The first night’s special banquet brought us to a local restaurant with two hours of spectacular entertainment portraying the song and dance of Mexico’s history, along with real, Mexican cowboys; riding horses, just a few feet from your table. The skill of the cowboys, with many different rope tricks, as well as the nobility of the trained horses, was breathtaking. Richard and I were honored to be able to sit next to Ed Silvoso for the evening, and were greatly encouraged by his fatherly words of wisdom. We certainly want to thank our hosts for blessing us as they shared Mexico’s history.
The following morning, we were transported to the Rodadora, Juarez’s world-class interactive, children’s museum built through the vision of Poncho Murgia. One of the first sessions was given by Ed Silvoso, who always captivates his audiences as he carefully expounds on scripture, showing the call to “change our world” until the Lord comes. After the morning sessions, we had lunch at the Rodadora’s fully-modern food court where children are able to eat while visiting the museum—in a First World atmosphere. After lunch, we were blessed with a three-hour, interactive experience in the museum (suitable for kids and adults alike). All I can say is there are not words to describe what God has built in the middle of a city that was formerly a drug cartel war zone!
Richard and I were able to tour the Rodadora at the conference in Juarez two years ago, just before the grand opening. At that time, Poncho gave our group a tour of the unfinished museum; sharing the extensive research that had been done to assure the world class design of the exhibits. The museum’s grounds and parking were designed to bus in thousands of Juarez’s children from area schools; many who lost both parents as a result of the shooting and violence during the years of cartel violence and drug wars.
That night’s event and the final day’s meetings were held in our hotel conference room in The El Paseo Suites in Juarez, Mexico. Every session was filled with astounding testimonies of how God is exalting his people in the marketplace, as they put their trust and dependence on Him to bring to pass that which He has laid on their hearts. Daniel Valles was also one of the presenters at the conference and the Avanza sin Tranza initiative was an inspiration to all, especially the more than twenty representatives from other cities in Mexico. The conference ended with inspiration and impartation from Ed Silvoso and his team, with all of us ready to continue to release the Kingdom of Heaven within us—to affect the world around us.