Ed Silvoso. likes · talking about this. Public Figure. CHAPTER 11 Prayer Power in Argentina1 by Edgardo Silvoso Edgardo Silvoso, a nativeborn Argentine, is the founding president of Harvest Evangelism.

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It is a maximum security facility that houses nearly 3, inmates. One of the greatest and most dramatic miracles in modern history has taken place inside the walls of that prison. Until a few years ago, the prison was in total chaos. Riots, murders, sexual abuse, extortion and male prostitution were commonplace.

The prison was so out of control that by default the authorities turned over the daily running of the place to edgareo mafia and drug dealers serving time there. Can you imagine what this place became when the worst inmates were given the silvoxo of it?

Even a Church of Satan was established on the premises and animal sacrifices were offered regularly. Olmos — as the prison is commonly known — was so impregnable that pastors from the nearby towns had great difficulty getting inside its perimeter. There is a tunnel that connects the outside world with silvos prison.

A local pastor reported that as he tried to get edagrdo the prison, halfway through that tunnel he would become ill and had to be carried out. Some inmates reported being tormented by demons which, according to those reports, literally materialized in their cells.

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Satan was in control indeed. However, it appears that the evil one made a gross miscalculation that eventually did him in. This had to do with grace. As you know, grace requires the pre-existence of sin and the greater the sin, the greater the grace available to the repentant sinner.

By those standards, Olmos was more than qualified. This is how it came about:. In the nearby town of La Plata, a well-known pastor was caught committing a crime and was sentenced to serve time—at Olmos! At first it appeared that Satan had won: Edtardo the pastor repented and cried out to God silvosl a second chance. And God is indeed the God of second chances.

God forgave him and filled him with the Holy Spirit. Now this pastor was determined to see God bring good out of terrible evil. Edgqrdo his attempt to preach the gospel to everyone around, he thrust himself with gusto into the very pit of hell. He witnessed to the mafia dons, gang leaders, drug wilvoso and even to the Church of Satan priests! Like a kamikaze pilot, he gave up his life in order to cause the most damage possible to the enemy.


Very soon a small group of believers emerged. What Satan must have thought as an impregnable place, now hosted an emerging Christian church. I believe that the anxiety he must have felt about this led to his second miscalculation. A persecution against the Christians was unleashed. If persecution can be brutal in the outside world where existing laws, the possibility of help and refuge, and the availability of the media can somehow mitigate it, imagine the persecution inside a maximum security prison run by the ruthless and fearless.

However, God, was in control and the Biblical principle that whatever Satan plans for evil God turns around for good still held.


The persecution gave the Christian inmates legal grounds to request protection in the form of their own cell block — each cell block houses 42 inmates. The authorities reluctantly agreed and granted the silfoso Christians a cell block of their own on the worst floor.

The church was placed in the midst of his control and command center. The first order of business was a 40 day fast. They also divided themselves into seven teams silvosl six people each. Each team was to stand guard every night from 11PM to 5AM, working in pairs they prayed, read the Bible and moved from bed to bed interceding for each one of their sleeping Christian inmates.

After two hours they rotate tasks. If you get the job, we may even hurt you. As he connected with the emerging prison church, things began to happen. They prayed for and were given one and a half hours a week on the prison radio station, which all inmates hear since the speaker cannot be turned down nor can the station be changed.

Very soon rdgardo weekly Gospel message began to make an impact on the prison population. This, coupled with intense prayer activity in the Christian cell block, produced mass conversions. Today 44 percent of the inmates are born again. As soon as 42 new converts are admitted to the church, a cell block is made available for them to move in. A resident pastor is appointed from among the inmates and the same routine of prayer, fasting and night vigils is instituted. Since no money is allowed to circulate inside the prison, the inmates tithe from the care packages they receive from relatives.

Last year a town in Silvoos Argentina was devastated by floods and the church in the prison was able to send relief by using the product of their tithes. They fast twice a week and hold church services every day. Nearly 1, inmates have received Christ. Recent unconfirmed reports state that the number of guards has been reduced from to 30 as a result of behavior standards of the Christians. Of the released Christians, only three have returned — less than half of one percent!


During an International Institute which Harvest Evangelism holds in Argentina every fall, we Army of Intercessors organized a trip to the prison to meet with the inmates.

The prison chapel is too small to accommodate the growing number of believers, so they have removed all the furniture. More than inmates stand shoulder to shoulder except when they kneel to pray. Their vibrant singing is incredibly moving. We are free men, free indeed! Renewal Journals — contents of all issues.

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Vision Amazon — all journals and books — Look inside. The local pastor is Juan Zuccarelli, not Miguel. Zucarelli worked on a pamphlet about the revival in Olmos with Michael Mike Richardson who was often called Miguel in Argentina.

The town referenced was La Plata, no Laplata exists in Argentina. Otherwise the information is accurate to my knowledge, including recidivism rates, prisoner schedule and worship. My prayer is that God brings revival in South Africa through prisoners. Please pray with me as im determined to fast and pray for the outpouring of the holy spirit in South Africa.

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