Results from the Festival in Trujillo!

The results from Trujillo, Peru are in. We are so grateful for all the Lord did and we are especially grateful for all YOU did to make this festival happen!theyoungrens_msi_trujillo_peru_festival2_030

* 27,362 recorded decisions for Christ
* 25,000 attended the FestiKids childrens festival
* 3,547 attended the Pastors Conference
* 267 attended Workshops and Trainings
* 61,187 students heard the Gospel message
* 217 partnering churches
* 3, 268 individuals were trained to pray with decision makers
* 1,716 people now have clean drinking water

Festival Por La Vida Continues!

It was another electric and power packed lineup of artists this second festival night.  Incredible music that people love and who have the ability to draw masses, but all artists who love the Lord and point people to Christ all throughout the night. 
The Lord used Mike in a mighty way as he proclaimed the Gospel again last night.  The people were so attentive and like the previous night, responded in overwhelming numbers when Mike gave the invitation to receive Christ.  There has been a unique and supernatural outpouring of the Holy Spirit in this place and we are seeing God move in ways and volumes we have never seen before.  So we praise God for that!  Thank you for your faithful and powerful prayers that have been answered here this week.  
If you missed it, you can still go and watch the recording of the live streamed events from both nights on Festival Por La Vida’s Facebook page.
Mike using the Peruvian flag as a spiritual application illustration for the Gospel.
Headlining Artist, Vico C


One of the most exciting and highly anticipated components of Festival Por La Vida is our kids festival, FestiKids.  It’s a family friendly festival for children with clowns, games, face painting, captivating skits, and an age relevant Gospel message.  It was an incredible turnout here in Trujillo and we saw thousands of children ask Jesus in their hearts before the main festival even began!  This is why we’ve come.

Water Well Project

MSI is always extremely intentional to provide the communities we enter with not only compassion aid projects, but those that reflect the needs of the community.  In Trujillo, this was a Water Well project for the small hamlet of San Edelfonso, located just outside the city.
At the dedication ceremony, the resounding sentiment was that of overwhelming gratitude.  This was an undertaking that they could not afford and for this reason their previous water system had been damaged due to vandalism and had been broken for years, providing water for only about 2 minutes per day in an amount insufficient for the needs of the 245 families in the community averaging about 12 individuals per family.  We are happy to report that the new water system and 6 additional holding tanks installed will provide all the towns water needs.
This dedication was a celebration for both parties.  As a thank you to our team local students performed several cultural dances.  Afterwards, members of our team performed a powerful evangelistic skit for them, followed by an invitation given by Mike.  Many raised their hands and accepted Jesus!
Mike dedicating the Water Well with the Mayor.

Festival Por La Vida!

WOW! Arriving at the Festival, the air was absolutely saturated with excitement.  At that time, the initial crowd was notably impressive, but as the countdown clock on the big screen continued to  run down, it grew exponentially alongside with the excitement.
The Festival Por La Vida promises good life, good music, and good news and it delivered!  The good music kicked off with local artist, Willie Malpartida, followed by recording artist and worship leader Nathan Ironside and then an electrifying performance by crowd favorite Raza for Christ.  The night ended with the highly anticipated award winning duo Tercer Cielo who brought down the house.
When Mike took the stage he gave a clear and powerful message from Mark 10, the story of Bartimaeus. His invitation was his powerful testimony of loss, anger, forgiveness, and redemption, and thousands responded with tear filled eyes — a visual illustration that Festival Por La Vida is not merely an event, but a rather harvest for the kingdom of God!  Juan Carlos Rodriguez said it best when he told the crowd, “This is called, ‘Festival Por La Vida’, and there is life here tonight…” there was life and life abundant and many accepted. 
If you missed it last night, you missed out. The good news is that you can watch the recording of the live streamed event on Festival Por La Vida’s Facebook page, and that you have another opportunity at 4:00 P.M. PST Tonight for day 2 of the Festival to
WATCH THE FESTIVAL LIVE! We cannot wait for you to join us then!!!
Nathan Ironside
Raza for Christ
Mike preaching the Gospel.
Tercer Cielo

Marriage Conference

God is Love.  And Jesus is the cornerstone of the church.  Because marriage is a picture of His love for the church it makes sense that we make love the cornerstone of our marriages.  At MSI we are in the business of transformation and this a task we cannot do alone.  For this we offer a marriage conference for our partnering churches.  To better equip them to serve each other and together the community.
With 120 couples in attendance.  We saw Love reignited and bonds strengthened.  Mike gave an opening message that was truly inspired.  Following Mike were back to back messages by Dr. Jaime Miron and Pastor David Lazo on what marriage is, faithfulness, preventing conflict, and strengthening your marriage. When asked how the conference went Dr. Jaime Miron commented, “The thing I liked is that the people didn’t go straight home after. They stuck around to fellowship with each other, and that’s always a good sign.”
Pastor Mike Silva
Dr. Jaime Miron
Pastor David Lazo

