Here’s a rundown of what’s happened in the last few days:
- We have visited 33 homes to discuss the Gospel and HIV/healthy living
- We have installed 22 plexiglass pieces for “Bring the Light”
- We had the blessing of visiting 6 sponsored children’s homes
- We have seen 7 souls come to Christ
Bwana asifiwe! Praise God! Even in our short time, God has used us for His glory and will. Our team wanted to reiterate what a difference it makes for brothers and sisters from across the globe to come and encourage God’s people here. Take our team member’s (Cory) experience today. He had the privilege of giving Winnie, a student, her gift from her sponsor. Because she is so young, the social workers hang on to the gift and have the parent come to the school to pick it up. This morning, the mother decided to come to pick up the gift and tell the workers how much she appreciated what they are doing and how much she appreciates the sponsors. She had no idea our team was there. When she saw that sponors were present, she was surprised, and something in her was stirred. Josephine, a social worker, summed it up for us: “Because Feminans has seen the love that you all have by traveling this far to be with us, she realized there was something bigger going on.” Feminans was in a ritual cult where she felt she had to engage in certain activites and rituals in order to be saved. Cory, Pastor Steve, and others explained to her otherwise. She decided at that moment to accept Jesus into her heart.
God calls us here for a reason. Whether we feel important or not, is no matter. It’s not we who are supposed to feel important, or worthy, or that we’re doing something “special.” It’s the fact that there is a need God has called us to, and when we obey Him, Heavenly intriciacies come together that fulfill God’s purpose. It’s about Him. He uses us to show that we have a Father who always accepts us, loves us, and protects us. Sidewalk Prophet says it well: “I am the thorn in your crown, but you love me anyway. I am the sweat from your brow, but you love me anyway. I am the nail in your wrist, but you love me anyway. I am Judas’s kiss, but you love me anyway.”
Our team hopes that you deeply pray about God’s calling in your life. We know He is at work. Umbarikiwe (Be blessed).