The Western District Welcomes You!

Thank you for visiting the Western District Foreign Mission's Department blog. Our intent is to provide you, the pastors, ministers, and saints of the Western District and the United Pentecostal Church International as well as our friends who would like to visit a place to be informed of events happening in our district and to share their thoughts concerning missions with us. We appreciate you taking the time to look over our site, to read the different posts, and last but not least to share your thoughts.


Missionaries traveling in our district:

May 2012

~Dwane Abernathy - Belize, Central America
~Robert McFarland - Israel/Palestine

June 2012

~Robert McFarland - Israel/Palestine, Middle East
~Jason Long - Nicaragua, Central America

July 2012

~Crystal Reece - Tonga, South Pacific
~John Hemus - United Kingdom, Europe

August 2012

~Crystal Reece - Tonga, South Pacific
~Cynthia White - Jordan, Middle East


Tuesday, December 25, 2012

~Merry Christmas 2012

Merry Christmas everyone! May God continue to bless and enrich your life as you serve Him!

Western District Global Missions Division
Mike Hanks, Director
John Thomas, Secretary
Jerry Powell, Promotion Director
Don Demyan, Director - Region 1
Clayton Brown, Director - Region 2
John Thomas, Director - Region 3
Morgan Underwood, Honorary

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

~The Tweet Before Christmas! - 2012

- by Raymond Woodward

 ‘Twas the night before Christmas and all across Twitter, Nimble digits did type, iPhone screens were a-glitter.

      The tweets they were flying with speed and delight, As each one made plans for a great winter's night.

 "I'm traveling," "I'm eating," “Winding up odds and ends,” "I just wrapped the presents,” “I'm visiting friends."

     When all of a sudden, to collective dismay, Every screen froze like ice. Twitter wouldn’t display!

One horrible moment silenced all of the chatter; I rebooted three times, then saw what was the matter.

     Away to their website I flew like a geek, Punched the URL in, then I started to shriek.

The dreaded “Fail Whale” that appeared on my laptop, Made my blood pressure soar and my heart do a flip-flop.

     I felt my pulse quicken, my complexion turned grey; If I can’t read some tweets, it will ruin Christmas Day!

I can’t live with my source of quotations in shambles, Can’t survive without jokes or those cynical rambles.

     But that’s not the worst! Now this tech-savvy pastor, Can’t find sermon thoughts – a colossal disaster!

No @TFTenney! No @JerryLDean! No @joelurshan! No @LukeLevine! No @clloydmitchell! No @jimmytoney! 

     No terryshock! No @pauldmooney!

Their tweets had all vanished and that made me nervous; In just a short while we’d start Christmas Eve service!

     I was counting on wisdom in tweets that inspire, But when Twitter goes down I profusely perspire.

And then in a twinkling it all became clear, And I felt holy boldness instead of my fear.

     With a swift revelation I knew what to do: I would simply preach Jesus, from Luke chapter two.

How He took upon flesh and was born in a stable, To redeem and invite us to mercy’s grand table.

     A burden of sin was placed on his back, The earth it did quake, and the Heavens turned black.

When at Calvary, this baby who now was a man, Cried out, “It is finished!” and sin’s gulf did span.

     Then just three days later some empty grave clothes, And a rolled-away stone made it clear - He arose!

As God’s Word became new, this confessed Apostolic, Realized with a jolt, “I’m a Twitter-aholic!”

     I can let it distract me from something far better – Spending quality time with my Savior’s Love Letter.

No more will God’s Book sit unused on a shelf, While I tweet one more quote from my ingenious self.

     Just then Twitter came up, what a beautiful sight! But my fingers held back, and the silence felt right.

For our hope’s not in websites, or Twitter, or things, But in Jesus, Emmanuel, King of all Kings.

     By the glow of my phone, like a dim winter moon, I just tweeted one time to say, “I’ll be back soon.”

Then I gathered my family and we started to leave, To be on time for church on this quiet Christmas Eve.

     But I turned my phone off, ‘ere we drove out of sight – Merry Christmas to all! I’ll skip Twitter tonight. :-)

- Courtesy of Raymond Woodward (used by permission)

Saturday, December 8, 2012

~Philippines/One Year Later 2012 - Another Major Typhoon ...

