Salinas, Ecuador, will never be the same after the Charis Bible College group of fourteen students ministered there. Though it was a mission trip that lasted only eight days, the miracles the Lord did through them will last forever. The team ministered for a pastors’ conference, in schools, at a rehab center, and in fourteen different churches. In each location, the team found that the Ecuadorean people were open to receive healing, salvation, and the baptism in the Holy Spirit.
At Charis, the students learn to walk in faith and are encouraged to be bold in operating in the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Peggy said that — as the leader of the team – it was so rewarding to see how all the students let the Lord lead and use them. She watched and help translate when people who were prayed testified, “Si, yo soy bueno ahora” (I am good [healed] now.) They were so happy. The student who chronicled the reports from the team members said that there were at least thirty-five healings, seven salvations, and two baptisms in the Holy Spirit. Of course, there were many more that were not recorded because of the language barrier; however, the tears and smiles on their faces were evidence that the Lord had touched them.
At one church, the keyboard player was having difficulty playing and asked one of the students to pray for him. Immediately, the pain in his shoulder stopped and his music playing improved. He rejoiced as he swung his arms around to show the church how God had touched him. In another service, a lady came forward for prayer in response to a word of knowledge about someone suffering from depression. After she counseled and prayed with the student, she felt the darkness that been hanging over her lift and went out of the service a person with a smiling face full of joy. [Read more…]