Carlos' Testimony

Written by Wayne Hudson

In November of 2019, I was part of a team doing an open air crusade in Santiago del Estero, Argentina. The crusade meetings are in the evenings and we often went out to share the gospel in the daytime in parks, hospitals, and even on the streets. As we were out and about one morning, I noticed a house that had a sheet with the words "love" and "hell" written all over it.

"I will build my church and the gates of hell will not prevail against it"
- Matthew 16v12

We knocked on the door and were invited in. There were five people in the house. This is where I met Carlos.

Carlos was an alcoholic, his wife had left him for another man, left him with their daughter and her three children to look after. He was bitter, his legs were paralysed, he dragged himself around his house, and he didn’t want to know about Jesus. As we shared the gospel with the rest of his family, he was peeping around the corner, listening and desperate for what we were telling the family to be true.

We asked the family if they would like to receive Jesus and be saved, they all said yes! When asked, Carlos also said yes! As they we praying, we shared the wonderful promise of Mark 16 “they shall lay hands on the sick and they shall recover” and asked him can we pray for him. As we were praying, he got up out of the seat, standing on his legs that had been paralysed. We told him to walk in Jesus’ name and he walked out of the house and down the street so quickly he was difficult to keep up with, how wonderful Jesus is, his love endures forever, he is always faithful and always keeps his word.