The most fulfilling days for Men for Missions are those we are directly involved with men and women of another culture and telling them about Christ’s goodness.
Satura is a project which involves Colombian church leaders and the MFM connection with Doug and Cindy Tankersly. We were the guinea pigs in Bogota, Colombia, on the March 11-18, 2017, MFM team.
We had the opportunity to participate in Sunday morning worship and four days of going door-to-door to give testimony of Christ’s love, goodness, and salvation.
I prayed with an expectant mother with a young daughter by her side while people passed by. I talked to a young man of how Jesus had given me salvation, deliverance, and had taken away the fear of dying.
Then, I asked if he would pray and ask Jesus into his life, and he prayed while two of his friends watched from a short distance on their motorcycles. My interpreter told me they were drug dealers.
A lady we called on was sick, and she responded when I told her of my fear of dying with a tobacco habit that I could not quit, and I knew was killing me. She told us that she had throat cancer from smoking and was fearful of dying. At that point, we prayed with deep emotion with her.
Two teenage girls on the street hung onto a light pole. When I finished giving my testimony, one of the young ladies said, “I am afraid to get old, and I am afraid to die.” They eagerly prayed and asked Jesus to come, forgive them, and take away the fear.
There were at least two more people I prayed with on Thursday of our week of “community transformation” listed on the MFM web site as an evangelism team.
When I came back to my home church the first Sunday morning, I found it tough because I kept seeing faces; particularly the lady with cancer from smoking. What if we had not gone? What about those we did not have time to see? I am now like the others who have a favorite city. I want to see Carlos, Francis, Camila, and all the pastors.
Being a guinea pig is great!