Where do I begin? What a glorious morning! We met with several denominations in one church in Zarka, which is about an hour north of the hotel. We were so blessed by the singing of these precious women. The Arab praise songs are beautiful and expressive even to English only speakers/singers. I spoke to the most precious and attentive people. They were so excited to answer all questions concerning the church Christ is building. Their faces were something to behold. God did a mighty work in me to calm my nerves and give me such a heart for connecting with them. The experience of having a translator speak after me was a bit confusing at first even though I had watched Charlotte and Sharon sail through it. Our translator thinks in English and Arabic at the same time, so she was fantastic.
After the church we were divided into groups of two, three, and one. Each of us had great translators who took us to different homes to visit with the nationals. Kim went with missionaries to the home of two sisters and a widowed sister-in-law. It seems that one sister is born again, but not the other. The Gospel was given and we will be praying that it takes root.
Sherri, Sandi and I visited with a woman who had attended the church service. She shared her heart and her burdens with us and allowed us to pray for her. It was truly a sweet and tender time.
Charlotte and Sharon accompanied a missionary to visit one of her Muslim friends. They have the distinction of being the only ones on our team who have been evangelized by a Muslim. They had little to no chance to tell of Jesus because the woman was very adept at cutting them off. This woman certainly gives us the opportunity for additional prayer.
A conversation between Sherri, Kim, Nadia and her husband Nabil is fostering a heart pull about their ministry. They are building an American school for children to be taught by American teachers. He came to Christ under the instruction of a sweet American teacher who gave the Gospel to 43 children who all came to Christ with four of them now ministers. Some of us were able to see where the construction was taking place and found the excitement of what God is doing to be very contagious.
We are off to a meeting with the director of AWT Ministries.
We are so very grateful for the prayer support and comments.
Billye and Sandi