The Spirit Moves on Sosua Beach

In October we hosted a mission team from our home church, Foundation Christian Ministries.  We were blessed to have dear friends visit and blessed to make new ones.  We love hosting teams as they bring so much energy and excitement with them.

Working with local pastors, we spent a lot of time at different churches and in different communities.  Ministry happened in many ways including soccer, basketball, dramas, work projects, crafts with children, movies and more.

img_1230One day will forever be a precious memory for me.  We held a beach service on a Sunday afternoon.  The family beach day here in the Dominican Republic is Sunday because most people work Monday thru Saturday.  Some of the youth on the team, along with our son Brodie, performed some worship songs and then all of the youth performed a drama that was very impactful and well received.  The adults also performed a drama that was really moving and the youth pastor delivered a short message / invitation.

Chantz and I were busy helping run the sound equipment and coordinating things.  Sometimes we get busy about the work and miss God moving.  I felt God stop me for one moment and I looked around the area.  The band was playing, and there were several groups standing huddled with beach goers sharing the Gospel of Jesus.  Teenagers were boldly standing before groups of Dominican teens sharing their faith.  A father from Texas was sharing with a Dominican man who was hugging him and weeping heavily on his shoulder as he repented.  Our pastor was sitting at a table, covered in beer bottles, sharing with a man from Europe.  I watched the Holy Spirit work through these willing people on a Sunday beach day. I am so thankful for that moment and for the willing servants who traveled to the Dominican Republic to share.

As the youth pastor offered the invitation, many people raised their hands.  As he explained what this moment meant and asked them to pray voices could be heard all over the beach even above the music come out of the bars.  I saw a couple walking by stop and the man bowed his head and prayed along with the group.  It never gets old seeing people come to the Lord.

Amazing things happened that week and many people came to know Jesus as Lord.   We talked with the team the night before they left and everyone had their high points, and there were many.  For me, I will never forget that moment on the beach watching the Spirit move.

– Renee


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One Response to “The Spirit Moves on Sosua Beach”

  1. Pearl Friesen Says:

    Yes, those are very precious moments. I can visualize the scene. Thank you for sharing it.

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