In a previous post we shared about Kadi, the old diabetic lady in our village who was listening to the Bible teaching. She was bedridden for a couple of months due to complications of the diabetes and high blood pressure. We have kept her insulin in a fridge at our house for the past two years, and one of her sons has given her the daily shots. But as you can imagine, it is very difficult for a diabetic to get a proper diet here, or proper medical attention.
One day recently we taught Kadi, and she was listening and seemed to be understanding what she heard. The next day she was just staring and mostly unresponsive. And the next day she could not sit up, but just lay still. A few days later she died.
Kirk was able to share a message of hope with several of Kadi’s relatives and friends who came to the funeral. He explained that we were mourning her death, yet we were rejoicing as well. Why? Because Kadi had been listening to the Word of God for the past year. She had heard how God can save sinners because of the Savior He sent. Kadi heard that message and she said she believed it. So we were happy for her, because the Bible says that if you believe God’s message, then you will go to Heaven when you die.
The Landumas smile politely and are happy to agree, at least outwardly, with such talk. But when it comes down to it they really are afraid of God’s Word. They know that if they were to show interest and follow the message we have brought, it would result in terrible upheaval in their personal lives. There is just too much opposition.
- PRAY that God would show us ways to make the need to listen to God’s message real to these people.
- PRAY for the Landumas, that God would give them a strong desire to listen to His Word taught.
- PRAY that God would work mightily among the Landumas to bring many to Himself.