After completing two impactful days of teaching, we spent a day evangelizing. Our team split up. Each of the team members had a translator and another local person with them. We took off in six different directions and canvassed the area. All six team members spent time sharing the Gospel with the people who invited them into their huts. In some cases seeds were planted. In other cases seeds were watered. Not everyone wanted to listen but we were not discouraged. Interestingly two team members crossed a river which led them into an area where there was an unreached unengaged people group (UUPG). Due to the fact that we looked very different from the local villagers we were invited into people's huts and warmly welcomed. One team member even shared the Gospel with a religious leader from the UUPG. It was an exciting day and although we did not have any decisions for Christ, we were grateful for the hospitality shown to us by the villagers.
The following day, we welcomed a new group of students to our second training session. As with the first group, the majority of the students took a train to our teaching site. Most students walked 12+ hours from their villages to catch a train and then had a 12 hour train ride. It is astonishing how much travel is involved for the students to come to a two day training. Some people even brought their children with them and the children sat through the training along with their parents. We had over 120 students at the second training and three baptisms. The students were very eager to soak up what was being taught. They were wonderful students and quick learners whose love for The Lord and burden for the lost in their villages was convicting.
Then He said to His disciples, "The harvest truly is plentiful but the laborers are few. Therefore pray to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest." Matthew 9:37-38