This past year, Holy Spirit led me to attend 1st Year Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry (BSSM) in Redding, California. I had an Advanced Ministry Track (AMT) with Richard Gordon and Mark Brookes called “His Glory and His Presence”. One day during this class, Richard called out a few people in the room because He knew the power of God was going to start falling on us. I was one of them and He told me to stand up. I began shaking as the Holy Spirit encountered me and I start seeing flashes of the faces of all these kids in the trash dumps, and I start crying. When the AMT ended, I went inside the Civic for Main Session and my phone was going crazy. I was receiving text messages, pictures, and voicemails from my team back in Nicaragua.
I was so shocked and undone by what was happening that I stepped out of class to read and listen to all of the things my team sent me. I found out the kids I had been contending for in Nicaragua were having encounters with the Holy Spirit! A lot of them did not know what was happening, but I recognized one of the little girls, Ruth, who had been going to our program for months and I saw her in these pictures radically encountering the love of Jesus.
I was able to get a hold of one of my team members and we were able to trace back when this all started. We realized that in the same moment when Richard asked me to stand up in class, not only did the power of God fall on me, but He fell on the kids in the trash dumps in Nicaragua. God is unbound by distance and time!
I decided to go back to Nicaragua during Christmas Break and I noticed a major change in the kids we have been working with. Ruth was highlighted to me during one of Holy Spirit’s encounters and I heard Holy Spirit say: Get up and go to Ruth’s house and talk to her mom because today is the day that she is going to give her life to me. After hearing this, I asked Ruth if we could visit her mom and she agreed. Ruth and I, along with another volunteer, went to her house and when we got there my spirit felt a heaviness in the house.
When I saw Ruth’s mom a radical boldness came over me. I spoke to her about the encounter Ruth had with Jesus and I told her what the Holy Spirit had spoke to me about, which was the reason why we were there. Ruth’s mother began crying and she accepted Jesus into her life. Getting to see all of this unravel truly exalted the goodness and faithfulness of the Lord. Holy Spirit will chase after His people in order to restore family and, in this case, His secret weapon are these kids.