We started radio distribution today. The village was approximately a two hour drive outside of Cap Haitian where we are staying, and very near the Dominican Republic boarder. We arrived at a local church and broke up into four teams. Each team included three of us, a translator, a guide, and someone to record the details and arrange follow up opportunities. We ended up sharing the gospel with over 30 families and getting the same number of radios into their hands. Many of the families have upward of eight children so the far reaching affects of having Christian radio and audio Bible in their hands is substantial.
God was so faithful in giving us favour, most families were willing to invite us on their property to hear our testimonies and the good news of the gospel. We are thrilled to share that five people gave their hearts to the Lord with many others prayed for and were encouraged to seek Him. Many seeds were planted—please pray that God would bear the fruit of repentance and faith in the hearts of those that were witnessed to and encouraged.
The first house we stopped at had a woman out front doing laundry in a basin on her porch. She was surrounded by five of her children ages 3-14. She was single and seemed reluctant to hear us but the translator convinced her to give us an opportunity to share. She was respectful as I shared my testimony and unpacked the gospel and you could tell she was really listening. As I told her God loved her personally and provided a way for her to be saved she commented, “I used to go to church and still send my kids but need to change my life before I can go back.” This provided an opportunity to take to her about Romans 8:38-39, “For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
As I shared this verse tears started streaming down her face as the truth of God’s Word ministered to her heart. We concluded praying with her, telling her we would make sure to continue to pray for her.
This was only one of many great works of God’s Spirit during our time with these precious people. When we reconvened as a team we were excited to share and encourage one another with the Lord’s faithfulness. Before heading back home, the pastor of the church gave a breakdown of the fruitfulness of the day and we concluded with prayer and thanksgiving.
Thank you again for your prayers and know, as a team we are all sensing God’s grace and provision and we know that it is as a result of the prayers of God’s people.