Name: Luis "Luigi"
Luigi accepted Jesus as his Savior 2 weeks ago and his mother is already singing praises about how different he is at home. Luigi is a regular attendee to our sports ministry in Tirasses on Saturdays. One weekend, Jairo, a local Tico, and Will Sallee of LightForce International invited Luigi and another boy to stay with them one Friday night. After hanging out and cooking dinner, a conversation began about Christ and the salvation that comes through him. Luigi was listening in to the conversation with the older boy and when he decided to pray and receive Christ into his heart, Luigi did the same. This past weekend his mother came to the sports ministry. Amidst tears she shared with us how different her son has been lately and how she has been encouraged to become more active in her community and start a prayer group amongst the mothers in Tirasses. She is overjoyed that her once rebellious son has been changed by the power of Christ and is now obedient, respectful and encouraging. Luigi told his mom that instead of a Playstation 3 for Christmas he wants other things because he wants to study and grow up to be someone who makes something of his life. Keep in mind this is in a community where very few people graduate from high school let alone continue on to a university. Where there once was no hope, the Lord has transformed Luigi’s heart and is changing this community.
Pray that Luigi continues to grow in his relationship with the Lord, and that he is not discouraged by his surroundings in Tirasses. Also pray for his mother and this community as a whole. This area is plagued by drug abuse so pray that through relationship building and prayer God will transform this community and give them His hope for a future.
"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope." - Jeremiah 29:11