David is 18. He had concluded that Christianity just didn´t make sense. He had given up on God and left church. However, his mom persuaded him to attend our service on Sunday night. When he heard testimony after testimony of God´s power at work in the lives of the young people on our team, his whole perspective changed. He came up to me after the service and asked some deep questions. I gave him some Scriptures to think about and he meditated on them all day Monday and Tuesday. His pastor invited him and his older sister to attend our one-day Pastor´s seminar today. “I now realize that God´s ways are much higher than my ways,” he passionately testified to our entire team this evening, “and from now on I am going to submit my mind to the authority of God´s Word.” His sister was almost in tears as she said, “I can´t believe this is actually happening!”
Ricardo glumly walked into the Pastor´s seminar today with his mother. The Lord prompted me to go up and give him a greeting. He wasn´t very responsive to my broken Spanish at first but his eyes finally lit up when we started talking about photography. Soon several of our team photographers were carrying on a good conversation. A little while later Mario shared the Gospel message with him and he prayed to accept Jesus Christ as his Savior. He broke into a smile and said: “Until now I had always wondered why Jesus died on the cross!”
All around us we are seeing darkened lives suddenly filled with light and hope! Testimonies like these have been happening all around us ever since we stepped foot in Peru. Praise the Lord! Approximately 300 pastors attended the seminar today and responded enthusiastically to the truths that were shared. Several pastors had traveled for 24 hours to attend. One pastor had come from 40 hours away! Each one was blessed and encouraged. Thank you for praying!