Several months ago, I introduced you to Narciso, one of the students who went to Peru to continue his missions study.
He visited with me last night to update me on his continued growth and progress towards the mission field.
He’s graduating from the missions school in January and moving on to Costa Rica for further study and preparation for full time mission in one of the ***stan countries in Asia.
He is a street vendor who has been preparing for the mission field for nearly 4 years. The stories he tells me of his ministry adventures in this country are amazing, though I cannot share them here.
The Lord has been preparing him, and recently I got to talk with him about how the teaching we do here in Panama has impacted his ministry.
As he has been working among a people were overt evangelism is impossible, he’s been able to see the process of evangelism more clearly. Even more so, he has to depend on the person and work of the Holy Spirit to make things plain, clear, and to create the spiritual thirst a person needs.
God is speaking to these seekers Narciso connects with. God speaks through dreams, self-revelations, and Narciso has many conversations to help point these seekers to Christ as a result of these dreams.
He told me this weekend how one of his new friends recently surrendered his life to Christ after having encountered God in a dream several months ago.
That led to conversations with Narciso about seeking truth in the Bible, discovering who is Jesus as revealed in Scripture, and ultimately how to surrender his life to Christ and start the dangerous path of following Christ.
The teaching on evangelism as a process has helped Narciso patiently wait and cooperate with God’s activity. It has brought him the freedom of trusting in the sovereignty of God. He’s learned not to rush the process, but to fervently pray for God to draw people to faith.
Now, Narciso is off to Costa Rica to prepare the next phase of cross cultural studies. I’m thrilled to be part of what God is doing in Narciso’s life and glad to be able to see the fruit of our training ministry.