Friday, January 15, 2010

A day at the Park

It's Day 6 of our trip and God has opened a new door for us. We knew when we came to El Salvador we had to have willing hearts and be ready to accept the challenges that God gave us. We knew God would put doors in front of us for us to walk through  (in faith ), and when we got to the other side we would see the work he had for us. Today was no different.
  8 of us went into a park in downtown San Salvador to do an outreach. We sang songs in Spanish, performed a skit, presented Jesus to those who did know him, and help those who did know him understand him better. Wahba gave a hygiene lesson and we had 21 people accept Christ! We passed out toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap and some cookies and juice for everyone. It was a great expereince!
  I was brought to tears when God showed me one of the many reasons he brought me here. Two men came to us early in the event in obvious need of help. They were suffering from alcoholism and we were able to pray for them, with them, and be with them as they accepted Jesus. Later we taught one of them to pray for his friend who needed help and explained how now that he had Jesus in his heart he could also pray for healing for others. We introduced them to the local pastor who will welcome them into his church and help them in anyway he can. It was an amazing experience for me to see these 2 men where I once was, and be able to stand there and tell them that Jesus is how I was able to over come my own addiction to alcohol and be forgiven for my sins... and all they had to do was to have faith and give it all to Jesus. Our God is a forgiving God and without him I would surely still be suffering.  I would ask for all of you to pray for them as it will not be an easy road for them as well as everyone who accepted Jesus this week.

Romans 3:22-24 “This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. There is no difference, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus”

  Dr. Michael and Jackie Tyner were able to work at the hospital today and work with the local surgeons and assist in an operation while showing the local doctors some new equipment and techniques. They will return tomorrow to work with them more in the surgical department. This is a great blessing as the doctors here are eager to learn and see more of what can be offered.
After our outreach we were blessed with a trip to the beach through a friend of Hanna’s hands. We walked the beach and swam in the ocean and pool of the Laughing Pelican House. We watched all of Gods glory as the sun set over the pacific before we headed back to the city for dinner.

God Bless all of you and may you see God in all of his amazing glory daily.
Greg Lewis

1 comment:

  1. Greg, I'm continually awed by how God is putting each of you in contact with people you can help with your individual experiences and walks. Because of your transparency and submission, the love of Jesus shines through you in such powerful ways. Continued prayers for all of you and the people whose lives you're touching.