" Be Still and Know the I am God, and I'll be exalted among the nations, I will be known throughout the earth.'
Today was an incredible day. It began with dancing, preaching, singing, and testimonies with our African brothers and sisters. We joined New Life Fellowship International for Sunday service and got to experience a little taste of what Worship among all nations, tribes, and peoples will be like in Heaven.
After Service we came back to a quick lunch and then regrouped with team worship and prayer. The team took about 30 minutes to mediate on Psalms 46:10 and learn to 'be still and know.' before we hit the beach for our first ministry site.
Prayer walking all the way down the beach the team quickly noticed crowds of local Gambians gathering. Trying to capture the moment the team set up quickly and began engaging in the crowd. Literally hundreds of Gambians were being drawn in as students shared their testimonies and began the Awe Star Drama. Once the drama was finished, students rushed out to the people God had laid on their heart and before we knew it Muslims were giving their lives over to Jesus.
One man in particular was named Gabriel. When the team was getting ready to leave the ministry site we decided to get a group picture by a Gambian boat. I did not know that students had talked with this man. I noticed him reading one of the scripture booklets we had handed out, so I asked him his name. I noticed immediately that his countenance was different than those around him. He had a soft look in his eyes. He offered to take our team picture and when he finished, I asked him, " Are you a 'Believer?' " He hesitated in answering so, I thought maybe he didn't understand the question. So I asked, " Are you a Muslim or Christian Believer?" He then shocked me with his words.
He said, " I am a Christian Believer. I use to be Muslim, but now I follow Jesus." I said, " That is great! When did you become a Christian?'" He then smiled really big and said, " About 45 minutes ago! One of your guys prayed with me and led me to know Jesus ! "
We had just taught our students to "Be still and know...' To know God owns the people of The Gambia. To know that God is well able to move and save Muslims. To know that language isn't a barrier to a God of all languages. To know that if we will give Him control over the ministry, He will make Himself known to the people.
In our stillness, He exalted Himself and made Himself known to Gabriel and many more who prayed to receive Jesus tonight!
Thank you to everyone that has been praying. #TeamGambia is walking in power, not by their strength or might, but because so many are praying and calling forth His kingdom to earth!