Barb Wooler, of Encompass World Partners, has posted on Facebook this story of God working in the Central African Republic (C.A.R.). It is shared here with her permission. (People/Towns names undisclosed for Security)
“Dear prayer supporters,
“God is still saving sinners for his kingdom. My wife and I have experienced a life changed experience today at [a village in the C.A.R.]. We went there to help with a Bible class that is training 14 people to do evangelism in their regions. This training is being done by two pastors during the past month. It has turned to be a time of repentance and conversion for two of the men being trained. They said they were active among the Anti-Balakas, the armed milicia who fought against the ex-Seleka during the conflict in CAR. Both guys returned yesterday to their home villages to start teaching what they learned. Amuletes and all the dark magic things they used while active with the anti balakas they want to burn and destroy.
“After my class on leadership training, we met with the two guys to listen to their stories and their repentance. I encouraged the two pastors heading up this training to wait until the leaders of the Union of Grace Brethren Churches to come and then do a public ceremony of burning the evil things and amuletes. My wife and I counseled the repentant former Anti-Balakas and prayed with them.
“See pictures attached with the two guys holding their amuletes. Pray for the two pastors doing the training as they continue their ministry in this time of crisis. They are facing some hard time with some people from the village who are not in favor of their ministry.
“To a God be the glory. We came home safely from the trip we made today.”