Obviously I said yes. “I knew you knew him. Jesus was a formidable person…”, completed the gentleman. And then he told me why Jesus is important and we started talking about the One who put me in his path. Upon arriving where he was supposed to be, he introduced me as “his son” (normal in the culture here) and we said goodbye. I was able to see him again on another occasion, and we had a great conversation again.
Serving God brings us incredible surprises. These are experiences that we can never forget, even in places that are difficult to access, where there are many obstacles, like here in North Africa.
However, as we walk with Him, God Himself shows us people that we can be a light for. During these almost 8 years of service for Him and people here, we are deeply grateful to God for each unique “meeting”, each conversation about heaven, each smile, handshake and friendship. Yes, we want much more than “contacts”, we want friends, and been friends to them we will be able to show how they can be friends to God. With absolute certainty, it is a wonderful mission!
We live close to many historical monuments, and when we realize how Berbers lived before and recognizing a symbol of the trinity in a Berber rug, leads us to believe that God has left us a path to follow so that we can find people like this gentleman. They are young people, children, students, businessmen… Yes, people around us who can see in us the Christ we proclaim. So many opportunities, so many people and so little testimony of the Light. Let’s obey the Master and ask for more workers for the harvest. May God send us more people, for those North Africans who are in need to see the Light.