Friday, July 12, 2013
The soup kitchen was my favorite form of ministry that we did here in Peru with the teams.
That red trailer represents more than just a free meal... it represents hope.
Hope to start a new life... hope to live FREE with Jesus.
That word...FREE... is not something Peruvians are used to.
The country is highly catholic and the people are constantly in a state of paying their dues, praying, and confessing their sins, just so that they may go to heaven someday.
We presented the gospel to them and then asked if any would like to receive Jesus.. the hands you see raised and the people you see praying in those pictures are our new brothers and sisters.
After feeding their souls, we fed their bodies.
That is what it is all about. That is what Jesus is all about. Healing from the inside out.
"Taste and see that the Lord is good" is the new slogan for the soup kitchen... taken straight of the Psalms.
It is highly appropriate considering that most of these people never get to see the TRUE goodness and freedom of our Lord because they are held captive by the bonds of the catholic church.
Rejoice in your freedom!! God is good. So so good. Let us never forget.