“Can I take a picture of that?”
When I handed one of our flyers to a man and shared with him all of the resources on it, he didn’t realize that he would be able to keep it. He was about to take a picture of the QR codes on the paper.
On our flyers there are codes that will take you to our PDF of our Gospel of John, our podcast and many individual audio lessons. Pray that each flyer passed out will make a difference in people’s lives.
Unexpected Phone Call and 4 Hour Visit
We received a phone call one night from the bread vendor with whom we were meeting with each week last year before the pandemic started. We spoke on the phone for about an hour catching up. Lately he has been selling face masks in the streets. He told me that he has been carrying the Bible that I gave him last year. Please pray for him!
Every time that we have met together I have emphasized how to be saved and the importance of sharing that message with others. On the phone call he had mentioned that he wanted to find something written that he could give out to people as he was talking to people and making sales in the streets. When I told him about our flyers, he was very interested and planned on coming over the next day at 11:00. At around 5 in the afternoon we heard a knock on our door. During the visit, we discussed several subjects and shared several verses. I gave him a large stack of flyers that he assured me he would use. Please pray that these flyers would be placed in the hands of many people!
“Can I cut your branches?”
This is the question that I have been asked at least four times this year by the same person. There is a man that walks down the street and wants to cut branches off of trees for pay. The answer to the first question is always the same. I expain that the tree in front of the house is not mine but the owner’s. I tell him where he can find the landlord in order to ask.
“Do you have a coat that I can have?” he asked.
I replied, “I already gave you my coat last month when you asked me for a coat!” At this point I wondered why he wasn’t wearing the coat that I already gave him.
As he pointed to his worn shoes he asks me, “Do you have any shoes that I can have?”
I then replied, “I also gave you a whole bag of shoes when you asked me last month.” Again, I was wondering why he wasn’t wearing any of what he was already given.
“Do you have anything that I can have?” he finally asked, hoping for money.
“One moment,” I return with some food that their family can cook.
Please pray for people to see their greatest need for a Savior, One who bled and died on a cruel Roman cross and three days later rose again and now invites all, rich or poor to repent and believe in order to be saved and forgiven!
A Cup of Locro
I had mentioned locro in previous reports. It is a stew made up of hominy, pumpkin, beans and various assorted meats.
We had eaten locro on several occasions and earlier this year watched it being made, but had not made any authentic locro up until now I bought the meat from the butcher that I had given the Bible to in the past. I asked his opinion on what he likes in his locro.
Cooking locro is an all day endeavor as it takes several hours to prepare. That evening my locro finished along with an authentic red sauce that I made following a recipe.
I personally hand delievered a cup of the fresh locro to the butcher at his shop. He did not know that I planned on bringing him some and was truly touched that we thought of him and cared to share with him! Please continue to pray for the various people that we are reaching out to in the neighborhood.
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