Friday, May 20, 2016

Visitors from Wisconsin

Many many years ago, when I was just a wee little girl, my grandparents were missionaries in Acapulco, Mexico. One day, they went to McDonald's and while eating they looked across the way to see an American Apostolic-looking couple. They went over to greet them and ask if they were Pentecostal. Jesus name baptism? Infilling of the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking in other tongues? Holiness? Yes, yes, yes, and yes! Turns out this couple pastored in Racine, WI and were in Acapulco vacationing!

Bro. Schumacher ended up preaching for the Wakefields while there and from that time on they've been good friends. Isn't that funny? Two Apostolic families meeting on the mission field - I know that does not happen very often! Every so often the they will come down to visit and sometimes bring a group from their church. They visited a couple weeks ago and we had a couple of special services with them.

Bro. Schumacher is a very calm preacher, but you hang on to each word he speaks. One of our new converts fell in love with his way of preaching and was very disappointed when he arrived at the next service to see Bro. Schumacher was gone! He wanted to know when that preacher would be back again!

God's greatest desire - a heart to live in
It was in one of these services that Ailyn got the Holy Ghost. I didn't find this out until later, but the ladies from Wisconsin that were praying with Ailyn said that when she first started speaking in tongues, she was saying, "I love you Jesus, I love you Jesus!"

Ailyn stood up in testimony service later on that week and began to cry. She said she was thankful that God filled her and her mom with His spirit and she has faith that her sisters, Perla and Suleima, will receive the same gift very soon. We are anxiously awaiting this as well! They were both in the altar on Pentecost Sunday praying!



Jennifer Connell said...

That's so awesome about Ailyn! When my parents were in Costa Rica years ago there was a girl who did not speak English praying in the altar. When she received the Holy Ghost she started saying (In English) things like, "It is love, it is joy, it is peace!" So amazing! I love when God does things like that!

Loving all your posts!


The Wakefields: Missionaries to Mexico said...

That's amazing. I've heard stories of it happening as well...but never to someone I knew and in my own church. It's awesome!


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