In the month of May, we celebrated Mother’s Day by allowing the people to honor their mothers during the service and having a meal after the service. There were tears, heartfelt hugs, and a lot of new visitors who came to be a part of this special day. We had several relatives saved and a few baptized.
At the end of June and into July, we had the best Teen Camp we’ve ever had! We took 24 teenagers, along with 6 adults, to the jungle village of Coroico. Our guest speaker could not come, so I ended up preaching the night services. Some of the adults and a few of the teenagers preached during the day. We had awesome food, great fun, and hot preaching! The last day of the camp, the young people who memorized the most verses and kept the best attitudes got to go down the zip line of death!
Usually when I preach a Teen Camp, the last night is the capstone, where I preach the most bombastic and powerful sermon and then draw the net for decisions. This time I was so worn out that I could not get my thoughts together, but when invitation time came, they just melted. It was the longest invitation I have ever been a part of in my life.
Afterwards we came together around a huge bonfire, and then it got going again! We began to sing, and they just started crying, confessing, and telling about how good God is and how God changed them. We just kept singing and crying and telling testimonies and singing and crying and telling testimonies until about 1:00 a.m. Then I had to shut it down because we had to leave early in the morning. It was such a sweet time together to experience a revival and God’s presence in such a marvelous way with some of the people I love!
Please keep praying for our family and ministry. Pastors around South America are inviting me to preach in camps and conferences. God has given me a burden for South America, so it looks like this is one of the ways He is going to use me in my life’s ministry.