About a week and a half ago I wrote a post in desperation for prayer. The first two days of our team of forty was very stressful for John and I. We tried our best to make the transition easy for the team but we were feeling the pressure behind the scenes. As the days went on, and God started putting all the pieces to the puzzle in place we were able to go with the flow. We really enjoyed being with this team. They worked very hard and encouraged us greatly.
Last Thursday evening they held a church service in the village. Many villagers came and I actually got to participate in a skit! It was fun. The temperature in the church was hot and I had Evangeline so I decided to take her and the stroller outside. While outside I saw two girls, Kayla and Crystal. I had talked to Kayla last week about where she was at with her relationship with Christ. She told me she had not accepted the Lord yet. I told her to pray about it for a week and I would follow up with her. This was the night, here was the open door. I asked her if she prayed and if God had spoken to her, she said,”Well Miss Mel, I’m ready to accept Christ.” Sweet words. I prayed with her and she went back to her friend Crystal and told her and Crystal said, “Wow, that is the best decision you will ever make.” I then asked her,”What about you?” She said, “I have not as of yet.” So I walked with her and tried to answer her questions as best I could. She had so many and seemed confused at first but as the conversation went on, I saw her understanding increase. By the end of the evening, she had become a Christian as well.
Christ knows. He knew the team would be big, knew that the week would be a little overwhelming, knew the church would be hot, knew that both those girls would be outside. He took all of those circumstances and shaped them into this perfect moment that only He could have orchestrated. So omniscient is He! So we say, “Come teams of forty! Come bless us, come and bring blessings, bring the stress, and the learning moments, God is waiting to do something AMAZING through you.”
The basketball men’s ministry is going very well. John has some guys showing up to the youth night bible study because he has been able to invite them at basketball. We are praying that God will do a mighty work through the men in the village. Please pray with us about this. We desire that their hearts will be captured for Christ. It will be a long road, but one worth traveling.