I’ve been home for a week now, and have only now sorted through all the pictures to show you the best of the best from my personal role there. In this post, you’ll hear testimonies of the Spirit’s moving in Comeyagua, Honduras, and you’ll get to see some of the images of God’s work among the children.
On the 4th day of our trip, I led the chapel for the preschool kids. These preschoolers worshipped like I had never seen. I was supposed to share a salvation message, but I felt more like they should share one with me! Nevertheless, I took the stage and shared the message using some fun “illusions” that I brought with me to illustrate the points. Several kids raised their hands for salvation, but I knew God wanted to do more.
With the help of a translator, I said, “These are just tricks. The ball didn’t really disappear–it’s just in my pocket. But God has real power. When Jesus was here on this earth, he worked many miracles. He healed sick people, walked on water, and raised dead people back to life. Then He told His friends, the disciples, that they could do the same things if they believed in Him. In fact, He said that they could do even greater things…” Then I talked about Him promising the Holy Spirit and what happened on the Day of Pentecost. “And for 2,000 years,” I continued, “God has been filling people with His Holy Spirit as they ask for Him. If you want to be filled with God’s power to do the things Jesus did and show God’s love and power to people so they can get to know Him too, come to the front so we can pray with you.”
On Day 5, we mostly did work projects at the youth center. But during part of the day, one of the staff took us on a hike up one of the mountains that overlooks the city. This was especially significant to me because of what I sensed happening in the spiritual realm.
On Day 6, we visited a boys’ orphanage. We brought them ice cream, shared testimonies, and I presented a gospel message. The response there was great, and we saw several more salvations.
On Day 7, I shared my testimony and the Gospel at the youth center, and about 25-30 street kids (many of them teens) made a decision to abandon sin and know Christ!
I finished the evening with guitar. Thankfully, God isn’t restricted to a particular instrument–nor is He relegated to a language like English or Spanish–and we still encountered the manifest presence of God in that place.
On Day 9, I had the 1st-5th graders again (about 100 of them). This time, I spoke about hearing God’s voice and led them in a time of worship, prayer, and ministry in which the kids were praying for and prophesying to each other. The Holy Spirit moved among the kids, and they really engaged in this time of interacting with God.
The translator then began prophesying over them. The missionary told us what she was saying, and it was powerful. God is doing something awesome in Comeyagua, Honduras, and I’m so excited that I had an opportunity to be part of it.
In my next blog post, I’ll share about day 10, which I believe will be considered a significant day in the history of the school there. You’ll get to read about the supernatural breakthrough, the territorial strongholds that lost their grip, and the revival that took place among the students and teachers.
In closing, I’ll share with you just a few more images of the children responding to Jesus: