Just 2 weeks before we left Taina to go to Brazil, 2 people in the community were talked about in our discipleship times as unsaved and targets to practice what we were learning. Well, as it turned out one person was a young girl named Ingrid who was visiting and speaks only Spanish and a tribal language that none of us there knew. Being as I knew how to teach the evangelism lessons in Spanish they proposed that I teach the girl a crash course in those two weeks (it is supposed to be several months long). Spanish is not her heart language nor was she fluent in it.
I also asked Arnoldo to team teach with me. Then a 60 something man Guanano speaker wanted in on the evangelism lessons but in Guanano. Well, it was not ideal at all but we moved ahead and taught Gabriel in Guanano first for 1 hour and then immediately afterward in Spanish to Ingrid. We were able to establish the idea that we are sinners by nature and because they each have that sin nature they are destined for Hell. But the 2nd part that we tried to share with them didn’t become clear to them in those two weeks. We needed more time! They still don’t understand very well that the only solution, or Good News is that God sent his own Son to deal with our sin nature that offends him by his death and that they need to make the choice to agree with Him and ask him to forgive their sin and make them right with Himself. Satan has them blinded still.
So pray for these two as it was an overload of new information for them. But we did see the Spirit at work convincing and leading them to want more understanding! It was neat to be a part of. We left them in the charge of the Bible teachers to continue teaching them. Let’s pray for a positive outcome!