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Youth Rally in Juigalpa

We just rolled back into our hotel in Managua from a tremendous Youth Rally in Juigalpa, Nicaragua! It was about a 2.5 hour trip there. Once we were in service, 4 YOMers shared their personal testitmony and words of encouragement with the local church:  Drake, Haley, Blake, and Amberea. Then, the YOM Sign Team, led by Amanda Tate, ministered in sign langauge to the song “Lord You Are Good”. When the YOM Sign Team finished their song, the people of the local church were chanting for more! The YOM Choir then ministered in song with “More Love, More Power” and “When the Spirit of Lord Comes Upon My Heart” – in Spanish!The YOM Team also preached tonight, with Dustin Williams, Cici Thornton, and Randall Lee each speaking for about 10 minutes (through the interpretation of Missionary Steve Nix). The Spirit of God continued to move as people began to crowd around the altar. The official report from the Youth Rally in Juigalpa, Nicaragua – 6 received the Holy Ghost for the first time, 22 claim miraculous healing, and many others responded to the Word of God through worship, praise, and prayer. After service the group was served a catered dinner of grilled chicken, rice, potatoes, cooked bananas, and flan. We had a wonderful time getting to know the local pastors (there are 3 apostolic churches in Juigalpa) and enjoying another great meal.Everyone has gone to bed for the night; we have an early morning tomorrow! We will be painting the interior of a newly dedicated church tomorrow morning.Thank you for your prayers, thoughts, and encouraging comments you’ve left on the blog. All of today and tonight’s photos are posted at http://picasaweb.google.com/home.