In scripture we see specific occasions where Jesus spoke to thousands at a time. He shared the Gospel in large groups and would witness to crowds with numbers you couldn’t count. But what about the time between those occasions? The times when He and the disciples would be walking from place to place, how did he minister to them and to those they visited?
Every Wednesday afternoon, the King’s Church, sets aside time designed to pray for missions. Pastors, staff and church members gather together for about an hour (some times longer) to focus all their attention and prayers toward local and international mission projects. It’s a time were prayers are lifted for various individuals who are serving around the world to see God’s glory shine bright. Pastor Ben leads a time of prayer that encourages attendees to truly grasp the concept of missions and what it entails.
As the prayer time comes to a close, time is spent praying over the communities that the church will visit to share the Gospel. They pray over the friendships they are building with the people there, they pray that the Message is shared clearly, they pray for safety as they go out. After closing the prayer time, a group of individuals travel to the community they just prayed over and share the Gospel.
The past few weeks the team has spent their Wednesday evenings developing friendships in Kpalisogu. The first week they went and introduced themselves, shared about themselves and got to know the people living there. They were welcomed well and were given the opportunity to pray over the people and their needs. One specific prayer request was for one of the wives there was ready to give birth. The pastors prayed over the lady to stay healthy and strong for the remainder of the time she was pregnant and through child birth. The following week, the pastors returned to the community this time to share more of the Gospel. Pastor Ben shared about Jesus and His life, death and resurrection. Pastor Robert translated a video that was shown to the community explaining more about Christianity. Pastor Ben and the team were greeted by four men when they arrive and by the time it had ended, the number grew to about twenty. Men, women and children gathered around to hear what was being shared.
When you close your eyes and think of how Jesus shared the Gospel during his ministry, this had to be one of the ways. Minus the video, of course. But in reality, Jesus spent his days on foot preaching and sharing the Gospel, and at night maybe He and the disciples would gather together underneath the stars, and share with those around them the Good News. Jesus was and is relational. He was a relationship with us, but He also wants us to have healthy Godly relationships here too. Wednesday’s at the King’s Village is a time specific to building relationships with those in the communities around us. We look forward to going back to Kpalisogu this week and talking more with the community members about what they’ve heard. It’s our prayer they have questions and that the Lord has spoke to their hearts. Also, the expectant mother the team prayed over just a week before gave birth to a healthy, baby boy. Both are doing well! God is good!
Posted by The King's Village Mon, April 03, 2017 13:59:43
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