Today has been a day of miracles (un dia de milagros).
We set out this morning to split our day between construction and evangelizing. The day started out looking much like yesterday but with blisters and sore muscles. It turned out to be a pretty amazing day. On this trip, each day has built upon the day before. The momentum has been building, the excitement growing, and today was no different.
We started off at the construction site where we have helped turn two concrete slabs in a church and a home, complete with electricity, sheetrock, and shingles. That was actually miracle number two. The first miracle was the attitude of our team. We witnessed our teenagers step so far out their comfort levels that we know only God could do that. Their feet hurt, their muscles were tired, they were hot and dirty, but they persevered. They pushed back. They laid themselves down for the sake of the cross, and God was glorified!
After lunch, we invited people from their homes to meet with us in an empty lot in their neighborhood. Three of our team members(Caila, Madison, and Avery) shared their testimonies with the crowd that had gathered, then Caleb shared the gospel message in a clear and loving way. Close to ten people made the choice to begin a relationship with God and others asked for prayer for specific things including healing from pain and disease.
As we headed back, Chloe said, "Everyday has been astonishing in so many different ways. From the church we have built, to the people we have led to Christ, we have taken every moment to further God's kingdom. I believe that God has and will continue to do great things in the hearts of not only Rosarito, but our team and our church family as well.
In the evening, we joined together with the large group for a time of worship and sharing our stories of the day. A young American girl said she was praying for a local woman without an interpreter and the Spanish language began flowing from her mouth. Another group of teens prayed for someone with a limp and God healed them. Every group had stories of lives being changed. People being drawn in to a relationship with a loving Father.
We have seen God do miracles today and as we go to sleep, we can't help but wonder, "what will He do tomorrow??"