Recently as we ministered in San Miguel, El Salvador, we found ourselves standing in a community that was known to all as the most dangerous “spot” in that city of over 500,000 people. Drugs, alcohol, shootings, and gangs were so numerous in the past that most people would not go out after dark.
Then an amazing thing happened. In the church we were working with, we discovered 23 former members of a powerful gang that had been saved and chosen by God to make a difference in their areas for the Kingdom. One, whose name is Hector, had been sentenced to 120 years in prison, but after receiving Christ was released in two years and now is a great leader in that church.
Here is what I discovered with this encounter:
1. God is at work everywhere, even in the most dangerous places.
2. I believe God wants us to take His Word to places like this.
3. “Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” 2 Kings 6:16
Of course we must use the common sense God has given us, but my heart is to help those leaders become all they can be and partner with them to make a difference in San Miguel and elsewhere.
Killings still happen, drugs are still sold, but God’s presence is paving the way for revival there.
What an awesome God we serve,
Terry duPont, Director of Open Eyes Ministries (www.openeyes.org)
P.S. I so appreciate my long-time friend and fellow pastor, Terry duPont, for sharing this great news with us. I invite you to visit their website to find out more about this anointed ministry and how you can be a part. Please lift Terry, his wife Arlene, and their team up in prayer daily as they share the Good News to the lost in Central America.