"My desire has always been that the church would realize that the nations have come to our city and they can be reached right here in Houston." - Margie Randall
An Update from Margie, December 2015
God is working through the volunteers in remarkable ways. One who teaches English to women in a highly resistent faith has been using simple English words and teaching Bible stories. She wrote:
Last Saturday was a great time with our ladies. We did phonics, went over body parts, and I gave them different instructions like “Touch your nose; Put your hand on your head; move your leg, etc.”. At the end I told the story of Jesus healing the woman who had bleeding for 12 years. I was going over the part of the story about Jesus feeling “power go out from him.” In the middle of the story, one lady blurted out, “He is power! He is God!” I nodded my head at her and kept going. It is amazing how the life-filled stories of the gospels bring such joy to these ladies.
Last Saturday, Kingsland Baptist church hosted the refugee community from St. Cloud. There were Eritreans, Ethiopians, Nepali, and Bhutanese refugees who came to Kingsland. Tears came to my eyes as I thought of the 7-8 families from Afghanistan who had probably had never been to a church. Even some of the Bhutanese parents who are high caste Hindu may never have been to a church. At a time when Americans are saying no to refugees, Kingsland said "come and learn the true meaning of Christmas" The children had so much fun and all of the parents had a good time. The Afghans were taking videos.
One of the volunteers was deeply moved by the lack that one of the Eritrean families had. She knew her family was so blessed. So, last Thursday night, we went to visit the family. Her children brought lots of gifts to the Eritrean children. The family just moved here from California and mom had a baby two days prior. It was God's timing to meet this family. The father is a minister in the Eritrean Orthodox church. He came to sit beside me and asked me specifically what we believe as protestants. He learned that we do not have a Pope or Bishops or pray to Mary but we do have God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit in common. Then, he whispered "do you think Jesus is coming back?" "Oh YES, I said."
My desire has always been that the church would realize that the nations have come to our city and they can be reached right here in Houston.
Please join me in praying for more laborers for the harvest. Have a blessed Christmas. His grace really is sufficient.
Margie Randallemail Margie www.4loavesfishes.org
"Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and will be repaid in full" Proverbs 19:17