Sunday, July 3, 2016
The rest of the story...
This morning I went to Pass Rein with the team. It was a good service, Rusty preached, Nathan led worship and we had communion. After church Rusty and the team wanted to visit the radio station so Joel, one of the leaders in Pass Rein, who also oversees the radio station, walked with us to the radio station. He shared with us that they have people call in every day and ask for someone to come to their house and tell them how to accept Jesus. This is wonderful news, but I had not connected the dots to particular stories yet.
We walked back to the church and Nathan shared that the Boko I had written about last night, the one who had shared that his powers with satan were less than God's powers, wanted the church to come to his voodoo house and witness him cleaning out his voodoo paraphernalia. So off we went with a group from church. When we arrived the church started singing worship songs. Then Nathan asked some of us to go into the voodoo house and pray with him. So we spent time in prayer as the man removed all the the voodoo items from the house. The witch doctors, or boko's themselves are the ones that remove the items, then the items are set on fire, creating a bonfire that neighbors ask about, creating an opportunity to share Jesus with them also. Everyone continued to sing worship songs and we prayed over the man. When someone makes this kind of conversation it changes their whole life literally. Which women and which children does he commit too? How does he make a living now? If the rest of his family or relatives do not accept Christ (like at least one of the women today) he faces anger and rejection from them. The community will also see him in a different way now, will they trust him, believe he has truly changed? His previous companions will reject him. The list goes on. Prayer changes everything. Please pray for him his name is Lelson (spelled wrong, but that is how it sounds).
Then as things are coming to a close, Joel tells me that this particular boko heard about Jesus from our radio station. That is how we connected and he knew about our church. I told Joel I would loved it if he shared more stories like this with me, so that I can share more of the whole story with you. Nathan than said that just down the path there was another man who wanted us to visit him in his home and he wanted to receive Jesus into his life. As we are walking along Joel shares that this man also had heard about Jesus through the radio station. When we arrived we realized that this man had a broken leg and some other injuries, we prayed for healing and then Rusty led him to the Lord. Joel then shared with me that this man had been in a motorcycle accident and because he was laid up in bed one of the few things he could do was listen to the radio. He happened upon our station and the Lord touched his heart and he too had called in and asked for someone to visit him and help him give his life to the Lord. And that ... is the rest of the story :)
It has been a great day so far and the crusade has not even begun in Myan. Excited to see what God will be doing tonight during the crusade. Please pray as mountains are being moved, lives are being changed and communities are being transformed. Thank you so, so much for coming along side of us and helping the people of Haiti.