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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Scattering the Seed

“A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he was scattering the seed, some fell…” -Luke 8:4-15 On Monday, I had the privilege to be there farmer in this parable. I went with one of my teammates and 5 Zambians to the village of Mitukutuku. A few weeks ago, the missionaries were sent a letter from a group leader in this village desiring for us to come and teach the word of God to him and his surrounding community (providing a great example of how God works on peoples’ hearts and those who seek will find). After traveling several kilometers into the bush, we came upon this man’s house. From there we packed up our bag of seeds and started sowing. The group leader took us from village to village introducing us to the people and giving us an opportunity to throw out the hope of Jesus (I used John 10 as people here fear greatly and hearing there is a great Shepherd that will protect them is a good draw for them to get to know him). Once I finished sharing the Word, we invited them to a regular Bible study that will be held at the school, which is the village center. This is very exciting to think that there is a potential preaching point here, which could lead to a congregation. As I was walking along the dirt paths surrounded by tall grass and thick foliage scattering the seed from village to village, I couldn’t help but think about the four different places it could land. I would like to invite everyone to pray that seed sown found it’s way to the good soil and not the rocks, paths, or weeds. We will find out on Monday as we see who all will show up for the study. Also pray that as we study with this new village that the Word will grow up in their hearts and that they will come to know Jesus and the hope of his Kingdom. Pray for all of our young churches here that the seeds of the Kingdom will continue to grow and mature bearing much fruit as God transforms the hearts and lives of the Mumena people. -Jeremy

1 comment:

  1. That's exciting, Jeremy! I pray for hearts that will be the good soil and that that seed will grow! Praying for you all and that the kingdom will grow. Thanks for listening to His call!