God manifested His Spirit when the Sierra Norte District of Quito, Ecuador, gathered together last Sunday morning for special time of worship and prayer. Members from 31 of the 33 churches on the district attended the celebration. An estimated crowd of 1600 people united, with over 300 children from the ages of 4-10 enjoying their own activities on the soccer field. There was standing room only, with many more spilling out into the area in front of the Tabernacle.
Rev. Dwight Rich, Field Strategy Coordinator for the North Andean Field, preached on the theme: “Holiness in times of crisis.” Several different Quechuan choirs praised God in song, while several children’s groups praised Him in dance. From the first note of the first song, it was obvious that people had come together to praise and seek the Lord. And God met their needs as they overflowed the altar area at end of the service.
Because many of the attendees traveled over two hours to get to the service, people enjoyed the food booths set up outside of the Tabernacle, along with the services of the Nazarene Publishing House. We praise God for this wonderful service that brought the Sierra Norte District together.