William: October 10 Update

God indeed deserve all the praise. I’ll continue to lift up my eyes onto the hills from where comes my help, and my help comes from the Lord who made heaven and earth. By His grace I was able to visit brother Foday and brother Ngegba in Bo [Editor: Bo is the second largest city in Sierra Leone, about a four hour journey from Freetown] today. The urge came upon me when some thieves bumped on brother Foday’s house, beat him up, and took all of his money away.

We thank God that even though they attempted to cut off his hand with a cutlass [machete], their attempts were futile. Therefore, there was a need to see, encourage, and pray with him and the others working with him. Though I’ve tried to on the phone, it was obvious that my presence would make much difference.

Brother Ngegba had visited me in town on many occasions, requesting that I come to search certain passages of the Scriptures. So, we met together to look in the book of I Thessalonians, chapters one and two. You can remember us in prayers as we go through the HOLY SCRIPTURES.

Additionally, I came along on the bus with a young man who had just gained admission to the university and he was full of zeal and courage to read [to major in] African Studies [Editor: A significant part of this course focuses on the spiritualistic rituals of various African Traditional Religions]. With his much zeal I saw a need to tell him about our sweet Lord, just to realize that he had no relationship with HIM.

He eventually accepted Christ as his Lord and Saviour, and prayed that He would take over his soul. His name is ALUSINE TARALLEY. I’m trusting God to see him at least once more before he comes over to campus on Monday. I’m trusting the Lord also to leave Bo not later than Sunday. We must redeem the time for the days are evil.

Love, William