JESUS NEVER FAILS
This morning we left very early to drive to Kumasi to meet with Pastors and former graduates of the Training Center. Kumasi has a population of about 2 million and I think they were all on the road today.
The very heart of the city is a vibrant daily market called Kejetia. It is the largest open air market in West Africa. At one time this city was the capital of the rich and powerful Ashanti kingdom.
Almost half of the residents are Muslims. Some of the pastors are having real success with evangelism and told us the converts are drawn to the grace, love, and hope found in Jesus Christ.
Slogan's abound on cars and the small roadside shacks that function as mini-marts and tiny Fast Food counters.
Two of today's favorites were so blocked by traffic I couldn't get a photo, but the first was a mini-mart called "Every Day is a Gift from God" and the second was "God the Redeemer and King Fast Food Bar"
So here are a few more for your consideration:
Just threw that in to see if you were paying attention!
I got really bored on the 3 hour drive there this AM and snapping photos helped pass the time. This one won't make the permanent album, so right now is your only opportunity to see it :)
But the one at the top of this post is my favorite. Jesus never fails.
Today in Kumasi we were surrounded by masses of people who need to know Jesus.
They need everything he came to give.
Forgiveness of sins, and a new life in Him, access to God, and the indwelling Holy Spirit, a life purpose worth pursuing, and the grace, peace, and love of God for this present life along with the sure and certain hope of of the resurrection to eternal life.
They need wisdom for their trials and contentment in their circumstances.
They need answers to their prayers and provision for their daily bread.
They need instruction in sound doctrine and faithful shepherds to guide the way.
They need a loving church family and the chance to grow to maturity in Jesus.
They need Jesus.
Jesus never fails.
Our lives can be like that big old bus.
On full tilt and ready to fall over from the load, but Jesus never fails.
If you're in a great place then please use your "extra prayer time" to pray for the pastor's and congregations in Kumasi.
Ask that they have wisdom in the ministry and fruitful labor in the gospel. Ask that the people grow in their walk with God.
If you feel like that bus is a picture of your life, then remember to cast your burden upon Him, because He cares for you.
Remind yourself of Psalm 91:1-2 & 15-16
He that dwells in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in Him will I trust.
He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him, and honor him.
With long life I will satisfy him, and show him my salvation.
Jesus Never Fails
Pray for Kumasi,