Today Taylor, Cameron, Dr. Tom, and translator Felix encountered a very interesting case. A 15 year old girl came to their station today who was in a deep spiritual battle. At first, she was very closed off and didn’t want to open up. Finally, she admitted to being involved in a Satanic cult in which she had made a pact with the Devil. Every time our team would try to talk to her about Jesus, she would become stone-faced and said she was getting a headache. During lunch, Clara, one of our translators, continued to talk with Elizabeth about Christ. Eventually, she said she wanted to accept Jesus Christ as her Savior, and she prayed a prayer of acceptance with Clara. However, after lunch she came back to Cameron and began talking about the pain in her family. She lives with her grandmother, and she feels that her parents don’t love her. Cameron reiterated to her that she has a family in Christ and that church can be her safe place. She countered with the statement that she doesn’t believe in God and would never believe in Him. Please pray that God rescues her from this spiritual battle she is facing and shows her His love and grace that He offers.
Through His almighty power, God laid a message on Dr. Bob’s heart to share with us tonight that deals specifically with this topic. It is always marvelous to see God work through His children to send a specific message to them. Tonight, Dr. Bob shared with us the power of spiritual warfare. He revealed to us through personal experiences and stories in the Bible that there is a constant battle within our minds and our hearts and that in reality there are demons fighting for our souls. The prince of this earth (Satan) and his demons are constantly invading our thoughts and deceiving us with lies in order to make us stumble in our walk with Christ and to hinder us from doing God’s work. When we stumble as Christians, we sometimes start to question the assurance of our salvation. However, Dr. Bob encouraged our group by reassuring us that we can lose spiritual battles but still win the war of gaining eternal salvation. Therefore, we must put on the armor of God daily. Just saying that we trust in Jesus is not enough; we must actively fight by speaking truth, sharing the gospel, and studying the Word of God.
We continue to thank our Lord for the many blessings He has bestowed upon us throughout the trip. Also, we thank you for your continuous prayers and support.