This week, we had powerful encounters on the streets of Recife. Gi, Aline and I prayed for dozens of people and they were touched in different ways by Papa’s love. One special time was with a 16 year old girl, homeless and very depressed. It’s been months since we last saw her, but she came to our street church. There she came for arts and to talk to us. She was so touched, tears were dripping down her face, and after we prayed for her and it was time to go she asked for us to come back more often. This young princess had been so abused by men in her life that she despise all men, she even kicked one guy that night as he tried to seduce her. She is so wounded and hurt, but she saw Jesus that night. As we were leaving she gave us all hugs and called me dad, all smiles. I didn’t understand at first, but Aline told us later, “she hates men, she has not seen a standard for godly men in her entire life, and now she sees it. She saw Jesus, she saw purity and she acknowledged that her way, calling you dad.” Wow! That’s a testimony worth sharing!!! She called us the next day to Aline asking for us, saying she misses us and that she wanted to play dominoes with us in the streets. Aline and Gi already got the dominoes. We will keep loving on her, showing her value and purity. Yay! Wow! How wonderful for us to be a part of life transforming encounters like this. You are called to do the same, reveal the Father everywhere you go and be an answer of the hope you possess for those who have no hope.
Tomorrow I fly out for the 2013 Youth Power Invasion, I’m super excited with all the God has for us these days. We will be hosting crusades, training and revival meetings all over the city of Santarem in lower Amazon. Pray for our team, speakers and the event, pray also for the Shores team, the next love banquet and the ministry of Jesus in Recife.