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Y'All Come Back Now, Ya Hear?

~Bernadette

February 25, 2008

El Salvador Day 6 - Jesus, the Great Physician

Dear Friends,

By the time you get this Jeff and I will be home. Our time in El Salvador has come to an end and I'm writing this on the plane as we fly back to Miami. It's amazing how quickly the week has gone by, the many places we've visited and the incredible number of lives that have been changed.
Future nurses!
God has moved mightily this week and I'm so thankful to Him for allowing me to be a part of what He is doing in so many Salvadorian lives. This morning, before going to the airport, I spoke at a nursing institute. This was not a Christian school but I was invited to speak to one class of about 72 students. I want Jesus!Something phenomenal happened there. At first, arms were folded and some even rolled their eyes when I did my opening prayer. This was a tough crowd of young adults but there is no heart too "tough" for God to penetrate. I watched as one by one they began to connect with me, and smiles appeared. At the end, I had tears as at least 25 hands went up to receive Jesus!!! One by one, they came to me afterwards, giving me little notes, jewelry and hair pins – all while whispering in my ear, "Oré contigo" (I prayed with you). WOW!!

Oré contigo - I prayed with youI cannot thank you enough for your love, prayers and financial support that makes it possible for me to do this. I find it a tremendous joy to be used as a tool in Gods hands to effect change in a person's life. In 6 days, I spoke 13 times and saw 211 people open their hearts to Jesus!! Thanks so much for sending me!! You have made a difference in the lives of many!!

Love to You,
Bernadette

Posted by Bernadette at February 25, 2008 10:37 PM