A Special Thanks from Mike

 
A special message of thanks from Mike for your prayers, dedication, and support through another transformational Festival por la Vida!  THANK YOU!


God Moves in Unexpected Ways

 
PRAISE GOD!  Festival Por La Vida has been an unbelievable success.  Thank you all for your support.  Thanks to you, lives have been changed for eternity.
 
Earlier in the week we spoke with the serve teams inviting people to the festival.  Here’s just one more example of how God has moved throughout the week.
 


¡Festival Por La Vida!

This has been both one of the best and one of the most difficult Festival weeks we’ve ever had.  Spiritually speaking, we walked into a very dark city where the enemy’s  stronghold is extremely evident.  However, by the grace of Almighty God we saw the Lord show up in profound ways and be so faithful to us every step of the way.   
 
We praise God that the Cartagena we will be leaving is not the same Cartagena as when we arrived.  On one hand it is a very influential city and yet on the other, there is great physical and spiritual poverty.  Through all the difficulties our team faced over the week – flight problems, illness, and numerous circumstances outside of our control each day- the Lord covered us and went before us answering every prayer we had.  He is so good!
 
One of the most significant challenges of the week and a first for us – was a nationwide school strike that caught us off guard and briefly canceled our serve team’s ministry in local schools this week.  One of the few schools that remained open allowed us to still come but prohibited our serve team from mentioning the name of Jesus or God – the enemy’s way of attempting to stifle the Gospel from being preached there.  However, the Lord answered our prayers by giving the team a window where unexpectedly all of the teachers were called away at the same time… And do you know what we did?  We told those children about the life-changing message of Jesus Christ and saw many come to know Him! 
 
After the week we had, it was clear the enemy relentlessly wanted to prevent the Good News from going out by any means necessary.  At the Festival we experienced technical difficulties throughout our program.  The evil one tried at every turn to keep us from doing His Kingdom work.  The Lord provided a hedge of protection around the proclamation of the Gospel.  We were able to proclaim the Gospel to thousands and to an additional 33,036 people who viewed nights one and two on Facebook Live and Twitter.  Hallelujah!  
 
At the Festival Mike was on fire! His messages both nights were so clear & powerful and the response to the Gospel was astounding!
 
Nathan Ironside y Despertar
 
Redimi2
 
Raza For Christ
 
Tercer Cielo
 
 
 
 
A young man who just received Christ reading the Word with a counselor.
 
We continue to rejoice over all those who said, “YES” to Jesus Christ.
 
Thank you for your fervent prayers, the Lord moved mightily and many received Christ as personal Lord and Savior.  If you missed it last night, the good news is that you can watch the recording of the live streamed event on the Mike Silva International  Facebook page.
 


God is Faithful, Even During Time of Trial

 
In another look back on the week we’ve had, this story shows God’s faithfulness even in the midst of trials.  Thank you for your prayers this week!


Festival Night 2 is Live!

Join us on Facebook live to experience the Festival now! 
 


Mike Sharing the Gospel with Water for Life Project

 
This is what our team is all about.  This morning, Mike invited a community in Cartagena to accept Jesus as their Savior.  God is transforming lives today!


Festival Night 1…

 
Festival Por La Vida Night 1 was incredible!  But that was just the beginning, Festival Por La Vida Night 2 streams live starting today at 2:00pm PST.  Join us for an amazing night of life transformation!


Water for Life Project Update

 
GOD IS GOOD!  The first night of Festival Por La Vida has already touched thousands of lives for eternity.  This morning we touch thousands more with the Life Water Project.
 
To help provide for life-changing projects like these, donate today at www.mikesilva.org and be sure to catch tonight’s livestream starting at 2:00pm PST!


The Door Is Open To Cartagena

Wow!  This week has been such a blessing.  We are seeing the Lord continue to move in powerful ways.  Our Affinity Events in this city included  conferences for Pastors and Leaders,  Worship Leaders and Evangelism.  Each day our serve teams have been going out into the cities serving the community.  Mike Silva International has been pouring into the community through compassion aid projects.  As a result, the Mayor met with Mike and awarded him the key to the city!  Truly the Lord has opened the door to Cartagena.  The harvest is ripe here and the compassion projects have opened the hearts of the Colombians to His Good News.  Thank you for your support that makes these projects possible!
 
Mike receiving the key to the city from the Mayor of Cartagena.
 
Nathan Ironside and his band El Despertar leading worship at our Worship One Conference.
 
Nathan teaching a workshop to worship pastors & leaders during the Worship One Conference.
 
Dr. Jaime Mirón speaking at the Evangelism Conference.
 
Pro BMX and Next Generation Alliance evangelists Vic Murphy and John Andrus teach evangelism through creative means at the Evangelism Conference.
 
It was a packed house at the Evangelism Conference.
 

We are so excited for night 2 of the festival.  Tune in this evening on the Mike Silva International Facebook page to WATCH THE FESTIVAL LIVE!  You wont want to miss it.



Sharing the Gospel.

Your prayers, your time, your contributions have all led to this. Mike is sharing the Gospel in Cartagena.  Catch the festival live on Facebook now!


Thoughts After Night 1

 
THANKS BE TO GOD!  Night 2 of Festival Por La Vida has just finished and it was nothing short of breathtaking.  Thank you all for your faithful prayers and support.
 
Last night we caught up with Mike and Pastor David Lazo on their reactions to Night 1.  Here’s what they had to say about the impact of the Festival.


About to Go Live!

Festival Por La Vida is about to go live!
 


Soundcheck Going On Now!

Frank is at Soundcheck!  
 
*Remember to tune in and watch Festival Por La Vida on the Mike Silva International page Friday at 3:00 P.M. PST and Saturday at 2:00 P.M. PST to watch the Festival LIVE!
 


Spreading the Word

 
Another day of opportunity ahead!  Get a sneak peak at how Mike and the MSI team are engaging the community today.  Please continue praying for the team and the community in Cartagena.
 


Serving the City and Encouraging the Church

Our teams’ impact is multiplying, and the anticipation for the Festival is exponentially increasing as Mike is sharing on TV and radio broadcasts, meeting with government officials, honoring local military, and making it known to ALL of the GOOD NEWS of the Festival!  Our serve teams are sharing their personal testimonies and the loving Gospel message with children at schools and orphanages throughout the city.  Teams have also hit the city’s streets – inviting everyone they encounter to the Festival.  Numbers are still coming in, but the teams have already seen numerous people say, “Yes!” to Jesus!  We are so encouraged!
  
Last Night 4,150 pastors and leaders attended our Pastors Conference to pray, learn and worship together.  What an incredible time it was of unity and encouragement for the church in Cartagena!  The Pastors were tearfully overjoyed in the new-found hope and belief that their city will be spiritually revived because of what God is doing this week through our team.  What an honor it is to be a part of this monumental time!
 
Our serve team preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ in a local school.
 
Students enjoying a Serve Team presentation.
 
Our Serve Teams also hit the streets to pass out fliers.
 
Serve Team  member, Dale Jamison giving a personal invitation to the Festival.
 
Mike encouraging the local Pastors at Pastors Conference.
 
Nathan Ironside and El Despertar leading worship.
 
PRAISE GOD!  There were 4,150 pastor’s and leaders at the attendance.
 

Thank you so much to the supporters and prayer warriors who are making this trip possible!  It couldn’t have happened without you and we are so grateful for what has happened and what is yet to come in our last few days here!

 

*Remember to tune in to the Mike Silva International Facebook page Friday at 3:00 P.M. PST and Saturday at 2:00 P.M. PST to WATCH THE FESTIVAL LIVE!