Our final day in Tenerife began with another distribution in the neighborhood surrounding a second "daughter church" of the church in La Cuesta. After another great lunch provided by the church, we had the afternoon to pack our suitcases, prepare for the final festival, and spend a little time shopping or walking in the area around the hotel.
According to our team leader, Tom Hall, the festival on Thursday evening was the best one he's seen in the seven years that he has been doing these trips! There were lots of people, lots of energy, and lots of lives changed as a result of the one-on-one gospel presentations that were made throughout the evening! We have rejoiced all week to see how open the people of Tenerife have been to hearing the gospel message!
When the festival finally came to a close, we went back to the church for a delicious traditional Spanish meal. Then good-byes were said, hugs were given, and grateful hearts rejoiced to hear that over the course of the four festivals....284 PEOPLE ACCEPTED CHRIST and 733 PEOPLE HEARD A ONE-ON-ONE GOSPEL PRESENTATION!
Most of the team left the hotel at 4:30am on Friday morning to make the long flight back to Atlanta, and those from the seminary returned to Madrid. We are all very tired at the end of this busy week, but we are leaving with great joy and many new friends! TO GOD BE THE GLORY!