Monday, October 3, 2011

Coconut Festival

The weeks are flying by so fast!  I cant believe that I am starting week 5 of classes.  This past weekend Kauai held a coconut festival right here in Kapaa.  A lot of the bible college students helped out at the church’s booth.  Sara and I helped out for the first 2 hours of the festival.  We presented the gospel on coconuts with the verse Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.  We started the conversations with people by asking them if they wanted to take a survey about the missionary history of kauai.  If they took the survey then they were entered into a drawing for a $100 gift card to wal mart or de-jevu.  At the end of the survey it asked them if they were concerned about their life after death.  Thats when we were able to tell them how they could be 100% sure they would go to heaven by explaining Romans 6:23 on the coconuts.  I was able to lead 4 people to Christ while I was there and able to pray for a hand full of people who were already christians.  It was really encouraging to be able to be used by God in this way.  Not everyone is receptive to what we have to say though.  I talked to one lady who was very closed off and did not want to hear anything I had to say.  We cant let the people who are closed off get to us.  It’s easy to let the few people who are rude and not wanting to listen get to us and then we believe that God cant use us anymore.  We can’t believe the lies that Satan feed us.   Satan is not very cleaver and uses the same simple lies over and over again because we believe them and he gets us every time with them.  As Christians we cannot just jump right into going out and seeing huge victories for christ before we have personal victories in Christ.  Elijah was a prophet of the Lord, but before he went out before king Ahab of Israel to prove his God is ruler over their god Baal, he did as the Lord commanded and hid himself to be ministered to by the Lord himself.  That is what we need to do as well.  Elijah was so obedient to the Lord.  The Lord commanded him to do something and he did it, as simple as that.  I believe that God is using this time while I’m in Hawaii to minister to me and for me to be submersed in his word constantly.  I am excited for this time here and I’m also looking forward for God to use me when he feels that I am ready to go out and prove that my God is the one true God.  I want to be like Elijah and do as the Lord commands for my life.  Elijah is just so COOL! :] 

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