“The message you are bringing is so beautiful. I can see that you are a consecrated man of God,” Mrs. B told Paul, our new student, on a door-to-door mission outreach, after listening enraptured to his Bible study. Mrs. B is from Lokaleng, a remote village that has no Seventh-day Adventist Church. “Do you have any prayer requests before we leave your home?” Paul asked. “I want you to pray for my well,” responded Mrs. B. “It’s been dry for four years.” Mrs. B claimed that four years ago the well had enough water to supply the family needs, but a supernatural occurrence had dried the well. She believed that if the missionaries prayed, there would be water again. They replied, “We will set a day to have a special dedicatory service for your well.” Paul and his team saw this as an opportunity to reach Mrs. B for Jesus.
The day was set, and the whole team—about 20 missionaries along with the district pastor and some church leaders—went to Mrs. B’s home. The neighbors were watching. We dedicated the well to God, and prayed that God would remove any evil presence that had dried the well. Immediately, a different atmosphere filled the home. Mrs. B and her two children believed the Lord had answered their prayer. They were now interested in learning more about our faith. They hungered for more studies and wanted to dedicate their lives to God. The missionaries were excited to see God working. And the well? It yielded so much water that it filled a 1,000-liter tank! The family is still studying and considering baptism. “I am so glad for the training I am receiving here,” says Paul. “It teaches dedication and perseverance which are needed in the mission field.” Paul is a native of Botswana and has six years of experience as a conference Bible worker. Now he wants to be thoroughly trained to do mission work. He still needs a sponsor to cover his tuition and personal expenses; he is currently on the work-study program.
There are many like Paul who have years of experience in Bible work, but they want training to help them be more effective in missionary work. You can donate today towards our Missionary Training Fund to help many students who are on the waiting list.
*Purelight Missions is an alumni project supported through Lord, Send Me.