Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Dreams coming true in Guatemala City


Delmi & Carlos Rivas, Pastors of Iglesia Adonai
When you talk to Delmi Rivas you’re pretty much guaranteed to hear the word “sueños” many times.  Sueños is the spanish word for dream and Delmi has many of them.  Dreams for the children at Casita Adonai.  Dreams for the people of her church, Iglesia Adonai.  Dreams for the spiritually and physically starving people in her community. 

Thankfully, Delmi’s dreams are provided to her and enabled by the God of our Universe.  So, it should not be surprising when her dreams come true.

One of her dreams has been to have a women’s outreach event for the ladies in the community around the church. Our team from Wilson Community Church was honored to be able to help this dream become a reality. 

Around 200 women were treated to a delicious, homemade breakfast of tamales (which is typical for a special event, even at breakfast), coffee and cookies.  Teens from the church and students from Casita Adonai served the ladies.  The tables were absolutely lovely 

thanks to the gifted women from the church who made beautiful flower arrangements for the
The sixth graders from Casita Adonai served the women
event.  Delmi said that many of the women who came to the breakfast never have the opportunity to eat a meal in a nice restaurant, so she wanted the setting to feel like a fancy breakfast out.

The women were also treated to worship music and a message of encouragement from CP Board Member, Tami Rumfelt.  At the end of the event, Delmi invited the women to come up to the altar if they would like to be prayed for.  Over 100 women came forward for prayer.

Delmi said most of the women at the breakfast were not currently attending their church, so her hope that this would be an evangelistic event was fulfilled. She and Pastor Carlos were also very happy that so many of the women and teens from the church helped to make this event a success.  It was truly a beautiful partnership.

When the event was over and our team was back at Delmi’s house for lunch she said the

event was everything she had dreamed of and even more.  She admitted she had been a little nervous because she had no way to know how many people would show up.  She was delighted when nearly every seat was filled. 

We can’t wait to see which of Delmi’s dreams comes true next.  We can only hope to be in Guatemala so we can see it when it happens.

"Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen" -Ephesians 3:20-21 (NIV)