“As our translator shared about his past and how God delivered him, other men began to share how Jesus delivered them too! One man shared that he keeps falling and falling but now he knows he is no longer a slave to his sin because of Jesus.“
We entered through a secure gate and were led down a narrow, but bright outdoor path to a courtyard. Awaiting us were about 18 men who had spent anywhere from the last five days to the last three months searching and seeking. Their backgrounds were as various as ours, but the direction of our decisions had led us all to that place today. The Team had an amazing and unique experience in our opportunity to visit a drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility in Nuevo Laredo.
Our students knew from the beginning that this dynamic was a bit different from the plaza we had visited the day before. Within this courtyard there was a unique atmosphere. The men we were about to encounter had been broken, crushed by their sin, but a great work had already started in many of their lives. We had several men communicate their need to commit their lives to Christ. One man, Hector, needed the healing guidance a little bit more than some of the others. His roller coaster lifestyle had led him to this facility for the third time after he had received his third DUI.
Hector said, “I saw the story in your drama that you talked about that you see with your eyes, but I really saw that second story. The one with your heart, and it was so emotional it brought me to tears.”
As we left the facility, our students knew that in the midst of being called by God to go and encourage these men, God turned the needle of the compass as we found a new breath of exhilaration to share the gospel.
God moved in incredible ways at the Rehab center as well as the Maximum security prison. Please pray for us today as we have our final day of ministry!