We want to joyfully give thanks to our Lord for His grace and blessings at the retreat. Here is a short summary of some of the events that took place at the retreat.
1) Our Lord blessed us with Dr. Zachariah, Loulou and Pastor Hisham. Many of us renewed our commitments and kneeled down in prayers.
2) As of our last session, two of the visitors claimed in front of the congregation that they decided to stop being slaves to a sin and submit their lives to the Lord (great courage that we all need to confess our sins in front of a group).
One man stated that he felt that a powerful spirit surrounded and empowered him at the retreat.
One woman was touched by the love that she felt.
Another man (non-believer) was happy to see people in person that he heard or saw before on T.V.
A member of ours was happy to be able to be in the retreat with the group after starting his new job (he had been unemployed for two years prior to the retreat).
Even the hotel supervisor, who was a non-believer, was touched by the gospel that was shared with him. He received a booklet from us and was more open to learning about our Lord.
3) The English meeting was very fruitful. One boy was strongly touched by Pastor EZ's testimony.
A girl also was touched by his testimony and Pastor James as well.
Maged, our youth leader, stated that it was a great blessing for almost everyone that attended the meeting.
Please continue praying for those people that newly committed their lives to the Lord and for all of us to keep our fire alive. Many blessings.