One part of the ministry in Seya was bringing gift bags to the village members. These bags contained suger, salt, soap and matches. All items that are used in cooking and are considered basic needs.
There are about 50 bags and 4 groups of us go out. I’m with Wilson, the Children’s home director, Pastor Joel, a wonderful man from a neighboring village, Chick, my fellow mission team member and a few young girls from the home. We head out and go door to door with the gift bags.
Door to door ministry has not been done in the village of Seya before, so it is a surprise to the villagers. Even more so, when they see Chick and me coming. Here we were, going out in the name of the Lord, to bring earthly gifts and then the Lord opened the door so we could also give the only and priceless eternal gift of Jesus. As we were going house to house, we were so well received. We were only suppose to be out an hour as it gets dark fast and there are no street lights. That hour went so fast and by the end, over 75 people had made a decision to receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Praise the Lord.
Many of the families we ministered to were Muslims who were so hungry for the truth. It was precious to see Jesus make Himself so real to the people. We prayed for many to be healed. One man, in particualar, we prayed with to be set free from alcoholism. He wept as we prayed over him, taking authority over all that bound him, commanding those spirits to LET HIM BE FREE. This man said HE KNEW something was not different in his life. It was not just a “head” prayer and I’m on with it, but he was filled with the Holy Spirit as he received Jesus. How precious!
And thank you Lord for allowing us to bring the Gift that makes all who receive it, oh so happy, so very very happy!!