from another town asked a single believer if she would consider marrying him, Steve was thrilled. But when he came to visit and did not give a clear testimony of salvation, Steve’s joy evaporated. He advised her to be sure to put God’s will first. Later the national pastor was shocked when he got word that the marriage dowry would be given an hour later—contrary to custom.
Steve began texting the widower. The prospective groom believed he was a Christian because he was born in a Christian family. He had also been with the Jehovah’s Witnesses. Steve shared the Gospel, but, uninterested, he merely asked unrelated questions.
Steve shared with the woman that marriage should not take place just so that others will stop criticizing her for being single or so that the groom’s four children would have a mother. Both partners should be united spiritually. Steve counseled her to wait till the prospective groom was born again.
Although the wedding proceeded, Steve has noted “cracks in the wall” of his resistance as he has discussed Scripture with him. Although he is not saved yet, Steve prays that “the walls of Jericho come crashing down!”
Steve is planting a church in the Sahara desert. Photo of local believers.