Our team had planned to go to a local slum on the side of a railroad tracks to do some door to door evangelism and an open air meeting at the end of the evening. We had planned to meet our contact at 3 pm but by 5 pm our ministry contact had been held up at a prior commitment and was running late. We thought all ministry had fallen through for the day.
At around 6pm our contact received a call from a local young man who often joins us during slum & hospital visits. Both him and his grandmother have been believers for the last two years but his parents are not. He asked us to visit his home to give an encouragement. We were not really clear on all of the details but quickly got ourselves together and started making our way to his house.
We arrived to a small apartment where we all crammed into a seating area which was also the bedroom, kitchen and common room. After introducing ourselves, Simon shared a testimony on how much God loves us even when we don’t think we deserve it which was an great intro to me sharing my testimony and the gospel. I then felt lead to ask why they hadn’t made the choice to follow God yet and they quickly opened up to us. I was able share on what a relationship with God looks like, what it means to repent, and what it means to lay down idols. A few people on our team also shared what they felt God was putting on their hearts. I then left the question open for them to make the choice to follow Jesus.
A few minutes later the Mom, Dad, the translator and I were on our knees in the middle of the room repenting of sins, laying down idols, and committing to follow Jesus!
The atmosphere in the room totally changed. The room was filled with joy as we welcomed them into God’s family.
Even though we had planned our day out and ministry fell through, God opened up new doors.