Tonight we were planning to read John chapter 20 about the resurrection of Jesus. As we were waiting for some of the women to join us, several teenage girls who were fetching water stopped to see what we were doing. One of the women invited them to come read the Bible with us. One of the girls turned out to be from our church who also attends school at GSF. She has very good English and has translated for me in children's church at times. I was excited to see her join us.
We read the chapter together. The chapter ends by saying that "these things are written that you might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you will have life in his name." I asked if they believed these things. They all said yes. I asked if they wanted to ask Jesus to be their Saviour. They seemed to have some confusion, so I asked the teenage girl from church to help me explain and translate. After talking for a while to make sure they all understood what I was asking, they all said that they wanted to pray and ask Jesus to forgive their sins and be the Lord of their lives. All of these women and some of the teenagers prayed with me. (A few weeks ago our pastor, Jonathan, wrote out a prayer of salvation for me to study in Luganda.)
There were a few women who couldn't be there tonight, but one of the women plans to go and pray with them if they want. I am so thankful for the way God is at work in their hearts, and I just want to have a party celebrating! I am grateful for the many of you who also have been praying for these women! God can do amazing things! Please continue to pray for us as we will continue studying the Bible together growing in faith.