The Visit I Couldn’t Wait For

This is an old post from when Vicente visited in 2011 for an almost 2 week trip…

Thursday, July 28, 2011

July

Yeah, July has been busy. Beside having 2 back-to-back teams for more than the first part of the month, we are in the nice summer heat and humidity.

I also started teaching another couple of classes on Wednesdays, which has made for a lot of preparation work.

Anyway, that’s kinda the gist. We continue on, working. We’ve been really going at Street Live (Street Outreach). Having the break dance team here from California was a huge boost to our efforts. Not only did they draw along huge crowds, but they were each very passionate about making the most of every opportunity they had, even the ones they didn’t have. In other words, they scheduled more outreach for themselves as a team. The next team, from Korea, was also very passionate, and typical of Koreans– they were pray-ers. We really enjoyed being with them.

So, yeah, since then, we’ve been really going at street outreach hard, and it gave us an added boost to be more intentional with our opportunities. Even Tuesday night, I met 2 young college girls, and shared who Jesus is to them, and shared my testimony, all in Japanese. We finished and Ty asked if there was anything they wanted prayer for. Nothing specific, but we prayed for them anyhow. I’ve been following up with them through texting since then, and I hope to see them on Sunday.

Also, on a side note, I’ve been reading a book called “Not for Sale” by David B. Batstone. It’s about human trafficking. I really encourage you to get it, and once you start reading, you won’t be able to put it down. It’s very well-written, easy to read, and with stories from those trafficked, the history and tactics of trafficking and the stories of ordinary people doing things to make a difference to stop the suffering of hundreds of thousand, maybe millions of women and children trafficked in this world today. Don’t choose to keep yourself in ignorance.

Well, gotta get running… but hope you find yourself well in this summer season!

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