Mindanao Outreach – 7

I’m writing you wearing damp clothes.  I want to thank the Lord for holding off the rain until tonight.  But tonight the rain started before the service while people assembled for the outdoor rally.  It being a fairly gentle drizzle of rain, we first tried to hold a certain amount of the service, but as the rain continued, we finally decided the wise thing was to give a brief altar service and dismiss the people to come back tomorrow night (I hope I have your prayers for tomorrow night Friday here because I’ll be preaching the evangelistic message.  You don’t need to pray this Sunday morning at 4 a.m.  I got that WAY wrong-call that mistake jet lag or cultural disorientation; it’s less embarrassing.  The time I will be preaching is 4 a.m. Friday for people on the West Coast of the U.S.A., 7 a.m. Friday for the East Coast).  I am wet but not defeated because people (I really don’t know how many at this point) prayed the sinner’s prayer with us.  Before this service there were 569 who had prayed the sinner’s prayer and signed a card for being further followed up on.  Please pray against the rain for tomorrow and the next night.

We left at 6:30 a.m. today with sound equipment and the whole team in order to sing for and speak to a high school of several hundred students with a moral values message: deciding against drugs and for God.  Our team of about fifty were able to give testimonies and sing.  I gave a high-spirited and “in your face” rendition of my now signature song, “Crazy for Love” (the students clapped, cheered and even sang the last chorus with me) and Missionary-Evangelist Gerald Johnson gave a moving, relevant and right-on message of how to fulfill one’s destiny God’s way.  The kids apparently loved it, and the response was overwhelming.  Many prayed the sinner’s prayer.

Now pray for the immense effort required to follow up on all our “new babies” spiritually speaking.  There are two more nights of powerful evangelistic outreach. Last night a man who came forward for prayer was healed of a large goiter on the side of his neck.  Before that service I recorded an elderly pastor who is here to help out with the evangelism and discipleship.  I recorded his singing of an outrageously gorgeous song the Lord had taught him in his village church (I get tears in my eyes and goose bumps just thinking back on the anointing on his song.  Thinking back on all these activities with the team, I think the thing God is teaching me the most is how he can use the most humble of servants to do powerful, eternally impactful actions. . . from the youngest member of our team to the eldest, and even a guy who is known for being “Crazy for (God’s) Love.”  Some of the lyrics are below.

God is so awesome.  People are so in need of Him.  We’ve got to reach them.  He deserves our best effort for his glory to be known among the nations.  That’s what it comes down to. Please pray.

Love and prayers from “Crazy David”
David Snodderly

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