One young soldier reached out to our project leader via Instagram, “My mother told me you had something for me from God,” he said. “She is a Christian and I have never believed. But I’m here fighting, and I keep seeing miracles. It has me thinking that maybe God exists.” Our team was able to get him one of our MP3 players with the salvation prayer. Days later, the soldier shared that he had decided to follow Jesus and was moving from the point of restoration to a moment-by-moment reliance on God for his strength and hope. He was already sharing the audio Bible with his friends.
For each of our evacuations, we have experienced incredible supernatural protection. In one instance, our drivers were a few kilometers away from the meeting point when the van inexplicably stopped moving. Moments later, a bomb hit the road where they would have been. Just after, the van started up again and they were able to continue. In another village near the front lines, our team evacuated a group of people from a makeshift bomb shelter. As they were driving away, bombs started hitting all around the village destroying the bomb shelter the group had just been hiding in. Miraculously our team and the elderly people they were evacuating were unharmed from the attack.
Throughout all of this, our teams have been sharing the Gospel. In the past two weeks, 600 people made decisions to follow Jesus.