Congresso da Paz 2010 was a huge success. The Paz worship team ministered powerfully and launched their new CD. Missionary/Pastor Abe Huber delivered the Word of Life with anointing and conviction. The testimony of ex-soccer player João Leite had a huge impact. The three-night drama involving huge sets, dances, a sweeping story-line awed and inspired. But more than ever this year, God took center stage as there were a number of awesome healings including a deaf woman hearing and speaking again, a wheel-chair bound paralytic walking. Tumors completely disappeared and bad backs were completely restored (just to name a few of the healings that took place). But that doesn’t even mention the greatest miracle of all — salvation — of which 1,374 people gave their lives to the Lord! Hallelujah!
Each one of these new Christians will be visited personally by a cell-group in their area (if they don’t already have one). They will be invited to the cell group and well cared-for, receiving one-on-one discipleship and growing in the vision of the church — to win their family and friends for Christ and disciple them. Please pray for the church now, that we would not lose a single new convert during this critical time. Thank God for His awesome move of healing, salvation and grace that only seems to grow every day here in the Amazon! Now follow along each night through these pictures and be inspired and blessed by all that God is doing.
Congresso 2010: Sunday Night
Friday, July 4 | Santarém Brazil | Photos: Micah Gregory
One of the things we always pray for during Congresso time is that there would be good weather. That way people are encouraged to come. Also, our huge sets sit outside the whole week before the Congresso, so rain and storms can easily damage them. Sunday night, just a few minutes after the Congresso began, the skies opened up and started to pour down rain. In spite of the rain, praise and worship continued on with even more determination and focus! It was as if God’s grace poured down from above and everyone was soaked in the presence of God. After the rain stopped, it was much cooler and the whole support team had time to touch-up the set before it went out. And the stadium was still jam packed.
Click to see more photos from Saturday and Friday on the following pages.