I heard a beautiful witness the other day from a Mwinika friend about her husband. Her husband has been one of the first guys we got to know better after arriving here years ago. He was pretty wild at that time – he had 22 wives (married and divorced) by the time we arrived! He is clearly intelligent, but was very restless and did not seem to be able to stick with any one thing (or person!) for very long.
However, he has been going to the Bible teaching over the last year and seemed to be tracking very well. When his wife visited me, I asked her if he is still the same as always.
“No!” she answered. “He has changed completely. He does not go away for long periods of time anymore and has not seen any other women.”
But the best was when she said: “His heart has turned.” In eMwinika this means: he has had a complete turnaround or life change. It is also the words we have been using to describe a conversion.
Looking at this guy, you can literally see the difference! Something in his face changed… He looks at peace.
Praise God! Such a testimony from a wife is truly one of the most honest of all… 🙂
This man and his wife recently bought the piece of land just behind our house where they soon will build a house. Praise God for the opportunity to walk a road of discipleship with this family!
Photo: this photo was taken in 2010 before the Bible teaching. Today, he looks much different!