Saturday, December 15, 2007

Saving Faces | Christianity Today | A Magazine of Evangelical Conviction

Christianity Today has a great article about YWAM's Mercy Ships. Let's pray that God takes last weeks shootng incident and uses it to glorify Himself by sending more peopel into the field to spread His Glorious Good News. 

Staff members point to a South African couple, volunteer Trudi Venter and her plastic surgeon husband, Tertius, as an example of costly obedience. God leads just the right people - often couples - toward outreach aboard Mercy Ships. After Tertius operated on patients for 10 days on the Anastasis, he heard God's call to refocus his entire surgical practice around care for the poor. Since then, he has served on board 12 times.

On this tour, his wife joined him. One weekday morning, Trudi sang to comfort a fussy baby - Emanuel, a cleft-palate patient - as her husband toured the wards.

The Jesus film, VeggieTales, and other Christian videos are often shown to patients and their families to introduce them to the gospel. Trudi helped another patient, Nayo, 3, sip water from a cup as she pointed to a television playing the Jesus film. "Look! Jesus loves the children. He says the children must come to him." The child intently watches the screen as Christ heals a blind man.

Read the whole article here: Saving Faces | Christianity Today | A Magazine of Evangelical Conviction

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