A week ago I took a group of Interns with Envision to go on mobile clinic with the OSPAC medical team from one of the C&MA churches. This village was about an hour and a half away from the city in a remote setting surrounded by thick jungle. We were informed ahead of time that this village was a new village that a local C&MA pastor had been evangelizing and were informed that there were to be many sick people to seek attention today.
As we arrived to the village, we set up in and outside one of the believers’ house and began with a short message and introduction of who we were and why we were here in their village. Two of our lady Interns gave a short testimony of God’s reign in their life in a small crowded room of over 50 sick people. Then the most amazing thing happened that brought tears of joy to my eyes. As our Interns finished and the pastor stood back up, he asked everyone to bow their heads as he prayed. The pastor then asked if there were anyone in the room who wanted to receive the Lord as their personal savior. As I look around, over 40 people stood up and with arms wide open receive Christ into their lives. I’ll never forget that lady who stood right next to me with tears streaming down her face as she prayed to receive the Lord.
You see, there can be a language barrier or a physical or financial barrier, but there is NO barrier that can stop the Love of Christ. God’s Love penetrates through any physical or spiritual hindrances, and because the willingness of a few American Interns and local believers to give their time, money, and few simple words of encouragement, over 40 people’s names were written in the Lambs Book of Life.