Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Ministry Fruit

While living in Borja our rented house was sold and the new owner wanted the house returned to him. We began walking through Borja searching for an available home.  We happened upon a lady wheeling a wheelbarrow full of coal who had overheard our conversation. “I know where there is a house available.” and she told us to follow her a couple street away to the home of Luis and Maria. There was the shell of a house with no windows or doors. We came to an agreement with Luis to provide a couple month’s rent so the house could be completed. A trip to the US was in our schedule which would provide ample time for the completion of the house.  On our return to Ecuador we received a call from the owner of the first house stating he had changed his mind and wanted us to continue renting.

We returned to Luis and Maria’s house. “I am a man of my word.” Luis continued, “When I make an agreement I keep it. “ Dan’s heart sank as he explained the situation to Luis and he realized Luis would not be able to return the money given for the doors and windows. They made an agreement to consider the money as a no interest loan to be repaid at $50 per month. Approaching Luis one evening Dan said, “This is uncomfortable for me to come and collect money like this. I’d like to come and just visit you and your family without thinking about the money.” Luis said they would like that and so began weekly visits with Luis and Maria and their daughter. Luis had a lot of questions about the Bible and one by one Dan was able to answer him and Maria using God’s Word. They were so close to salvation yet our time to begin home assignment had come. Dan’s Ecuadorian friend, Milton, who is making bi-weekly trips to Borja during our home assignment had the great privilege of leading Luis and Maria to Christ one month after we left Ecuador. Please pray for Luis and his family.

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