While contemplating what happened and what we experienced during our Sri Lanka trip, we cannot help but give God all the glory!
While Conferences, Seminars, Crusades and Church Meetings are an important tool to bring the Word of God to feed the spiritually hungry, we have found that by doing Eye Vision Clinics, we get to interact with people of different religions, ideology and beliefs that we would never get to touch in a church setting.
That is why we are so thankful to the Lord! Who BUT GOD, would bring a Hindu High Priest, a Buddhist Monk, a Witch Doctor, Muslim women, numerous Police Officers and a Criminal Investigator to our clinics.
After every examination, we ask the person if we can pray for them. We begin with a prayer for their eye conditions and any other physical healing they need. And then we pray that salvation will come to them and their household; that they would experience and know the power and love of the Lord.
Pat and I were given a report of the effectiveness of this type of prayer. Last time we were in Sri Lanka, we prayed for a female Witch Doctor (at the time we did not know this was how she earned a living). She received glasses and was prayed for. Two weeks later she came back to the church where she attended the Eye Vision Clinic. She told the Pastor that for the past two weeks she had been unable to cast any spells and she no longer feels a power within her. The Pastor shared with her about Jesus, and was able to lead her and her family to salvation. For the past year and a half, she and her family have been faithfully coming to church and growing in the Lord.
|Witch Doctor - - - - Buddhist Monk
|Muslim Women - - - Hindu High Priest
It gives us great satisfaction to help people with glasses for their natural sight; but there is an unexplainable joy that fills us when they receive their spiritual sight!
Who knows what testimonies we will hear the next time we journey to Sri Lanka. We might not know - BUT GOD does!
Thank you for your faithful love, prayers and support ~ Gary.