Have you ever wondered what happens when two international missionary families, an American ministry, a local church in Rockwall, Tx; all who love God, love others and have a desire to disciple people, get together for a week on a border town in Texas? Keep reading to find out.
In February of 2022, we all descended on Laredo, TX for a week of outreach called #ReviveLaredo Encounter Week that aims to blitz the border town of Laredo with prayer and the gospel for a solid week equipping the local church to go out into the community to share the Gospel and make disciples.
Situated at the mile-marker zero of Interstate 35, Laredo is a border town of Texas with a population of 266,000 where the vast majority of the population speaks mainly Spanish, many of which do not speak any English. Laredo is the largest land port in the United States where and estimated 30,000 semi trucks go in and out of Laredo every day.
Encounter Week saw a collaboration among over 100 people from TTR, six Ridgeview Church members (a supporting Texas church), two Globe Intl. missionary families, and 8 local churches in Laredo during this week of ministry could only have been described as incredible. Together, we all came together across denominational lines to share the gospel. We can sometimes forget that many people who now find themselves in America or have lived in America many years have never heard the simple truth of the Gospel.
In 7 days, we saw 147 teams of 4 hit the streets. We prayed with 748 people, and shared the gospel with 565 people, most were local, some of which were truck drivers, some were undocumented, all were looking for hope.
Behind the scenes, as intercessors prayed, many inner healing prayer sessions where translated in Spanish and people are now living in freedom, able to more freely walk in the calling that God has for them – especially in Laredo.
As we partnered together with God – we also saw 139 salvations. 103 of those people were matched with a local person from Laredo to disciple them. We even baptized 5 people in the TTR Mobile Baptism Truck. It was a beautiful example of collaboration within the body of Christ working together and living out the Great Commission.
“Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore GO and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” – Matthew 28:18-20
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