WEEK 1 | Team Puerto Rico
Hola from Puerto Rico! To say our first few days were incredible would be an understatement. Our whole team has fallen in love with the beautiful people who call this island home. They are the most kind, generous, and resilient people you will ever meet. The smile on their faces and the kindness they bestow makes it hard to believe all that they went through 1 ½ years ago with Hurricane Maria. While the main cities on the island have mostly recovered, the communities in the mountains are still in process.
We have spent our first few days on the island working with a couple of leaders (Elizabeth & Seraphim) from the local Youth With A Mission (YWAM) base. They have worked so hard and have loved so well the people in the mountain-top communities. They generously invited us to do home visits with them to pray and prophesy over people. Each family has welcomed us openly into their homes and have hosted us really well.
At each home we visited, the Holy Spirit so touched people’s hearts. It’s so fun to watch and be a part of him coming in and changing their lives forever. We have seen multiple healings and seen so many hearts find healing and a deep hug and kiss from Papa God. It’s been so beautiful to see how our hugs can transcend language barriers and communicate the Father’s love so well.
We spent two days building a roof for a wonderful woman named Reyna. She is a community leader and has done so much to bring people together. She made us amazing food (tostones!) for lunch both days we worked at her house. After we were done eating, she would take additional food to her neighbors. She is such a special lady who loves her community so well. It was such a joy to love on her, serve her, and pray over her. We also spent time painting the outside of a house for a charming gentlemen named Simon.
Our third day with YWAM was spent praying over and blessing a house that was given to them. We also spent the afternoon clearing out many branches, vines, and debris around the property. The YWAM team was astounded with all that we were able to accomplish! We also got a chance to pray, prophesy, and bless some of their leadership. It was such a fun day!
All in all, we have had a great time and we’ve seen our God do some really amazing things. And we are just getting started! We are so excited to continue on and see what else he’s going to do!
We will be working with Marazul this week, so please pray for a continuation and deepening of our relationship with them. We will be doing a lot of physical labor, so pray for supernatural strength and energy for our team. Last week, David Wagner prophesied that we would see many filled with the Holy Spirit. Please pray for favor and for open doors for that to happen. Thank you!!
- Written by Mary Taylor
- Photography by Chris Law