The last days of May and first days of June I did a ministry tour in Del Rio, Ciudad Acuña, and Piedras Negras, Coahuila. I first visited my Dad, Missionary Bob Bell, and spent a few days working with him on some projects. I was there for the 2nd anniversary of Mom’s homegoing. I didn’t want him to be alone. I am glad I could be there and spend some time with him. I also got to minister to some other missionaries, Vic and Denise Wheaton who run a ministry on both sides of the border.
The ministry started off by ministering Thursday night to the students of the ECAP prophetic school, led by Apostle Eduardo Ruiz. They combined all the classes from Piedras Negras, Acuña and Nava. They actually opened up the meetings to everyone, so we had a packed crowd! Afterward I organized prophetic teams with the prophetic school graduates and students to help me minister later that weekend!
On Friday night I ministered in Ciudad Acuña at the El Buen Pastor Methodist Church with Pastor Jose Luis Treviño. This was my first time to minister at this particular church. They people were so hungry for God. I prophesied to quite a few. At the end of the service 70 people received the baptism of the Holy Spirit! This was just the beginning for an amazing Pentecost Sunday Weekend!
Saturday I ministered to approximately 20 Methodist pastors from Piedras Negras, their families and leaders, about 80 people in all. The first objective was to teach them on stewarding the move of the Holy Spirit in their churches. They had asked me to come because many in their congregations have been receiving visions, dreams and prophetic words. So I was able to help them with that.
Afterward, the teams we formed Thursday night came and we ministered to all 80 people, plus a few more in about 90 minutes. The ECAP teams did such a fantastic job! I was so pleased! The Lord moved on the hearts of those ministered to. One of the Methodist pastors who had formerly been opposed to the prophetic opened his heart.
On Sunday morning I ministered for the San Pablo Methodist church in Piedras Negras. This was the very same church where I started ministering in Mexico in January of 1999! Since then the church has gone through many changes, but they have kept a love for the things of the Holy Spirit.
That afternoon we had a combined service with ALL the Methodist churches in the area. I’m not sure how many people were there, I’m guessing close to 500. Since it was Pentecost Sunday I ministered on the baptism of the Holy Spirit. We had close to 200 people come forward and receive!!! Wow! What a way to celebrate Pentecost! To see the slider with pictures, click on the link to see this on my blog.
As always, Dianne and I are so grateful to you for your prayers and support. It truly makes the difference. Financially, this last trip was a sowing trip (the offering covered my trip expenses and little more), but the fruit was so very much worth it!