A colleague, Andrew Strom, has just despatched me a piece on his check out to Nigeria and authorization is granted to reproduce component of it. Why do I do this and why do I want you to read through it? Nicely, it so reminded me of my instances in Uganda and Kenya, speaking at Pastors Seminars in the slums and out in the jungles.
We a short while ago bought again from our vacation to Nigeria – and experienced a amazing time. The heat and the never ever ending cloud of dust, smog and diesel fumes had been at any time-present, but spiritually it was a superb vacation.
3 times God arranged it that we appeared on nationwide Tv set – as soon as when we ended up preaching and praying for the Goveror of Ogun Point out (a bit like the Governor of California). Only God could set up these a detail at the last moment, and we built confident He obtained all the glory. Thank you for your prayers, my buddies!
I know a lot of people on this Listing have had invitations to 3rd world international locations to minister. They want overseas preachers since they know quite a few men and women will occur to hear a “white gentleman” preach!
I want to persuade you to get these chances, my buddies, even if you have to pay your have way and that is rather probable for the reason that they are so weak.
I have occur throughout lots of Repentance preachers in the United states of america and the West who have been disappointed and discouraged right here with the deficiency of reaction and/or openings. We require to recognize that there is a vast world out there that is hungry and determined for audio preaching and biblical truth of the matter.
I keep in mind once listening to David Servant make an analogy of a fisherman with two fishing-holes to decide on from. In one particular fishing gap he caught virtually no fish at all, and the one particular he did catch jumped up and spat drinking water in his confront! In the other fishing gap the fish have been so desperate to be caught that they had been clinging onto the line and he was hauling them in as fast as he could get his pole back in the h2o! Which fishing gap should he choose? Of system it was the 2nd 1 -equating to the 3rd Entire world.
A lot of us believe it is the “non secular” matter to do, to wait and hold out and hold out correct where by we are, but as David Servant points out, Jesus clearly informed his disciples that if they had been not received in a person town, to go away that position and go on right up until they uncover a receptive spot. This is basically a commandment of God. If not all of God’s servants are left throwing away their time in unresponsive environments. Jesus commands us to “GO!”
Individually, for many years now I have concentrated my focus pretty much totally on the West. But God is transforming that. In truth, it would not shock me at all if God phone calls our loved ones to be dependent in the 3rd Earth someday in the following couple of several years. These is the want and the starvation there. Regrettably it is the precise reverse of what we so usually locate in the cozy apathetic West.
I strongly persuade each and every preacher who is on this Checklist to take into consideration the 3rd Entire world – and soon. It could be time to assume “outside the house the box”, my good friends. You will not regret it.
Thank you all over again for your superb prayers during our vacation. We observed many breakthroughs in the life of each leaders and people as we spoke on deep repentance and the genuine concept of the CROSS vs. the selfish gospel of obtain, and so forth. A large amount of people today appeared quite astonished and impacted by the messages. So your prayers produced a massive difference. Thank you. I hope to return to Africa again in May well.
Yours for the Third World Harvest, expensive pals.
There is so considerably published previously mentioned with which I can recognize. All-around 70 to 120 Pastors would walk or cycle 10 to 17 miles to go to the 3 days Seminars, sleeping on the flooring of the church making just about every night time. I would be teaching 3 a person and a half hour sessions every day with time for concerns. These men of God were being so hungry.
Strong beneficial biblical leadership and teaching is so appreciated!
It was worth all the ‘hassle’ of travel and all the ‘inconvenience’. How generally I have discovered above the years that when we are inconvenienced, that is when Almighty God utilizes us most of all.