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Suffering Has Meaning

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   "Be prepared to suffer for me, in my name. All suffering has meaning in my kingdom. Pain and problems are opportunities to demonstrate your trust in me.  Beating your circumstances bravely-even thanking me for them-is one of the highest forms of praise. This sacrifice of thanksgiving rings golden-toned bells of joy throughout heavenly realms. On earth also, your patient suffering sends out ripples of good tidings in ever-widening circles." -Jesus Calling

For the first time since the attack, Ruben was able to share with the guys in the soccer tournament this past Sunday.  It may be hard to "thank God" in all situations however it is much easier when lives are saved from the grasp of the enemy.  Ruben shared his testimony and then asked if anyone would like to pray and accept Jesus in their heart and two guys raised their hands and accepted the Lord.  We are so thankful for the, now, 3 souls that have come to Christ because of this horrible situation.  It shows th…

Fuel to the Fire

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Saturday the Embajadores de Cristo team (District youth department staff) went to a youth activity called Express Your Faith in Chalatenango.  It was an activity that brought together different churches in the area and Ruben was asked to preach.  It was the first time he had preached since the attack and he didn't go into much detail, as the sermon was focused on another topic, but he did take some time to share what had happened and how he lost his eye.  Ruben had a gift of speaking prior to the accident but now he is even more anointed.  God used him before but because of what the devil tried to do it has just added more fuel to the fire.  We are both seeking God's face even more and because of that we know we are going to see God do great things.    Many young people were touched by God and not because Ruben is such a great speaker but because of the Holy Spirit and because we have decided that his attack will not be an obstacle but an opportunity.  
Psalms 90:12 "Teach…