1:07AM EST December 8. 2012NEW BATAAN, Philippines (AP) — Search and rescue operations following a typhoon that killed nearly 600 people in the southern Philippines have been hampered in part because many residents of this ravaged farming community are too stunned to assist recovery efforts, an official said Saturday.
With nearly 600 other people missing after Typhoon Bopha struck on Tuesday, soldiers, police and volunteers from outside New Bataan have formed the bulk of the teams searching for bodies or signs of life under tons of fallen trees and boulders that were swept down from steep hills surrounding the town, said municipal spokesman Marlon Esperanza.
"We are having a hard time finding guides," he told The Associated Press. "Entire families were killed and the survivors are still in shock. They appear dazed. They can't move."
He said the rocks, mud, tree trunks and other rubble that litter the town have destroyed landmarks, making it doubly difficult to search places where houses once stood.
On Friday, bodies found jammed under fallen trees that could not be retrieved were marked with makeshift flags made of torn cloth so they can be easily spotted by properly equipped retrieval teams.
Government authorities have decided to bury unidentified bodies in a common grave after police forensic officers process them for future identification by relatives, Esperanza said.
He said heavy equipment, search dogs and chain saws had been brought in by volunteers from as far away as the capital, Manila, about 590 miles to the north.

Nearly 400,000 people, mostly from Compostela Valley and nearby Davao Oriental provinces, have lost their homes since Typhoon Bopha struck and are crowded inside evacuation centers or staying with relatives, relying on food and emergency supplies being rushed in by government agencies and aid groups.
The typhoon plowed through the main southern island of Mindanao, crossed the central Philippines and headed to Vietnam, but it has lingered over the South China Sea for the past two days.
On Saturday, the weather bureau raised storm warnings over the western part of the main northern island of Luzon after the storm veered northeast. It said weather systems to the east and west had sandwiched Bopha, slowing it down and forcing it to make a U-turn and head toward the western part of the northern Philippines. Forecasters warned that the waters off Luzon would be "rough to very rough."
"I want to know how this tragedy happened and how to prevent a repeat," President Benigno Aquino III said during a visit Friday to New Bataan, ground zero of the disaster, with ferocious winds and rains lashing the area.
Officials say 276 people were killed in Compostela Valley, including 155 in New Bataan, and 277 in Davao Oriental. About 40 people died elsewhere and nearly 600 are still missing, 411 from New Bataan alone.
Davao Oriental Gov. Corazon Malanyaon told the AP that clean water and shelter were the biggest problem in three of the worst-hit towns in his province facing the Pacific Ocean, where the typhoon blew in from.
The economic losses began to emerge Friday after export banana growers reported that 34,600 acres of export banana plantations, equal to 18% of the total in Mindanao, were destroyed. The Philippines is the world's third-largest banana producer and exporter, supplying well-known brands such as Dole, Chiquita and Del Monte mainly to Japan and also to South Korea, China, New Zealand and the Middle East.
Stephen Antig, executive director of the Pilipino Banana Growers and Exporters Association, said losses had been conservatively estimated at $300 million, including $200 million in damaged fruits that had been ready for harvest, and the rest for the cost of rehabilitating farms, which will take about a year.

Please PRAY for those who have been affected and impacted by this 'Super Storm' (Bopha) which is one of the most powerful to have ever hit the Philippine Islands.

It has been confirmed that a UPCI pastor, Bonie Antiga and his 2 children are still missing. We received confirmation that his wife died. We have also been told that 15 other church members perished in the storm. There are 3  UPCI churches that were greatly damaged and in need of assistance. Make a CONTRIBUTION today too Compassion Services International to assist with the needs of those that have been severely affected by this storm.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

~Happy Thanksgiving 2012!


Thank you everyone for your faithfulness and support in every area of giving...working together with God we can and will accomplish the work He has given us to do.

God bless all of you today as you celebrate 'Thanksgiving' with your family and friends...may God's continued blessing be upon you and your household as you serve Him.

"In all things give thanks..." - it doesn't mean that every thing that happens in our lives is good but that no matter what happens we will continue to praise and worship God and give Him thanks for His goodness, mercy and truth. "For the Lord is good, His mercy is everlasting and His truth endureth to all generations."

