Thursday, May 10, 2018

Coconut Milk

Coconut Milk by Laurie McTier

"But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:" 1 Peter 3:15

On a mission outreach to Jamaica, our team had the opportunity to paint the outside of a local church. As the outreach team painted the church, scraped walls, trimmed doors and windows, several boys from the community came out to help. God allowed us to build key relationships with the boys as we worked together, exchanged stories, and shared with them about the love of Christ. One of the key leaders in the church had already informed us that she had been trying to get these boys in church for years, without success, and she was so excited to see them come out each day to help the team and spend time with us.

On the last day as we finished painting the church, the ladies in the church were preparing a Jamaica-style buffet for our team, complete with Jerk chicken, peas, and rice. The temperature was extremely hot, and the pastor asked the boys to climb a coconut tree and get the team some fresh coconuts. Personally, I do not particularly care for coconut milk myself, but on the field, when someone has climbed up the tree to the very top to pick it just for you, you are forced to oblige, and honestly, it was quite refreshing.

As we were finishing up on the paint job, we noticed that we needed some rope to finish off the project. Jason, one of the young boys, quickly volunteered to run to the market. He was so eager and had such a servant's heart.

After an hour or so had passed, we began to notice Jason had not returned. We began to get a little concerned. Just then, he came around the corner. He was limping, and you could tell he was in great pain. We immediately brought him into the church to assess what had happened. While Jason had gone on his errand, an elderly townsman had asked him to climb a coconut tree and get his family some coconuts. Now he had done this thousands of times before, but this time as he got to the top, he lost his grip and fell about 20 feet.

I asked our taxi driver to take him into town and gave him the money for the visit to the emergency room. We did not get to see him before we left, but on the following Sunday, a dear friend from the church called me on the phone. With excitement in her voice, Winsome shared with me that Jason had come to church that morning and that he surrendered his life to the Lord!

You see my friends, God often works in strange and mysterious ways. God used coconut milk, Jason's injury, and the love that our team shared with him to bring him to a personal relationship with the Lord! Always be ready to share the love of Christ with others.

Personal Prayer Focus: Pray for those who have physical needs. Pray that God will work in their midst and that through their need, they will come to know God.

On The Go Prayer Focus: On The Go's GoKids Clubs. The focus of GoKids Clubs is to present a clear Gospel message to young children in our festivals, missions, and local neighborhoods. Pray for On The Go as we minister to boys and girls and share with them the love of Jesus Christ.

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On The Go Daily Devotion for May 10, 2018
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