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It’s a dark world, Be the light

Candle Light Service

It’s been a really difficult year. 2020 will forever mark a time in history that was filled with fear, uncertainty, pain, sickness, loss, anger, hatred, and confusion. People have suffered through isolation, losing their jobs, and the death of their loved ones. And as the months pass by, people start to lose more hope, and reason to live.

This is where we come in. “You are the light of the world” is Jesus’ answer. He knew that darkness has a tendency to try and overtake, dominate, and control. But He has already overcome the world. And as his followers, he gave us a powerful weapon to fight darkness; His very own Spirit, who shines through us and lets the world know that there is HOPE. And that is exactly what all those people are desperate for.  Those living in darkness need hope for change, for healing, and restoration. Hope for true comfort and a hope for eternity. We carry that hope inside of us. So don’t hide it. Open your windows and let everyone see it. Look into the eyes of the people that you pass today, and speak hope into their lives. Pray for healing over the sick. Help someone in need. Tell others about Jesus. And before you know it, those around you will light up. And the more light that shines, the less darkness there will be.

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Stories Behind the Photos – The Wire Glasses

africa kidWe just had a long drive into the village and when we got there, all of the kids were super excited that we had shown up.  They all started running up to the bus and just wanted to see the “Mzungus“. (The White People)  As the kids got close, the adults had to step in and push them away so we didn’t run any of them over.  As we looked out, all we could see was excitement in these kids faces and it brought us so much joy!  But when we stepped off the bus to go setup everything, there was one little kid that came up to me and a friend, noticed that she was wearing glasses, smiled and ran off.

A couple minutes later, he came back and had found some wire and made his own glasses just to be like her.  As I looked over to see this kid, I had to take a picture because it was the coolest thing the see him want to mimic her, even to what was on her face.  From that point we knew that they were hungry and God was going to use us in mighty ways to bring the Gospel to this village.  And that is what He did, thousands heard the gospel that day and many came to Christ.

~Travis Silva

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