We truly had an awesome week Igniting passion and Empowering vision with a team of ladies from Next Level Church (Fort Myers, FL)! Our ministry time together was spent decorating church facilities for dear friends who pastor and minister in Zone 18, one of the most dangerous areas of Guatemala City. To see the surprise and tears of joy that were expressed on pastors, Roger & Jani’s faces upon seeing the newly decorated kitchen and office for the first time made the hard work so worthwhile!
Children’s hearts were touched once again at the government girl’s school, Casita Benjamin daycare, and Lily’s home for physically & sexually abused girls. All these children/teenagers live in some of the most poverty stricken areas of the city and come from extremely dysfunctional, abusive backgrounds. It was so much fun to love on these kids throughout the week.
El Oasis continues to be a highlight as we minister to the prostitute women who work in an area of Zone 1, old downtown Guatemala City, known as “la Linea” (the tracks). Sharing the message of hope, forgiveness, and God’s unconditional love in a very dark, desperate area where approximately 300 women prostitute on a daily basis, is spiritual warfare at its best. Putting on Women’s Tea for a local church where Ruth, former prostitute now faithfully attends gave the team a chance to experience the fruit of the ministry in full circle.
THANK YOU so much to the 11 team members who represented Next Level in the most excellent way, and so much appreciation to the pastors, friends and family who supported this team and helped make their trip possible! To GOD be ALL the Glory!