On June, 2nd 2012, with a backpack full of Bibles and other evangelistic material we went to the wood crafters market where we had been reaching out before (see other reports on this blog).
There we met with Carol-Ann, who had even more Bibles for us and Leon and Dorette. We gathered and singularly invited everyone, then got together and started with singing “Jabulani Africa”.
Many new faces were among those we had met before and the message was simple: God has a plan for everyone. The vital question of where we spend eternity. The problem. God’s love. The most important decision.
Romans 3:10 + 23; John 3:16; John1:12.
They listened, the Holy Spirit translated and they followed every part of the message as God gave it to everyone individually.
It is God’s love that compels us… and the fear of the Lord that keeps us from sin. The BIBLE gives us the direction, it is the message of God and it is the LIVING Word!
We spent a good 30-40 minutes with them when I we prayed for salvation. I then asked those who had just gotten saved to be brave and rise with me. One of our aim was to give them/ equip them with the first Bibles.
We congratulated them on their decision, welcomed them, hugged them…as new members to the Kingdom of God…and brethren. With every step there was joy unspeakable… some young men had joined us though they were just passing by gotten saved and now they are brethren. GOD had a plan for them…for today!
We received their contact details to help slot them into a local church and stay connected. Then we distributed the rest of the Bibles to those that were saved already and had joined us today. 14 got saved that one day…every single one precious to God and to us.
It marvels me to see how God chooses to work… when we decide to avail us to Him. And even though sometimes we are reluctant to go… as our flesh doesn’t “feel like it” it happens to become the time of a lifetime! Carol-Ann who joined us for the first time said afterwards she hadn’t had a better afternoon in 20 years! She and her husband run a Christian radio station and have agreed to donate Bibles on a regular basis now. I just LOVE how God works!
Praise God!!!! Hallelujah!