Today was our last day in the township. A bittersweet time to say the least. It has been a week that is difficult to put into words. I’m sure that sounds like “mission trip” talk, but it is so true. As mentioned in a previous email, the paradox of this area is something you just can’t comprehend until you see it. And even then, it is still difficult.
We have had an incredible time sharing the Gospel with children, teens, adults – basically anyone who would give us a few minutes of their time! Today was a recap (for the younger kids) of what they have learned during the week at our VBS. We have shared about the seven days of creation, the fall of man, and the plan of salvation. And they get it! They were able to tell us about each of the seven days and go through the plan of salvation using the bracelet. Perfectly! Many of them have heard the Gospel numerous times throughout the week and it is certainly staying in their minds. The older ones have been in a discipleship lesson during the mornings. This gathering grew every day with the number attending. And to know that there is now a church that can continue with these efforts is such a blessing.
There is no doubt that lives have been changed here. The question is, whose lives have been changed more? Theirs or ours? We have planted many seeds these last several days and will now pray for water. All the while claiming Isaiah 55:11 – so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.