Many will recall the ‘recovery work’ of the Lord after devastating Hurricane Maria Hurricanes Strip but Jesus Covers and the Lord’s faithfulness to His servant Pastor Ivan, When God Moves Into el Barrio (Pt 1) and then The Pastor of La Perla (el Barrio Pt 2).
Forsaken and ravaged by drugs, rampant immorality and witchcraft, God launched a new thing in La Perla – the darkness a perfect backdrop to His shining light and new life. God is preparing La Perla to bless His Kingdom – what an honor to witness and partake of this work!
As previously posted, the Lord called Pastor Ivan from a comfortable church in NYC for church planting in this dangerous area of Puerto Rico. While there was some gathering of believers, Hurricane Maria all but destroyed the seedlings of church. But Pastor Ivan’s vision and calling did not waiver. In spite of months of depravation, he stood and stayed the course, believing that God would finish what He started.
According Pastor Ivan, it started with a ‘shack’ and the faithful foresight of what God can do with a surrendered shack.
CENTRO DE ARTE BEZALEEL!
Bezalel Art Center – BAC – named after the man chosen by God in the Book of Exodus, to lead the work of building His tabernacle and all its furnishings. In Exodus 31, God “filled him (Bezalel) with the Spirit of God, giving him great wisdom, ability, and expertise in all kinds of crafts”. Not only for Bible study and fellowship, BAC will be a place for gaining personal growth and valuable work skills.
“My desire is for people to come and learn and work at the Center and experience the anointing power and love of God. May they experience the creativeness of God. God is the Creator and has placed in His people His Spirit of creativity.” Pastor Ivan
Wow. I’m impressed by the hand of God. So excited to think of the next postings!