Join The Team Today

 

For many of us the more we pray for a city, a people, a cause, a mission, the more passionate about it we become.  So, as you partner with us to pray for Trujillo, Peru, We would not be surprised if you want to get more involved! 

One of the ways you can do that is by coming with us to Trujillo this November!  If you join the U.S. Serve Team, you will have the privilege of looking into the faces and sharing the love of Jesus with those you’ve spent these months praying for. 

By joining the serve team, you’ll become an integral part of practicing and proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ to thousands of Peruvians.  It’s an action-packed, high intensity week of serving.  Some of the ways you’d share the love of Jesus are:

  1. Visiting orphanages— distributing gifts to kids who may not receive another gift all year.
  2. Deliver basic supplies like food and sanitation items to remote, underdeveloped villages in and around Trujillo.
  3. Participating in various Compassion Aid projects.
  4. Perform dramas, tell stories, and share your testimony at area schools.
  5. Attend the Festival— witnessing hundreds say YES to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
 
If you’re interested in learning more about joining the U.S. Serve Team, click on the picture above to hear Patty’s story.  Or to apply, please contact my daughter, Jenna at: jenna@mikesilva.org
 


Special Audio Message From Mike

We have the wonderful privilege to serve at Discovery Church in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota this weekend, as part of their missions month. Pray that the Holy Spirit moves powerfully here at Discovery Church, and for a great awakening on a global scale in the coming year. Our heart is to bring the life giving Good News of Jesus Christ. We serve an Almighty God, who is capable of so much  more than we could ever imagine.
 
The lord replied, ‘Look around at the nations; look and be amazed! For I am doing something in your own day, something you wouldn’t believe even if someone told you about it.’” 
(Habakkuk 1:5 NLT).
 
Mike Silva
 


Trujillo, Peru Festival November 18 & 19 2016

The CITY

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Trujillo lies along the northwestern coastal region of Peru and is the second most populous city of the country.  It is a city with ancient roots. Some archeologists believe the earliest civilization in the region dates back to 4700 BC. La Libertad Region, which surrounds Trujillo, has been a cradle of indigenous culture for millennia.

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Trujillo, amidst its beautiful heritage, is also a broken place. Infectious disease, underemployment, and systemic societal issues plague the region.  Although Trujillo is a culturally rich and scenically beautiful city, there are a number of great obstacles and threats to the local people and its countrymen:
In 2012, Peru surpassed neighboring Colombia as the world’s largest producer of coca, the raw material for cocaine.  Peru has since stepped up eradication aggressively, and has made great progress—coca production last year was at its lowest level since 1998 – making Colombia once again, the world’s leading producer at present and Peru now number two.  But the problems Peru faces with its drug trade are still very serious.  One consequence of Peru’s position in the global drug trade has been a rise in international cartel operations there.  Mexican cartels dominate, operating particularly in northern Peruvian coastal cities such as Chimbote, Trujillo and Tumbes resulting in a massive increase in violence around these cities.

Families who fall below the poverty line are living on about $1.90 per day.  The average annual income for most Peruvians is a little over $6,000/year or about $500/month.  Many villages currently live without clean, safe drinking water, contributing to many unnecessary health problems that plague its people.

The NEED

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In a place of many physical needs, there is an even greater need—a spiritual one

. 76.9% of the 949,000 people in Trujillo identifies as Catholic.  The Evangelical population is estimated at 15%, while the remainder claims non-religious, Atheist, or other.  This means over 800,000 people are living without Hope and a personal relationship with Jesus Christ!  For the evangelist, this means cast those nets… the fishing will be good!

The DETAILS

Counselor Training and Follow-up: In the months leading up to the festival, MSI staff and partners are training thousands of counselors throughout the city to assist decision-makers who respond in a commitment to Christ at the Festival and the Churches who will be receiving these new converts and discipling them in their newfound faith.

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Compassion Aid: We want to be the hands and feet of Jesus Christ and demonstrate His love for people by meeting very real and significant physical needs. 
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Our Serve Team will spend the week reaching out to local schools, orphanages, prisons, rescue missions, deaf communities, etc., sharing the love of Christ in a variety of ways with both word and deed.  There is a great need in a number of the smaller villages for clean, safe water so our goal is to sponsor 1-2 water well projects, funds permitting.
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Two-Night Festival:  At the core of our outreach is the evangelistic festival on Friday and Saturday (November 18 & 19).  The Festival is completely sponsored by generous MSI donors in order to make this a free event for the city.  Big name and widely popular Music Artists draw the crowds in excitement for a free concert by their favorite music groups.  Mike Silva is then given the platform to proclaim the Gospel message in a clear, compelling and culturally relevant way.  As people respond to the invitation, our trained counselors help us collect names and addresses of decision makers that will be passed along to the local Churches for effective follow-up and discipleship.

