David's mom and dad have been coming to church for the last month or so. Several weeks ago, BJ and one of the men in the church went to visit them, and Baba David got saved. Then yesterday, BJ went with Pastor Isaac, one of the assistant pastors, to visit them again, and this time, Mama David got saved. BJ was able to lead her to Christ.
While Pastor Isaac talked with David's dad, BJ asked Mama David when it was she got saved. So she told him her story how that when she was a girl in grade school, she went to church classes for a while. Then she had to take a written test. After that, they told her she could be baptized. That is what she did, and that was how she thought she got saved.
She very willingly listened as BJ explained to her what the Bible says about salvation and soon realized on her own that her testimony did not line up with God's plan of salvation. She gladly received Christ into her heart! Immediately afterwards, she asked this question, "Jesus has done so much for me. What can I now do for Him?"
Baba David and Mama David both wanted to be baptized today, and they want to join our church.
Unfortunately, their little boy, David, boards at the Deaf School even on the weekends. However, when he is on breaks, he will be in church with his parents. In the meantime, he will probably get more out of the Bible Clubs we are holding there at his school. BJ is planning the next lesson on Adam and Eve. He is starting at the beginning and will correlate the Bible stories with the Gospel every time. Eventually God will bring in the increase there at the Ngala Deaf School.
Three more were baptized today in addition to David's parents. That's about 15 people recently saved and baptized in the last three weeks.
During the month of June, Pastor Oloo has been preaching on missions and our responsibility to a lost and dying world. His message today left me in tears. What a blessing that a message in Swahili can so touch my heart! Pastor Oloo has never gotten over the day he came to Christ! He preached Matthew 11:28 where Jesus says, "Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." Rest from the burden of sin is found only through Jesus Christ.
After the message, two teenage girls came forward to be saved. I think God is bringing revival to Grace Bible Baptist Church, and it is a blessing to be a part of it.
Pastor Isaac returned last week from the Congo with the news that 16 people had been saved there this past month. The men in the church take turns going on mission trips to Uvira, Congo where God has allowed Grace Bible Baptist to plant another church. Each month, one of the assistant pastors takes one of the men in the church and together they are sent out to spend a month there in the Congo. When they return at the end of the month, two more men are sent out to take their place and so on. In this way, the church there in the Congo has grown by leaps and bounds.
This kind of fruit does not happen every week. Like I said, it is God bringing revival. Thank you so much for praying!