Sarah writes – It is winter here in Santa Cruz, Bolivia! Lately, it has been quite windy which reminds of how the Holy Spirit is described in Acts 2. On the first Pentecost Sunday, God’s spirit came down as a powerful violent wind and filled the room where the disciples were. The wind helps me to remember that story and how the Holy Spirit is moving around us and through us and that God is present with us!
About a month ago, I was walking around the city and I realized how hyperaware I was of my surroundings.... Then immediately, I had this conviction and I asked myself, “Am I this hyperaware of the Holy Spirit?” Since then I have been wrestling with that question. Honestly, it was hard for me to answer with a quick yes! I’m sure it has to do with the transition that I have been in since moving here, but once I realized it then I started to pay attention. Over the last couple months God has given me opportunities to see where he is at work through different ministry opportunities he has given me in Cochabamba and in Santa Cruz.
During my last visit to Cochabamba with a team from South Parkersburg Baptist Church, Parkersburg, West Virginia, I saw firsthand God’s spirit moving. I went to help translate for the team as well as use the time to learn more about the ministries of House of Hope. We had the opportunity to serve alongside a Quechua congregation. They have been building a new sanctuary because they outgrew their current building space! This congregation has become a light in their community and people are interested to learn about Jesus and the hope he gives.…
Read Sarah’s full journal at https://internationalministries.org/seeing-gods-spirit-move-in-bolivia/