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!
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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: 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

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!

Cuba Team 2016 2
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