Out of the Whirlwind

If you’ve read the last article you know that our church family in Lago are being harassed and threatened by Muslim leaders.  They have threatened to beat them if they continue.

Up until now the folks have been gathering in a field outside the village just to avoid persecution if possible (but it hasn’t worked).  Then last Monday they lost their gathering place to a huge whirlwind on their day of prayer and fasting!

Even with all this trouble the Lord is adding to their number and they have decided that they are tired of the Muslim threats.   So what now?  They have been emboldened to build a gathering place right smack in the village.  The Lord has given them boldness.  All the devil has done to shut them down has brought the opposite effect expected!  They are going for Jesus and they won’t allow fear to influence them any longer!

If you’ve read this article would you do us the favor of responding with a short encouragement for these folk?  I will send copies of the notes with Pastor Paul.  Maybe the Lord would give you a Scripture?  Send it to us!  They need to be encouraged!

8 thoughts on “Out of the Whirlwind”

  1. Our Father knows the plans He has for you, they are plans for good, not evil; plans meant to give you hope… (Jeremiah 29:11) so hold on my brothers and sisters, stand firm, and stay the course. You are loved!

      1. God bless them with continued faith in Christ and his saving grace.

        Acts 5:40-42

        They took his advice; and after calling the apostles in, they flogged them and ordered them not to speak in the name of Jesus, and then released them. So they went on their way from the presence of the Council, rejoicing that they had been considered worthy to suffer shame for His name. And every day, in the temple and from house to house, they kept right on teaching and preaching Jesus as the Christ.

  2. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body.

    1. Thank you Nate! I will pass it along. Most of these people have probably never even read that Scripture (there is one audio bible among them), but it will come as a great encouragement I am sure!

  3. They are an inspiration to us brother!!! Tell them thank you for standing strong and going forward in the work God has called them to. I am so blessed by this account!
    God has already provided all they need in Christ – may He continue to pour out grace to sustain you brothers and sisters. Stay humble before the Lord and He will continue to grace you in multiple ways. Praise the Lord!!!

  4. Hebrews 11:34 “who, through trusting, quenched the power of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, had their weakness turned to strength, grew mighty in battle and routed foreign armies.” May these people you tell us about be encouraged that their weakness will be turned to strength and they will become mighty in battle and continue to route the Islamic army trying to intimidating them!

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