God has given me a heart for Africa, and this trip was the greatest experience of my life. Linda Beaver
Calvary member Linda Beaver has served on many short-term mission trips to Africa. On her most recent trip, Linda had a desire to do home visitations, and with the help of a local woman named Agatha and local translators, the two women visited homes for six days. They took large bars of soap to each home as a special gift to help clean the body and clothes. The gifts were graciously accepted.
Linda and Agatha then asked if their hosts would like to receive a special gift that could cleanse them on the inside.
Using a wordless book, they shared the life-changing message of the gospel. Some entire families, including Muslim families, said yes to Jesus! As they began to share the gospel, some would only look at the ground, their eyes downcast and faces weary. But as they prayed to receive the gift of life in Christ time after time, their countenance change, the heads were lifted, smiles appeared, shouts of joy arose. God had done the work to prepare hearts for His Word to come and save!
In six days of many house to house visits, Linda and Agatha prayed with 130 people who for the first time heard and responded to the gospel.