Encouraged by GRACE!

When we think of mass evangelism—and its enduring presence as one of the most effective ways to spread the Gospel message to lost souls—we think of the acronym G-R-A-C-E, as it reminds us of the following:
 
God alone changes hearts!  Our job is to simply participate by delivering the truth of the Good News, humbly and lovingly, leaving the rest up to the Holy Spirit.
 
Re-evangelize every generation.  A new generation is constantly coming of age—each one needs an opportunity to hear, believe, and receive the free gift of salvation. 
 
Ask Him. We have unlimited, uninterrupted access to the Creator of the universe. 
 
Crowds draw a crowd.  A key component of our ministry is ‘Festivals.’  Many unbelieving individuals may not be willing to step foot into a church building, but they will come to an event to receive free clothing, food, medical care, or to attend a concert. 
 
Evangelism is just one beggar telling another beggar where to find bread.” -D.T. Niles.  Your story has purpose and power… share it! 
 
Everything hinges on the G-R-A-C-E of God!  May you and I be found faithful to ‘practice and proclaim the life-changing message of the Lord Jesus Christ,’ until every individual has had the opportunity to receive the gift of His perfect, matchless GRACE!
 

Touching Lives… Domestically and Internationally!

 
We want to share a quick recap from our most recent events where our team witnessed, first-hand, the Lord’s faithful goodness, steadfast presence, and matchless grace, actively at work:
 
  • We spoke at two of our supporting churches last month—one in Maple Valley, Washington and one in Albany, Oregon—where 7 individuals accepted Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior!
 
  • We held our first-ever conference for Pastors Kids in Santiago, and 652 people attended! It was the largest of its kind in the history of the country!
 
  • Our team also recently hosted a Marriage Conference in Santiago, where 450 couples gathered to be encouraged and uplifted!
 
It is our goal—through the power of the Holy Spirit—to equip and encourage others, and to rescue those who desperately live in hopelessness, shame, and un-forgiveness.  Because of YOU, we are able to touch lives domestically, and internationally, day after day, month after month, year after year!
 
Not just for what you do, but for who you are… THANK YOU!!
 
Our prayer of blessing over you today is 1 Peter 5:10: “May the God of all GRACE… restore you, and make you strong, firm and steadfast.”
 

– The MSI Team



Exciting Updates and Opportunities!



Tijuana Report

Our border outreach in Tijuana, Mexico was absolutely incredible! The Lord allowed us to minister to 619 pastors and leaders from local and surrounding cities! We are so grateful for the spiritual ‘fruit’ which will continue to ripen for years to come in the lives of many in Tijuana, those still destitute at the border, and beyond.

LOOKING AHEAD

 

The Lord has given us more invitations than ever, so we want to share some big highlights from our ministry calendar with you:

  • International Festival: Santiago, Dominican Republic – December 2022
  • U.S. Celebration: Brownsville, Texas – March 2023
  • ‘Expolit’ Global Conference: Miami, Florida – May 2023
  • U.S. Celebration: Bend, Oregon – July 2023
  • U.S. Celebration: Central Minnesota – August 2023
  • International Festival: Cusco, Peru – Fall 2023


Cultivating Hope in Tijuana, Mexico – April 2, 2022

Words cannot express our burden over the immigration crisis at the border of Mexico and the United States. Spend some time watching the evening news, or do a quick Google search, and the statistics, video footage, pictures and stories are absolutely heartbreaking. One city in particular has caught our attention: Tijuana, Mexico.
 

Did You Know?

  • Located only 15 miles from San Diego, CA, Tijuana is the most visited border city in the world (with an estimated 70+ million people going annually).
  • In 2020, it was considered the city with the highest murder rate per capita of any city in Mexico.
  • According to ABC News, in May 2021, the number of immigrants crossing the U.S. southern border was higher than it’s been in two decades.
  • Thousands are currently held up in migrant camps on the Tijuana, Mexico/San Diego, California border with little to no water, food, or access to basic care and services.
 
This crisis is bigger than any of us. However, on April 2, our team has the opportunity to make a strategic impact— through hosting a conference for pastors and leaders in Tijuana. We are expecting more than 800 leaders from all over northern Mexico.
 
Our goal is simple: invest in the local Church. Why? In order to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up. So, we will ‘train the trainers!’ Our team will be speaking on multiple key topics including increasing and expanding discipleship, confidently sharing your faith, and loving and serving the community effectively.


God is Paving the Way in Santiago!

