It wasn’t the well scheduled day that made our day so wonderful. Quite frankly, “scheduled” would be far from the adjective. Divine, though. Most gloriously, fantastically, uninhibitedly divine, though, would fit quite well in front of the word “day.” The divine day made our day so wonderful!
We left in the morning with the curious question being asked, “Where are we going today?” We chuckled a little and then replied, “We’ll let you know.” We left in the vans and soon found ourselves in the parking lot of a rather large supermarket. Would the management of the store give us permission to perform inside the store? We have two teams; will only one be able to perform? Our teams unloaded and made our way to the store front. Several of us went inside and after talking to several different people we finally made contact with the head lady in the office. Her kind eyes were reassuring. Not only did she say “yes” but she suggested that one team perform at one entrance of the store while the other one performs at the other entrance. Our students quickly left the chilly air of the outside to the warmth of the supermarket. They began to engaged the crowd; many stayed to see the drama. The students went out in their ministry teams and personally shared Christ. Many lives were touched. It was divine!
Both teams then went to another large supermarket and received the same favor-Two dramas at either side of the store! Our students performed again. Although there were many passersby, others paused for a divine moment. Tears flowed from several eyes. The students shared Christ and prayed with them and our divine day became more divine.
Our teams headed back to the church for lunch and a time of such sincere worship. We then separated into our girls and guys groups where “Man Up” and “Reign on” teachings were given.
We headed out again to perform the drama. This time Team Luz and Team Sol went different directions. Both teams were filled with anticipation. Where would God take us? What divine appointment did He have scheduled for us?
Team Luz prayed for guidance and felt God leading to a particular shopping mall. The team piled out of the van and walked into the lobby. As the team directors asked for permission to perform the drama the students prayed. Our team directors soon found themselves speaking to the main person on duty. As they asked for permission and were turned down, there was not a feeling of disappointment but instead a realization that this was a divine appointment. One of the team directors asked the man if he was a Christian. The man replied “no” which quickly lead to a conversation of Christ’s glorious sacrifice for us. The man’s eyes softened. He soon bowed his head and prayed out loud to accept Christ. The Holy Spirit did not lead our team directors to ask permission again from the man but they left to share the divine news with the team. The team exited the lobby only to turn back around a few moments later. In the same mall was a Peter Pan Pizza. This is a restaurant similar to Chuck E Cheese or Incredible Pizza. Our Team Directors felt lead to ask permission to perform in the restaurant. The manager was asked and without hesitation the answer was “yes.” What fun it was to perform in such an environment! Many welcomed the team and allowed them to share. Several came to know Him. On top of those divine appointments was another. In the audience was a lady who runs an orphanage and several migrant homes in the area. She hardily invited us to visit these places. What a divine appointment! God had a purpose for our divine day!
Team Sol also prayed for guidance. They first stopped at the pulga (flea market) where the response was beautiful. Soon after the drama God opened a door and they stepped through. There at the pulga the team was offered to perform at a retirement center. The students loaded the vans and several moments later they pulled into the parking lot. How unusual-why was the retirement center full of kids? The students began to engage the crowd and the drama began. It was in that moment of the drama beginning that the truth of the location came out. This was not a retirement home-it was a migrant center for refugees and homeless! Our drama finished and one of our young ladies spoke. It was her first time to give the “net” which explains the drama and welcomes those in the crowd to follow Him. The response was overwhelming; many raised their hands and then approached our students wanting to know more. The team shared with them about being new creations in Christ and ambassadors. A time of fellowship ensued along with many prayers for the refugees.
Tonight our students gathered for worship and He moved mightly as we talked about identity and how to speak God’s identity of who He says we are into one another. It too was a divine moment as we opened up the room to be a sanctuary—allowing students to stay for those who needed prayer as others could go and get ready for bed. Thinking we would quickly dismiss, hardly a soul got up and left. We spent an additional hour praying over one another. We witnessed the awe of God!
Here we are at the close of our divine day. Our hearts are full. Our eyes are tired. Tomorrow is coming, though! And we’re pretty confident it’s going to be a divine day, too!