May the Roots Grow Deep
We are in some remote areas of Ghana, west Africa sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with as many people, and in as many different places, as possible. Thus far (since this past Sunday night) our team has been fortunate enough to share the Gospel in at least 58 different venues to a combined, estimated audience of nearly 9000 people. This is a testimony to the grace of God and the obedience of our partners here in Africa! Thanks be to God for His wonderful provision.
Some of the people we have shared with reminded me of the “Parable of the Sower and the Soils” recorded in Matthew 13 and Mark 4. It is obvious that these people have heard the stories of Jesus and perhaps even somehow responded to the message, but they obviously have no root. It is our continued prayer that the root of the truth of God’s Word grows deep in good soil. James 1:21 says, “Therefore putting aside all filthiness and all that remains of wickedness, in humility receive the word implanted, which is able to save your souls.”
This morning while sharing in one of the village schools I noticed many elderly people coming to hear what was going on at school. Some of these people appeared to be in their eighties but were determined to see what was happening in the schools with the arrival of the “whites”. We encouraged them to join us and listen to what we had to say. Our hearts were thrilled to hear many of them pray aloud to receive Jesus Christ into their hearts. The overwhelming sense of wonder filled my heart when I thought that God had allowed me to witness these dear people respond to the gospel message. “O dear Lord, may the seed of your Word grow dear in their hearts and lives!”
As of noon on Thursday we have see over 6,900 individuals indicate a first-time decision for Christ!