Walking in the AWE…
#TeamMexicoSpringBreak headed out yesterday for an intense day of ministry. Awe Star teaches about walking in the Awe of God. It is referenced in Acts 2:43, “Everyone kept feeling a sense of AWE and many signs and wonders were taking place through the apostles.”
As teams entered markets, parks, and Refugee centers, each team filled the air with prayer. The atmosphere was thick. First time student missionaries were nervous and maybe a little scared, but prayed with intensity that God would do in them what they knew they could not do themselves.
They had been prepared to share their story on the street, but after they performed the street drama - a chronology of the gospel in the local language - they were told that they were to prayerfully engage the people. Stepping out in faith, they looked for The One that God was leading them to talk to.
Most of these student missionaries have never engaged in this type of intense ministry. Obstacles of language, self-doubt, and a little fear accompanied them as they stepped-out with as much faith as they could muster.
Then it happened: Student after student began seeing God break out of eternity and invade time to fill their mouths with words as they boldly shared the gospel. Families, children, displaced peoples, and even the homeless were being transformed as students talked with them about Jesus. It was beautiful. It was the Awe….
A few captions of the day:
“I saw a boy, and I knew God wanted me to share the gospel with him. I asked the leadership if I could go talk to him. We had stopped for lunch but God had more in store. I asked the boy if he knew who Jesus was. He said no. I then shared all the way from creation to resurrection and the boy wanted to receive Jesus. It was awesome!”– Jedi Edwards
“We were in the refugee center and we had just done the drama. I saw a couple of little girls and began to share the gospel with them. Then a few more showed up; before I knew it, ten kids had come over and I was able to share the gospel and lead all ten to Jesus!" -Madison Swopes
“I was most surprised today that when we prayed, God really answered! It was raining and we began to pray so people could see the drama and hear the gospel. Then all of a sudden, the rain stopped. We did the drama and as soon as we were done, the rain started back! God stopped the rain so we could share the gospel!” –McKenna Barnes
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