A spiritual father
A few months ago, Moses* heard about Christ for the first time; he immediately believed and asked Jesus to save him. The amazing thing is that Moses is a 60-year-old man. In the Songhai culture, it is rare for an older man to accept Christ. Many times, older men or women will say that they’ve been “on the road too long to turn back,” meaning that even if they wanted to believe the gospel, it’s too late for them.
Praise the Lord for opening Moses’ heart and mind to the gospel, and thank Him that Moses didn’t believe it was too late for him to be saved! Word has now spread in the village that Moses is a Christian, and many younger men, who are contemplating the gospel, are coming to Moses to learn more. These young men are realizing, like Moses did, that the road they are on does not lead to life and that there is only one way, truth, and life found in Jesus. Moses has never been married and has no children, but he is now a spiritual father to the young men in the village who are seeking Christ.
Pray for Moses to grow in his faith and knowledge of the Word. Pray for him to be filled with wisdom as he meets with these young men. Ask the Lord to give him boldness to share his faith, and pray for many more to find the true road through salvation in Christ. *Name changed