March 24, 2009

Grace Abounding: Laboring in the Fields

The past 3 weeks have been very difficult ones, however, they have also been filled with God's grace as it continually flows through Christ to all who live by the Spirit (John 1:16,17; Romans 8:9,10,11). Without going into detail, I will say that I am very thankful to God for all the saints who are praying for my family and for the church I attend. I have also been learning Spanish much better than before, and can understand it pretty comfortably when hearing it spoken. I can even converse in Spanglish with Latin Americans in Philadelphia when witnessing on the streets. I have met many people, one man from Ivory Coast spoke French, and we were able to find him a Bible to read in his language. Another time, I talked to a young man from the "Hebrew Israelites" and just exhorted him with love to read Romans and stop following those who distort the truth. He reasoned with me for a few minutes out of the Bible, then walked away mad. May the Lord grant him and those with him a humble heart of repentance and genuine faith in Christ.

In addition, tomorrow early in the morning, I plan on taking a trip to the Dominican Republic with two Christian brothers, and our plan is to take some gospel tracts and spend almost a week witnessing to people on the streets. We are going to meet a friend and by God's grace, perhaps some other people who will join us in our endeavor. Although I am not giving a lot of detailed information, I am asking for sincere prayer that God would open up communication with people, open their hearts up and also reveal His Son for the salvation of sinners.

Thank you and may the Lord bless all who lay their hands to the plow with joy, and don't look back!


Stephanie said...

I'm sure this trip is exciting for many reasons! ;) Hope it goes well for all.

Penn Tomassetti said...

Thanks Stephanie, it was exciting and it went very well. ;)