Lord willing, I will board a plane in Niamey tonight, leaving Africa again. Every time I come to this wonderful, difficult place, God teaches me more about himself and his work… in the world and in me.
Our time in Gaya, Niger and Kandi, Benin was packed full of gospel-preaching opportunities. We preached in villages along the road to Gaya on Friday, in Gaya on Saturday, and in Kandi on Sunday and Monday. We established contact with Songhai people in two areas of Kandi, which was one of our purposes in making the trip there. The people were willing to hear our preaching and often expressed gratitude for our coming. But the darkness of Islam is very deep here. Praise God, the light of the gospel can and will penetrate the deepest darkness.
There were some in Kandi who said to us, “You are loving us. You come and speak truth. But we have many questions. We know that you leave tomorrow. When will you return to answer them?” Please join with me in praying that the Lord of the harvest will send gospel workers to the fields of Kandi. Perhaps he would even choose to send someone reading this very blog….
I have included a couple of photos. One is of a group of young men I shared with. The other photo is of me and Mohammadu, a man I met in a village near Niamey in 2013. He is now in Gaya working. It was so good to see him again and to study the Word with him. Please pray for his walk with Jesus.
As I leave for Louisville tonight, please pray for my travel. Pray for the Fox family as they continue to serve the Songhai with the gospel. Pray that Bethany BC will have more opportunities to come alongside them here to serve with them. Pray for the Songhai to be freed from darkness into the glorious light of Christ’s salvation.
Thank you for laboring in prayer.
Until the whole world hears,