What an amazing day! Yesterday morning was the last day of the Pastor’s Conference, and there was such an awesome spirit of unity in the room. If the pastors of this area will continue to step into their destiny, and into a future of being led by the Holy Spirit in every area, there is no limit to what they will be able to accomplish for the Kingdom here in the Dominican Republic.
As we were heading out to the crusade, it began to rain, and by the time we got to the stadium, it was really coming down. We figured that not many people would show up due to the inclimate weather.
Oh, WE of little faith!
As we pulled in, one of the worship bands was already lifting up praises to the Father, and the crowd was already well into the thousands. By the time Pastor Ronnie Jr. took the stage, there were close to 5,000 people there… hungry for a touch from God. He preached a powerful salvation message, and shared some of his own testimony. When he gave the invitation to accept Jesus as their Savior, hundreds of people flocked to the front of the stage, and into the Kingdom!
What we are experiencing is both heart-breaking and refreshing. While it is heartbreaking to see the poverty and need that exists here, as well as the spiritual desperation, it is refreshing to see a desire and thirst that bad weather and inconvenience cannot quench. To see thousands of people standing in the pouring down rain to receive a touch from God convicts me of our level of commitment and complacency to the things of God. May God light a fire in us that no amount of negativity, discouragement, or bad weather can extinguish! May the power of His Spirit sweep into our lives and fill us with a renewed desire to see souls ushered into His Kingdom! May our every heartbeat beat as the heartbeat of the One Who gave His all for us!
On a personal note, I am so thankful for our faithful friends and partners that have given to our ministry. It is your generosity that makes the work we do in places like Cien Fuego, Dominican Republic, Huehuetenango, Guatemala, the Gambia, and other places throughout the globe possible. When we come to places like this, where poverty is so tangible, it drives home the point that “no gift is too small for need so great”. If you would like to be a part of what we are doing in places like the Dominican Republic, please call our 800 number… 1-800-877-6493. You can also visit ronphillips.org , or simply click here.
2 replies on “A Traveler’s Journal: Braving The Storm”
This is a real life changer for this team and for the future of our mission work. So blessed by them, RPM & Abba’s House for loving people who need Jesus. Thanks for sharing the good reports.
Praise the Lord..thanks for the the journal…. what an awesome God we love and serve…thanks Ron and Ronnie for what you do….