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Isaiah 61:1: "...the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound".
Kristina experienced a heart condition known as atrial fibrillation, suffered from fibromyalgia for more than 15 years, and also experienced anxiety attacks, arthritis, and depression. The doctors had put her on more than twenty different drugs for a twelve-year span.
It has been awe-inspiring this year to watch the light go on in the lives of many young people as they go on a Journey to the Heart. When they actually catch a glimpse of the true reality of an all-powerful, all-knowing, and all-loving God, their perspective of this life changes, never to be the same again.
The theme of this year’s Regional Conferences is “Living In Victory Every Day.” The balancing truths of being dead to sin in Christ and putting to death the sins of our flesh gave new hope and direction to the Christian life.
On April 1, 2013, a hand-selected team from all across the United States and Mexico arrived at the prisons in Ocala, Florida, to conduct a second Journey to the Heart in a women’s prison and first Journey in the nearby men’s prison.
The lives of twenty-four young people from the Philippines were so powerfully transformed on a Journey to the Heart during their visit to the United States that they wanted to conduct another Journey with other students in the Philippines.
Heat waves swelled over the conference grounds in Melbourne, Australia, as families gathered, some traveling as much as forty hours in the blistering 122-degree heat.
At the beginning of August, several major storms hit the Philippines, which resulted in severe flooding. Since IBLP’s goal in the Philippines is to work through the government to meet the needs of the country, we contacted the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to learn about ways we could help with the flood relief.
A beautiful spirit of one accord developed in the prison as each prisoner surrendered their competing affections and committed to love God with all their heart soul, mind, and strength.