El Salvador Day 2 - A Note From Tony
As the first time I saw Bernadette, God continues amazing me through her life. It's really an honor to be a part of her ministry team. There are so many emotions mixed together in every school, church and even restaurants that we visit. There is no way one could say that God is not with her and in what she is doing. Especially when you see all those little faces of kids who want to hug her after she speaks and you see that honest look filled with love and thankfulness for her encouragement directly to their hearts. Teachers and administrators are so touched that you see them waiting behind just to shake her hand, a little kiss and to say thank you. There are no words in this world that can explain all you feel when you see little hands rising, and they put it so high in the air to be sure that Bernadette can see them, as a seal that they know what have they done.
I'm also amazed with the fact that God has given Bernadette a special gift. She is so strong! Today we (all the men on her support team, INCLUDING JEFF!) were exhausted and struggling to stay awake during one of her presentations. But there she was, as always, with no problem talking all morning long. The days for us are not long enough. We have so much to do and so little time. Her list of speaking engagements continue to grow each day so much that when we're leaving she will speak on our way to the airport. That's why it's so so so so important that you continue to support our team with your prayers. It's not easy but Bernadette choses to obey her calling in this life and I am blessed to be here, and be a part of this "Mission of Hope" that is changing my life too and giving me a closer look at God's hand in action!
Speaking of Gods hand, can you believe that tonight 5 churches gathered together, away from the city, in a small town called Tepecoyo, just to hear Bernadette's testimony? Well, this night was a lot more than that. The Lord used her in a powerful and marvelous way to bring encouragement to those churches. When she finished I saw the longest line ever, in front of her, of people waiting to hug and kiss her. Everybody had a word for her, encouragement or thanks for her words. The battery of my camera was low and the line was still long. One by one... Kids, teenagers, women, men, pastors, worship leaders... All wanted to say to her how blessed they were with her words or to say that they received Jesus in their hearts tonight. She told me at the end that she experienced the most incredible night of her entire ministry. Tonight we saw at least 20 raised hands at this church and 45 students at 2 schools this morning.
Thanks again for all your support that allows my sister Bernadette this incredible opportunity to answer God's call on her life. Soon you will see all this in motion and I just pray that our video will let you taste a little portion of all the amazing things that are happening on this trip.
God Bless You All,
Posted by Bernadette at February 21, 2008 11:56 PM