Today was a day we won't soon forget. Sindy went to meet her potential disciple, and was met with open arms. Additionally, she had a friend with her that was saved last month. Praise the Lord that these two girls are eager to learn God's Word, and praise the Lord Sindy will get to spend the next 3.5 weeks with them. After meeting and greeting for 45 minutes they informed Sindy of another friend that lived close by. They had invited her to meet Sindy, but she declined. So, Sindy left their house and payed this girl a visit. After discussing God's Word, and sharing the gospel, this girl made a decision to be saved by the grace of Jesus Christ. Amen! We're hoping she'll join the other two girls for bible study, but we're not sure about that yet. The girls are between 15-16 years old, named Daysi, Stefani, and Cynthia. The first two have already made a commitment not only to meet with Sindy each day, but to get involved with Omega Baptist Church. Inspired by the girls' responses, on the way home Sindy proceeded to share the gospel with another man in the street. He was in a hurry to get to work, but the seed was planted.
I'm telling y'all Sindy is great at evangelism. Most notably, this is her spiritual gift (Ephesians 4:11), and it's something she enjoys putting to use (Romans 12: 6-8). If you ever need a pick-me-up, then just ask her to go soul-winning with you. I often think, or over think, my role in evangelism. I don't share the same gift as Sindy, but that's no excuse NOT to evangelize. It's just fun to watch her. I have to think about responses, and memorize what verse to use in each situation. The preparation is a lot of work for me. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy it too. However, it's exciting to see someone do it with such ease and natural ability.
Next, we met Juan Pacheco as he arrived at the Bible College to teach a class. He is the pastor of Lighthouse Baptist Church, here in Arequipa. For anyone reading this not affiliated with Oakland Heights Baptist, our church took a special offering to help Juan's church with a new building. Under Juan's leadership the church in growing, and having an impact on the world. He's such a nice and humble guy. I was anxious to meet him just to tell him how excited we are to partner with him in his ministry. He's a cool guy, and most definitley someone I want for my family as a hero.