"And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved." - Acts 2:47
As the calendar year and our last wave of Portable Bible Schools (PBSs) of 2023 drew to a close, testimonies of how God had worked poured in from our PBS field teachers.
In total for this last quarter of the year, the Lord brought 24,484 more Africans to salvation making for a grand total of 100,068 brought to salvation this past year, mostly through our Portable Bible Schools (PBS). Praise the LORD! At one PBS graduation in South Sudan, the students and teachers celebrated salvations along with burning witchcraft items!
We also give praise to God for the ongoing transformation and discipleship He's bringing about in the lives of those who have been following Him for some time. One young new evangelist in Chad was so happy and testified that he didn't know he was able to preach the Gospel and thought it was reserved for theologians. "But through PBS, I was able to preach and able to win people to Christ for the first time in my life. My eyes are now open, I can understand the Bible."
Grace from Uganda is another who just completed a 3-month PBS along with a 2-week intensive Trauma Counseling class. Grace used to have a huge following in Gulu, Uganda as a witch doctor and used to practice a few yards away from our House of Prayer. Our team, as always, fought these types of battles foremost with prayer. One day about two years ago, she came to our House of Prayer in Gulu, gave all of her witchcraft over to be burned, received Jesus Christ, and began her journey of faith and discipleship that day.
For all of this and more - for students being healed and saved from suicide, for field teachers being protected, and for the daily transformation in so many lives - we give thanks and glory to God for 2023 and eagerly anticipate how much more He will do in 2024!