From a worker in Africa
After his baptism S told me, “When I put my head under the water, I heard something like ‘wooooo’, and when my head was lifted my head out of the water, I heard the sound of many hands clapping. It scared me, because you were the only one that clapped as I came out of the water.”
Wow! Doesn’t this sound like Luke 15:10 where Jesus says, “In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”
It was in July 2010 that I first met S on the street while passing out gospel tapes. Little did I know how God had been preparing him over the years through dreams, etc. He asked for a Bible, but didn’t show up later that day to get it at the appointed place… or so I thought (he told me later that he DID go, but to the wrong place). I then told the Lord, “If he’s a serious seeker, You’ll have to make us bump into each other somewhere in this city of a million!” Sure enough, four days later, we did, as I was strolling through the market! Amazing. S says I am like an angel God sent to him. He got the Bible, became close friends with my co-worker and is growing in his faith.
I can’t count how many cups of coffee I’ve made for S as he often comes to hang out, study together, help me translate Bible studies, and share his burdens. He refers to me as his “mom”.