Thursday, July 21, 2016

Light through the darkness

With only seven days left in New York, Lacey and I are soaking in every moment we get to spend with the South Asians. We are involved in follow ups in homes of persons of peace, and are leading teams in door-to-door ministry. Last week we had a team that we trained to share the gospel with internationals in an effective way. Then we went out in the afternoons and modeled for them a survey. We went to houses of internationals and asked them a sequence of questions. Questions such as their name, their country of origin, how long they had been in America, religion, who they thought Jesus was, and if they would like a Bible in their own language, or to learn more about who Jesus is.

We saw many people were interested in what we had to say, or people who wanted a friend, but didn't care what we had to say about Christianity. Lacey and I quickly had to learn this summer that what we are doing now has an effect on these people's lives. We may not see the fruit of the work we are doing, but that doesn't mean it won't come later.

I had been following up with a women and her husband. Her husband was sick with cancer and was in his last days. He passed away a few days ago. I got to spend several days praying with her and for her. I was able to comfort her in this time of grief. It was an amazing experience to see her faith in God through it all. I am hopeful that she will be a light to those around her. By seeing her faith and strength through this time, I pray that people will begin to question and believe in God.

Please pray for our remaining week. 
Pray that we would have God encounters. 
Pray that we would find persons of peace. 
Pray for our everyday encounters.

Lastly, we would like to thank you for your support and prayers. It means so much to us to have brothers and sisters in Christ lifting us up in prayer!

-Anna, P52 New York