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2012 Christmas Cantata Tour -“How God Worked Beautifully in Nashville”


I went on a witnessing trip to Nashville to promote this past 2012 IYF World Camp in New York. Being the first time my wife and I went on a no-money witnessing trip like this, I admit I was worried about it. It was then that I remembered a passage in the Bible. The words in Ruth 3:18 says, “Then said she, Sit still, my daughter, until thou know how the matter will fall: for the man will not be in rest, until he have finished the thing this day” and when I re-read the verse, I felt peace enter my heart.

Reading on, I came across 1 Samuel 12:16, which says, “Now then, stand still and see this great thing the Lord is about to do before your eyes!” This verse filled me with so much hope. I always made the effort to try my best, but the more I did that, the more I saw myself fall into difficulty.

My senior pastor had asked me visit Knoxville, TN, but by accident, I went to Nashville instead. I visited public schools during the day and went around from church to church at night. During one of public school witnessing trips, I came across a sign for a Spanish church and decided to pay them a visit. I remembered that their doors were closed, so my wife and I were determined to come back later.

When we did, a woman at the church greeted us and we told her we wanted to meet the church’s pastor. She told us he was busy and told us to leave our information so he could call us back. But, we insisted on meeting him and asked her again and again to connect us. She went back into the room and emerged saying that he would meet.

As we followed her in, their large, clean, well-organized chapel caught our eye. Just then, the pastor’s wife came back after having been out shopping and guided us further in. This is where we met Pastor Victor for the first time.

We introduced ourselves to him and promoted the World Camp and our IYF organization. He watched our promotional video and completely opened his heart. Pastor Victor told us that he was searching for this kind of organization and then proceeded to politely invite us in his office. H