SundayOur morning began with devotions led by our IW - setting the stage for our prayer walk on the beach. The Uruguayan Alliance National President shared with all the IW's his reflection on the three primary spiritual strongholds within Montevideo: materialism, unbelief, and freemasonry. As we prepared to pray, we were reminded of what the scripture teaches us regarding prayer and distinguishing between selfish prayers related to personal gain versus seeking God's will in our prayers and believe that He will answer. We do need to dream big with God for spiritual awakening for this city who is in spiritual darkness. We prayed to that end.
This afternoon we're experiencing an Asado at our IW's home along with a newer-to-the-field couple. An Asado is a traditional style of cooking that the people of Uruguay, Chile, Argentina, and Brazil all enjoy. While many foods can be cooked over an open fire the term Asado typically refers to grilled and barbecued beef.
This evening we will conclude our concert tour by playing during A Spiritual Greenspace comprised of IW's as well as locals who they've made contact with - seekers who might not recognize that they have a spiritual need. Families and individuals are invited, but if they get a "better offer" from their own family members or friends, they won't come. It's another opportunity to invest in them...if they come. Pray people come and continue to come. IW's in this city continually face rejection, so we pray for spiritual stamina. They are "called ones" to this field that many times is known as the "death field" so we ask the Father, Son and Spirit to equip them and develop "spiritual fortitude."
Thank you for following this blog and for praying for us as we conclude our time here. Tomorrow as we pack and prepare to return home to our sense of "normal," we're asking God to remind us of the things He's taught us along the way and to infuse them into our everyday living.