Watching God at work
RECENTLY WE HOSTED a short-term mission team from South Africa. Signs and wonders were manifested in wonderful ways, a host of children touched, people delivered from demons, new commitments to Christ and the visitors themselves returning home with a brand new, sharper view of missions. Those who work in commerce and industry would call it a “win-win situation”. We just call it, “watching God at work”.
This was followed by another whirlwind of long drives on horrendous roads. We watched a couple of our students from the leadership development programme graduate. They will move on to take up the call of God, to plant churches and develop other Mozambican leaders.
One of my sons in the faith has planted his very own leadership development school. Paul had Timothy – I have a Tomás (without the doubt). Our heartfelt thank you Jesus.
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.