Today I was able to participate in my first bible study with a woman here in Sao Jose. I want to share with you God's soverignty in leading her to us.
We met Andrea during the kids club at David and Sharon's house. She never received an invitation to our club. She happened to drive by with her 5 year old son and decided to stop by on Thursday afternoon. She watched for the first few minutes and then arrived early to pick up her son, observing us the whole time. Friday she came back for the parents day and spent the whole 2 hours with us.
As everyone was finishing up on Friday she and I got to talking. As we discussed how good it was for kids to learn about God, I asked her if she would be interested in learning about God herself. She indicated that she wanted to know more about God. I told her about our Bible study "Christianity Explained" that is a 6-week study through Mark that explains who Christ Jesus is and why He came. Would you be interested in doing this? Yes she said. Ok, let me make sure we have your information. She followed me to our registration table and even wrote extra contact info on herself!
Sharon followed up with her for 2 weeks, playing phone tag and almost giving up. Yet, she recommitted and today finished her 3rd week of the study!
As I sat there today watching an unbeliever with a Bible open in front her, discussing the resurrection of Christ and what a person must believe in order to be saved, I was THRILLED and AWED to be a participant!
God is being glorified through the faithful teaching of His Word. We are making a difference here because we are faithfully proclaiming Christ. What a PRIVILEGE!
Take every opportunity to proclaim your Savior with others. I KNOW that it is hard to get started but there is no greater joy.
James putting together the new Bible Study booklets that David designed this week. As we follow up with the parents from our clubs we are offering to leave the booklet with them for a few days to look over it and decide if they would be interested in doing a study.