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 Saturday night kicks off with our family festival called FestiKids. Families enjoy face painting, games, large inflatables, music performances, and much more. And the Gospel is once more presented and an invitation given to receive Christ.
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Legacy:  One of our great passions is investing in other Pastors, Evangelists and Next Generation leaders who will then all go out and each reach even more people for Christ. Talk about a high return on our investment! Our outreach in Trujillo will include a special Pastors and Leaders conference which will focus on evangelism, leadership and discipleship training. Because access to training is either unavailable or not affordable, MSI provides this ministry at no cost to attendees.

 
For more information on partnering with MSI, please contact Jenna Silva at jenna@mikesilva.org
or 503-614-1565.
 
CLICK HERE if you would like to join the U.S. Serve Team.


Cuba Audio Report

Thanks to all of you and your continued prayers and support, Mike Silva International was able to travel to Caimanera and Guantánamo City, Cuba.  This was a historic moment for both MSI and evangelism as we were among the first to preach publically in Cuba since the Revolution in 1959, and the response to the Gospel was incredible!  It’s amazing to be in the presence of people desperate for God.   People flooded the streets and many, many made decisions to follow Christ right then and there.  It was truly a blessing to see.
 
Afterward, I was speaking with my good friend Bayron Lechuga, Festival Director for MSI, whom I had the privilege of being there with.  I asked him, “How do we explain this [overwhelming] response to the Gospel [To all of you back home].”
 
He responded,“Tell them it’s because no one has ever fished it [Cuba] before.”
 
Please continue to pray for Cuba; the time is now!
 
“Publish his glorious deeds among the nations. Tell everyone about the amazing things he does
(Psalm 96:3 NLT).
 
Mike Silva
 


Historic Trip to Cuba!

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God is answering one of the wildest prayers I’ve ever prayed: to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ openly in Cuba!
 

For the first time the government has approved a religious event outside the confines of the church. They have given us the largest public venue in Caimanera and a theater in Guantanamo. I will be traveling with 11 others, including seven other pastors. Juan Carlos Rodriguez, singer songwriter producer and Latin award winning performing artist from the husband wife duo Tercer Cielo (Third Heaven) is also one of the eleven. It will be his first time performing in Cuba and we’ve been receiving reports that the people are ecstatic!

We recently heard from a local pastor that the government is implementing crowd control measures because people as far away as Santiago are planning to attend the events.

Would you please pray for me, that I would preach the Gospel with boldness and power? Please pray for the hearts of the people of Cuba, many of whom will hear the Good News of Jesus for the first time. And most of all, pray that God’s Name would be lifted high.

 

For His Kingdom,

Mike Silva



Follow-up Video Message from Mike

 


A Special Year-End Video Message from Mike

 
 


Lives Changed for Eternity



Watch the Santa Cruz, Bolivia Video Report

  •  31,417 recorded decisions for Christ
  • 30,000 attended the FestiKids childrens festival
  • 3,680 attended the Pastors Conference
  • 600 attended the Womens Conference
  • 55,000 students heard the Gospel message
  • 136 partnering 
  • 3,615 individuals were trained to pray with decision makers
  • 1,280 people now have clean drinking water
 
Thank YOU for partnering with us to make this happen!
 
For more information about Santa Cruz and other festivals, be sure to check out our main


Results from the Festival in Santa Cruz!

The results from Santa Cruz, Bolivia are in.  We are so grateful for all the Lord did in Bolivia.  Also, we are especially grateful for all YOU did to make this festival happen!

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* 31,417 recorded decisions for Christ
* 30,000 attended the FestiKids childrens festival
* 3,680 attended the Pastors Conference
* 600 attended the Womens Conference
* 55,000 students heard the Gospel message
* 136 partnering churches
* 3,615 individuals were trained to pray with decision makers
* 1,280 people now have clean drinking water



More Photos from Santa Cruz, Bolivia!

