Monday, May 20, 2019 10:40pm-4:40pm CST
The Lord blessed us once again with souls. The reality, however, is that as long as we are sowing seed we are being blessed because we are doing His bidding. All did not respond to Jesus in a positive way; all did not respond to the Apostles in a positive way so why would we feel to be any different. We were able to share the Word of God with 8 and two of them accepted the Lord via baptism. They are below with Jean Claude and the sister’s baby, Veronica. The new sister’s name is Rigoureuse and the brother’s name is Francous. I am not nearly as concerned with her as she is the wife of one of the brothers but Francous is from a village where there is no church. He was in Ngong today for a holiday. The brothers say they will follow-up with him.
Here is how the day went: got up at 7:50 to prepare for the day. Left the hotel at 9 and was at Ngong by 10. You can see the church hall on the right below. We immediately began teaching and it went as many days. For example, I taught a man named Jean and I might as well have been teaching a tree! He is locked into a denominational mindset and I pray that one day he will unlock it. It is very warm here; I would say hot but Jean Claude disagrees. Both yesterday and today the brethren brought us cold bottles of water which was very thoughtful and appreciated. In between students it is somewhat frustrating because we cannot interact. You see, the brethren speak about as much English as I do Swahili! After we did the morning and early afternoon teaching some sisters brought food for everyone to eat. There were at least 20 brethren with us. We then taught some more and I finished with a sermon. The day truly went well. We hopped back into the vehicle with Teresa, er, Methuselah and made it back to the hotel by 5:30. Had a marvelous shower and then ate around 6:15. Had buzzgetti again and it was GREAT! Visited some with Jean Claude and then hopped on my computer to get some work done. Was able to Skype with Charlie Brown and Grandma and she is still not feeling well. Please continue to keep her in prayer.
- One brother today had a leather jacket along with a shirt and tie. I started sweating when I looked at him but not a drop of sweat fell from his brow.
- In my teaching and preaching I had two translators. Jean Claude translated into French and Mamoudou translated into the native dialect of Foulfoulde. A little surprised that Mamoudou and Foulfoulde tripped up my spell checker!
Jean Claude and I are both well and we thank you for your continued prayers.