Finally! We went out in the rain and met with a community nearby with our buckets, cleaning kits, children’s medicine and the good news of God’s Grace!
A couple of men from the local community and Christian school joined us to distribute the kits to the families in another community down the road. One man, Mabutu, left the truck and, with his battery powered megaphone, called the community together.
As we drove into the community, the people gathered around. It was difficult to get their attention. There was much chatter; a chainsaw was being operated nearby; children were both playing and screaming; smoke from cooking fires was lingering in the air making it difficult to breath and speak. Isaac finally gathered their attention. We explained our presence and offered the gifts. But first, we asked for their gratitude by listening to the gospel.
47 households were represented with many members from each. I am not certain how many were gathered around us but there must have been over 200 men women and children present. The gospel was given, and when asked to make the decision to place their trust in Jesus, 90% of the crowd raised their hands to make the decision! Praise God for allowing us to share the good news of salvation through Jesus Alone!
We then handed out one bucket per household (I thought it interesting that even in this crisis event, they fought over who would get which color bucket) and one medicine packet per child.
Thank you for praying. We will do this again next week as part of our outreach efforts.