We had a meeting last Saturday for those who responded to the literature that was passed out during the recent outreach. Unable to meet everyone one-on-one, my husband set up a meeting where all those who wanted could come and hear the Gospel preahced. We had a small, but good, group.
After the meeting was over, I was visiting with some ladies that came. They wanted our email address for any questions they might have on the literature handed out, so I wrote it on the back of a booklet for them. I had picked up the “wrong” booklets when we went in. I had picked up the ones we printed for the church in Mochudi. I intended to bring in the other batch
One of the ladies looked at it and asked if we lived in Mochudi. When I told her we didn’t, but we were working with a church out there, she said she had read our website. Then she started to list some of the pictures and posts she had read, including the picture of the cows crossing the road on our way to church one Sunday. She had read our testimonies, how we met and got married, and our posts since we arrived. She talked about how we came over here, all the way from America, to witness, and how many others who live here aren’t witnessing. She didn’t have any resources, so we gave her some booklets to give to her friends and family.
We all got a bit excited as we realized God had brought us together. It made me think of my husband’s testimony. He got saved, but didn’t know where to go to church. He was praying about where God would have him attend when he heard preaching on the radio. Each time he heard this station, it rung true with him, but he didn’t know who ran the station. He always had to turn the work truck off before hearing who was preaching. One day he visited a church off the interstate. As he listened to the pastor, he realized it was the same man he had been listening to on the radio. He knew he was at the church God wanted him to attend.
I think we sometimes forget that God is involved in every aspect of our lives. He wants to direct and lead us. When we are praying and following Him, we get to see these Divine Appointments that He sets up. They have to be Divine, because we could never set things up like this. One lady (as far as we know) in a city of approximately 232,000 people reads our website. This lady then sees a booklet that a friend has, and gets the contact information from it. She contacts my husband and ends up at the meeting where he is presenting the Gospel, and recognizes us from our website picture. We could not have orchestrated this, but our God can. We are excited to see what He has planned next.
I am fairly convinced that we have more Divine Appointments than we realize. I am afraid that often we do not recognize them. We let the opportunities pass us by because we are not closely following and carefully listening to God. May I always pay attention and be aware when God is leading me.