Thursday, April 25, 2013

"I Burned Them In The Fire That Night..."

I had just finished preaching in the new church at Muramvya, Burundi. Four young adults came forward to pray for salvation. Then, one old woman came and asked me to pray for her. “Do you remember me?”, she asked. “Yes”, I replied. “You told me about Jesus when you came to our village a few years ago. My daughter and I accepted Christ and you baptized us in the river the next day.” “Yes”, I said with great excitement, “How can I pray for you?”. “I want to be blessed like any other Christian”, she said. “Tell me what is happening in your life”, I asked.

“I never told you about my life. The day you came and told us about Jesus I was overwhelmed and knew that what I had been doing was wrong.  I immediately went home and gathered up all of my medicines, herbs and tools. I burned them in the fire that night and have never thought of them again.”

“I was the village witch doctor…but now I am a follower of Jesus Christ”.

     “For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred
      us to the kingdom of His beloved Son.” Colossians 1:13

“My daughter died soon after you came to our village and life has been very hard for me. I am old and have her three children and cannot feed them. I just want God to bless me like any other Christian so I can take care of them.”

Will you please pray for this dear saint?  

I am praying for 5 families to each give an additional $15.00 per month to bless this woman. Will you be one of them? Please don’t assume that someone else will help her. 

howFar will you go?

April 2013 - Muramvya, Burundi