Excitement was in the air as 200 men from the Northwest Latin Conference gathered in Sunnyside, Washington for an all-day Men’s Retreat on Saturday, March 30, 2019. NW Latin Men’s Ministries Director, Jose Moreno, did a phenomenal job planning, promoting, and leading the events of the day. He carefully ensured all details were properly ordered in the natural, so the Holy Spirit could operate in the supernatural. Bishop Eleuterio Prieto’s strong leadership was evident in his participation, support, and encouragement.
The theme of the day was IPHC Men’s Ministries 2019 theme, “Guard This Man” from 1 Kings 20:39. There were a total of five day sessions and one early evening service. IPHC Men’s Ministries Director, Rev. W. A. Mills, expounded upon the theme exhorting the men present to embrace every man’s number one responsibility of “guarding this man,” so that “this man” would be sound in doctrine, strong in fellowship, steadfast in prayer, and successful in witness as demonstrated in the first century church of Acts 2.
The day culminated with an early evening worship service. Director Mills preached, from Zechariah 8:20 and Romans 8:25, a message entitled “Yet.” He encouraged the men to hold fast to the profession of their faith, in the face of all life’s obstacles, knowing the best is YET to come. The men responded favorably throughout the day with personal prayer, small group intercession, and extended times of seeking the Lord. They worshipped the perfect man, Christ, in spirit and in truth, passionately expressing their exuberant praise and reverent worship to the King of kings and Lord of lords.
All the sessions were bilingual in Spanish and English. Director Mills was blessed to have capable translators who interpreted in rhythm with him. He spoke six times on Saturday and three times on Sunday, totaling nine times in two days. W. A. said, “I have never run a marathon, but I imagine it was similar in energy expended, adrenaline experienced, and most importantly connections made in the race to be all there.” God is on the move in the Northwest Latin Conference. Great things are happening and greater things are yet to come.