This past weekend our team had the opportunity to host an Encounter Weekend for the church. An Encounter Weekend is a weekend where people push into God, focus on the Father, and walk through forgiveness. It's a three day intensive time that is focused on inner healing or healing of the heart from life's many hurts. We saw so much breakthrough and freedom in the hearts of the people as they forgave people who hurt them, abused them, beat them, and abandoned them. We also saw physical healings where people were healed of ear pain, headaches, and shoulder and back pain. One man gave a testimony of how he kept seeing himself so clean and pure just like his infant son. It was, by far, the most impactful time with the church yet. I can't wait to hear about all the incredible stories that have been birthed during this weekend!
One amazing experience was when we went to the Blue Lagoon, a naturally heated pool on the outskirts of the city. I, Cindy, was able to pray for an American citizen who lives here and was working there after marrying an Icelander. She was experiencing isolation and loneliness and I was able to pray that God bless her with close friendships and peace in her heart. It was a great moment to just show the kindness of God to point her out and minister to her in a normal way in her everyday life.
Please pray for us as we go out and do street evangelism and love on the people in downtown Reykjavik. Also, pray that we have an incredible last 5 days in Iceland. We will be going to 2 different churches in Sunday so pray that we are able to bless the people at both churches!