Abigail is GROWING again and taking over MORE territory!!!  Awesome and wonderful things are happening here in El Salvador.  God is opening doors that only HE could have opened and He it touching lives all over the country.  

Fountain of New Life church continues to grow and amaze me!!!  Our largest attendance so far has been 137.  Awesome!!!  We had our first baptism last month and have another one scheduled for this month.  We are seeing families restored, physical healings, doors opening to preach the Gospel.  Just amazing!!!  And today, we are starting a second service. So we will now have services on Tuesday night and Thursday night.  We really cannot have weekend srevices until we are able to purchase a bus.  I have not seen such hunger for the things of God in years!  Our church members are literally going out into the streets and bringing them in!!!  We have had street outreaches, teams going door to door, even going into other business in the area and receiving persmission to preach the Word during lunch time...only God can do those things!!!

Another area of our ministry where the Lord is really moving is in our Kids Connection breakfast.  We have really been asking the Lord to touch their little bodies...and HE is answering our prayers!!!  Every week, we have reports of cancer a few months ago, and now NO cancer!!!!  Tumors, completely removed..bodies totally cleansed of all cancer cells.  It is amazing to hear what HE is doing.  And the parents are so grateful to Him and tell their stories with tears rolling down their cheeks.  It encourages us to keep praying and it encourages the other parents to also pray for their kids.  My dream is that in a year, we no longer have the breakfast because all of the kids have been healed!!!!  

Our new Hope Center will be opening this month.  We are having a dedication on Sunday 16 June and plan to open the following week.  The idea with this Center is to get kids off the street in gang neighborhoods.  We truly want to give them Hope.  We are also planning classes for the parents, if they will come.  I am praying they will!!!  So HE has placed us to influence whole communities with the Gospel.  

These are just a few of the highlights of what He is doing through Abigail Association.  Our other areas are still functioning well and serving Him...our Crisis Center, ministry in Cabañas, Exodo orphanage...all continue to touch lives.   We also have a team ready for another BIG medical outreach the end of July.  More details on that in the coming month.  But HE is always opening doors for us to reach hurting people.  THANK YOU for partnering with us!!!!  YOU are truly making a difference in so many lives here.  I pray He blesses you beyond your wildest dreams and that you never lack in any area of your life!!!  Keep following us on FB

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I just cannot keep up with what all the Lord is doing here in El Salvador.  If you read the last post, you know that a group of people from our Bible studies were interested in forming a church.  And Abigail supported the idea completely.  There was a co-pastor who works in the area whom we spoke with to see if he would be willing to come and give the Word on Thursday nights.  He was very interested in the idea.  (He is very founded in the Word and is from a great church here in El Sal.  So we knew the reputation and where he was coming from)  So we decided to have a meeting with him and a few of the people who seemed to be leaders from the Bible study group to see what we could set up.  I planned the meeting for 12 people.  Well, word got out about the meeting and we had 42 people show up.  I told the pastor that this was church, not a planning meeting.  He preached and 5 lives were changed for eternity!!!  The next week, we had over 50 show up, then over 60, then more than 80....our last service, we had over 100 people in attendance.  WOW!!!!!  We have heard testimonies of healings, both physical and within the family, more than 20 eternal decisions have been made.  In one service, we had two men who literally fell to their knees to change their lives.  We have a list of people to be baptized.  So we are moving forward with formally setting up this church.  We voted on the name Fountain of New Life.   And we are already out growing our space!!!!  What a wonderful problem!!!!  

 

This week, we will start to include Children's church.

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Greeting from El Salvador!!!!  

Abigail Association truly exploded in February with blessings for so many.  We were blessed to have the Vision Team here.  I honestly did not realize the need for glasses in this country until they came.  They saw 378 people in 3.5 days!!!  That is a total of 756 eyes!!!!  They were able to give eye exams and glasses free of charge!!!!  It was such an experience to have some not be able to see the big "E" on the eye chart when they were examined, but after receiving their glasses, they could read almost 20/20.  Their faces literally lit up with JOY!!!!

 Many of them had never even had an eye exam or never would have been able to afford a pair of glasses.  So what BLESSINGS the Vision Team provided.  If you want to see some of the photos and video, look for them on my Facebook page. (Janis Watkins)

One day that was particularly fun for the Vision Team was their day in Cabanas with the elderly.  The Team gave eye exams to about 50 elderly that day. But they elderly also had some enterainment lined up for the Team.  They sang and danced and just had a wonderful time.  We also gave them lunch and lots of love.  

And the Vision Team also was able to feed over 100 people at the Kids Connection breakfast. The Team were amazing and LOVED feeding the kids.  I think it is an experience they will never forget!!!  We also added another day to our Connection breakfast.  This ministry really is exploding!!!!  So now we will be serving over 300 hot free breakfast EVERY week!!!!   Can I just say Praise The Lord!!!!  

I am super excited about what is happening with our new Hope

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AMAZING is the only word I have to describe what HE is doing in El Salvador.  When I wrote in February that Abigail was exploding, I had no idea just how true that would be!!!!  

I am excited to share some news that just has my heart and spirit bursting at the seams with gratitude to the Lord.  If you have followed us over the past few years, you will know that we have always had Bible studies at our Crisis Center.  We started with one, then added another, then another...some actually at the Crisis Center and some in other locations not too far away.   There has always been regular attendance for these studies and so we have continued to offer them.  We only provide free coffee and cookies at the studies.  But what we did not realize is the way

the people have been growing in the Lord and wanting to experience more of Him...more than they can just get in a 30-45 minute Bible study.    So the amazing thing that the Lord has done is has put a desire in the hearts of 50-60 people from our Bible studies to have a church.  Now you may not seem as excited about this as I am but for me, IT IS FRUIT!!!!  We have been pouring into them and they are growing, learning, and now wanting to serve and reach out to others.  

So a few weeks ago, some of the leaders of this group came to us, asking about starting a church...if Abigail Association would support this and help them.  We listened, asked questions, and then prayed.  As a result of prayer and many meetings, Abigail Association is going to have church at the Crisis Center!!!!  I am just about to dance!!!!  If

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As we begin 2013, I continue to be amazed at the doors He opens for us to reach people. I am still trying to grasp all He did in 2012 and yet, we are already off and running with Him in 2013. I have always said two things: 1) I can sleep on the plane and 2) I can rest when I die. I think I need to take a few more flights!!! ha ha

We are BLESSED to adding another day at our Kids Connection Breakfast. Beginning in Feb we will be serving a free hot breakfast every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. I am THRILLED with being able to do this. So we will be serving approximately 300 children and parents every week!!!! These kids are either HIV+ or have cancer and are just precious!!!! And we are excited to be His hand extended to this group of people.

 

Our Crisis Center continues to reach people and touch lives. Almost every week we have reports of eternal decisions being made or lives being changed through the counseling sessions. It truly is a place where people can come who are in crisis and need help. Many times, they just need someone to listen to them! We try to help in any way possible.

We continue to expand our way of reaching others, particularly the children of El Salvador. In the areas of Soyapongo and Ilopango, two very densely populated but very poor areas, there are an estimated 454,000 children between the ages of 1 and 4 and another 684,000 between the ages of 5 and 9. That is over 1.1 million kids living in horrible conditions with little future or hope. And because of the poverty, these 2 areas also have the highest population of gangs. Studies have

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