Living with the Shame
The Ndjamena District of Kigali is known as a hotbed of illegal activity, prostitution, and drug abuse. As the AE Mission committee planned the Kicukiro Mission, they made sure to give special attention and prayer to this area because the need for the Gospel is so great.
Saba often spends his days in the Ndjamena markets. “I have been leading a messy life,” he told the mission team. “My life is only about drinking, smoking and taking drugs. I’ve been involved in sexual immorality and so many other things I don’t even wish to tell you about because I feel such shame.”
“I’ve been involved in sexual immorality and so many other things I don’t even wish to tell you about because I feel such shame.”
As the mission team arrived for ministry, they set up some equipment and begin to play music to draw a crowd. People soon began to gather to enjoy the music and see what the commotion was all about. Seeing the people begin to gather, the mission team started to preach the Gospel.
The Surprising News
“I’ve never had any interest in church or religion. I’ve never felt like those things applied to me. But when I heard the people singing in the marketplace I was compelled to come close and listen. Then the preacher started talking about something I had never heard of before. He was talking about God’s love for me and that God has a purpose for my life. I was so surprised to hear that and I began to feel disgusted with the kind of life I have been leading. I went forward to receive Christ right then and I am determined to begin living differently. I only hope I can get a Bible soon because I don’t have one.”
“I began to feel disgusted with the kind of life I have been leading”
Many more like Saba accepted Christ that day. In fact, the rallies that took place throughout the city that same day ushered nearly 1,300 new souls into the Kingdom! Praise God!
Thank you for praying with us and supporting AE missions. Because of you, young men like Saba have the chance at a new beginning with Christ. They’ve been rescued from the depths of despair and shame by the saving hand of Jesus.