Trujillo at a Glance

Please like Festival Por La Vida’s Facebook page and tune in again at 4:00 P.M. PST Saturday to

Worship Workshop

Nothing touches the heart and draws people in quite like music.  In an effort to further serve the Church here in Trujillo we held our first “Worship Workshop” last night – led by recording artist and worship leader Nathan Ironside and Antonio Gonzalez from the Grammy nominated group Tercer Cielo.  The 400 worship leaders and musicians who attended were coached on practice, music theory, and spiritual leadership.
Nathan Ironside
Antonio Gonzalez of Tercer Cielo
Praying over the worship attendees

Serve Team Brings Hope

Today our nine Serve Teams set out once again to share a message of love and hope in various schools and orphanages throughout Trujillo.  Through skits and other visual Gospel presentations, our Teams are able to effectively connect with students and children in a powerful way and we continue to see hundreds say “Yes!” to Jesus Christ!
Serve Team member Colton sharing the Gospel with students
Serve Team performing a gospel skit
Dr. Fred Hess engaging students
Young girl excited for the Festival
We are just hours away from the Festival, please pray for our team as the final pieces come together! 
Please like Festival Por La Vida’s Facebook page and tune in at 4:00 P.M. PST Friday and Saturday to WATCH THE FESTIVAL LIVE!

The Festival Week is in Full Swing!

What an incredible first day of outreach!  Mike has been busy meeting with several government officials and spreading the news of the Festival by means of several television interviews.  The serve teams have hit the ground running and have already seen hundreds say, “Yes!” to Jesus.  Last night, there was an unprecedented attendance at our Pastors and Leaders Conference.  We are seeing a historic unification among the churches of Trujillo.  The reports from the pastors in attendance were that they are extremely encouraged and there is a new found hope and belief that their city will be transformed because of what God is going to do this week.

 Ministering to Police

Mike giving a message to local police
During his closing prayer he gave an invitation to the 19 officers present and to the glory of God, 17 made decisions for Christ!


One of Mike’s television interviews

Meeting the Governor

Mike and the team praying for the Governor of La Libertad, Luis Alberto Valdez Farías
The Governor was presented with his first NTV Bible

Serve Team in Action

The  Serve Teams are scattered throughout the City going to many schools and orphanages today
Teams perform a powerful skit that illustrates the Gospel and many respond to Christ
Serve Team members hand out wordless bracelets that symbolize the story of the Gospel

Pastors and Leaders Conference

The Pastor’s Conference had over 3,300 in attendance
Recording Artist and Worship Leader Nathan Ironside, led worship
As Mike spoke the atmosphere was electric.  Following his message Pastors David Lazo, Ruben Guajardo, and William Pareja continued to inspire, encourage and lift ….as the night went on.
Please like Festival Por La Vida Facebook page and tune in at 4:00 P.M. PST Friday and Saturday to WATCH THE FESTIVAL LIVE!

The Festival Week Begins in Trujillo, Peru!

Our Team has arrived safe and sound in Trujillo, Peru with only minor flight delays.  Here are some images of the experience so far.  Please continue to pray for open doors and hearts!
Please like Festival Por La Vida Facebook page and tune in at 4:00 P.M. PST Friday and Saturday to WATCH THE FESTIVAL LIVE!
The Trujillo town center
Mike speaking at the Marriage Conference
Dr. Jaime Miron sharing a message at the Marriage Conference
Mike and team praying with the General of the Police
Local Transportation
Local Marketplace
A local sugarcane factory that operates 24 hours a day. Sugarcane and asparagus are two large crops in Trujillo.

Watch the Latest from Trujillo, Peru!

As you know, this year, November 18-19, we have the opportunity to practice and proclaim the love of Jesus in Trujillo, Peru.  Our Spanish World Team is reporting breakthroughs among church leaders who’ve held 20 year grudges.  We are witnessing a hunger for the Word of God.  And, we are experiencing a community that is overwhelmed by a depressed economy. 
We are so excited for the coming months as we prepare for the festival.
Please Join with us in praising God for all He is already doing in Trujillo, Peru. 
CLICK HERE to learn more about Trujillo.

Gateway School of Evangelism – Class of 2016


God’s Legacy is shaped by those He sends. Just as Jesus has made me a disciple, I have also been called to make disciples. This is a task I cannot take lightly.  Gateway School of Evangelism is our answer to that call.


Last month we completed our second module of MSI’s Gateway School of Evangelism and we are in awe of all God did!   Fourteen individuals from six nations came for nine intensive days of equipping to “do the work of an evangelist” in their world.  Hearing their stories and getting to know them we can see that God is fast at work preparing the way for the Gospel to be carried to every city, every nation, and every corner of the Spanish World.  The mission of Gateway is to equip, train, and send out effective evangelists.  We believe this next generation has the capacity to reach so many more, and to carry on the life giving work of evangelism. 


It was truly an honor to get to serve these students. This was possible in no small part due to your prayers and continued partnership. At MSI we want to build upon God’s Legacy. We thank you for coming alongside us in this powerful call and ever humbling work.

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:

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

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