Monday, July 5, 2010

Friendship at a Laundry Mat

We thank the Lord for the opportunity we have had over the past couple of weeks to get to know a sweet lady named Nagwa. We met her at a laundry mat in Concord, New Hampshire. Linda gave her a Gospel tract, and she received it happily. We talked to her for nearly the whole hour we were in the laundry mat, and before we left she invited us to her home. She is a refugee from Sudan, and was brought up under the teachings of Islam. She has a four year old son named Mohammed and a two year old son that she calls "Baby." (I can never remember his real name.) We went to her house, and she welcomed us warmly. She made us some authentic Sudanese food and some Sudanese tea, which, I must say, is some of the best stuff I have ever had. She has become a good friend over the past few weeks, and we thank God for allowing us to meet her.

Through Nagwa we met another lady who is also a refugee from Sudan named Isol. She, like Nagwa, is a very sweet, personable lady, perhaps a little more shy than Nagwa. She has a little boy who is four days older than Judson name Obala. She has become a good friend as well.

Praise the Lord, both Nagwa and Isol came to Landmark Baptist Church of Loudon, New Hampshire last night, along with their children, to hear me preach and present our ministry. I preached on the love of God out of 1 John 4. 1)The Definition of God's love- God's love is unconditional and sacrificial. 2)The Display of God's love- Christ's substitutionary death, burial, and resurrection. 3)The Demand of God's love- for those of us who have received Christ as Saviour, there is a demand on our lives to live not for ourselves, but for Him Who died for us and rose from the dead.

By God's grace, I preached Christ crucified and risen from the grave. Both Nagwa and Isol listened. Please pray for these dear ladies, that the Holy Spirit will deal with their hearts about their need for Christ. Pray for us, that we can continue our relationship with them. God has really knit our hearts to them over the past couple of weeks.


  1. We will be praying for these ladies. Thanks for being a good example of loving all people everywhere. Well, thanks to Linda anyway. Chad was probably off using the washing machine quarters to play Pac-man! Just kidding:)