Holy Spirit in Action

By Chris Briles

While in Honduras last week with a team from Ferguson Church of the Nazarene, the fol­low­ing sto­ry occurred and it needs to be shared!

On Tuesday night, one of the team mem­bers, Betty, shared a sto­ry book pre­sen­ta­tion with the girls at PTC about the Holy Spirit. Also attend­ing the devo­tion time was a Honduran doc­tor who was vis­it­ing the min­istry and serv­ing the com­mu­ni­ty as well.

Betty shared a very pow­er­ful pre­sen­ta­tion on the Holy Spirit in English. The next night, the doc­tor, who knows very lit­tle English, was in a dis­cus­sion with two of the men from the team. He was com­ment­ing about the pre­sen­ta­tion, how much it meant to him and how well this old­er lady with a Scottish accent spoke Spanish. The two men both told the doc­tor that Betty does not speak Spanish and her pre­sen­ta­tion was com­plete­ly in English. The doc­tor con­tin­ued to insist that she was speak­ing in very good Spanish! Finally, they all real­ized that they had wit­nessed an Acts 2 type moment.

Never under­es­ti­mate the pow­er of what you are shar­ing, because we nev­er know how the Holy Spirit may work and what the lis­ten­er may actu­al­ly be hear­ing! Keep up the good work!


Chris and his wife Vonda have been part of WIM since 1998. They com­plet­ed lan­guage school and moved to Altotonga, Veracruz, Mexico, where they served for nine years evan­ge­liz­ing and dis­ci­pling youth and young adults. In 2008, they relo­cat­ed to New Braunfels, Texas, for Chris to serve at WIM head­quar­ters as Director of Operations. He now serves as President of the orga­ni­za­tion. In this posi­tion, he pro­motes the vision for the orga­ni­za­tion, net­works with church­es and like-mind­ed orga­ni­za­tions for the pur­pose of work­ing togeth­er, over­sees the dai­ly oper­a­tions of the office, rep­re­sents the mis­sion­ar­ies on the Board of Directors, and trav­els to vis­it and encour­age mis­sion­ar­ies serv­ing around the world. Vonda cur­rent­ly serves in the WIM office as a recep­tion­ist, pro­vid­ing assis­tance to the mis­sion­ar­ies and office per­son­nel. The Briles have three won­der­ful chil­dren, a love­ly daugh­ter-in-law, and one delight­ful grand­daugh­ter.

3 Comments on “Holy Spirit in Action

  1. This is an awe­some tes­ti­mo­ny! How great the Father’s love for us!

  2. What a great sto­ry. The Holy Spirit is mov­ing today just like in the Book of Acts.

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