- July 29, 2013
Oh what a wonderful God we serve. This very afternoon souls in Sake called on the name of Jesus and gave their hearts to the Lord. How marvelous, how wonderful is our Saviour’s love for Sake!
As we arrived at the field with the team we realised we had just incurred a puncture. God’s timing is absolutely remarkable as it could have happened on the way through some heavily watched “red flag” military zones. We tell you this to show how God is so faithful even in the little details of mission. By the way we have not had a single puncture to any of our vehicles over the last 8 weeks here in DRC.
It was wonderful to arrive at the church that was hosting the pastor’s seminars and find over 70 pastors and church leaders eagerly awaiting to hear the Word of God. Shireen preached a wonderful message on prayer and encouraged the pastors to seek the Lord humbly 2 Chronicles 7:14 in prayer and remain faithful to this vital area of Jesus ministry. Then Roger preached powerfully on “Rebuilding the Church” and returning to that first love of intimacy and joy that we all had when we come to know the Lord for the very first time! We know that the answer for this nation is God’s Church and are thrilled that we can encourage and spur on the local leaders and pastors in Kingdom ministry and biblical principle!
We had a very encouraging start to the afternoon city outreach where a good amount of people came to hear the Word! Even the hundreds of kids, who were playing in the river felt compelled to come and hear the Gospel! Roger gave a powerful Gospel message that encouraged people to let go of their sin allow Jesus to wash them by His blood! God’s Spirit then began to move in power as many flocked to the altar to receive Jesus as their Lord and Saviour! The stage was surrounded with young and old who called on the mighty name of Jesus! We know that many tonight will lay their heads down to rest at peace with God and free from the law of sin and death Roman 8:2!
Many more then flocked to the front when we called for those who were sick. It is apparent that there is much physical need here but we also prayed for people to be set free from fear as the war has caused so much mental and psychological trauma! We then witnessed what we have been longing for during these meetings – that being the presence of the Holy Spirit to fall and minster to those in need. There was a moment of incredible stillness in the Spirit which lead into a wonderful worship time that could only be described as simply beautiful! We know that many where healed and hope that many come forward to testify! Public testimony seems to not be present in these areas so we are encouraging people to testify to one another and to publically speak of God’s goodness!
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