Saturday, February 8, 2014

it's easy to see the need

::four of the girls in this photos are children of our employees...I love that they come to church::

I don't know what it is about Saturday afternoons but it's one of my favorite times of the week.  There's a nice afternoon glow in the sky from the sun. I have finished visitation for the day and I'm heading HOME to the farm.....bumping down the road in my little Pajero with the windows down and the wind wreaking havoc with my hair.

Today for the first time, I visited the hostels.  In American terms, one would be a dormitory at a local college, the other was a boarding house for college students.  Wow.  What an eye-opener.  The house converted into a boarding house was something quite unlike anything I'd experienced.  

But as I got home, I began to think of those girls in the boarding house.  Many of them (probably most of them), come from different towns or cities throughout Zambia.  If they were saved and properly discipled, they could go back to their homes and be a light for Jesus.  What a need!  

I also have a huge burden for the teen girls in our church.  Recently, a girl named Jasmine was saved.  Her conversion has been a big blessing to several of us who had visited her over the previous months. She was hard and seemed (!!) not interested in the Gospel.  But over Christmas break, The Lord used an experience she had at another church to show her the truth that our church preaches.  She came home and was saved within a week!  She now comes to all the services on Sunday and has begun coming to Saturday soulwinning.  She has shown such an interest in the Bible and her Christian growth booklet.  But she's not the only one.  What of the other teen girls who come regularly to church?  They need to be taught purity, modesty, and other discipleship lessons.  Purity here is so flippant.  Girls get pregnant so easily.  Living in one room houses, they learn as small children the ways of their parents.  I have such a burden for these girls!

I am not a missionary.  I came as a farmers wife.  But oh what a need!  I can only devote so much of my time but the need is great.  We need more workers!


Kali said...

I can completely relate to your burden for the teen girls. I have the same for ours here. They're so hard to reach, but we just have to keep praying and reaching out in love to them.

Heather said...

I love your heart, Rebecca. May God bless you and provide for you abundantly as you help those around you!