Easter Sunday is a big day in our village churches. In preparation for the big day, Pastor Pelegrino and other leaders of our churches, decided to have an evangelistic crusade at the host village of Igekemaja.
The leaders asked our teammate, Lisa Newland, to hold a children's crusade in the afternoons. Lisa and two other pastor's wives organized games and taught the children. Two children made a profession of faith!
In the evenings they showed The Jesus Film in the local tribal language of Kisukuma. People began arriving hours before the film was to show in order to get a seat. We estimate there were about 500+ people there every night! Pastor Pelegrino brought several videos, but the people kept asking for The Jesus Film. Pele would show about 10 minutes of the DVD and then preach for a time. He wanted to be sure they were thoroughly understanding the message. There were 58 people who made a profession of faith during the week of meetings!
The goal and desire of every missionary is to train nationals to do the work of the ministry. Well, that is exactly what they did! These leaders organized and led this meeting all on their own.