Between the 9th and the 12th of June, 2022, 150 Coordinators from the Ibero-American Region gathered in Costa Rica for the Regional Coordinators Conference to talk about the 3 Strategic Priorities and to participate on the Power from on High retreat.
The conference began with a session to honor Chale Mantica for all he did for the region and for the whole Sword of the Spirit.
The following day there were some presentations about the Servants of the Word and Kairos as well as an address from Jean Barbara, President of the Sword of the Spirit. That was followed by a presentation about one of the 3 Strategic Priorities: Being renewed in our charismatic vitality.
The Power from on High retreat was next and it was a spiritual experience to all where God was truly among them and the Holy Spirit was working in them and through them. Raúl Ríos, from the Incienso de Dios community in Xalapa, Mexico, wrote a testimony of his experience of this retreat titled ‘A New Pentecost‘.
Then there were presentations of the other 2 Strategic Priorities: Living fully our ecumenical call, for which many evangelical brothers from the Arbol de Vida community joined the sessions, and Widening our tent pegs.
There were times to share, to encourage one another and to build relationships that are so essential to community life. Overall the event was a success and all the coordinators and those who served at the event went home ready to work in these Strategic Priorities and replicating the Power from on High retreat in their local communities.