#TeamGambia started the day off with a session of teaching in Reign On for the girls and Man Up for the guys. A significant part of Awe Star’s trips are dedicated to discipleship.
Awe Star Leaders are trained in giving Biblical teaching specific to guys and girls to help them recognize their uniqueness in Christ and help them understand how to fully walk out their God-given attributes through their gender. Today the team received this teaching!
After their discipleship teaching time, #TeamGambia began their Jesus Ministry by going to the Banjul market. Engaging the crowd through dancing and songs, the team then began the drama. The store owners were all around listening intently as our students shared their personal testimonies and how Awe Star's 'Freedom' drama is really a story of Jesus and the Freedom only He can offer.
One student shared the gospel with a group of Muslim shop owners and as she was talking, a girl from the group asked if the student could explain more about the drama. The young lady had many questions, and was hesitant to receive a relationship with Jesus at first. After a moment of praying with the student, God seemed to awaken her heart and she realized she could not wait any longer; she needed to ask Jesus to be her Savior - right then and there!
At the next ministry site, the team performed the drama very close to a local Mosque. Even as people were leaving their afternoon prayers, many stopped to watch the drama and some gave their lives to Christ, right outside the doors to that same Mosque they had just prayed in! Excited for all the Lord has done thus far, the team pressed in for more ministry.
They traveled to the ‘Bakau’ market area and performed the drama for many of the local taxi drivers and others passing the area. One Muslim boy named Lamin stopped to watch. As he sat on a small rock wall, one team member began to chat with him. They asked Lamin, “Did you see the second meaning to the drama? The one you could only see with your heart?” Lamin said he did not understand that meaning and asked if the student could explain more. Through a Wolof translator, the team member explained the Gospel and Lamin decided to place his faith in Christ.
God continued directing the team towards one last site, by the ocean. As they arrived, the local fishermen and families started to gather around to watch. Many of the people were so excited to see our team perform the drama that they were jumping and clapping at every scene! Our students were tired, but energized by the large crowd that gathered. Each student used this last drama as an act of worship to the One who deserves all our praise - Jesus!
Today was our last day of drama ministry, but tomorrow, even as we allow for a day of rest before travel, Jesus Ministry will continue!
Please continue to pray for #TeamGambia as they finish out their last full day in country tomorrow and prepare to return home. God has been so faithful and we are so grateful to the many souls that have been added to His Kingdom