Junior offered to lead a Bible study at the church on a Saturday morning but no one showed up. They decided instead to break up into groups that day and go to the people and begin to share with them. They shared with many people, even with a voodoo priest. During their trip they had lots of opportunities to go from house to house sharing the true Gospel, sitting with people in discipleship. It was a blessing!
(This next part may seem a bit silly… but hang in there- its GOOD stuff!)
(Bernard and his family with the mission group)
Another time during their trip an old man came and started talking to the group. He was not able to walk, and was using a walking stick for support. They gathered around his body and prayed for healing. He left there healed, not needing the walking stick anymore! A few days later he sent his wife for healing and she was healed too!
The Water Project is Completed
…to forming the clay reservoir for the water and placing it in the hole…
…to collecting rocks and getting the pump in place…
…to adding the final purifying elements and getting the hand pump to begin working!
And even their walk home was a surreal reminder of God's presence with them in Baron!
A couple of the guys returned a few days after the trip to add pipe to the water pump so that it would function better, and to check in on things. On their way back, some people met them along the road. They asked what they were doing there and they shared the story of the water pump. An old woman in the group of people began to shout and praise God and thank them for what was accomplished! She shared that she grew up in Baron and that they have never had a clean water source before. What a blessing to continue to see how God uses us for HIS redemption plan for other people!
We had the AWESOME opportunity to have the entire group over for dinner to share about their experiences and all that God taught them during the trip. It was a beautiful time of fellowship and sharing!
I am so thankful and beyond blessed to be a part of the ministry that happens here at Emmaus!
Now (3 months later!)...
Junior continues to instill a desire for missions in the hearts of the students here at Emmaus. Currently he is finishing up his Missiology course and is planning another mission project for next summer. He is already getting excited for what God has planned!