Friday, 3 December 2010

Amazing Grace--That Would Be The Movie

So, what's it like working in a RAN? It's a matter of faith. Stepping into "the way" as often as possible with eyes that are set to see the white harvest.  It is declaring the Gospel believing it is "the power of God unto salvation to all who believe..." And it is doing it.

"It was Hari Raya Haji--a public holiday. L was rallying 3 other team members to hit the campus and "be out in the way!"  The way they chose was the badminton court! So with sports shoes, rackets, and shuttlecocks--they hit the court. 
A group of students were already playing on one of the many courts and as the team geared up for a game, they asked the LORD silently to open the door for them to talk to the ones who were seeking to know the LORD...

As they started their own game, they realized the players on the other court, all english students, were singing the song, Amazing Grace.  In fact, it seemed that they were actually trying to memorize the words!  No openings for conversation through the first game.

The team decided to ask this group to watch their gear while they returned to the dorm to get some water.  When they got back, the conversations started.  M asked politely why they were studying a song... they said it was assigned by their local english teacher... made popular recently by the movie "Amazing Grace" which tells the story of William Wilberforce and John Newton. 

Asking if they knew what the song meant, they said, "Not at all!" M asked quietly, "Would you like to know?"

Four of the group were seeking and trusted that day. Others still are learning and their day is coming too."

The Gospel is not to be thrown to the wind. It is to be declared in faith, at the leading of the Spirit who convicts men and draws them to Himself. He uses many things to prepare hearts. We can trust Him and speak without fear.

“the Son of man also came not to be ministered unto,
but to minister, and to give his life
a ransom for many”
(Mark 10:45)

1 comment:

  1. So excited to hear about God's work across the world. Inspires me to pray for opportunities where I am! Thank you for sharing!


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