Loreto Report, November 2014

One of the churches in Loreto had moved recently to a new location, so we held our Health Fairs at their new location as way to let the people around it know this church is now closer to them there for their benefit.

One of the young men in the church was eager to learn from Don how to help people get the right glasses, and then give those to them. So Don took the time to explain a few basics, and how to also use our ‘variant sliders’ to determine the strength of the glasses needed for either reading or distance, and then how we use the reading of John 3:16 to confirm that the reading lasses we give them work well for them. So Jorge then got started…

An hour later I came to Jorge and asked how he was doing, and he responded, “Very well…” So then I explained that after they have read, “God loved us all so much that He sent His only Son into the world to die for us, and for those who believe in Him, they will not live an empty life but they will have eternal life” ask “when using the glasses are the letters clear to your eyes”? (Wait for a response then ask,) “Is the message you have just read clear to your heart?”

Then after you have had some discussion don’t ask them to pray, but ask, “Can I pray for you?” Most times people will say “Yes”, so then ask, “What in your life would you like me to pray for?” They will then open up and share with you their problems and concerns. Now you have an open door from which you can guide them into the Bible and their need to accept Christ as their own Lord and Savior. Now pray for them appropriately, and God will bless them and you in the process…

An hour or so passed, and Jorge said to me, “Why didn’t you tell me all of this at the start? It’s so easy to talk to people this way.” I explained that it might likely have been too much at one time, but now you know…

At the end of the day, he said that one person was so impressed with how Jorge gave him his glasses, talked compassionately with him, and then prayed for him, that he would be coming back on Sunday with others in his family – so that they could be prayed for as well.

At the end on Sunday Jorge said, “I want to do this with you again next month, wherever you go with your Health Fairs…”

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