Sunday, February 19, 2017

Ripe for Harvest

One year I really invested in some strawberry plants. I watered and weeded them every day and when they finally started producing strawberries, they were literally the BEST strawberries I had ever tasted. Why? Because I had put so much work into them and I was reaping the benefits from all the blood, sweat, and tears put into it (ok, not literally blood and tears...just water and a little sweat because it does get pretty HOT here in Botswana).

In John 4 when Jesus was talking with the Samaritan woman at the well and she finally realised who Jesus was...the Messiah they had been waiting for, she ran to tell the whole town. Jesus said the fields were ripe with harvest .  Many have planted seeds of the gospel before us with I am sure literal blood, sweat, and tears and now we are seeing here in Botswana that the fields are ripe with harvest.

Calvary Baptist Church in the village of Molepolole (Mo-lee-po-lo-lee) got the vision to plant a church in a village about an hour away called Ditshegwane (Dee-say-wah-knee). Ditshegwane then got burdened for the village of Dutlwe (Doo-kway) and the pictures you see below are from this village. The people from the village are now meeting every week in one of these small one room houses and sharing the gospel. Recently, we challenged them to write down 5 people they would share the gospel with and gave them tools on how to share Christ with those on their list. God is working and doing some amazing things here in Botswana. We thank you for being a huge part of that through your praying, giving, and even coming to Botswana  to serve with us!!

Walking to the one room meeting place in Dutlwe

Practicing evangelism and writing down the
5 people they were going to share the gospel with