It’s hard to call one thing the “best” or “most exciting” thing happening in our ministry, but this is certainly in the top five. Both Wati and Api told me a couple of months ago that they each wanted to teach gospel lessons to others who hadn’t heard.
Wati (above) has been teaching Samson who is a village elder–he’s older than he appears in this picture. Wati told me that, after teaching through the sacrificial part of of the law, Samson asked “So what are we supposed to sacrifice.” Wati responded “We’re getting to that. You’ll have to wait and see.” When Wati was recounting this to me, he asked, “Was that the right thing to say?” I told him “Right or wrong, it’s what I would have said. I think it’s good to let the story develop without skipping around so that people can understand and make sense of the whole story.” He said something like, “I thought that’s what you would have done. He’ll be ready for Jesus when it’s time.”
Api (below) has been teaching Asa and his wife, Ana. Asa has been essentially an invalid since 2013 unable to work or leave the house much. So Api wanted to take the lessons to him.
Both Wati and Api have been teaching faithfully for weeks and reached the New Testament this week. They have two weeks left so be praying for them all–teachers and students.