Africa – The joy of the Lord, March 3, 2019
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose. For those God foreknew He also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brothers.” (Romans 8:28-29)
“For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost.” (Luke 19:10)
To Jesus and it should be for us, “to seek” was not an event, an outreach or a once a month program, it was His lifestyle.
Jesus said, “You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit – fruit that will last.” (John 15:16)
We are so blessed to pray and financially support our co-laborers in central Africa. They and their families have committed their time, resources and giftings to bring the light of the truth to everyone in darkness in their communities and nations. They have simply revealed to us: This is our need.
“This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down His life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers. If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.” (1 John 3:16-18)
During the month of February, these faithful servants coordinated 32 outreaches and witnessed 3,204 people come to faith in Jesus Christ. Now, they work with local church families to ensure they are taught how to be true disciples.
Jesus said, “Rejoice with Me; I have found My lost sheep. I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.” (Luke 15:5-7) Each one special and what a privilege to rejoice with the Father and the angels in heaven for almost 5 people every hour of the day in the month are bringing us joy.