I Am On My Way!

Hey My Friends,
 
Happy New Year! 2018 is off and running for us with a sensational opportunity. As you read this, our Spanish World director, Bayron Lechuga and I are on our way to Madrid, Spain and then on to The Canary Islands (located off the coast of Northern Africa).
 
This trip is a critical launching point as we go to these places in hopes of establishing key relationships and cultivating future opportunities for evangelistic outreach in this part of the world.
 
Would you please pray with us and for us this week?
 
  • The President of the Ministerial Association in Madrid will be our “host” and introducing us to key pastors in Madrid and in The Canary Islands. Please pray for favor.
 
  • Pray for pivotal connections to be established and doors to be opened for future outreaches. We plan to do multiple Pastors Meetings this week.
 
  • Please pray for a filling of the Holy Spirit and for the Lord to move in the hearts of local pastors – that they would be compelled to partner with us through discipleship and facilitation during a future festival.
 
  • Did you know there is a pocket of displaced Latinos from Central and South America in Madrid who have fled there for political and economic reasons; and now find themselves isolated in this city? They are the reason we are going there! I want to go to them with the Good News of the Gospel! Don’t you?!
 
  • As we ask God, “Is this a place you would have our team go?” Please pray that He would make the answer crystal clear.
 
This is just the beginning of what we hope for in 2018/19. This year we are going to be more strategic, focused, and God willing, more fruitful than ever before!
 
Stay tuned for our praise report when we get back.
 
Blessings,
 
Mike Silva


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The Festival Week Begins in Santa Cruz, Bolivia!

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On Monday, as the majority of U.S. Serve Team members were in route to Bolivia, the long anticipated week of ministry activities in Santa Cruz began.  God has already begun to answer our prayers for Him to transform lives here in Bolivia.  Our team visited a local school and village where work was being completed on a well refurbishment project.  The village was extremely appreciative for the compassion that was shown their village. Also, each family in the village received a home water filtration system, which will ensure everyone has safe water to drink.  Daniel from Agua Yaku, shown below, explained how to use their new filtration systems.
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Also, we hosted a marriage conference featuring, Mike Silva and Dr. Jaime and Gail Miron.  The 25 couples who attended were taught Biblical principles for a healthy marriage. 

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Serve team members arrived late Monday night and awoke early Tuesday morning to begin scattering all over Santa Cruz and the surrounding regions to share the love of Jesus in word and deed.  The city is teeming with banners, billboards, flyers, radio ads and TV commercials about the Festival this Friday and Saturday night.  People are eagerly anticipating what God is going to do through the proclamation of the Gospel here.  

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Serve With Us—Colombia 2015



Quetzaltenango Report Video

An estimated 11,000 people from three villages are now drinking clean water as a result of the well restoration project in Xela.  The villagers dug a ditch five feet deep approximately a quarter mile and we provided the finances to replace the shoddy pipe with new, suitable pipe that will be servicing their villages for years to come.

In addition to the Serve Teams and the Compassion Aid projects, God worked mightily at the festival and the pastor’s conference as well!  Below are some of the results:

    • 14,212 people received Christ at the Festival!
    • 1,850 people were trained to pray with decision makers
    • 208 churches partnered with the festival
    • 1,550 people attended the pastor’s conference
    • 11,000 (est.) kids attended the “Festikids” children’s festival


20 Days Out – Guatemala Festival



60 Days Out – Guatemala Festival



Guatemala Promo Video

 


VIDEO: What’s Happening in Quetzaltenango



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