At the same time, the satanic influence in the area was at work, resulting in the enemy gaining a foothold in one of the family members of one of the first families committed to the church plant. As we prayer walked the area, we were told by other Christians about the heavy presence of practicing witches in the area; and one day Pastor Carlos and I had a significant encounter. One of the area witches, who we had identified and seen several times as we prayer walked, confronted the two of us. She glared with her dark eyes at Pastor Carlos and me and snarled, “Many (in reference to Christians trying to make an influence) come, but they all go.” Shortly after that is when the foundation of the work started to crumble.
A handful of times, throughout the passing years, I have brought up the words of that witch to Pastor Carlos. He remembered that day as well, and was also grieved by her scorn, but at the end of March, Pastor Carlos planned his first Post-Covid-19 crusade in Las Palmas. Since governmental Covid-19 restrictions had just been lifted, only a handful of flyers (relative to their usual canvassing) was handed out for this two day event. It started on Saturday evening, continuing with a free breakfast for the neighborhood on Sunday morning, and then Sunday evening was the closing service for this outreach.
This event was a glorious reunion for this congregation! The Cristo es el Camino Church family had been maintaining contact via WhatsApp for almost two years. During that time, they started with ‘family altars,’ then meeting with just a few families in homes or their small missions; until finally being able to have a limited number of people―which necessitated several services―in their churches and missions. This crusade was definitely a ‘coming out party!’
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