Then he said to his disciples,
“The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.”
– Matthew 9:37 –
Last summer I had the amazing opportunity to go to East Asia, to a country where we hadn’t sent a team before. We were part of a YWAM project to get a Bible in every home in that country, so a large part of our ministry was a combination of Bible distribution and home visits. We would split into teams of two or 3 and we would each take a few streets to go door to door. Sometimes we had translators with us, sometimes we would only have local believers who spoke no English but who were passionately sharing the Gospel and praying for each person we talked to. The days were hot and long but at the end we would always come back together with stories of what God had done.
The days were hot and long but at the end we would always come back together with stories of what God had done.
One afternoon, near the end of our ministry time we went into a ger (yurt) to talk to a family. We learned that the father had just recently returned from herding animals in the countryside. This is an important part in this story because while he was away his friend that he used to drink with had found Jesus, started going to church and quit drinking. He came back to see the way his friend had changed and it had a profound impact on him. He told us he was considering going to church and then we showed up.
He was so hungry for the Gospel and I got to deliver it to him.
I had the opportunity to share the Gospel with this man and we were able to talk for half an hour. I told him that this relationship with Jesus started simply with a prayer and he said he wanted to pray right away. Before that day, he had known nothing about Jesus and what it meant to pray so he asked some questions. To be honest, it was my first time sharing the Gospel that ended with somebody giving their life to the Lord and I will never forget it. He was so hungry for the Gospel and I had the privilege to deliver it to him. After answering his questions I led him in a prayer with the help of our translator and he gave his life to Jesus. What a beautiful moment it was, this man brought back to Jesus and adopted into the family!
-Michael, Summer 2019