Thanks to Bob & Evon Peddycord and Anthony and Sylvia Beckmon for making this trip possible! Here is your fruit!
This event took place on a BUSH TRIP to Mankodi - a distant village. It took over 4 hours to get there and, of course, we knew it would take 4 to get back. So, we did not have a lot of time to spend with them this morning before we had to depart. We had a short Bible lesson in one of the class rooms of the school where we camped and held the meetings. The first thing I said was "did everyone here understand the Gospel from the movie last night?" All the hands went up, except for one. In the back of the room the oldest man in the room stood up. I asked him "if he understood the Gospel?" He shook his head, "no". I had not intended on teaching the Gospel again this morning, but this man clearly did not understand...and he was clearly interested. So, after a short review followed by a support message by Mario Genada about how Jesus Christ cast the demons out of the man in the book of Luke, an alter call was made. 6 more people responded. Not only did the old man who caused this impromptu message stand up, but his good friend sitting beside him also indicated his guilt and need for salvation.
George and Fred are 83 and 73 years old respectively. They both made professions of faith this morning. The average lifespan of a Zambian today is 39 years. Any time I see someone over that age choose Christ, I celebrate the fact that they have beat the devil out of a cheap victory. There is something special in seeing the old make this decision.
Here are 2 more guys you can pray for!
I woke up one day and discovered God wanted me to quit what I was doing for me...and start doing something for Him.