Thursday, March 20, 2014

just last week.

We have been 'living' church since Valentine's Day.

It's a full time job including my husband's regular full time job teaching high school and my Mommy life.

But I have had a new love for the ministry since we had a truly great preacher visit our church during our married's retreat. Just his friendship with my husband and I was refreshing.

And then we had a tremendous revival just last week.

It’s a great advantage to be homeschooling because me, Glen {family friend} and the kids were able to go to other kid's schools and outreach. We hopped in our big white van we affectionately call, “Great White” and went to the local elementary school ending at 2:10 pm and the high school getting out at 3:05 pm and passed out a couple hundred flyers.

We started our revival with a park fair on Saturday and church on Sunday morning.

God opened a door and my husband was able to get our evangelist into his High School as a guest speaker. For four consecutive  periods he gave his testimony of a horrible childhood and early adult life filled with abuse, alcoholic parents, hard-core drug use and violent gang life. His story resonated powerfully with the more than 1,000 kids who came to hear him. 

During the time he was here, while I was driving, I had a truly moving experience. All of a sudden, I was engulfed in the presence of God. He told me that the flood gates had been opened and there would be no holding it back. It was one of the most powerful moments I have ever experienced.

The revival itself helped me also as I was completely ministered to through his continuous references about how important his wife was to him. The way he spoke about her encouraged me to strive to be that kind of wife to my man.

My husband and I really had a good time with Pastor Romero and his son. By the time they left, we were family.

Normally after a revival, I’m exhausted-- but not this time. I was on fire and revived. This revival was different. And I am excited.


Vivian said...

God is moving in lives and as servants of Him, you all are doing a good job of spreading the good news of our Savior!
He is blessing you!!

Tesha Papik said...

That is so awesome how God spoke to you! You guys are doing a great job I'm sure you're going to see much fruit in the church!!!