So many times we get to share Jesus with those who do not know anything. So many times we see just a little flicker of understanding light up their eyes. So many times we feel the Holy Spirit attending our words and moving upon the hearts of the people. So many times we plead with God for the salvation of the people!
Two days ago we drove the motorbike to MeDeLeGwee village. We try to come here as much as possible to work with the lady with numbness and tingling in her legs. She has been unable to walk. I give her vitamins, message her legs, and teach her exercises and ROM. She is improving, but will not do the exercises on her own.
This village is a very long ways away and takes almost almost 2 hours to get there by motorbike, especially today, as the dust lies so thick on the road that we squirm all over the place and have to travel slowly. We are covered with dust. It is in our eyes, ears and even gets under the mask that we’re wearing and between our teeth. Our hair is dry and brittle with dust.
Most of the people all came at once this time to receive medical help, which gave us an opportunity to pray with them all before we treated them. We also invited them to return for a worship and Bible story after everyone was cared for and after we ate. A kind lady prepared lunch for us.
We go to her house, sit and eat our egg and rice while they ate roasted rat beside us. (Ours looks so much more appetizing)!
Next we go back to the first house for worship. To my great joy, many people came in to listen. They marvel at the 2 songs we sang. We usually pray next, but these people all immediately jump up and leave after prayer, thinking that is the end of worship, so we launch into the Bible story immediately after singing and then pray at the end. I am telling them about worshipping the only true God up in heaven and His great power. Then I proceed to tell them about Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego. I really have their attention, as I show the pictures of this wonderful story. Just at the moment when I want to tell them about Jesus in the fire with the 3 men, some children started fighting outside and a man in our group began yelling at them and 2 dogs also got in a fight under the house at the same time. Suddenly there was complete bedlam and chaos, and we are unable to hear ourselves talk, so we sit quietly and listen to them, praying. (Interruptions such as this happen frequently in these villages with people who never knew what a worship is all about. Satan usually causes it during the biggest appeal)! Finally things got under control again and we continued, silently praising God as we see the people are really spellbound by the story. We end with a heartfelt prayer for these dear people and expect that they will all leave right away, but several people stayed to ask some questions. They want to see the pictures again. I show them and then hand a man my entire picture roll. You would have loved to see the way they went through every picture, asking BletJhaw what each one was about.
Every day out here fills my heart with more love and thankfulness to God because we can feel His presence as we share the Bible stories.
Let’s share the good news about Jesus to everyone who is sitting in darkness. This is the only way that your own soul will flourish spiritually and you will thrill in the very presence of God! Don’t neglect the ones that are the hardest to reach!
“Let us not be weary in well doing, for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.”Galations 6:9