As missionary Gary Smith was teaching a lesson about Jonah, a man started sobbing. Afterward, Gary went to his house and asked him why he had begun crying.
“I was overwhelmed, thinking that now as an old man I am able to hear this wonderful truth after believing lies for so many years; and I cried because if you missionaries had not come I still would not have heard. So I am so thankful that you have come,” he replied.
“Tears welled up in my eyes at the weight of his words,” Gary wrote. “May God stir others to be a part of this kingdom work. It is truth. It changes lives. We've seen it with our own eyes and hearts.”
The lesson on Jonah—explaining how Jonah repented of his sin and went to the people of Nineveh, who also repented—is in the midst of Firm Foundation Bible lessons. Pray for Gary as he continues to teach the Dinangats. Pray also for the Dinangats as they continue to grow in their knowledge of God.
May God stir others to be a part of this kingdom work. It is truth and there are many waiting to hear.