We recently received this letter from the Browns in Moi land, Asia-Pacific. This ministry was started by several missionaries, including one of our former PPMMP students.
READ & PRAY
One More Day
Please pray for the gospel presentation this Friday.
Dear Friends and Family,
Excitement is building as we prepare to teach about the final days of Jesus’ life on earth. Most of the 100+ listeners have been paying close attention to the teaching about Jesus and can’t wait to hear about what he did in order to pay for their sins. We praise the Lord for the tremendous work He has been doing among the Moi over the past 6 weeks. Words can hardly describe all the miracles God is doing in order that His Son, Jesus, may have the preeminence in the hearts and lives of the Moi.
Through the past week and half of teaching they have fallen in love with Jesus and see that he is God’s promised Messiah spoken of by Moses and the prophets. Not only is he perfect man, but He is God incarnate. They have been amazed at Jesus’ power over sickness, blindness, demons, nature, and even death. Yesterday we taught about Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead after he was in the tomb for four days. Death is all too familiar for them and they know that after four days the body starts to stink. When Jesus prayed to the Father and said, “Lazarus, come forth!”, he came out of the tomb fully alive. We could hear them talking among themselves and one of the guys spoke up, “How long was he in the tomb?” Rich said, “Four days.” He then said, “Wow! That is truly amazing. Thank you, God.”
The unbelievers aren’t the only ones growing in their faith. As you know we have all been praying for food. The gardens were supposed to have run out two weeks ago. This evening Karen was visiting with one of her believing friends, Iyodogotabo. During the last six weeks she has been hosting four or five ladies along with five kids, plus her own two. She told Karen her prayer, “Lord, I want to feed these extra people staying with me. I want them to hear your truth.” She then said to Karen, “God has been providing! There is not a lot, but every day there is food. Every little sweet potato I dig up I thank Him for it.” Her garden had very little to begin with and yet God keeps multiplying it. The Moi listening to the teaching are amazed that there is food and believe that it’s only because of God. He is showing Himself powerful on their behalf.
About a month ago we posted an article on our blog about one of the guys following the teaching, Apabo. It’s entitled “Softening Hard Heads”. Just a few days ago Apabo shared with Rich that besides (taking the life of) one of his own wives, (he took the life of ) three other women accused of sorcery, along with one other man as compensation for a death; five in all. Sitting in Rich’s office today, with his head hung and tears welling up in his eyes he told Rich, “Like I had explained to you before, I have much sin. I know that I’m going to go to hell because of it. When I lay down to sleep or work in my garden it’s all I can think about. What can I do to be saved?” God is doing a tremendous work in Apabo. We believe his sorrow will soon turn to joy. Please pray.
We are so proud of the eight Moi Bible teachers. Their faith has been tested and they have proven themselves faithful. Now together we wait for the harvest.
There is so much more we could share, but we hope this gives you an idea that your prayers are being answered. Thank you for standing with us and the Moi believers as we finish up this evangelistic Bible teaching. We look forward to sharing some good news in the next few days.
For His Glory,
Rich and Karen