Stranded in the Jungle

My husband Dan accompanied me and Dixie on a mission trip to Central America. Our purpose was to do evangelism, teach two weeks of English and hold down the fort at a Christian seminary, while the headmaster visited family in the U.S.

After the first week Dan offered to take us for a Saturday drive in the countryside.  We were on a lonely road in a remote part of the jungle when our rental car had a blow-out! Stranded with no AAA, mobile phone or GPS, there was nothing we could do but wait and pray for a Good Samaritan.

Within 15 minutes the first vehicle was spotted in the distance.  A pick-up truck carrying axes and shovels pulled to a stop. Three big men with dreadlocks stepped out. Dixie and I immediately went to prayer while Dan bravely went to talk with them.

Then… What were they doing? They were jacking up our car!  Changing our tire! Afterward Dan gave them a generous tip while I grabbed three Bibles from our box and gave one to each.

They were delighted! It turned out they were followers of Jesus and began praising God when they saw the Bibles!

We drove away praising the Lord as well, and praying God’s favor on those dear men.

About Kathleen

God delights in working through His people as they submit to Him. Jesus said to go into all the world and preach the good news to everyone (Mark 16:15). No matter where we live on this planet, people are separated from God because of sin. We ALL need a Savior, and there’s only ONE. It brings me great joy to share Christ with the lost and lonely. Over the years I’ve learned a great deal while facilitating Bible studies. I’ve found myself on college and university campuses, the beach, the streets, the hospital, the jail and the juvenile facility for incarcerated teens sharing God’s message of love. I also serve as an online missionary with Global Media Outreach. I’ve seen countless lives transformed when people turn away from sin and turn to Jesus. The changes God makes are real and lasting. These are some of my experiences. NOTE: My stories have been altered, removing any and all identifying factors. This includes names and other particulars in order to protect confidentiality and anonymity.
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7 Responses to Stranded in the Jungle

  1. Liana says:

    Such a beautiful story Kathleen … by the way I love your cd too … you have a lovely voice and it is a joy to listen to … all glory to God.

  2. Linda Simson says:

    Sounds like you had a divine appointment with those three men! God is so good!

  3. Helene says:

    God does not disappoint when we are doing his business.

  4. MEL THOMPSON says:

    It sometimes amazing how when we find ourselves in a dilemma, even as Christians, we want to SOLVE it ourselves. And when that doesn’t work, FEAR takes over. And since FEAR doesn’t come from the Lord, then it comes from Satan. I think we know where that leads.

    Thanks, as always for your great testimony.

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