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Workers “Mu and Nu” share:
There’s something unique happening where, in a culture that avoids relational depth or even going to each others homes, we are seeing the opposite as they desire to come in and open up. Our latest event was a “Taco Party” where we had a mini service sharing the gospel and inviting them to consider baptism next month and then feasted on tacos! Our next event is our Easter Celebration service and then launch of our church and first baptisms. Please pray many are ready to receive Him!
Worker “Delta” shares a fun conversation with a stranger turned friend:
I have occasionally chatted with a pleasant gentleman at the gym. When I ask, “How are you?” he always says “The same- with the political upheavals of the country, how else could I be?” Today I decided to do something different and asked him when will he ever be ok if it’s up to what’s going on around him? And he said, “Yes you’re right but what else can you do? What do you do?”
I was surprised at his question. “You mean for everyday life?”
“Yes!” He replied with enthusiasm.
“Besides focusing on my circumstances?”, I replied.
“Well I believe in God. He is my source for life.”
“Really?!” (Look of surprise)
“Well it’s not Allah or anything Muslim.”
“Well what is it then?”
“I believe in Jesus.”
“Oh, I don’t like the Jesus.”
I laughed. “Well then you’ll have to keep on like you’ve been!”
He laughed realizing his dilemma.
“But what you’re talking about is life,” I continued. “ Where do we get life from? What is our source for life?”
His eyes lit up, “Yes! That’s it! What do you do for that?”
“I have a deep source for that. It’s God.”
“How did you find that?”
“I opened the book and read it. Jesus said he’s the way, the truth and the life. I thought he’s either crazy or this is real. That was 40 years ago. I’ve found it to be true.”
His eyes got big! “Really?! I want to hear more. I need that.”
Then another guy walked over and said, “Hey, you know he is famous in ur country?”
I said “No..”
“Yes, he’s a movie producer and has produced many famous films. Everyone knows who he is. Ask anyone. “
I said, “Oh, ok so that’s why you’re bored! You’re creative and you need some work to do?”
“No, I don’t want to work anymore.”
“Then you are talking about life.”
“Yes.” he said. “What you just said, I need that. Can we talk some more about it? “
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