When we reflect on all that God has done here in Bolivia, it’s overwhelming.  Thousands of people have begun a relationship with Jesus Christ.  A fresh water well was built to serve an entire village.  Medical and dental clinics have provided free care to countless people.  Serve teams have distributed food, clothing and gifts to thousands.  Our teams have performed dramas to kids of all ages illustrating the message of the Gospel, held orphans, and cared for the needy.  Below are a few photos from what took place on Saturday.   
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Serve team members pray for a man at an area home for the elderly.
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Local village and U.S. Serve Team members celebrating the well dedication in a village near Santa Cruz.
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The Well of Life being dedicated by village leaders, Latin staff and the Serve Team.
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The Well of Life structure and pump house.
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In addition, for the first time in our ministry’s history, a home water purification unit provided to every home in the village.
 
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Stage performance at the kids festival, Festikids, on Saturday evening.
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Inflatable slides and bounce houses at Festikids.
 
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Festikids’ counselors prepare to help walk children through how to begin a relationship with Jesus Christ. 
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Always a crowd favorite, Raza for Christ, brings high energy to the festival.
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Internationally known artist, Vico-C, headlines at the Festival and draws tens of thousands of both churched and un-churched fans…
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Mike Silva sharing the Gospel using the Bolivian flag.
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Mike Silva gifting a soccer ball, signed by each of the performing artists.
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Woman listening intently to the Gospel message.
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A friend of the festival gathering information to connect decision makers with a local church.
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A police officer, who made a decision to follow Jesus, filling out a decision card.
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A friend of the festival walks a decision maker through the next steps as a follower of Jesus.
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Celebrating people’s decision to follow Jesus with music and fireworks!
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Thousands Make a Decision to Trust Jesus at the Festival in Santa Cruz!

Thank you for faithfully praying for the festival.  Thank you for financially supporting the festival.  When we pray, we pray by faith God will answer us in Jesus name.  God has answered our prayer beyond what we even imagined tonight at the Festival in Santa Cruz! 

Yes, the bands were great.  Vico-C, one of Latin America’s biggest stars, wowed the audience.  Yes, the crowd was huge.  In fact, they were much larger than even last night.  But, the real success of tonight, was a tremendous response to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

At this moment, there’s no way for us to know exactly how many people responded to Mike Silva’s message by making a decision to trust in Jesus, but we were taken aback by just how many hands were raised all over the festival grounds at Mike’s invitation.  Also, Mike shared the story of the prodigal son and invited those in the family of God, who had walked away, to recommit their life to him.  Again, the response was overwhelming.

Would you join us in thanking God for what He has done in Bolivia, and praise His name for His mighty work of power here? Also, stay tuned for detailed results on t

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Crowds Captivated, Lives Transformed at the Festival Por La Vida!

The first night of the Festival in Santa Cruz, Bolivia exceeded all expectations.  Raza for Christ and Tercer Cielo gave incredible performances for the gigantic crowd.

As Mike Silva took the stage to share the Gospel, he carried two live chickens with him.  The crowd –puzzled– listened as Mike asked if there was anyone who’d like to have the chickens.  A woman from the crowd, who was mostly blind was brought forward, lifted onto the stage, and given the chickens as a gift to her family.  Mike explained that eternal life with Jesus is a gift, just like the chickens were a gift for the woman. 

And when Mike gave an invitation for people to receive God’s grace and forgiveness through Jesus, there was a sea of hands raised throughout the entire festival grounds.  It was an amazing harvest.

What’s even better news – we still have one more night to go!  And yes, once again, God held back the rain.  Thanks for praying.theyoungrens_17theyoungrens_08theyoungrens_19theyoungrens_03theyoungrens_07theyoungrens_09theyoungrens_16theyoungrens_15theyoungrens_10



Fruit that Remains Pastor’s Conference Spreads Hope to area Leaders

It was a powerful night at the Fruit that Remains Pastor’s and Leader’s Conference, where over two thousand people gathered to be encouraged, challenged and equipped for their ministry.  Speakers included: Mike Silva, Pastor Mike Fleischmann, Pastor Yasser Rivas, and Pastor Ramiro Ruiz.   The passion and energy for the city of Santa Cruz to be won for Jesus was not containable.  Heriberto Gutierrez, a member of the MSI Latin staff, recently suffered a stroke, but refused to return home to Nicaragua until his divine assignment here in Santa Cruz was complete.  Heriberto took the stage and led the crowd in an extremely moving, passionate time of prayer for God’s Church in Santa Cruz.  Those who were in attendance were in awe of God’s power and His plan to expand His Kingdom tonight and tomorrow night at the Festival.
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