Everything went wrong!
The Irish host church for my team from Legacy Ministries — a local equipping and counseling ministry led by Bill and Tammy Melton — pulled out. Then a back-up church backed out. Our team of ten arrived as OM scrambled to pull something together.
Everything went right!
Three churches pitched in. Hearts quickly knit. Times of prayer took off. During one of times of prayer that we had with the churches before each outreach, the joy of the Lord came down upon Karen, one of our team members. She fell down and broke her sun glasses. While out on the streets witnessing that afternoon, she stopped in a shop looking to replace her expensive glasses. Karen shared the pictures on her wristband with Louise serving her, and the young lady prayed to trust in Christ. “Somethings just happened in my heart,” she exclaimed. Suddenly both ladies were filled with joy. She was one of 20 that decided for Christ on this everything went wrong and right mission.
Thanks for your prayers during this summer’s outreaches in Ireland and also in Spain and England where people also responded to the good news — 15 in one open air meeting outside Barcelona.
“With this wristband I talked about Jesus to my teacher,” said this Spanish boy to whom I gave one a year ago.
With the World Cup on — I preached a missional message yesterday in a church in Barcelona, Spain. “Imagine this soccer ball as the gospel and the soccer field as the world,” I told them. “Jesus’ Game Plan in Acts 1:8 is for us to take the gospel from one end of the field — local, where you are and take it to the other end of the field — global.” The whole church rose to say that they wanted to get in the game.