I was driving through town the other day and saw a man that used to come to church until he moved away. I gave him a ride and found out that he had recently moved back to town. He told me he had been planning to come to church again. He said he would come this Sunday with his girlfriend. Carole and I picked them up Sunday morning. His girlfriend works at a gift shop in town. The first thing she mentioned was how well-mannered our children were each time they came into the shop. She commented on all the groups that come to visit us and stop in the shop. Then she mentioned the man with the cap and beard who would come in with his grandson. She said he is such a nice man. Of course, this man is Carole’s Dad (Aka, Pop-pop the sailor man) Wow, this young girl has been watching our family for years! When she saw my Facebook message and realized that my preaching was in Greenlandic, she told her boyfriend she wanted to check it out, especially since he already knew us. Then after church...Bro. Wright told me that they had also invited her several times to the service. It is a small town! :-)
After church, the man mentioned his favorite Bible verse. I asked him if he had seen our bulletin board. His favorite verse was on the board! He had not seen it. He then asked Carole when she did that. Carole had just finished making it Friday. He couldn’t believe it. He said he is always amazed at how God is like a “conductor” orchestrating his life. It seemed like a divine appointment.
The hardest part has not been getting people out to church, but keeping them coming. Please continue to pray for this couple. For years, we have stayed in touch with people that have moved away. Our desire has always been to start ministries in these towns and villages or send a missionary to them. However, it is a delight to have someone move back for a change!
Missionary, if you aren’t seeing much fruit, just stay faithful and friendly! (I Corinthians 4:2)