom. This afternoon we engaged the culture, had a time of teaching, then ministered at a slum neighborhood and pulga (market). In the slum neighborhood we met a woman who asked for prayer for her son. She told us her son was in prison. We were able to share with her that he saw the same drama today as she just witness. The Lord’s plan never ceases to amaze us!

Team Victory had a chance to go to the plaza to share the Gospel.  After the drama, one of the teams went to a group that the Lord had laid on their heart.  They did not have a translator, so they were planning on sharing using a card to help them translate.  As they were walking, a man who spoke English struck up a conversation with the team.  Sensing a great opportunity, they asked the man if he would be willing to translate.  He said yes and off they went to share the Gospel.  As a result four men gave their hearts to Christ.

Tonight, both teams had the opportunity to worship with a local church.  The worship was refreshing and it was great to have some time to fellowship with other believers.  The team presented the drama and the Gospel was shared.  The team enjoyed barbacoa (barbeque) provided by the church afterwards.

It was an incredible day and these stories and pictures do not even begin to describe all that God has done.  You will hear more from your students when they return on Saturday!  Thank you for investing in them spiritually as they become young adults being willing witnesses.

Your Country Coordinators,

Phil and Meridith

Mike and Gerri

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2 response to Who the Son Sets Free, is Free Indeed

  • Hunter McMahan says:

    I can’t even begin to explain how much I love reading these updates and seeing the photos that are being posted! Praying for all of you as you continue ministry, and I hope every one of you get your God story(ies) this week 😀
    Ashley, I don’t know if you’ll read this or not, but I hope you’re having a blast, making friends, learning Spanish pronunciation (;D), but most of all, I hope that you’re growing closer to Jesus and giving your all to share His love. I wish I was there with you, but I seriously CAN’T WAIT to hear stories when you get home!
    Tasha, Tyler, Colt, Gunner, Lexy, Jessica, and everyone else I know but can’t think of right off the top of my head, I’m praying for you too! Keep being awesome examples of Christ, and WHALE UP YO. xD
    I love you all, and am overjoyed by how the Lord is using you!
    In Him,

  • Gilbert says:

    Hi Tyler, Nicholas, and y’all – from Britain!! – 2Cor.C2.v14.”Thanks be unto God Who always causes us to triumph in Christ, and makes manifest by us in every place the fragrance of the knowledge of Him.”

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