Our oldest daughter Lydia received some midwifery training from a local midwife by the name of Ana Saput. While working with Ana, the Lord burdened Lydia’s heart to witness to her. Even though she shared the Gospel with her several times, Ana didn’t get saved. Lydia often mentioned her name for salvation when we prayed as a family. Just before she went off to Bible college this fall, Lydia witnessed to her one more time. This time, Ana received the gift of eternal life. Many times, the Lord gives us a burden for the salvation of a specific person. That is because He wants to use us to bring that person to a saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ. If the Lord has given you a burden for the salvation of a specific person, don’t give up; keep praying and looking for ways to witness to them. God wants to work through you.
Noé was one of the first teenagers who started coming to our church. He was very active and faithfully went soul winning with us. However, once he graduated from school, he got out of church and married an unsaved lady. Three years ago, Noé started getting back into church, bringing his wife and two children with him. Noé, concerned for the salvation of his wife, asked me to witness to her. Even though she didn’t get saved, she started studying the Bible and asking me questions. For three years, we prayed for her to get saved. Then one Saturday while visiting, the Lord brought Noé and Sonia to my mind. I went to visit them, but Noé was not home yet. While we waited for Noé to get back, Sonia told me, “I want to take advantage of your visit. I have made the decision to receive Christ as my Saviour.” In the next few minutes, Sonia was sweetly saved. When her husband returned, we told him the good news about how Sonia had turned to Christ for salvation, and we all rejoiced together. “I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.” (Luke 15:7)
Thank you, Jehovah-Jireh Foundation, for the donation you gave to help build our auditorium. Because of that donation, we have been able to start our construction project again. Please continue to pray with us for the remaining $60,000.00 that we need to finish our educational building. We currently average 160 on Sunday mornings, with very limited Sunday school space. When we finish this project, we will have the space we need to more than double our attendance, classroom space for our Christian school and Bible institute, and dormitory space for our institute students. So many of you have given to this project, and we are very grateful for your investment in our ministry.
His for souls,
Daniel and Misty Wilder, Lydia, Charity, Emily, Hannah, Serenity, and Benjamin