“Across the Congo of Africa, 20 years of civil war have left scars. People have been forced from their homes and watched siblings, children, and parents killed in front of them.” “Since the war, people don’t have a heart of forgiveness anymore,” said Pastor Etienne Ngadu, a teacher with the Portable Bible School program. Pray that they would be able to forgive those who have hurt them.
In an area so war-torn and so remote, attending Bible school is nearly impossible. The distance and financial restraints stop people from leaving their communities. They struggle just to have enough food to live and to keep their babies from the clutches of malnutrition. “In short, life is hard here,” said Pastor Obed Mukawirna, the Samaritan’s Purse ministry coordinator. Pray for physical provision and spiritual healing for these people.
Theophile Wodukewas was a victim of such violence. He had hatred in his heart and plotted revenge against those that had hurt him and his family. But then the Portable Bible School changed his life. He was recruited as a student. As he prayed and learned, his heart changed, and he forgot his plans for witchcraft and killing. Like many in the program, he found God’s will for his life. “I’m going to go and share the Gospel,” he said. “I want others to change like I have.”
Pray for God to strengthen and shine through this young man. Pray that many others would experience God’s forgiveness in their lives and go out and share the gospel.
“And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.”
“Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; You are Mine.”
Post written by: Rose Lucas
Edited by: Pearl Morley
Photo credit: Ezra Morley