This is a testimony and confirmation that the hand of our Sovereign Lord is upon us, going before us, guiding, and directing us.
We have been praying and preparing for years to have indigenous missionary teams working and living in all 6 unreached tribes of Liberia. A donation was made to fund one of the teams. The team was picked and trained. It was time to go.
One morning, weeks before, as I was in the presence of our Lord, I was praying that He would show us our team’s residence, our new base, in this unknown land. He shared Deuteronomy 12 with me:
“Destroy completely all the places on the high mountains... Break down their altars, smash their sacred stones and burn their Asherah poles in the fire; cut down the idols of their gods... You are to seek the place the Lord your God will choose from among all your tribes to put his Name there for his dwelling. To that place you must go... There, in the presence of the Lord your God, you and your families shall eat and shall rejoice in everything you have put your hand to, because the Lord your God has blessed you... [Go] to the place the Lord your God will choose as a dwelling for his Name... And there rejoice before the Lord your God.”
Solomon Dweh and I arrived in Voinjama on September 10, Wednesday afternoon, wet, muddy, bruised, sick, sore, and filled with joy. We had spent a week on the road on motorbike (3 of those days were spent at the bank). Our mission in Voinjama was to find a base for our team. The indigenous missionary team’s mission is to infiltrate two resistant unreached tribes with our Lord’s Gospel. As we entered the city, I saw a fenced-in compound with apartments in it. I pointed it out to Solomon saying, “We need a place like that. It’s perfect!”
I wrote this the following day, our first full day, in the morning while I was in the presence of our Lord:
“Thursday morning, I open my Bible to this passage:
Deut. 6:10-11, “And when the Lord your God brings you into the land that he swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give you—with great and good cities that you did not build, and houses full of all good things that you did not fill, and cisterns that you did not dig.”
Lord, I’m filled with the deep joy of Your presence. I sense your pleasure in our unity. I ask for nothing more in life. I rest in knowing that, seeking nothing else, fully content, satisfied, in peace, no worry, no fret, or anxiety. Thank You!!
My joy is our unity, walking with You in Your service. I love the risk, battles, even the sufferings and hardships. It is an expression of my faith, love, and gratitude. I love being a living sacrifice. I love sacrifice. I love walking in the light given not knowing what will be next. I walk in blindness knowing the Light Giver sees all, knows all, and is Sovereign. That knowledge and past confirmations is enough for me.”
That morning, filled with the Holy Spirit, I knew our Sovereign Lord had it all worked out. I knew, unbeknownst to the owner, that our Lord had built a place for us and that it was waiting for us.
A couple hours later, Solomon Dweh started to search for the mission base prepared for us by our Lord. His first stop was the property I pointed out. There was only one family there and they were moving out in two days. Solomon contacted the owner (by phone because he was stuck in the mud while trying to come to town). The owner agreed to rent the compound to us for $150 a month. Praise God!! That is an example and confirmation of the Lord ‘s Sovereign Hand upon us!
Genesis 12:1, “The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you.” The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob is also our God. He hasn’t changed. His heart and His purposes are the same. What our Lord sacrificed the life of His Son for, we also are to sacrifice our lives for, having the same heart and purpose.
Please, continue to celebrate and unite with us in prayer.
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