In the House Next Door

God Still Writes Miracles

By Garth Cartledge MFM Carolinas Regional Director

“... so is my word that goes out from my mouth. It will not return to me empty but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it”
— Isaiah 55:11

Garth with Haitian brother-in-ChristGarth Cartledge, MFM Regional Director, with his new Haitian brother-in-Christ.
It was the last day of our trip. I was with a small team from a church in Chillicothe, Ohio. We were doing evangelism and radio distribution for Radio 4VEH, near Cap-Haitien, Haiti. We had run out of radios, but the team wanted to keep going. I was with my friend, Deb, when we stopped at a group of houses where a handful of ladies were doing laundry, tending to the kids, and doing whatever else ladies do when they get together. Deb and I, with the help of our translators, asked permission to come in and visit with them, and the ladies said “yes”. In these opportunities, Deb would always share her testimony, I would share a Bible verse or parable, and we would both share the Evangecube with them. After all of this, we would ask the big question. “Would you like to accept Jesus as your Savior today?” If memory serves, ten or twelve ladies were listening to us. Every single one of them, for one reason or an¬other, said no. The reasons don’t matter. We had faithfully shared the gospel with them.

Haitian group outside their homes
Evangelism in Haiti often occurs to groups of people sitting outside their homes.
We prayed for them and started on our way. We had just reached the path we were taking when a man came running up behind us. We hadn’t noticed this man before. Our translator spoke to him before turning to me with a smile. He explained that this man was in one of the houses and heard every word we had said. This man wanted Jesus in his life. So, on that small dirt path, he fell to his knees, I prayed with him, and he accepted Jesus. When we share the Gospel, it will achieve the purpose God intended.

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