The Lord has opened up some wonderful doors for me to be able to serve Him here through preaching the Gospel. Every Sunday I have been able to preach the word of God during the Sunday morning worship services. In the past, the services lasted about an hour and thirty minutes, but when we left, services were lasting more than two and a half hours due to all the testimonies people were sharing, often accompanied by a song they wrote especially for the Lord. During these worship times, it feels as if the glory of Heaven was pressing down upon the room like water in a plastic bag. As we sing every song, worship and praise and share testimonies, it feels as if the glory is about to puncture the plastic bag and simply flood the place. Everyone feels His overwhelming presence and grace, due entirely to the fact that this Church is earnestly seeking His presence through daily prayer, Bible study and worship. What a great lesson to us all!
Once arrived at our final destination, we got into the full routine of worship. We attended a 5 AM prayer meeting, held daily at the Vietnamese Baptist Church and assumed that it would be just a couple of folks kneeling down silently praying. What we found was a church full of people – sometimes out the door – worshiping, studying the Bible and then pouring their hearts out in prayer to the Lord for a full hour of worship. We looked forward to this daily time of prayer and praise and saw what power there was in spending that time with the Lord – certainly a contributing factor to the revival that is happening in this area We were asked by the Pastor to teach every morning and we were able to do that almost daily. The first week or so we taught through the Gospel of John and the “Role of the Holy Spirit in the life of the believer”, and the following weeks we taught on “Spiritual gifts” as found in 1 Corinthians 11:7-11. The Lord really used these lessons to clarify some mis-understandings, but also to stir the hearts of those worshiping causing, all of us to seek more of Him.