By Daniel Chun
During this trip to Mexicali, I saw how the world is caught up more in a spiritual battle than a physical battle. Since there were very few physical challenges this year, I was more concentrated on the spiritual aspects rather than the physical suffering.
First, I noticed that Gabriel had three bloody noses in a row at the same time of the day. I knew that something was up. For me, I had a lot of bloody noses growing up, so I knew that something major was happening when someone had more than a couple bloody noses. On Wednesday, Uncle Wayland and I prayed for Gabriel. He confessed for his sexual morality, but I sensed in my spirit that it was something completely different. I sensed that the issue was deeper than his sexual morality, and was connected to where he got the bloody noses (the street ministry). Uncle Wayland asked if I had any words or phrases that popped up in my mind. I got the words “family” and “home.” Uncle Wayland said he got the exact same two words, and I realized that those words were given to us by the Holy Spirit. I felt that these two words were connected to the issue in Gabriel, because they were connected to the people in the street ministry, having no family and nowhere to call home. Gabriel responded and confirmed this was the deeper issue.
Another event where I know the spirit was involved was when we were at the oasis church. It was the first time and we were supposed to do a prayer walk. I asked God to show us words or pictures of people he wanted us to meet. Wesley got the words “big ears.” On Thursday, I met a man named Mario during the street ministry. Some facts about him were: skinny, wore a blue shirt, asked for a new t-shirt, first thing I noticed were his big ears. On Friday, Wesley went to the street ministry and also found a man named Mario. Some facts about this Mario were: fat, wore a blue shirt, had an extra t-shirt, Wesley noticed his big earlobes. Nothing came up of these two interactions, but it was not a coincidence that these two Marios had so much in common with each other, yet they are two different people. I believe this is another sign that there are no coincidences and that we should always be on the lookout.
These two events made me notice how spiritually aware I am. I never really noticed the small things before, like simple bloody noses or people with larger than average ears. When I notice the small things, the more I notice how much God works.