Go Conference – Changing the News

By Paul, DTS leader

So far, the students are loving the Go Conference! It’s a very packed schedule, but good. Each morning, we have two hours of worship and intercession (prayer for others) followed by class, workshops, small group and evening sessions.

Yesterday, we (the whole conference) prayed for Juarez, Mexico. Two of our school staff are actually in Juarez right now. Juarez has been rated the most violent city in the world—the gang and drug warfare has gotten so intense, and many innocent people are caught in the crossfire. Seven people are murdered each day there.

As we prayed, our hearts broke for the city and the people. We caught a glimpse of God’s broken heart for them, too. We split into groups of seven and each group prayed for a different day of the week. It was a very powerful time of intercession.

“I challenge you to look in the newspapers tomorrow,” said one of the leaders at the conference. “See how God has answered our prayers for Juarez.”