I got a few calls from my husband yesterday. The Lord is doing "much more than we could have thought or imagined"--how often do we expect that despite the fact that it is clear in scripture?
The village Jesus Film showing brought amazing fruit. Atleast 100 people came forward to follow Christ and then they asked my husband, "now what are we supposed to do, we have no church?" My husband is ready to pack us all up, move to the deep bush of Northern Uganda, and be the answer to thier question. Hmmmm....have I ever mentioned that I lived in the bush of Zambia for a year (when I was 19 years old).
Later last night, my husband and the "crew" drove into the nearest town and showed the Jesus Film again. This time over 600 people showed up to watch. Unfortunetly, a rain storm hit just as the movie finished and very few people stayed behind for follow up. However, just like the Lord, 30 little children stayed behind for prayer. "Jesus loves the little children."
Also, we are seriously praying about fostering/adopting Ethan's brother--he is around six years old. Before you call us crazy, please rememeber the words of the Lord, "He places the lonely in families." The boy is currently living with an uncle who already cares for eight other children, most not being his own. Because of twenty years of war and devistation, the people are just beginning to re-farm and re-plant, however, they have very little to work with as far as tools and supplies. The people have nothing. They survive off of maize and millet--Zane said there is no fruit to speak of and very few, if any, vegetables. There is no opportunity for education. And most importantly, the village is full of spiritual death. We believe that adoption is evangelism and that each child we bring home has been redeemed for this purpose, to know God!
Pray with us. Believe with us. And trust with us that God wants to do much more than we could ever think or imagine.