Western District Foreign Missions Department
Michael Hanks, Director
John Thomas, Secretary
Jerry Powell, Promotion Director
Don Demyan, Director - Region One
Clayton Brown - Director - Region Two
John Thomas - Director - Region Three
Morgan Underwood, Honorary Director

Thursday, October 18, 2012

~Be A Real Mentor!

To train a new generation for ministry we must get rid of pride and pretension
My friend Charles wanted a mentor. He was eager to learn the ropes of ministry, so he asked an older pastor for training. The pastor agreed—but Charles soon realized the man wanted a valet, not an apprentice. Charles became the man’s “armor bearer.”
The man never took Charles on hospital visits, involved him in ministry assignments or prayed with him. Instead, Charles was expected to carry the pastor’s briefcase, fetch coffee and take suits to the cleaners—with no salary offered. In this case, “armor bearer” was a spiritualized term for “slave.”
This bizarre trend became popular in churches 20 years ago, but it still thrives. It appeals to insecure leaders who need an entourage to make them feel important. Some pastors have even assigned trainees to serve as bodyguards—complete with dark glasses and concealed weapons. These young men are instructed to keep people away from the pastor so he doesn’t have to talk to anyone after a church service (because, after all, the poor preacher might be “drained of his anointing” if he fraternizes with common folks).
Excuse me while I barf!
I’m not sure what is more nauseating: That some pastors think they are discipling young leaders by exploiting them, or that church members tolerate such pompous behavior from a so-called man of God. And we wonder why many young people have stopped going to church?
When I turned 50, I decided to spend most of my energy investing in the next generation. This became my passionate priority because I met so many gifted men and women in their 20s and 30s who craved mentors. Many of them, like Charles, were looking for authentic role models but could only find self-absorbed narcissists who were building their own kingdoms.
If you want to make a genuine impact on the next generation, please make sure you are not infected with the armor bearer virus. Take these steps to adjust your attitude:
1. Get over yourselfAs soon as Jesus began his earthly ministry the devil tried to strike a deal with Him. Satan offered the celebrity spotlight by showing Jesus the world’s glory and saying, “All these things I will give You, if You fall down and worship me” (Matt. 4:9). But Jesus didn’t buy it. He chose the path of servanthood even though He knew it would lead to the cross.
Today’s insecure leaders don’t realize it’s the devil tempting them to become rock-star preachers. Fame is too alluring. Before they realize it, their heads have swelled and ministry becomes a means to prove their imagined greatness. A leader with an inflated ego will have zero interest in investing in others. You must tell yourself daily: “It’s not about me!”
2. Stay accessibleEarlier this year I led a retreat for young Ugandans who are training for ministry. We prayed together, shared meals and swam at a local pool in the afternoons. When we finished three days of teaching sessions I asked them what they enjoyed the most about the retreat. One guy summarized everyone’s sentiment: “We loved that you were with us.”
Young people today don’t just want our sermons. They want to sit down for coffee after the sermon. They want to ask questions. They can listen to a hundred preachers on You Tube, but when you invite them to dinner, offer to pray with them or take them on a mission trip, you mark them forever.
3. Keep it real. Older Christian leaders have picked up some bad habits that turn off young people. Some ministers preach with affected voices, wear weird hairstyles and insist on dressing like funeral parlor directors—even on their days off. Please talk in a normal voice when you preach so young people won’t dismiss you as a fake. Be transparent, admit your faults and let everyone know you’ve had struggles. Young people don’t want to follow someone who pretends to be perfect.
4. Pour on the encouragementMany young people today struggle to stay disciplined. Some have addictions. And many of them have attitudes! But you will never reach them if all you do is point out their faults. You have to win their hearts before you address problems. If you saturate them with the love of a caring father or mother, their spiritual growth will amaze you.
5. Don’t cling to power. Jesus was the Son of God, yet He willingly handed His authority over to His disciples and told them to finish the job. Likewise, Paul invested his life in Timothy, Titus, Silvanus, Phoebe and others—and he expected them to go farther than He did. Every good leader is already thinking of his succession plan. If you have a tendency to control, dominate or manipulate people, you must wrestle with God until your pride is crushed.
Young leaders today don’t want to be your butler or your valet. And they won’t follow people who strut and swagger. They are looking for mentors who walk with the limp of humility.
~This will ruffle a few feathers but it is an absolute must read. We must do this! - Jimmy Toney (from a tweet earlier today).