We are back from our recent trip to the Dominican Republic, and it was wonderful in every way! God gave us great favor as we met with the Mayor of Santiago, government officials, military personnel, and networked with many pastors. In just one weeks’ time, we ministered in 6 out of the 14 ‘regions’ in the Cibao River Valley. We also met with 186 ‘heads of denominations,’ and our team engaged with more than 400 churches! Our Spanish Director, Bayron Lechuga, said this about our trip: “There has never been [such a strong foundation] and so much unity and engagement seen among pastors and churches this early on [in festival planning]. It’s tremendous!” We bless the Lord!
 


2021 Impact

In 2021, God used YOU to make the work of spreading the Gospel through MSI count!


There is Always Reason to Hope

 
An Encouraging Word From Mike This Thanksgiving Season


Impact – Amarillo Festival Por La Vida

Stories are pouring in about the impact Festival Por La Vida Amarillo had on the city:
 
  • Brady Clark, owner of a local non-profit in Amarillo who works extensively throughout the city, reported this to our team: “There has never been a bigger event, in this area of town, than what went on when you (Mike/MSI) were here in Sam Houston Park. It was massive! People have been talking about it and it is unrivaled and unparalleled…great job!”
 
  • “Hi, Mike… Amarillo folks are still talking about the amazing festival that took place in our city! This would not have been possible without your vision and your passion to [see people saved]! Thank you for your heart, your obedience, your love… So many blessings throughout this process. So many great lifetime connections. I’m humbled to have [played] a small part in this movement that will transform Amarillo! To God be the glory!” – Helen, Co-Chair of Festival Por La Vida Amarillo
 
  • “Greetings and Blessings from Guatemala. I prayed the prayer of salvation tonight. I connected with Mike Silva’s superior message on Facebook. I felt changed immediately. I am in my home recuperating from COVID-19. Please pray for me that the Lord will raise me up and restore my heath. Thank you again for the marvelous moments I experienced watching the Festival!” – Angelita (Our new sister in Christ!)
 
We are deeply grateful for the Holy Spirit’s guidance and YOUR support that made this a tremendous event for the city of Amarillo!
Lives were changed and our reach was expansive!
 
  • Local news reported approximately 7,000 in attendance
  • Audiences from 24 countries watched via Enlace Television
  • Radio Broadcast streamed on 968 radio stations around the world
  • 27,000 watched on Facebook
  • 2,590 attended the FestiKids children’s festival
  • 47 partnering churches
  • 22 partnering nonprofit organizations
  • 1,020 recorded decisions for Christ at the park
  • 2,263 decisions for Christ via Enlace Television
  • 1,826 recorded decisions for Christ via Facebook
 
 
For more information about Amarillo and other festivals, be sure to check out our main blog.


Amarillo, Texas – The Results are In!

Join Us in Praising God for His Mighty Work!

 
  • 1,020 recorded decisions for Christ at the park
  • 1,826 recorded decisions for Christ via Facebook
  • 2,590 attended the FestiKids children’s festival
  • 412 individuals were trained to pray with decision makers
  • 47 partnering churches
  • 22 partnering nonprofit organizations
 
The media reports in Amarillo estimate that 7,000 people attended the festival. Another 27,000 tuned in via Facebook and the festival was broadcasted on 968 radio stations around the world reaching an audience of 75 million people!
 
Thank you to everyone who partnered with us to make this festival happen…this is YOUR fruit!!
 


Amarillo Festival – September 4, 2021

 

Festival Por La Vida – Sharing the hope of Jesus!



Courage is a Choice!

 
On Thursday, May 6, Mike spoke at the Central Oregon National Day of Prayer breakfast. We pray that you will be encouraged by this message and remember that courage is a choice!


Hope, Joy, Victory!

God the Father gave His Son, so that His Son could give us life!
 
I want to share with you a message of hope surrounding this special time of year. I pray these truths encourage you, as they have me. And if you find yourself in a season of pain right now… keep believing!
 
Hold on to Hope!


A Story of Love in Action

In a time when social media, news outlets, political parties, and church affiliations can be emotional sources of division, hurt, fear and distraction; I want to pause the noise and remind you, through this encouraging story, about the power of love.
 
Our prayer is this story would spur us onward to loving those around us with intentionality and compassion.
 
Love in action has the innate ability to transform hearts, families, churches, communities and ultimately, the world!
 
Be encouraged!
 


2020 Impact – God’s Provision

 
While this year did not look like we had planned, God’s love and provision were constant above all. He paved the way for new opportunities we had not even dreamt of. Your faithful prayers and support inspired and lifted us and for that we cannot thank you enough!
 


English Virtual Festival Por La Vida (Festival for Life)

For the first time ever, our virtual Festival Por La Vida (Festival for Life) will be airing in English!
 
December 5 at 4pm Pacific – 7pm Eastern
 
You can join us LIVE via Facebook, YouTube or on our website.
 
If you missed it, watch it HERE again!