The Witness of Redemption
By Brendan Filmer | Summer Intern & Student @ Summit Int’l School of Ministry
Over the last three months I have been witness to the incredible transformative power of Jesus Christ in the lives of some of the most destitute and broken people. Seeing first hand the utter devastation of homelessness in Medellin was initially very confronting and thought provoking. Surrounded by people smoking cocaine, rubbish covering the roads and putrid smells, I would often question how people could live in such conditions. As time progressed however, the Lord began to open my eyes to see these people as He sees them; broken souls that are in need of Him. The cross of Jesus Christ and the transformative power of the Holy Spirit are all that these men and women truly need.
To be able to be a part of the work that God is doing here by carrying this message of redemption to people in the streets, has been one of the most rewarding and satisfying things that I have ever experienced. Contrasting the people in the street with the men in the City of Refuge program, is truly a testament of the faithfulness of God. From a life a pain to a life of joy. From a life of destruction due to drugs, to a life of growth and restitution through the Word of God.
If you want to see first hand the transformative power and faithfulness of an Almighty God, if you desire to learn His heart and you truly want to make a difference with your life, I strongly recommend that you pray and consider visiting the foundation here in Medellin, Colombia. I believe God can change your life forever through this experience!