March has been a busy but good month—truly a “March Madness!” We had our first visiting group of the year! I was nervous as it was the first group I was in charge of, and it was their first time coming to MEDA. For me, first impressions are important, and I want to properly represent MEDA. I thank you for all of your prayers and support as God continues to prepare me and teach me to always trust in Him.
During the three nights that the group was here, I had a different seminary student who lives on campus give his testimony. The one that was the most interesting and captivating to me was the testimony from the student from Ecuador. He started by describing the atmosphere of his home and how he grew up in a home that was totally dysfunctional. His family was never able to eat together as a family because his parents would always end up fighting. His family was Catholic and strongly opposed to the Gospel, so much so, that when missionaries came to proclaim the Gospel in the small town where he lived, his father and uncles would beat-up the missionaries. It wasn’t until his uncle, who was the instigator of these attacks, had his eyes and heart opened by the Holy Spirit that things changed. The change in his Uncle’s life was incredible. He was disowned by his family for becoming a Christian; however, it was the completely different lifestyle that his uncle was now living that made the family start to ask questions. Before there was no real understanding of what true love and peace is, yet his uncle seemed to have it, and the family became interested in this new-found love and peace. A short while later, the rest of the family listened to the Gospel presented by the missionaries whom they had previously beaten-up. The entire family understood that only true love and peace come from Christ and trusting in His death on the cross for remission of sin. Continue reading “March Madness”