Rain and Renewal in a Dry and Thirsty Land

HAKOLAI, LESOTHO: There’s no better feeling than to experience and witness prayers being answered. We serve the one and only God. We serve a God who is powerful and cares about the desires of His people.

Here in Lesotho, the Hakoali village is desperately in need of some rain. It has not rained properly for 4 years and the drought has been detrimental to the crops and food supply.

imageBefore our DTS outreach, we all had to make a list of expectations for our time in Africa. One student wrote, “I want to see God’s supernatural power.” Another person said they want to be involved in someone’s salvation.

We have been partnering with a missionary in a village and she felt strongly to pray for rain on Tuesday. On our prayer walks and various home visits, we all prayed for rain. Just around five minutes after she told one of the locals visiting to go and prepare his house for the rain (which he thought was crazy), we saw our prayers answered! A few of us felt we ought to stay outside in the rain pray and thank the Lord for what He has done. Because we were obedient and stayed outside, when the rain stopped, a teenager from the village came to speak with us. Not only did we witness physical rain, but God spiritually made it rain in the boy’s heart as he committed his life to Jesus Christ with the Holy Spirit guiding and the help of DTS student, Margie.

When God’s power is so tangible, His fascinating almighty care for us comes alive in our spirit. God does not ignore any of our prayers. He is delighted when we pour our hearts and desires out to Him.

As we press into trusting the Lord to answer our prayers in His timing, let’s meditate on Jeremiah 17:7-8 “Blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.”

About the Author:

The Discipleship Training School aims to see people equipped, trained and released; who know who they are because they know who their God is, and want desperately to see this reality of heaven invading earth in every frontier. Learn more about our upcoming DTS at http://ywamchico.com/dts/

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