Wednesday, July 13, 2016

From Closed to Open

It's really hard to sum up this past week of ministry. It was hard, but it was also full of joy at the same time. This past village was different from other villages in that there were many, many walls that needed to be broken down. The first few days we saw little response to house visits and Bible studies. We prayed that God would help us and connect us with the right people- and He did just that and more.
By the end of the week the Lord provided us with about five responsive Bible studies, and yesterday we had the privilege to baptize six individuals. What started out as a village that seemed to be unreachable turned into a village that was open to God's word. We are so thankful to have been a part of God's work in this village. We are leaving the village in confidence knowing that God will continue His work in lives of His people. 
Please be in prayer for the believers we leave behind- pray that their personal relationship with Christ will continue to grow and that they will continue to meet for Bible study and read God's word together. Also pray that they will stand strong in the midst of persecution that may come their way.
We are down to just two weeks left in this beautiful country. Everyone on the team is doing well (no sickness- PTL). Please continue to pray for energy, strength, and joy as we finish out our summer with two last villages.
Thank you all for your prayers and support. Without them this trip would not be the same!
-Kara, Riverboat Team