Tonight, on our way home from the meeting, we passed three terrible accidents. An epidemic of drunk driving causes many deadly crashes here. I’ve never seen anything like it.
As we drove past one accident, a dead body was lying face down on the road in a jumble of shattered glass. At another scene, body parts were strewn across the street. I thought of the families that would be grieving. I wondered about the souls of those who had died. The fragility of life, the brokenness of our world, and an urgent need to preach the Gospel gripped my heart as we drove. These grisly sights stood in stark contrast to the beautiful scene that had unfolded minutes earlier at the campaign field, where many thousands of people received Jesus as their savior and many wonderful miracles happened!
Demoniacs were delivered, a woman bent over for three years stood upright for the first time, growths disappeared and much more. At the same time, not far from our meeting, Satan was claiming yet another life. These are the parallel realities that we experience as Christians.
We preach the Gospel in the middle of a world torn apart by death, pain, and sin. We bring light right into the midst of the darkness and offer the Kingdom of Heaven at the gates of hell. This is where the rubber meets the road. The world needs Jesus, and time is very short. This is why we are here. This is why we go. This is why we preach the Gospel. Thank you for continuing to pray for us.
Yours in the Gospel,
Evangelist Daniel Kolenda
Together with the whole CfaN team