Posted by: macahajo | December 3, 2016

The power of His Word and Prayer

When I shared in a recent post how Mama Regine was struggling to pay for the school fees needed for some of her children to continue with their education and that none of them had school books, (read more here: https://africansandinourshoes.com/2016/11/07/did-you-do-your-homework/) a couple of you expressed a desire to meet this need, for which we’re so thankful!

And today when we visited Mama Regine and the children, she expressed her gratitude for the assistance, with her words and by generously preparing a Cameroonian dish for our family and the RFIS students who were with us.   Pictured below are three RFIS students, Mama Regine, and Martial (the Hope leader who ministers each week at Mama Regine’s home). Also pictured below is Mama Regine with Hannah and Mark, looking at some of the books purchased! 

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During our time at Mama Regine’s this afternoon, Martial shared about Jesus birth. He shared how we are not saved by going to church or following any particular religion, but how Jesus is the One who saves. Martial is always faithful in sharing the Gospel and showing the children God’s love.

But after we left this afternoon, Martial was feeling discouraged that his teaching wasn’t making a difference in the children’s lives, in part because Mama Regine is not a Christian so she is not reiterating what Martial shares.

But, there are two things that we need to keep in our minds and hearts: We need to remember that God’s Word does not return void. The Matthew Henry Commentary says, “The power of His Word in the kingdoms of providence and grace, is as certain as in that of nature. Sacred Truth produces a spiritual change in the mind of men, which neither rain nor snow can make on the earth. It shall not return to the Lord without producing important effects.” God’s Word will accomplish His will.

We also need to remember that we need to persevere in prayer!  David Jeremiah said, “Prayer is the way you defeat the devil, reach the lost, restore a backslider, strengthen the saints, send missionaries out, cure the sick, accomplish the impossible, and know the will of God.”  Prayer makes a difference!

So, please pray for Mama Regine – that she would come to know Christ as her Savior. And pray for the children – that the children who do know Christ would grow in their relationship with Him, and that the other children would come to know Christ as their Savior.

In Christ, Cathy Lynn

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