There are days when we wonder “What in the world is going on that really matters?” Find yourself there recently? Well today…could we be so bold as to suggest something that God is completely thrilled with? If He was only able to be in one place at a time (and we know that is not true), He would have been in a small village in Papua New Guinea. There, for the first time in their history, the Siar people heard about the resurrection of God’s Son, Jesus Christ and the forgiveness of sins that God offers as a result of their faith in Christ. We spoke with Lane this morning by phone in our chapel time. Our students were eagerly awaiting his report of how the Gospel presentation went. You see we have been praying for the team all week…in fact ever since the teaching began July 4. Lane and Kari, Chris and Erin and Jonathan and Melissa have been preparing for this day for years, learning the Siar language and culture. We know their hearts have soared heavenward with praise as a result of what God has now done in their midst. The Siar church has been born. Lane reported that already, about 20 Siar have given clear testimony of their individual faith in Christ in just the few hours since the teaching. There are many more to talk with in the coming days.
How we praise the Lord for our new Siar brothers and sisters in the Lord. We know there are multitudes of angels watching, wondering and amazed at what has gone on in the jungle of PNG this week. As well there are multitudes of saints giving God glory! Last night in prison, our “flock” was praying and thanking God already for what He would do. What an amazing God we serve! Thank you for your prayers for us as we train more believers to go to the remaining 2,500 tribes. We thank God at every remembrance of you.
“Great are the works of the Lord; they are studied by all who delight in them.” Psalm 111.2