When I left Barbados to take the exciting opportunity to go to overflow, I was worried about leaving my family since my mother was sick at the time. I did not want to leave home knowing that I could have been there to help her out and she was looking to head to surgery yet again. She would have undergo surgery due to the abscess that developed in her left leg while I was fundraising for the trip.
“Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they? Matthews 6:26. This scripture stands out as reminder that God provides for us and even me as well.
I trusted and ask God to heal my mother so that my father can do what he needed to do…she came very close to having her foot cut off for good but God cares and would have said to us that she will be healed. As fundraising got challenging, according to my deadline I needed to bring in $1124 in one week. I asked my church for a special donation when the opportunity was given. And my church provided the money in one day and I even had enough for spending.
To get to overflow in Dominican Republic, I first stayed by Duane Weekes Apartment, I was memorized by the beauty of Trinidad and I felt privileged to be there. Also I took a trip to Panama the next day!
However, the scenery to the Grand Palladium Bávaro Suites reminded me of Heaven. In the word of God there is a place that Jesus prepare for us. God has mansions prepared for his children as a promise to those who receive him as Lord and Savior.
I also got the opportunity to meet with the digital strategies team along with the training track to learn how to use social media to share the gospel.
The Impacts of Overflow
As I stayed at the hotel the words of Jesus in John 14:2 resonated in my heart. “In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.” Why not share this wonderful place with others…
We received the blessings of God with the privileges of eating and drinking and experience God during the stay and I was motivated to pray for those who would come to the mission field. We would have gone into the communities to speak to persons. Since I could not speak Spanish I relied on my Spanish translator friends.
After attending the digital strategies session, I found out how easy it was to use social media for the gospel. Within a day we created a post , video and article for Godly purposes. And since persons use phones daily. Then the mission of sharing is at the click of a button.
“The Lord… entrusts a testimony of truth to those who will share it. With so many social media resources, sharing the good news of the gospel is easier and the effects more far-reaching than ever before. We have a glad message to share—a message of joy. Sometimes a single phrase of testimony can set events in motion that affect someone’s life for eternity.” –Dieter F. Uchtdorf
Statistical Report From Overflow Urban Missions
- 386 people heard the Gospel message
- 78 give their hearts to Christ
- 33 Signed up for Expeditions
- 22 Signed up for Starting A New Movement
- 19 Signed up for STINT
I thank God for allowing me this great honor and I hope that who reads my short testimony would walk away encourage in Jesus name, Amen…