Love Extreme 2010 Reflections - Mega Event

000265 The impact of Love Extreme will be felt for a long time to come.  Since Love Extreme has ended, we continue to hear stories of the awesome ways God worked during that time.  Below are a few stories/comments that have been shared.

Love Extreme Mega-Event

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"It was amazing to watch Felix prior to his speaking.  He came and introduced himself, but then went out and picked up garbage.  Rather than being served by the people in the VIP tent, he went out to serve."– Jennifer Linnell, VIP tent coordinator

"A dancer from one of the groups knelt down in the grass behind the tent and prayed to receive Christ.  He missed one of his dances during the performance, but was dancing and shouting `I’m free!  I’m free!`"– Jennifer Linnell, VIP tent coordinator

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"During the men’s event, Jon Kregal, a former professional soccer player in Barcelona and New York, spoke.  His testimony was more than soccer, it was about a life rescued from drugs, jail time, and self to that of resting securely on the foundation of Christ.  Jon’s testimony led perfectly into that of Felix Vargas, a former member of the Colombian drug cartel.  His testimony is one of redemption and forgiveness, despite his failures in nearly every area of his life.  His wife was faithful in prayer, praying that one day he too would be a powerful man for Christ.  It took 7 years for her prayers to be answered.  Felix invited the group to respond to God’s call on their lives, and 120+ people received God’s gift of forgiveness and redemption.– Tyson Smith, Men’s Conference Coordinator

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"We originally had chairs set up for 700, and when we heard 3,000 people were lined up outside the front gate waiting, we quickly set up another 300 chairs.  We could have had more women than 1,000 had the room been bigger.  There was standing room only.  The Peruvian band led an awesome time of worship to open.  Then, Tammy Trent shared her music and testimony of how she lost her husband after 11 years of marriage.  Lonna Vopat shared her testimony of a broken past of abuse and abandonment.  Then, she shared the restoration by God.  The women were so touched to hear a testimony they could relate to.  Liliana Vargas gave an altar call, and 150 women came forward to accept Christ.  One was Patricia Rodrigues, who has been a house mom for many of our new Extreme volunteers.  Praise God!"- Jill Tibbs, Women’s Conference Coordinator

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"50 patients seen by the dentist, 218 by the doctors, and 32 received glasses.  300 total patients seen.  Every patient received prayer and asked about salvation."– Teri Englund, Medical Clinic Coordinator

"I cannot express the gratitude for all the people who jumped in to make this happen!  There were those who sacrificed concerts and speakers to work in the food huts.  I pray that God blessed them in their amazing work."– Neil Horner, Food Coordinator

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"Once the candles were lit, the altar was created, and the prayer sheets were set up, many locals came in and knelt to pray.  Many of them were on their faces, crying out. Many Extremies also came in to pray.  Once the prayer room was moved (moved to a different location to make more room for the growing men’s conference), many people began to walk the grounds and pray."– Shirley Horner, Prayer Coordinator