The Eagle Christian Church also sent a team along with Pastor Steve (pictured here, center, yellow shirt). They came to minister at the same time as the conference was taking place.
They were amazing! They did orphanage work & also met students from a nearby university. Some of the guys did construction work, which is a real blessing for the orphanage, while the others did crafts & skits & bible stories with the kids.
In a coffee shop near the university they were able to meet many students, chat in English, and eventually share the Lord. One of the ladies was a little intimidated by the thought of doing evangelism, something she had never done, although she is a strong Christian. It was just not among her gifts or strengths. She later told us that while talking to some students they became very connected, and had established an amazing relationship in a short time. As they chatted, the girls asked her about her faith, which she had told them about in their conversations. As she shared a little deeper she realized that they wanted a faith like that also. So, with some fear & trembling, she asked them if they wanted to ask Jesus to come into their lives, and they said "YES"! She was then able to lead them in a prayer for salvation with tears of joy!
There were several others who received the Lord also, and many who were introduced to the fact that there is a God in heaven that loves them, a completely new concept for them. We trust the Lord to work in those lives to bring them also into a relationship with Him. We also connect the students to the local house church so they are not alone.
I praise the Lord for the STM groups that go with us. They are the backbone of our work. They not only do construction, mercy & evangelism, but they are an encouragement to the local believers who see what being a Christian is really about.
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