Barahona: Day 1

Last night, many National and City Authorities assembled to meet with Mike Silva and our Festival Directors- the Governor, Mayor’s Office, Police General, City Deputy, Directors of Public Works and Water Utilities, and several Heads of the Pastors’ Associations were present- many making the 4 hour drive from Santo Domingo to Barahona.  It was an important opportunity for us to personally thank them for their support and permissions that are necessary to make a city-wide Festival possible.  And most impressively, they represent both right and left political parties and all embraced Festival Por La Vida and worked together in an effort to bring the festival to the city of Barahona.  We give God the glory!
Today, our Serve Team hit the ground running and went to two different ministry sites sharing the Gospel and demonstrating God’s love in both word and deed.  The students were so responsive and receptive to the Good News message of Jesus.  Dozens said “Yes” to Him today!
For the first time, we have an international group of 29 individuals here with us this week for the sole purpose of 24/7 prayer for our Outreach.  While the stage set-up began this afternoon, our Prayer Team assembled at the Festival grounds to ask God for a mighty work to be done in the City.