Festival por la Vida – Bello, Antioquia, Colombia

Well of Life Changes Lives for Over 1,000 Families

Well dedication ceremony –Our Serve Team gathered in a small community within Bello— where our well project was located— for the official opening and dedication ceremony.  Many of the 1,000 families this well will serve gathered to take part.

Well dedication ceremony–Our Serve Team gathered in a small community within Bello, where our well project was located, for the official opening and dedication ceremony. Many of the 1,000 families this well will serve gathered to take part.

 The local Pastor who will manage and watch over the well for the community, cut the ribbon with MSI Board members Pastor Ruben Guajardo (left) and Howard “Butch” Wilson (right).

The local Pastor who will manage and watch over the well for the community, cut the ribbon with MSI Board members Pastor Ruben Guajardo (left) and Howard “Butch” Wilson (right).

Local Pastor pictured in front of plaque.

Local Pastor pictured in front of plaque.

Safe, clean water!  THANK YOU to all who made this gift possible!

Safe, clean water! THANK YOU to all who made this gift possible!

FestiKids

Thousands gathered for Festikids – our children’s festival – which offers a variety of family friendly activities like face painting, nail painting, inflatable bounce houses, balloon animals, music, haircuts and much, much more.

Festi Kids Clowns
Festi Kids Nails
Festi Kids
Bello, Antioquia Festival

A massive crowd gathered Saturday night for Festival por la Vida in Bello – a celebration of “Buena Vida, Buena Música y Buenas Noticias” (Good Life, Good Music and Good News).

Massive Crowd at Bello Festival
View of the Crowd in Bello
Festival Por La Vida Bello
A Mike Silva International favorite, Raza for Christ, brought down the house with their electrifying “reggaeton” sound that is always a fan favorite in every city we go to.

A Mike Silva International favorite, Raza for Christ, brought down the house with their electrifying “reggaeton” sound that is always a fan favorite in every city we go to.

The Lord used Mike mightily Saturday night. Your prayers for a great harvest of souls were answered and we praise God for His goodness and graciousness. Mike used the story of the Centurion whose faith was so big he believed Jesus to heal his servant just by speaking the words. The crowd was so captivated by the story and attentive to Mike’s delivery that when the invitation was given, and the free gift of salvation was offered to anyone who would believe and receive, an incredible percentage of the crowd responded! In fact, we are still counting the responses! We had heard earlier this week that there is only 1-2% in this Medellin-Bello area who professes faith in Christ. So we believe what we saw and experienced was simply a city that was ready and receptive for the message we came to share, and God’s gracious favor to use us to bring people unto Himself. We give God all the praise and all the glory as He so deserves!

Another miracle of the night was seeing one of our very own Serve Team members put her faith and trust in Jesus Christ during the invitation!

Mike Speaking at the Bello Festival
Worshipping at Festival in Bello
Woman Committing Life to Christ
Mike Sharing the Gospel at Bello Festival
Man Committing His Life to Christ in Bello
Mike Carrying the Colombian Flag at Festival
Woman Raising Her Hand at Bello Festival
Artist Nathan Ironside

Artist Nathan Ironside

Mike was presented, by the Mayor, with the keys to the city and an invitation to return.

Mike was presented, by the Mayor, with the keys to the city and an invitation to return.

Artist Alex Campos

The rain held out the entire festival until headliner and Colombia native Alex Campos took the stage.