In July 2012 we led a team of nine believers from the United States on a mission trip to Brazil. After returning home, the youngest member of the team, a fifteen-year-old disciple, shared the following we us…
The first night that we arrived in Brazil I honestly just began to feel at peace about the whole thing. We hadn’t done anything yet but all the fears and doubts I had in my mind quite honestly were put at rest when I arrived in the church that night for our first healing/ministering session. This was the first time I was really expected to minister healing over people by myself but in that moment I came to understand that this is what God had been preparing and equipping me for and I knew I needed to step out of my comfort zone and do it.
That night turned out to be one of the most impactful nights of my life. I was so moved by the Spirit when I laid hands on people and ministered to them, I knew and I could feel the Spirit of God working through me and overflowing through me. I was so moved when I heard people testify that they were healed and were just praising God that I just could not stop the tears.
The rest of the trip allowed my faith to grow tremendously and God used me in so many ways that week. Before the trip I really did feel inadequate and unequipped to do this kind of work for the Lord but throughout the whole trip I really began to believe that if God is for me, who can be against me? I realized that it is Christ who does the work, I am just a vessel; I experienced the reality of the verse, “He who is in me is greater than he who is within the world”.
This trip has really made real in my life the idea of “living out your faith” and I have confidence that the Lord will use me in many great ways in the years to come. I hope and pray that my faith will just continue to grow and be lived out every day and I thank the Lord for this life-changing experience.”