The very first mission trip I went on was in Costa Rica, Central America in 1999. God began to burden my heart during this trip to evangelize the nations of the world. All through my Christian walk and early ministry development, the seed of this trip never left my life.  For many years the Holy Spirit has been burdening WNIM with WHO outreaches to the Latino nations. Revivals are taking place in other Latin American countries such as Brazil, Peru, Uruguay, Ecuador and many parts of Central and South America, such as Panama. The church is growing exponentially in the Latino community. According to a Pew Research Study, tens of millions of Latin Americans have left the Roman Catholic Church in recent decades to embrace spirit filled Christianity. The study projects that by 2025, the number of Pentecostals and charismatics in Latin America will surpass 202 million. Jesus is coming back soon and the Latin American cultures are responding to the call of the Spirit of Jesus Christ.

Many church leaders in America have been declaring that the main stream American church prepare for a huge shift in the demographics of our nation. “Even here in America, the majority of Christ-followers will be of Latino descent by 2030,” Pastor Samuel Rodriguez stated. Peter Wagner, who was a missionary for many years to the Latino community, has long declared to the American church to prepare itself for this harvest of souls in its midst.

“Therefore said he unto them, the harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few: pray you therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth laborers into his harvest.” Luke 10:2

One church that is embracing the move of the Holy Spirit is Temple El Dios Vivienne led by Pastor L. Cruz. He was Warrior Nations host for this Panama outreach. We held 4 nights of spiritual warfare meetings, with people worshiping and praying through the midnight hour. These meetings were launched after a group of local witches confronted the pastor and the church. Pastor Cruz is a mighty man of God and did not back down after these confrontations. He invited WNIM to come four months into these events occurring. The Holy Spirit was as faithful as many people were touched by His Spirit in amazing ways. The youth group encountered God and it was such a beautiful thing to watch an altar full of youth crying under the power of the Spirit. Many people were saved and recommitted their lives to the Lord. We had a man testify that the Lord healed his eyes and ears by the fire of the Holy Spirit. One lady gave a testimony that a tumor had disappeared as after she felt the heat of the Holy Spirit touching her during the worship time.

Pastor Cruz has been focused on building cell groups all over the city for a strategic evangelism plan. He travels to Venezuela and Columbia often for meetings and testifies that God is pouring His Spirit out in these nations like never before. He said that the reason why a 25,000 or 35,000 member church in the Latino world is not uncommon is because the mobilization of these cell groups spreading the name of Jesus throughout these areas. He said, “Everyone that attends becomes a potential evangelist for Christ.”

Panama has an infrastructure that has the impression of the United States all over it and even uses the U.S. dollar as its currency. From the time of the construction of the canal until now, world are focused on Panama’s success. The canal has changed maritime shipping and world trade forever. Because of this, Panama City is positioned to be the next major city of trade in South/Central America regions. The city has the feel of all of the major economic cities in the world. Panama is not only a center for trade, but because of its significance, evangelism, as well.

Warrior Nations has been blessed to be a part of this wonderful outreach and is prayerfully planning outreaches in the near future during this Latino revival. Please keep us in prayer, as we seek the Lord on our involvement and I want to thank everyone that supported this outreach.

Gathering the Harvest for our King,

Shawn Patrick Williams

P.S. This Summer WNIM will hold three “Third Watch” prayer services at our SC headquarters. Please feel free to come and pray with us during these events. They start from 6pm and last until 3 am the next day. We invite prayer warriors and worshippers to help us during these meetings. Please call the office or message us to let us know you are coming. Also, thank you for those who are giving on a monthly basis. We can’t do the work without your faithful giving!


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