Reports from the Field

Personal accounts and stories of how God is working through Reaching Souls and our National Missionaries.

A young boy reading the Bible

A Healthy Spirit

I thank God for helping me in my witness to a young lady by the name of Odetha, a form four student.

She had been tied up by spirits within her for three days…day and night. She did not drink or eat anything for those three days. By the grace of God, I prayed for her and she was released by God and began to become healthy.

After that, more than six people believed in Jesus and handed their lives over to him. A mistress of the school was among them. This young lady was attending the Word of God with us, and she received Jesus and I baptized her the same day.


Edwin

National Missionary, Tanzania

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A crowd of missionaries and locals in Cuba

Playing with Purpose

Near the temple where they meet there is an area where sports are played. There are many young people gathered every afternoon, and we decided to approach them and make a friendship.

We offered them borrowed balls, gloves, bats, and a soccer ball…so we were creating the approach and they gave us the opportunity to play and insert ourselves in their circle…so we could preach.

We thank God that several of them accepted the Lord and today they are walking with Jesus and are attending the church. We have begun the process of discipleship with them and they are about to be baptized soon!

We thank God that it was He who gave us the strategy and the opportunity, we only pray each day for the opportunities, the glory belongs to God.


Roberto

National Missionary, Cuba

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Missionary Emilie with Akash

The Muslim & the Missionary

My name is Emile, and I am a missionary appointed by the Lord Jesus Christ to reach the lost souls in sin, and I work under the Reaching Souls International in Burundi. I’m so thankful to God for this privilege to serve Him as such. I see His mighty hand as I share His word among His people that He created for a good purpose. I am so grateful for the many miracles that He performs through me.

One of those miracles happened this 29th of September at the Kobero Village Center whereby I got the great privilege of sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with a Muslim named Akash*. We argued on many things, especially the trinity of God. What amazed me is that I found he knows much about the Holy Scriptures. To argue with the Muslims, you need to be grounded in the Word of God! They have memorized the scriptures! We had discussed Christian and Islam beliefs many times, for more than seven months, but this was the culminating point whereby he came to accept the deity of Jesus Christ.

The Holy Spirit had prepared his heart. He didn’t say: “Praise be to Allah,” but “Praise be to God, Jehovah, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!” He himself asked to be prayed for. He was convinced that the Holy Spirit is at work in his life! I prayed for him as he was on his knees, and Akash received Jesus Christ as his Lord and personal Savior. He told me not to make it public, for fearing of his Muslim family. I accepted his plea, as his time to be free would come in the near future. He also requested me to continue praying because things were going to be tough for him. Join me in that request. Glory to God.


Emile

National Missionary, Burundi

*some names have been changed for security purposes

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A young Zambian woman

From the Ashes

We had a youth national conference in Ndola on the 28th of August to the 1st of September 2019. During this conference, we were accompanied by a lady whose family were Jehovah’s Witnesses, and she was a new member of our church.

On Thursday morning, she lost 900 Zambian Kwacha, and at the same time her house was burnt by a fire and all her house belongings were left into ashes. It brought the biggest concern and challenge to the group and to herself. We prayed for her, encouraged her in God’s Word, but it took time for her to understand.

On Sunday, before the end of the conference, we asked the congregation to support the sister who lost ZK 900, and the response was very encouraging.

They supported her with different assorted clothes, ten goats, and 2,500 Zambian Kwacha. When she reached, we invited her parents and relatives, prayed with them, and left the gifts raised from the conference in the hands of her father.

Before we left her home, her parents were in heavy tears. They were not expecting the church to the help their daughter and they immediately thanked God who made it possible for the congregation to support their daughter and they immediately testified from their mouth that, from today, “We give our lives to Christ, and are no longer Jehovah’s Witnesses.” We prayed for them, and thanked God for the newly added and saved souls.


Elvis

National Missionary, Zambia

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