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

~A Report from the Gilliam Family in the Philippines

Time Is Running Out.

Jesus instructed us that while it is day we must work. He warned in the Gospel of John that the night cometh when no man can work.  I truly believe we are living in the last days. The generations that live upon the earth are watching the sun set over the horizon. The night cometh. We must work. As I write this, my mind is racing back through memories of great elders who preached the soon coming of the Lord. I can hear the urgency in their voice. We must work. It must have been with that same urgency that Jesus commanded Judas, "that thou doest, do quickly."

It was with this same urgency that my wife and I felt the Lord speak to us about the Philippines. We have been a part of several missions trips and crusades to various countries over the years and knew that global missions would always be a huge part of our lives. After seeing thousands receive the Holy Ghost in the Philippines in 2001 we knew that when God's timing was right, we would return.

I cannot tell you the times over the last 10 years that we have dreamed, talked and prayed about that return. Just over a year ago the Lord spoke to my wife and I that NOW was the time to GO. So we applied as AIM evangelists to the Philippines and requested to base in Manila. The Global Mission's executive board approved our request and we begin the task of raising our budget.  So many pastors across the nation and in our home distinct (Western District UPCI) have supported our vision and have given sacrificially to the cause that God has called us to. We are so thankful for every single prayer and offering that has been sent our way.

Once we arrived in the Philippines, the Missionaries and National Philippine pastors have gone to great sacrifices to take care of us and to make sure we stay busy preaching and teaching. One of our goals was to preach revival services in local churches no matter the size of the congregation. We have had a tremendous time doing just that. In the two months that we have been here we have seen almost 200 receive the Holy Ghost at the time of this writing. All this in local churches. Crusades are great, but they are very expensive. Our burden was to take the crusade spirit into the local church. Saving them money and helping each church see that they can have the same great outpouring in their own churches, not just at the large crusades.

Not only have we been busy preaching through out the Philippines but we have also had the distinct honor of teaching at the Acts Bible School under the leadership of Brother and Sister Flowers. They are long time missionaries and have poured themselves into us. They have also went out of their way to love on our kids. That has meant the world to my wife and I.

Needless to say we have fallen completely in love with the students at Acts Bible School in Manila. While I was preaching their Spiritual Emphasis Week, the Lord stopped me right in the middle of preaching; He spoke to me and said, you have dreamed of praying thousands through to the Holy Ghost, now pour that into each of these students and they will each pray tens of thousands through. A very heavy burden settled on me during that service. Teaching others to reach others has a multiplying affect that will cause a global revival. I want to be a part of that. I want to work while it is day.

While here we have met Filipinos that are starting churches all over the world. Even deep into the Middle East, Vietnam, China and many parts of Europe. Because of wars and work laws they can go into many countries that Americans just can't reach at this time. So as AIM evangelist, our global mission is training them to go. And they are going. They are working. They are making extreme sacrifices to spread this wonderful truth.

My wife was blessed to 'step in' for Sister Kelley Dibble in her personal ministry of praying for the children at a nearby hospital.  National Children's Hospital is a place for poor families to take their kids who are suffering.  She saw some very startling things, but feels forever changed because of the opportunity to share some hope and healing words to these very sick children and their family members.  So many stories, so many lives that touched her heart and have left a mark that has forever changed her.  It is her prayer that her words and prayers were as much of a blessing to them as being able to minister to them was to her.

We have committed to join with the Missionaries and the National work in the Philippines to help them see the DREAM fulfilled.


One Million Souls In Five Years

Thank you for your continued prayers and support! Thank you for investing in Global revival. The night cometh. Let's continue to work.

The Gilliam Family,

Trent, Amber, Jon, and Ella

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

~UPCI GC2012 in St. Louis, MO - More photos

More photos from General Conference 2012 in Saint Louis, MO 
   (Since I don't know the name of everyone in these photos I included no names to avoid offense)

Monday, October 8, 2012

~UPCI General Conference 2012 - St. Louis, MO

Photos from the UPCI General Conference 2012

The Arch - 630 feet in height

America's Center

Conference Hotel

Downtown St. Louis, MO

Don Demyan and Ron Phillips in front of Mike Shannon's restaurant

Jerry Powell, George and Cheryl Craft (The Crafts have been missionaries for more than forty years in Europe)


Global Mission's Exhibit Area

Bruce Howell, General Director of Global Missions
iChurch Seminar by Bruce Howell and Jim Poitras

Exhibit Area for CAC Region

Banners depicting different countries

Brad and Regina Thompson, missionaries to Guatemala, Central A

Friday, September 28, 2012

~Words Can Change Your Brain


Note! Perhaps my next post will be about what the Bible has to say about 'WORDS.'

