I’ve been teasing about a special man God has been doing amazing works through for over 20 years, but am still not quite ready to tell the whole story. Here is a piece however. One example of God’s grace being poured out to his children through this man’s obedience. Around 1996, him and couple others visited this entirely non-christian village for the first time. As they were walking down the street, they passed by two women carrying water home. The pastors stopped them and began to tell them the good news of Jesus Christ. Those women accepted the Lord as their savior that day.
The men also happened to be looking for some land in that area to plant a church. They figured, what better land than at the exact place God first blessed them with a harvest in that village? They began to look into who owned the land, only to find that the people who owned it didn’t even know they owned it! After a good bit of time working out legal matters, they purchased that land and built this tiny church building.
Flash forward about 18 years, as we arrived there, we were greeted by villagers, evangelists, and many blind people. God has now blessed them with a church building, a house of prayer, a way to aide and support these blind people who are cast aside in this culture of castes, and many others who go out on their own to minister to so many more people in other villages. On this day we worshipped, gave gifts, and even baptized 4 more men into the congregation of the Lord. It was a good day.
:Almost all in the photo below are blind: