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Hello and welcome to my favorite part on this Website!  Here you'll find out a little more about me as I keep you up-to-date on my progress, my speaking engagements and any new projects I might be tackling.  It's my way of staying in touch with you, so do stop by regularly.  I'll be frequently updating this area with my reflections, happenings, personal photos and other additions.  Enjoy your visit!! 

Y'All Come Back Now, Ya Hear?

~Bernadette

February 23, 2008

El Salvador Day 4 - Fast and Furious!

Chepe and Me!Dear Friends,

Things are CRAZY here!! We are almost at the end of my trip and we still have so much to do. My schedule is INSANE and so tight that Chepe is driving like a mad man trying to get me to all my engagements on time. Jeff has become a Master at dressing me at the speed of lightning so we can make a quick turn around.

When we say that my schedule "continues to grow," we aren't kidding! Remember the pastor at the Pollo Campero restaurant? Well, I'm scheduled to speak at his church on Sunday night. He also mentioned that I'm speaking on our way to the airport on Monday. Some of you may be wondering why I keep accepting additional invitations, but this is my purpose here. Every invitation is important; another opportunity to touch hearts and impact lives. For instance, on Monday before we return to you, I will speak at a nursing school. This is an INCREDIBLE opportunity because they are not Christians. They are interested in simply hearing my story and you know that if they hear my story, they will also hear about Jesus. How could I say no to this??

TonyDid I tell you that Tony likes to ride in the back of our pickup truck, sitting in my wheelchair, with his camera to film our travels? Don't worry, this is allowed in this country! Today, Chepe was driving so fast, because we were running late, that I saw my wheelchair tilting with Tony in it as we went around a corner. Then his glasses went flying off his face and into the street!! Suddenly, we heard a loud banging on the ceiling of the truck to stop. Amazingly, we found his glasses without a single scratch! What a miracle! We know it was because of your prayers, covering us.

Yesterday, I spoke to about 200 students at school called Ladislao Leiva and 35 accepted Jesus!!!! Today I spoke in a ladies tea where they had a ton of questions for Jeff afterwards. Then we rushed over to a church called Campamento de Dios where approximately 27 commitments were made.

Hearts opened to Jesus!It is overwhelming to see what's happening here on this trip. God is really listening to your prayers and working in the hearts of everyone within the sound of my voice. From the bottom of my heart, I thank you for your prayers and financial support of this ministry. It is only because of you that I am able to respond to this tremendous call on my life. I want you to know that it gives me great joy to do this.

Well, I will leave you now and go to bed. Pray for me, I'm speaking 3 times tomorrow and one more time on my way to the airport on Monday.

Love from El Salvador,
Bernadette

Posted by Bernadette at February 23, 2008 11:59 PM