Thursday, September 8, 2011

The Living Word

"Jason, Jason!" Stepping out of the airplane I see an excited Djempsky and two of his friends waving at me from the edge of the airstrip.

"Map vini!" (I'm coming) I tell them and then proceed to unload cargo and passengers. When I'm finished I make my way over to the boys and greet them in Creole.

Djempsky pulls out one of the many Haitian Creole Bible Verse Coloring Books that we have distributed, and shows me that he has colored all the pages. Then he begins to recite all the verses to me.

I am astonished since there are at least two dozen pages in it: the ten commandments; verses about sin and that all have come short of the glory of God; verses saying that Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners and that he died on the cross and rose again. I continue to listen as he recites Bible verses about eternal life through faith in Jesus and that we are saved through grace alone.

"That’s great," I say, "but what are you going to do now? That’s the only Creole coloring book I have."

Djempsky smiles, and points to his two friends. "Well, I’m going to teach him. And then I’m going to teach him."

I take a moment to study their faces. How amazing it is to see young boys with such a passion to learn God’s word and teach others. God’s word is indeed powerful and alive.

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