A huge majority of the population in El Paso is hispanic. Those we met were sweetly humble and kind at heart making our time there a delight. It was a joy to see first hand what God is up to and an extra special treat to see our pioneering, missionary friends (including my buddy Gareth Kerlin of Grottoes, VA) who have spent the last three months renovating and preparing the base for its opening.
Then we hit the road to Las Vegas. Amazingly, we made it safely after the back right tire fly off the 15 passenger van and across the interstate. Yikes! We were able to pull off the road safely (miracle #1), AAA showed up before we even called (miracle #2), got us to a great mechanic shop who was able to get all the parts we needed and had us back on the road in under 2 1/2 hours (miracle #3). I'm convinced it must be a world record for fastest emergency van fix. We even made it to our evening outreach in one of the roughest inner city areas of Vegas. The Lord certainly protected us and worked things out on our behalf - it was nothing short of extraordinary.
I can't say I ever thought I would witness such things. Radical healings and salvations were never a part of my life and faith walk. I've been pushed, pulled and stretched into deeper faith. It hasn't been easy - I've had to fight against a whole life time of disbelief and questions - but I can sure say it was worth it. The Lord is truly alive and well and full of love for His kids. I'm so thankful I got to bear witness to the abundant love he showed to those we met on Rolling Thunder. Bless them and keep them, Lord and may Your name be lifted high!