For the months of May and June, the Lord used me personally to lead 41 people to Christ.
During June, I went soul winning in two southern villages. Although the island of Guam is only 30 miles long, driving from my central location to the southern villages takes an average of 40 minutes one way. The trips were well worth it, as many people received the Lord Jesus Christ into their hearts as their personal Saviour. Additionally, a mother I led to Christ and her children visited the church there.
The few weeks of “southern soul winning” took place in the government housing neighborhoods of each village where people were open and receptive to the Gospel. The island’s pandemic restrictions seemed nonexistent, with no one wearing masks, making it easier to approach and talk to people. This was a refreshing difference compared to the “more restricted” central and northern parts of the island.
One opportunity caught my attention upon seeing a group of five people congregating behind an SUV not wearing masks. It turns out they were open to my “Pastor’s question,” which was whether they knew for sure they were going to Heaven when they died. They responded with looks of concern, while two shook their heads “No.” After presenting the Gospel, they acknowledged that they understood and believed it and then prayed with me to receive the Lord Jesus Christ into their hearts as their personal Saviour. They were so appreciative and happy. Come to find out, all five were religiously affiliated and belonged to a “family” church, yet none had Christ in their hearts. This is a common occurrence wherever I go, so for me, the privilege is being able to win these people to the Lord with the emphasis on faith first, because if faith is changed first, then everything else can eventually be changed too.
Agnes, a faithful church member, who has been with Island Baptist Church the longest, went to the States for a second opinion concerning a cancer diagnosis. She and her husband will be Stateside for an undetermined amount of time. We miss them and hope you would pray for her second opinion to reveal nothing malignant.
Thank you for praying for and faithfully supporting our ministry. Please continue to pray for our health and safety, Island Baptist Church, Guam, and Micronesia.
In His harvest field,
Dan Rothwell and Family