Genesis 1:16 – 19…God saw it was good… the fourth day
”And God made the two great lights-the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night-and the stars. And God set them in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth, to rule over the day and over the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good. And there was evening and there was morning, the fourth day”.
I was only a driver for one of the vehicles for the Christian Radio Missionary Fellowship (CRMF) Jesus Video outreach team that went to minister at Sausi, Madang Province. Three vehicles and 8 staff members including the General Manager, Michael Wakefield, were involved in the video and outreach ministry. Bryan, our Learning Technologies Country Manager, also brought his whole family for the outreach!
Although, CRMF has been involved in the Jesus Video ministry for over three years now, this particular one was different because it involved an outreach ministry during the day and the shows at night. CRMF’s purpose in Papua New Guinea is to assist the Church through technical and communication services. These vision was realized again as a portable PA system was used by the EBC pastors to preach at market places during the 38th independence celebrations of PNG.
The message of the open air outreach was simple; “Please depend on God as we celebrate our nation’s independence. Look at the state we are in since our independence and let us all go into mourning and fasting and cry to God for restoration for our churches, families and communities. Let us go back to our churches and learn from His word on how we all should live in these present days filled with evil and corruption.
We are not here today to promote any Church but to promote Jesus, his death on the cross and the forgiveness he has won for us all. Please come to Jesus now and be friends with the Lord God, the maker of everything.”
On the fourth day of this independence week Jesus video show and outreach ministry, a man came to be prayed for after the team’s last open air outreach at Ramu Sugar Township. This man said as soon as he heard of Jesus he could not do his market anymore, he left his vegetables with his sister and came to hear the Word. Toward the end, he offered a watermelon and asked for prayer.
As a driver for the outreach team I was given the honor to minister to the man and later prayed with him. I was content to pray with a person who found Christ again and wants to follow Him, besides negotiating pot holes and shifting gears.