If you read the blog announcing the crusade, followed by the blog detailing the delay, then the details I am going to share with you will be significant to you.
The postponed crusade was finally scheduled for Saturday, August 10 at 7:00 p.m. at the Playground in Lomas del Sol, within a mile of Pastor Carlos’ original church. The city only issued a permit for one day, rather than two, and ended up doing neither the maintenance on the park or an outreach of their own, but read on…
This crusade was the inauguration of the portable stage Richard and Pastor Carlos have been designing for quite some time. Pastor Carlos’ crew actually did all the work−including the welding of the frame and legs (his crew has been working alongside Richard for several years and countless projects now and have acquired many new skills since that first project)! Cristo es el Camino now has a portable stage large enough for any larger crusade we might put on in the future. Artemio, who did the backdrop for the Carlos Annacondia crusade back in 2016, also painted the backdrop and skirt for the new stage.
Prior to the crusade with Gamaliel Sosa two years ago (at the Quinta Real property), New Life Outreach paid half of the cost of new sound equipment—purchased with crusades in mind. Apart from the lighting and supporting frame work, we are now ready to continue having evangelical crusades throughout the area!
At the beginning of the evening’s activities, the church handed out frozen treats and the children enjoyed the playground. You also might notice in the pictures a lady doing face painting. This is Claudia Cardenas (with her husband Mauricio helping in the background). This is the couple from Ensenada who helped us with the Annacondia Crusade and who we were blessed to minister with again, just this last April, with Sam and Karen Knapp.
The modest-sized park was full of excitement and people, and some of the neighbors who didn’t come in sat in lawn chairs in front of their homes. As a result of just this one evening meeting, Pastor Carlos reported they have welcomed six new families to his Sunday service, and presently we know of one seventeen-year-old teen who received Christ at the crusade itself. This is part of the story that has to do with the timing of the crusade—God’s timing…
Seven years ago a woman attended the Cristo es el Camino Church in Lomas del Sol. She only came that one time and came for the purpose of having her one-year-old baby girl prayed for. Pastor Carlos doesn’t remember the diagnoses, but at that time the doctor had told the mother there was nothing they could do to save the baby. They never saw the woman or her child again until the night of the crusade.
That night, she told her story. Her baby was totally healed and is now seven-years-old. Right after she visited Cristo el Camino Church, her family moved away from the Los Cabos area. As of the night of the crusade (approximately six weeks later than first scheduled), she had been back in the area for only two weeks and had no idea how to find Pastor Carlos’ church. She now lives within a couple of blocks from where the Lomas del Sol Playground is. When the faithful army from Cristo es el Camino handed out flyers for the crusade, she received a flyer at her new home. As soon as she saw the flyer, she knew this was the church that prayed for her baby six years before.
She arrived towards the end of the meeting and literally ran to the crusade to give the testimony of her daughter’s healing. Two of her older daughters followed her to the crusade. Her seventeen-year-old daughter gave the testimony that for some unknown reason she felt compelled to go with her mother to the meeting and ran along with her. By the time they arrived at the park, the teen was crying for no reason she knew of. Arriving, near the end, the seventeen-year-old gave her life to the Lord. She was compelled in tears, to run to a meeting, for a reason she didn’t know. This is exciting and is the kind of report you hear from areas experiencing a move of the Holy Spirit!
God is always on time, and will go to all length to pursue us. Have you pursued Him today in such a way? I challenge you to passionately pursue. Don’t delay—not one more day.
Also, please continue to pray for the Cristo es el Camino churches and for God’s plan for Los Cabos, MX.