Today was a day where the darkness was shaken as #TeamGambia moved from market to market.
Our first market place was ‘Latrikunda’. There the team drew a massive crowd that stretched all the way around them. After the drama finished, the team went out in MTL (Ministry Team Leader) groups and shared with around 100 students that wanted to know about Jesus. After that, we went deep into the market and presented the Freedom drama to the masses.
People who were lost, trapped in darkness, and thirsty for the gospel were set free by the grace and mercy of Jesus. On our way to our last drama site at the ‘Bunda’ market, our team hit each Awe Factor (Word, Prayer, Fellowship & Worship) on the bus and we could feel God’s presence. During our time of worship, our Team Directors shared scripture with the team and spoke into our circumstances by referencing Psalm 116:5-9, mentioning how God is gracious and righteous, our God is full of compassion, and that He keeps our feet from stumbling, and our eyes from tears. The Team Directors then had the team raise their hands to the Lord as an act of surrendering themselves to the Lord and to just praise God for everything that He provided today.
After we arrived, our team did the Awe Star drama (18 minute pantomime of the Gospel in the local language) and went out and shared in the Bunda Market. There, many team members had divine encounters, but we would love to share one specific story....
While a student was talking to a man, the man explained that he was having terrible nightmares and he couldn’t sleep. He explained that he prayed earlier that day that someone would talk to him and give him a way out of the nightmares. Our team member got to pray over him and encourage him. That encounter shows that our God is alive. He is always answering prayers and we are called to be His vessels and push back darkness.
Our team was very in-tune with the Holy Spirit and went in obedience to whom God was pressing on their hearts to speak to. God made Himself known here, and exalted Himself among the nation of The Gambia, where it is so dark. God brought Himself the glory in every circumstance and in every encounter that our students faced. Jesus came and set the captives free.
Please continue to pray for us as we head out tomorrow. Friday is like a Christian’s Sunday to the Muslim. Every mosque will be filled, markets will be empty and the streets will be bare as Muslims gather to worship. Pray we are given favor, strength, boldness, and opportunities to share the Gospel, even more than ever before.