"My God can do anything"
Hear from RBTC graduate Lana Vasquez
The Lord saves us because He loves us, but He also wants us to share His light with others. Just after graduating in 2000 from Rhema Bible Training College, Lana Vasquez moved to Southeast Asia and eventually began rescuing children being sold into prostitution or slavery.
Joy*, then 9, was the first child Lana rescued. She and her four siblings had been supporting their mother by begging. As an older child, Joy wasn't bringing in as much, and her mother had agreed to sell her to human traffickers for 16 U.S. dollars.
Lana negotiated with Joy's mother and rescued the youngster for 24 U.S. dollars.
Joy, now 15, has been living out of harm's way in one of Lana's safe houses. Her four siblings are also living under Lana's roof. As each child got older and no longer brought in enough money from begging, Joy's mother would sell them to the highest bidder. With no more children to beg, the mother went into drug trafficking. She was eventually arrested and imprisoned. Read more
Rhema USA School of World Missions students finish their studies each year with a one-month internship somewhere in the world. Typically, each student goes to a different country to help share the Good News. This year the Lord led the school's program director, Joe Duininck, to send all 22 students to Panama's Darien Jungle to minister God's power and love to those living in darkness.
Rhema graduates Dennis and Jeanne Cook have established and built a ministry in the Darien to share God's life and light with the Chocó Indians. Working with the Cooks, the Rhema students experienced missions work first-hand.
During the day, the students helped with construction work at the Cooks' compound. In the evening, they ministered in churches and saw the Lord perform many miracles.
At one church, several missions students were warned that three teenage boys there were known as thieves. The students were told to keep an eye on their personal belongings. Filled with compassion, several students decided to go talk with the rebellious boys and tell them about Jesus.