Rocket Stove Evangelism

In September when we went to Uganda, we had a young Ugandan man by the name of Felix Dai serve as one of our translators and guide. He also teaches Inductive Bible Study seminars along side of Moses. He came along both times we made rocket stoves in Paidha for two widows. He was so impressed with the ease of construction and efficiency that he said he could not wait to build some for people in his village.

Well he did not take long because within a week of our returning I received this email with the attached pictures.

Praise the LORD,

I am very excited about the rocket stove, yesterday one just like the 
one we made in Paidha, and am greatly encouraged by the efficiency of 
the stove, I tested it immediately and in only 10 minutes the tea was 
ready because we had very good wood, and the owner decided to 
continue using it straight away, and she asked me to make for her two. S
he said 'this stove is exceedingly hot, and I love it"

I have actually tried the use the stove to preach the gospel, and that is my heart, I used the story of Jeremiah in the potter's house, to tell that God is the creator and he desire that we live a life that portrays his likeness, but when Adam and eve sinned against him, it became impossible for the sinful man to portray the image of the Holy God. so the old sin of Adam and Eve passed from generation to generation, Just like the smoke from your old stove continually disturb you.

But now you will be alright because we are going to make you a stove
that does not produce smoke, except when starting the fire. This God also worked out a way for mankind to be set free from the old sins meaning the ancestral and individual sin, by sending his only son Jesus to die on the cross, and the bible says in 2 Cor. 5:17 Wherefore if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature: the old things are passed away; behold, they are become new. You are therefore only made new when you believe in Jesus as the only Lord and Savior.

And I use the three stones to tell them that for the new things to come, you need to REPENT which is represented by the first stone, BELIEVE IN JESUS, which is the second stone, then be BAPTIZED which is this last stone, then I tell them these three stones keeps the pot balanced.

Then I ask them do you like the stove? the answer is obviously, yes. Do you realize that we have been grieving God just as the old stove made you uncomfortable by causing your tears to roll down your cheek time and again.

Do you want God to be happy with you?, then accept Jesus just as you have received the stove with gladness.

Felix is a great man of God. Please pray for him as he reaches out to share the gospel, make rocket stoves and teach IBS.


Jesus said, "Go!"

   I just arrived home from co-leading another short term missions team, along with Wayne, down to Rancho Oasis 4 Youth in Honduras. We did not plan to start taking people out into the field, but as God often has done in our lives, He just stealthily added it and here we are preparing for yet another team trip to Uganda in September. The awesome thing is that it really fits us well. We have always had a passion to see people GO. Whether they go overseas or just next door, Christ calls every one of us to be a light and to share His love and the Good News.
We have a strong desire to see more people step out of their comfort zone and answer God's call. It is too easy to get distracted by the ways and comforts of this world, forgetting that this world is not our home. It is a vapor compared to all of eternity. Sowing into the next life, the one that will last forever is most important!!

  I think the greatest blessing I receive from taking people out on the field is watching them change right before my eyes! Our teams, thus far, have ranged in age from 16 to 70 and yet the impact is the same. Not only do they all express the realization they own way too much and are too self-focused, but they also realize they can have an impact. They can bring change to people's lives in little ways that will ring for all eternity. We don't have to be super Christians to serve the Lord; we just need to be willing to answer the call. So my encouragement to you is GO! We would be blessed to have anyone of you join us on a trip. God has a vision for the world and He wants all of us to catch that huge vision.

Going for Jesus!