Opening my email every day is an adventure. I’m want to share with you two of them I received yesterday from brothers in Africa because they give us an incredible perspective of what God is doing elsewhere in the world. The first is from South Africa and some people I stayed with one weekend in August. I met the woman in this report. She had been born and raised in a satanist cult as a breeder of human sacrifices and escaped a couple of years ago and became a follower of Jesus. But they never let go easily of those they claim as theirs:
She went to our brother-in-law, who cut the handcuff off. She incurred some bruising from this. It is wonderful to see the church of Jesus working together in the work of the kingdom. Then this sister, at my brother-in-law’s request, prayed for a man who was mightily delivered from demonic possession and oppression, when Jesus supernaturally revealed to her the source of his problem. There is still a road to be walked as Jesus revealed that there were problems back at his home. Continue to pray for us – we know that there is more to come as God opens doors. We have again been humbled by the grace of God. I have been praying this whole week for breakthrough and just want more – come, Lord Jesus, come!
This email came from a brother in Ghana in a response to my Jake Colsen site:
There is one passage of Scripture that God continue to speak to my heart. It is from Romans 10:13-15 which reads, “For anyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. But how can they call on Him to save them unless they believe in Him? And how can they believe in Him if they have never heard about Him? And how can they hear about Him unless someone tells them? The Lord is placing more burden in our hearts to go to various places and share the gospel. Such a burden is on my heart more and more lately for the whole world to hear the Gospel. My soul cries because I know that there are so many souls that are not saved.
Somewhere around here there have been killings in the night. Last week, a man was killed and dumped in the sea. At least not less than three people included a pregnant woman had been killed since last week. This act is usually attributed to Voodooist fishermen who use human blood sacrifices to get a lot of fishes. And evidently, last week market day on Thursday there were a lot of big fishes caught by the fishermen, such that we have never seen since our stay here in Ghana. Everywhere in the market was full with fishes! And it was sold at a very cheaper prices! Many immediate locals that were aware of the killings and the acts of the fishermen refuses to buy the fishes, but a lot of people also buy the fishes.
This is one of the terrible things that happen frequently over here. More so, as the end of the year approaches, a lot of people that belongs to cult and traditional evil groups usually uses human beings for rituals and sacrifices to their gods. I just want you to be aware of this things, I think this may sounds strange to you. Well, our God continue to be our shield from the evil ones. Please pray that the Lord would grant us wisdom and favor as we seek to spread the good news of Jesus Christ to those around us. May the peace of God continue to dwell within your hearts; may you forever be strengthened in His might; and may the Holy Spirit make a straight path for you. Extend our greetings, love and thanks to your family and all the brethren there. Please write when you are able as we long to hear from you. Alfred & the brethren here
I’m sure your prayers would be appreciated for both of these groups of brothers and sisters…