WEEK 3 | Team Puerto Rico
Hola from Puerto Rico!
We are on week 3 of being here, and it has been an amazing trip! We started this week off with attending two different church services on Sunday. Matt Palmer, a year one student in SOSL, preached on the father heart of God Sunday morning at a church called Abundant Life. This church does not have a building and they meet in the parking deck of a cardiology clinic. God is so funny! Matt did an incredible job teaching, and afterwards we had a time of ministry. We got to prophesy, pray for physical healing, and Matt got to pray with a few men that approached him afterwards because of how his message had resonated with them.
Two days this week the men on our team worked on their second roof project. They did an amazing job and knocked it out rather quickly! This was in a neighborhood that got hit the worst by hurricane Maria. It was very sobering driving around and seeing how lives had been affected directly by the hurricane. Because the men had worked so hard, the ladies decided to bless them by cooking them a steak dinner and giving them each a prophetic word. It was such a sweet time of getting to bless them and they loved it!
On Wednesday the women on our team got to go to a women’s bible study held at a home of a friend of Becky Potterbaum (friend of Grace Center that lives in Puerto Rico). It was such a refreshing time for all of us. The lady that led it began by talking about how God hears us. We walked away super encouraged by all of the women we met. They were powerhouses that did not hesitate to pray into situations and speak truth over every prayer request we discussed.
Wednesday evening we attended Abundant Life church again where we did a teaching and activation on the prophetic. Mary Taylor, a year one student, taught and she did an amazing job! We were all so proud of her. Afterwards, we had a time of doing prophetic games and it was amazing getting to encourage people that were new to prophesying. It was also neat to receive prophetic words from them as they were learning.
The last day this week was another rest day for us and we enjoyed our second day trip to old San Juan. Many of us found refreshment in spending time with the Lord in a café or at an old fort. Some bought souvenirs to bring back to the states and we all met up for lunch at a rooftop restaurant before we headed back to our house. We ended the day feeling rested, and so thankful for all that Jesus has done on this trip, and all that he is going to do.
It has been a beautiful experience getting to partner with local churches and fellow believers on this island. God loves Puerto Rico and getting to partner with him in bringing restoration has been an honor and a privilege! We are excited and expectant of all that He is going to do in our last week here.
Prayer Requests: Please pray that we finish our time here in Puerto Rico strongly! Also, pray for all of the seeds we have planted to flourish and bring much fruit.
-Written by Lindsay Triola
-Photos by Chris Law & Danielle Wilson