It has been a great year so far in Honduras. In 2018 alone, we have seen 31 people give their hearts to Jesus. We baptized 19 people. The Holy Spirit has been moving in the lives of so many people in our community.
During the weekend of July 13-15, we had our second annual youth retreat. Including adults, we had around 100 people. We had been praying for quite some time for the moving of the Holy Spirit in the lives and hearts of all of us. I can tell you, we were not disappointed. Friday night we had our first service and immediately we began to see God work. Our kids were coming together and encouraging each other through prayer and this took place during the song service. We were in the middle of the preaching service, when I was called away to talk with one of our faithful teenagers. When I turned the corner, I saw him completely broken and crying uncontrollably. I asked him what was wrong and he told me that he wanted to be able to praise God freely. I asked him why he thought he wasn’t able to praise freely. I then asked him if he knew without a doubt that Christ lived in his heart. I must tell you, this young man has been coming to our church and serving faithfully for a very long time. We all thought he was saved, but this night the Holy Spirit showed him that he was lost and it was breaking his heart. Misael and I led him to the Lord that night. Oh, what a sweet thing to witness when a lost soul realizes he now has eternal life in Jesus Christ. Immediately, we returned to the join the service. When I turned the corner, I saw the most amazing thing taking place. The preaching was over and the invitation had been given, and one by one several youth had come forward to be saved. Most of them, were ones that we had been praying for quite some time. Each one of our leaders had their Bibles and was leading those kids to the Lord. That night, we had 7 souls saved. To God Be The Glory! It was a night we didn’t want to come to an end.
The next day we had a day filled with many fun activities and more Bible classes. We had 2 saved that day. I remember one in particular that had come down for prayer. I prayed with him and asked him if he saved, and he told me yes. It really surprised me because from all I knew and had been told that he wasn’t saved but you really can’t question someone when they say yes. So, I prayed with him and I got up. Well, to my surprise he didn’t get up. I immediately knew something was wrong, so I bowed down beside him and asked him again, “Do you know without a doubt that if you die today you would be in heaven with Jesus”? This time, he started crying and told me “No, I’m not sure”. I am so thankful for the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives.
We are looking forward to seeing what else God has in store for us this year. Please keep us in your prayers.