We arrived home Tuesday afternoon and are starting to get back to normal from this remarkable trip. We are convinced that the enemy is very threatened by "Step Up To Life" in Tijuana. We all came under attack in various and multiple ways before, during and following the trip... weather, scheduling, health and finances. For example every time the team was in ministry sessions Pastor Rodriguez wife, Rosa, was attacked with severe headaches.
There was heavy rain the night before the SUTL Training, which would be like an ice storm in Omaha. We scheduled it on an open day, and then three major pastor's events were scheduled on top of us... One was the government announcing on Wednesday a pastor's seminar for Saturday morning on how to bring donations across the border...
We had targeted this training for senior pastors to give them the Biblical basis for Conviction, Repentance and Lordship to help counteract all the easy believe-ism most had been taught over the years.
We were disappointed as only about a fourth of the key pastors could make it, but the Lord had a surprise for us. Unexpectedly about 50 college age city youth leaders showed up and we were amazed at how excitedly they devoured these deeper concepts. It seems the Lord wanted Pastor Murdoch to invest into the future generation of Tijuana leaders.
The team also had some wonderful ministry times to leaders and the slideshow below tells the story better than words. You can click on this link to our Picasa Web Album then click on any picture to enlarge or click on "Slideshow" for a full-screen slideshow.
Thank you for your faithful prayers and partnership.
Dave, Sheryl, Steve, Mary, & Pastor Murdoch