On Thursday, we set up our station for free glasses repairs and put our prayer station stuff on the side. We had an unbelievable amount of receptivity in both departments. A lot of people just got their glasses fixed and went on their way but some would stop to talk with us or even write something on the prayer sheet. We had many good conversations and even got a couple of contacts for people interested in Bible studies, but there was one conversation that really struck my heart. There was a man who came to our table and struck up a conversation with our teammate, Jaime. The conversation was entirely in Spanish so I had no idea what was going on. I picked up that the man asked what we were doing and Jaime told him what we’re all about and after that I was completely lost. After they had talked for a little while we all gathered around to pray for him. Once again, it was in Spanish so I could not understand. However, although I couldn’t understand the words, in that moment I knew that the Spirit was doing something awesome. When Jaime ended the prayer I looked up to find the man in tears. He thanked us all, shook our hands and went on his way. I was very touched in that moment. It was in that moment that I realized that in this world, even though we are all different, we come from different cultures, and speak different languages, the Spirit still has the power to drive us together in a very special way. Even though we have all of these cultural barriers, if Jesus is the only thing we have in common, that is enough to break the barriers and drive us toward something powerful beyond belief. That is, the Kingdom of Heaven.
By: Hallie Brunegraff