#TeamGambia began their first day of drama ministry with worship and teaching. After being refueled for ministry we loaded into our African bus and set out for a market area called ‘Brikama’.
One drop, then another, until a torrential rain poured from the sky. Our bus had just pulled to the edge of the market and team members knew that only God could arrange ministry now. As students stopped and prayed, team leaders exited the bus and began searching for anywhere the team could unload. Finding a small gas station, the team leaders asked permission to do the drama under the large covering that protected the gas pumps.
Permission was granted; the students quickly exited the bus and ran for cover. A large crowd had begun to gather under the covering. It was like God gathered the people just for us! Testimonies began and then the drama. In the middle of the drama, the gas station owner - a devout Muslim - retracted his permission and began to get angry that we were capturing the attention of the crowd. He took a huge lock and closed his shop and threatened to call the police, unless we moved.
Mid-drama, the students shuffled their stage and moved out into the rain to respect the owner and to prevent more distraction from the drama. The crowd saw the anger of the store owner but sympathized with our students and began to ask others to stay. Almost immediately after the students stepped into the harsh rain, it was as if Heaven hushed the winds and the rain stopped.
The crowd continued to grow and God’s spirit fell upon them. One of the students shared the ‘net’ (Gospel) and many in the crowd stayed to engage with our ministry teams. Students sat amazed as they realized how in the thick of resistance and darkness, God - through prayer - pushed back the enemy. Even the angry store owner, standing by his big lock, stood and watched the drama.
God knew exactly what He was doing! He was stopping people mid-track with the high winds and rain so they would be standing at the right place at the exact moment the Gospel was presented! I mean, What are the chances? 100% with God - every time!
“If I be lifted up, I will draw all people to myself” -Jesus