Imagine stepping foot onto a sandy beach inside a port with wooden fishing boats lined further than the eye could see. Men and women carrying baskets of fish that literally had just been caught in the deep waters.
Today #TeamGambia did Jesus Ministry to the fishermen of The Gambia.
As students began to engage, huge crowds gathered around them. You could only imagine that this is what it felt like when Jesus left his boat and began ministering to the masses.
One encounter today was with a fisherman, and he said,” I saw from out in my boat you people doing this drama a few days ago, but I could not stop working to come see what it was you were doing. I only saw this drama from the waters. I wanted so bad to come see. But today when you came, I was on the shore and I finally got to see what this drama was all about!”
This fisherman was one of many that asked questions and engaged with our students as they shared the gospel with each person. This port is filled with many of the ‘untouchables’ of society; they make their living swimming the ocean and catching fish. They throw their nets, and only hope for food to feed their families. Today we had the privilege to sit with them and do Jesus Ministry.
We got to throw our nets and pray that as we ‘fished for men’ they would come to the knowledge of their need for Jesus. Please continue to pray for us as we continue ministry the remaining days we have her in The Gambia. Our prayer is that as we continue to cast our nets, many would be saved!