Susan is a regular vendor at the Usino Bundi market who asked for clarification and prayer during the recent outreach ministry “I used to worship in a certain Church (named)but now I worship in a new Church (named) but I am more confused than ever about which is the true church” This was discovered by the CRMF outreach team in a trip to Buksak, Madang Province. She is in a situation similar to a lot of Church goers in Papua New Guinea.
She lacks the basic knowledge of what a true Church is? Her situation portraits why we have a lot of churches but very few Christians! She expressed that she changed her first denomination in the hope of getting answers but instead her new choice of denomination has really confused her of her faith.
- Susan with the Outreach team
According to Ephesians 1:22 all denominations should display Christ and his examples and teachings because the Bible clearly states so. All denominations strive to do that but somehow the emergence of so many denominations and poorly trained ministers of the Gospel bring so much confusion to the Churches today.
Susan repented in tears of following a denomination instead of looking to Jesus for her answers.
LT team had the opportunity to donate a Tok Pisin pocket size Bible to assist her in her search to finding the bible truths that she desperately needs.
Susan can read as she has completed grade 2 and she broke down again in tears as she received the gift.
Please pray for Susan as she has taken that big step to approach us in public and to repent of following denominations. That her hunger for answers will motivate her to search the Scriptures in the Bible. That her Church does provide an environment for her to grow in her knowledge of who Christ really is and help others to worship Christ and not denominations.
The following day on Sunday (17th) the preacher used John 3:16 to preached and as I sat with the rest of the Buksak community for the service, it clicked that Nicodemus was in the Church but he was totally lost. Both Nicodemus and Susan were involved in a religious activity and were in for the biggest surprise of their lives until they discovered who Jesus really is. Nicodemus found his answer in the night that he needed to be born again while Susan found her answer in broad daylight that she needed to take her eyes off denominations and look to Jesus. Both found their answers in Jesus!