This was the first time on the mission field for medical doctors, Mitch and Sue. They had brought along their small children to live in this remote jungle serving tribal people.
It was the end of their first week when they heard a commotion outside. One of the local men came running into the village yelling for help. Behind him was a crowd of angry men chasing him with machetes.
He ran for refuge, begging for help, to the home of an older missionary couple who lived next door. The missionary opened his door and let him in while the crowd of angry men shouted from outside. The older missionary stood on his porch and listened. He calmly asked questions. He listened. The crowd became calm and then quiet. The missionary spoke gently and then he prayed for them. They soon dispersed peacefully.
Later the victim, still unharmed, walked home. Mitch and Sue had been watching and praying from their window. Now they began praising God.
Later Mitch talked with his neighbor, “I’m not so sure I could have calmed such an angry crowd.”
His neighbor said, “Some things we can’t do on our own. We have to trust God. He did it for me and He will do it for you.”
- Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9
- SONG: JUNGLE MISSIONARIES – by Kathleen
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