Bridgehouse Ministries International, Michael and Edie Coombes have partnered once again with House of Refuge Street Ministries in Chiquimulilla, Guatemala with Steven & Karla Stoffelsen.
Here is an update of some of the many exciting things they have been a part of since their arrival in early January.
For the past 12 years we have sponsored this family of five, a widow, Marie-Sol, and her 4 children. One of the first assignments we do when we arrive here is go to the market and buy, shoes, skirts, pants, school supplies and more for this family. The school year starts in January in Guatemala. Marie-Sol's husband died 4 years ago and he was an alcoholic that Steven and Karla's ministry rescued off the street. House of Refuge continues to help and support this family and we at Bridgehouse ministries are always happy to bless them with these much needed items every year.
Karla and I were invited to minister as guest speakers at a women's conference at a church in El Salvador. Over 150 women were there and God's fire fell on the women, as Karla and I could hardly get to them and they were under the power of the Holy Spirit.
We also visited other churches to preach and minister.
Ministry to "Friends of Jesus"
"Friends of Jesus" is an outreach breakfast that House of Refuge does once a month for the prostitutes in Guatemala. Karla and I go on Tuesday and Friday mornings to the bars to invite women to the breakfast and hug them and tell them that Jesus loves them.
At this breakfast I preached and then we gave them gifts that I bring from home. This year someone gave me money to buy these ladies toiletries, etc.
Karla has such a compassion of Jesus for these women. I, myself stand amazed that when I enter a bar they recognized me from last year......It is supernatural.
Last Friday night Crusade, an American Evangelist came and churches gathered together to invite people. Thousands came and when the alter call was given it was so so full of new converts. We were praying for people with power, then I turned and saw a woman pimp. She hugged me and was glad to see me so I said to her in my broken Spanish, I want to pray for you. She fell under the power and I knew that God was working on her. A few meters away I recognized another Friend of Jesus and wow this time with Michael's help we layed hands on her and brought her to salvation and cast out many demonic forces. It was so so powerful! The churches gave 1000 bags of food to the new people. We were told that was the most salvation they had seen as well as so many healed.
Yes the Fire is on us and it is taken over. We are establishing the Kingdom of God here in Chiquimullia, Guatemala with Steven and Karla.