The Most Dangerous Word in the World

This word can damage both the speaker’s and listener’s brain!

(Published on July 31, 2012 by Mark Waldman and Andrew Newberg, M.D. in 'Words Can Change Your Brain')

If I were to put you into an fMRI scanner—a huge donut-shaped magnet that can take a video of the neural changes happening in your brain—and flash the word “NO” for less than one second, you’d see a sudden release of dozens of stress-producing hormones and neurotransmitters. These chemicals immediately interrupt the normal functioning of your brain, impairing logic, reason, language processing, and communication.

In fact, just seeing a list of negative words for a few seconds will make a highly anxious or depressed person feel worse, and the more you ruminate on them, the more you can actually damage key structures that regulate your memory, feelings, and emotions.[1] You’ll disrupt your sleep, your appetite, and your ability to experience long-term happiness and satisfaction.

If you vocalize your negativity, or even slightly frown when you say “no,” more stress chemicals will be released, not only in your brain, but in the listener’s brain as well.[2] The listener will experience increased anxiety and irritability, thus undermining cooperation and trust. In fact, just hanging around negative people will make you more prejudiced toward others![3]

Any form of negative rumination—for example, worrying about your financial future or health—will stimulate the release of destructive neurochemicals. And the same holds true for children: the more negative thoughts they have, the more likely they are to experience emotional turmoil.[4] But if you teach them to think positively, you can turn their lives around.[5]

Negative thinking is also self perpetuating, and the more you engage in negative dialogue—at home or at work—the more difficult it becomes to stop.[6] But negative words, spoken with anger, do even more damage. They send alarm messages through the brain, interfering with the decision making centers in the frontal lobe, and this increases a person’s propensity to act irrationally.

Fear-provoking words—like poverty, illness, and deathalso stimulate the brain in negative ways. And even if these fearful thoughts are not real, other parts of your brain (like the thalamus and amygdala) react to negative fantasies as though they were actual threats occurring in the outside world. Curiously, we seem to be hardwired to worry—perhaps an artifact of old memories carried over from ancestral times when there were countless threats to our survival.[7]

In order to interrupt this natural propensity to worry, several steps can be taken. First, ask yourself this question: “Is the situation really a threat to my personal survival?” Usually it isn’t, and the faster you can interrupt the amygdala’s reaction to an imagined threat, the quicker you can take action to solve the problem. You’ll also reduce the possibility of burning a permanent negative memory into our brain.[8]

After you have identified the negative thought (which often operates just below the level of everyday consciousness), your can reframe it by choosing to focus on positive words and images. The result: anxiety and depression decreases and the number of unconscious negative thoughts decline.[9]

The Power of Yes

When doctors and therapists teach patients to turn negative thoughts and worries into positive affirmations, the communication process improves and the patient regains self-control and confidence.[10] But there’s a problem: the brain barely responds to our positive words and thoughts.[11] They’re not a threat to our survival, so the brain doesn’t need to respond as rapidly as it does to negative thoughts and words. [12]

To overcome this neural bias for negativity, we must repetitiously and consciously generate as many positive thoughts as we can. Barbara Fredrickson, one of the founders of Positive Psychology, discovered that we need to generate at least three positive thoughts and feelings for each expression of negativity. If you express fewer than three, personal and business relationships are likely to fail. This finding correlates with Marcial Losada’s research with corporate teams,[13] and John Gottman’s research with marital couples.[14]

Fredrickson, Losada, and Gottman realized that if you want your business and your personal relationships to really flourish, you’ll need to generate at least five positive messages for each negative utterance you make (for example, “I’m disappointed” or “That’s not what I had hoped for” count as expressions of negativity, as does a facial frown or nod of the head).

