Friday, March 28, 2008

Praise Report From Scotty Slaydon (FMD):
We had an awesome time in El Salvador last week. Mercy Medical Network sponsored a mobile medical clinic and was able to treat several hundred patients in San Vicente.

On the Friday night after the final clinic we had a service under the big top tent and twelve people received the Holy Spirit. Nine of the twelve were first time visitors who came because the medical clinic was there treating them.

On Saturday we celebrated our National Convention with 30,000 – 35,000 in attendance. There was a great spirit of worship and all day long people were being baptized in Jesus name.

Before, during and after the preaching the baptismal tanks were busy. Throughout the day forty-six were baptized in Jesus’ name and 1,021 were filled with the Holy Spirit.

On Sunday morning we visited Cento Vida and saw seven baptized in Jesus’ name and seven people filled with the Holy Spirit. In the afternoon we visited San Luis, San Marcos and fifteen people received the baptism of the Holy Spirit. It was a very enjoyable and profitable trip. From DLB: Thirty-two people said that they received the Holy Spirit during the conference in Mango Creek, Belize.
From Linda Reed (Middle East):
Here is a note about the Patricks for the Middle East/European Region's prayer list. Yesterday I visited Bro. Patrick in the men's prison in Juwayda, Jordan. He looked well. The guards and director were very courteous to me. They allowed me a special time (on the phone behind glass) to visit with him. Already God has given him great favor with the foreign, Christian prisoners and guards. He told me 'Please don't cry, Sis. Reed, God put me here'. Then he proceeded to tell me of the many miracles which are taking place inside with the prisoners.

Many of these men are simply forgotten.

Bro. Pedro asked me for a Bible. I only had my personal Bible with me, but I gave it to him. I was proud my Bible could be used to encourage these prisoners.

Today, I am delivering a letter to the head of security. Please pray that he will grant our requests.

Please pray:
1. That God will give us favor and allow the Patricks to return to their home for a few days to pack and settle their records with us before leaving Jordan.

2. That there will be no deportation stamp in their passports and they will be allowed to leave with dignity.

3. That God will grant them a visa to the country He wants them to minister in. It is our desire to establish them somewhere in our area.

4. Pray for their health and safety. Pray for their spirits and those around them. Pray a blessing upon the guards who are so kind to them.

We thank all of those who have prayed for the Patricks during this time in Jordan. Also, we thank those who have sent offerings to help cover the costs of this difficulty.