Saturday, February 21, 2009

The Reunion

I hurried back inside the temple and they were already praying so I stood, bowed my head and prayed, a few minutes later my phone began to vibrate. It was time to go. As soon as the prayer ended, little papers were handed out where we were to write down specific sins we wanted to repent of or prayer request I never really got to hear what they were for, I walked toward my chair picked up my purse and scurried out, the phone vibrated again. I walked downstairs toward the parking lot where he was waiting. I hopped on the car and off we went to the reunion.
We arrived at MacDonald's and her car was there, we parked and walked toward the door, went it and finally saw them sitting on a table by the window. My heart leaped with joy. With her back towards us was a blond, bluish eyed bubbly young woman with a cheerful spirit talking with a passion about her ministry to women in a place called Boca Chica. I sat next to her, finally, I thought, my prayer has been answered and it is taking form!
Our hearts rejoiced as we heard her stories of how she came to this country, of her vision about the minivan and the women, of her first sheep, the man who was reading John the night before, the gifts, the prayers.

But how will they give worship to him in whom they have no faith? and how will they have faith in him of whom they have not had news? and how will they have news without a preacher?
And how will there be preachers if they are not sent? As it is said, How beautiful are the feet of those who give the glad news of good things.
Romans 10:14-15

We ended our reunion with a set date, Friday the 27th when we would finally begin what we had been praying for , we prayed to end our reunion and left rejoicing and praising God for His providence, His guidance and His blessings. It is an evangelism ministry, it is to a group of women and all I can say is pray for us and for them. Thank You!

2 comments:

Stephanie said...

An Evangelism ministry - that's so exciting!! Praise God for answering your prayers!

Just to share a little testimony myself - for the past few months I've really felt a strong desire to be a bolder witness for Christ, to maybe get together with a group of people to do some street/mall evangelism - so I had been praying about that, and then just a few weeks ago I found out that the church I attend (just started last Fall) would be teaching the 8 week "Way of the Master" Evangelism course. So now I have people to witness with and share stories with...such an encouragement! God is good!

Rita Martinez said...

Steph! that is so great!!! :D praise the Lord indeed! I wish my church would such courses maybe I should suggest something like that to the pastors, I was so encouraged a few weeks back by one of our new pastors who was practically yelling where are the Ananias!! like Ananias in the book of acts who had the sensibility to hear God's voice and go out and seek the newly converted Paul to receive him as a brother, and he said that we needed to be like Ananias and go out there and be ready to receive those whom the Lord would save...
Two things:
1. Don't worry about fear, I still have to think twice before approaching anyone but in the end think this might be the last chance I get to talk to this person!
2. Don't wait till you know exactly what to say to the last dot, sometimes when we begin talking to that person the conversation flows and the fear is gone and the Lord opens a window for the gospel to be preached.
3. Pray without ceasing! :D