It doesn’t even matter if your positive thoughts are irrational; they’ll still enhance your sense of happiness, well-being  and life satisfaction.[15] In fact, positive thinking can help anyone to build a better and more optimistic attitude toward life.[16]

Positive words and thoughts propel the motivational centers of the brain into action[17] and they help us build resilience when we are faced with life’s problems.[18] According to Sonja Lyubomirsky, one of the world’s leading researchers on happiness, if you want to develop lifelong satisfaction, you should regularly engage in positive thinking about yourself, share your happiest events with others, and savor every positive experience in your life.[19]

Our advice: choose your words wisely and speak them slowly. This will allow you to interrupt the brain’s propensity to be negative, and as recent research has shown, the mere repetition of positive words like love, peace, and compassion will turn on specific genes that lower your physical and emotional stress [20]. You’ll feel better, you’ll live longer, and you’ll build deeper and more trusting relationships with others—at home and at work.

As Fredrickson and Losada point out, when you generate a minimum of five positive thoughts to each negative one, you’ll experience “an optimal range of human functioning.”[21] That is the power of YES

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Thursday, September 20, 2012

~UPC Pastor Killed in Columbia, South America

Protestant Pastor Henry Rodriguez, 44, has been shot and killed in Bogota.

BOGOTA, COLOMBIA (BosNewsLife)-- Rights activists on Wednesday, September 19, demanded a "full investigation" into the murder of Protestant Pastor Henry Rodriguez, who was shot dead near his church in the capital Bogota, after dozens of other church leaders were reportedly killed elsewhere in Colombia.

The 44-year-old was leader of the United Pentecostal Church in the Marsella neighborhood in the Kennedy sector of Bogota.

Religious rights group Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) told BosNewsLife that the exact reasons behind Sunday's "assassination" remain unclear, though local media quoted witnesses as saying that the murder was carried out by several professional gunmen.

Christians said Pastor Rodriguez was shot "multiple times" when leaving his church after the September 16 afternoon service. CSW said two men were seen "on a moped, a method commonly used in professional hits in Colombia."

Hospital staff were unable to resuscitate him, Colombian media reported.


While an assassination of a church leader is rare in Bogota, dozens of church leaders have reportedly been killed by illegal armed groups outside the capital.

The Colombian Council of Evangelical Churches (CEDECOL) Peace Commission, a CSW partner, said up to 30 church leaders are assassinated each year.

"In general, leaders are targeted because of their refusal to cooperate or support the objectives of the illegal armed groups. However, the reasons behind the murder of Pastor Rodriguez are unclear as he had not reported receiving any threats prior to Sunday’s events," said CSW, who is demanding "full investigation."

Pastor Rodriguez, who was reportedly to graduate in October from the Baptist Seminary in the western city of Cali, is survived by his wife Sara, and their three children.


The missions director of the United Pentecostal Church of Colombia, Vicente Arango, said in published remarks: “Our heart is troubled by the departure of our brother, companion, and faithful friend. Our brother Henry Rodriguez, left for the King’s palace."

He said the pastor "Now awaits the joyful words of our beloved Lord, “Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your Lord.”

CSW Chief Executive Mervyn Thomas told BosNewsLife that his organization is also "devastated to learn of the assassination" and "are extremely concerned" that the killing "was carried out so brazenly in the capital city on the steps of the church in front of many witnesses."

He said CSW has encouraged "the Colombian authorities to ensure that a full investigation into the murder of Pastor Rodriguez takes place soon and that those responsible are brought to justice."

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

~WD GMD 'Youth Impact Team ' - Guatemala 2012

~Day 7 Saturday Aug. 18th, 2012

End of Youth Week activities:

School where youth activities were held.

In preparation for the activities we swept and cleaned this entire area, cleaned and setup chairs in classroom where service was held in the afternoon.

Jerry E. Powell with two of the beautiful young ladies who were part of the day's activities.

Young people gathering prior to fun and games to receive instructions for the afternoon.

Tirso Gonzales and Luke Campbell prior to activities.

This was really funny to watch...sack races.

Group photo of the young people who participated.

Andrea Powell addressing the young people.

Joseph Castro speaking to the young people...he did a great job. This group of young people was very well-behaved and very attentive. Samantha Campbell provided the translation into Spanish.

They listened, were touched and prayed in the altar.

Joseph Castro making an appeal to the young people and they responded.

Praying and seeking God.

Andrea Powell fell in love with the Guatemalan children.

He couldn't leave without some homemade food prepared by the ladies of the church...I was glad he shared a little with me.