Two weeks ago, the guys hit the basketball court. As they were walking around, looking for people to play with, an Asian student (David) waved them over and they started to play. David had awesome English so the guys asked him to dinner. Over dinner, David was able (for the first time in his life!) hear the Gospel. Now, when we share the Gospel, we don’t just want to tell them the story, we want to intentionally ask if they would like to believe. This is the hardest part! But, our guys were bold and took action! They asked the question and David said: “From the bottom of my heart I want to follow Jesus but this is a very serious decision and I want to respect it. I need to think about it”. After chatting for a little longer, they invited him to church and they parted ways.
That Friday night, when we got to church, there were 6 new people, all of them unbelievers! Instead of doing our lesson as planned, we felt like we needed to testify of the goodness of God and about how He has transformed our lives. I asked my friend to share his story about how he came to know God. Born in Asia and living here for the first years of his life, he was able to relate to our new friends in ways that us foreigners never could. As he shared, hearts were moved! Next, I asked our friend Ian to share his story. Ian has been saved for approximately 5 or 6 months. This guy is a leader! He jumped on the opportunity and shared so much of God’s Truth with each of our new friends. After sharing, we split into small groups for discussion. The next thing I knew, I looked over at David and tears were streaming down his face! He accepted Jesus as Lord!
Since the moment he got saved (2 weeks ago), David has been such an encouragement. He’s writing rap songs about God, asking about worship (he’ll be a worship leader – I’m sure), and speaking faith into all of us! Yesterday, he organized an afternoon of karaoke because he wanted his friends to have an opportunity to also hear about God! This is not normal! The Lord is doing a mighty work on our campus!
In the past, we’ve seen a lot of females say “yes” to Jesus and join our churches. It’s been incredible! But, we haven’t seen a lot of men say “yes”. We prayed and asked the Lord for men and right now we have 5 solid and committed guys on our campus. On top of this, our Asian friend, is committed to helping us with our church for the next several months before he goes back home. The Lord has answered our prayers! The movement is happening!
Thanks so much for praying alongside me and for believing in the impossible! His work in Asia is more than beautiful and I know that this is just the beginning!