The Brighter the Light
Suffering, sickness and death always present great opportunities for the light and love of Christ to break through. The darker it is, the brighter even the smallest light appears.
The year began with flooding throughout the country, which led to starvation and disease. The Lord used that situation to extend His love through individuals, businesses and churches. Widows and orphans were cared for, hope was restored and even Muslims came to faith in Christ because of the way in which we were able to reach into their communities with food-aid, testimonies and the Gospel.
With the help of friends of WOI, a couple of key evangelists were equipped with motorcycles and now the Gospel is taken into previously unreached rural areas. In the towns, young disciples are making new disciples, and we are presently planning to baptise another 45 new believers.
Jesus continues to build His church, and we return thanks for being a part of His amazing story.
Eugene and Tina would describe themselves as “gradual” Christians. The Lord took more than 25 years to move them from “dead religion” to being full-on, full-time missionaries. By that time, both their daughters, Chantelle and Tanya were married and serving the Lord in their own lives. Their call was dramatic and clear. The Lord used His Word, (especially Isaiah 58, “Feed the hungry,…clothe the naked,…pour out your lives in a sun-scorched land”…) followed by prophetic individuals speaking in confirmation that left them without doubt. Their testimony includes suffering bodily harm for His sake. Eugene and Tina returned to the field after surgery to continue preaching the Gospel. They are currently involved in a new church-plant and discipleship of believers.