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Evangelism and Discipleship Training Trip – Man-Lor Payam, Pagol Payam, Awul Payam, Marial Lac Payam, Akop Payam, Rual Bet Payam, Alabek Payam, Sudan

In July, 2008 Evangelist Wilson Wal and his 9 person evangelism team traveled northwest to Tonj County, Sudan. The team left Yei, Sudan on July 10 and returned on August 5.

The results of what God did through the evangelism team are listed below:

Village Indicated Decisions For Christ
Man-Lor Payam 1,300
Pagol Payam 2,500
Awul Payam 3,200
Marial Lac Payam 4,600
Akop Payam 2,000
Rural Bet Payam 1,800
Alabek Payam 950
Total 16,350

Approximately 65% of the new believers had been animists, and 10% had been Muslims. The JESUS Film was shown in the Dinka language to mainly the Dinka tribe. Follow-up of the new believers will be handled by the Evangelical Presbyterian Church and the Episcopal Church of Sudan. A total of 400 bibles were distributed in the Dinka language.

Discipleship training was conducted on Unconditional Surrender (Luke 9:57-62).

Introduction

Someone once said, “The Holy Spirit won’t manifest Himself until we deny ourselves.” This is a real truth in following Christ. We should pursue an “unconditional surrender” to our Lord. People who really love God welcome the opportunity to deny what they love most in order to follow Christ. People who haven’t really fallen in love with Christ usually have many excuses when we approach the “call” to be His disciples. What did the “prospective disciples” learn in the flowing verses?

  1. To follow Christ means not trusting in your worldly things (Luke 9:57-58).
    1. Following Jesus requires a total commitment. We must simply follow Him.
    2. Money and things should not be our security. Jesus gave the following testimony in figurative language. Foxes and birds have homes, but the Son of Man holds on to nothing in this fallen world as His security.
  2. To follow Christ there can be no other loyalties (Luke 9:59-61).
    1. We must radically rearrange our lives in obedience to Christ. In these verses Jesus waits for no presumptuous remarks. He engages the man, “Follow me.”
    2. We must put God first in our lives. Whatever Jesus tells us to do, we must do it.
  3. To follow Christ there can be no lukewarm service (Luke 9:62).
    1. Many people are miserable in Christ’s service because they want to keep one foot in the world and one foot in the Kingdom of God.
    2. To long for other things while in the Kingdom of God is a contradiction. Don’t look back. Remember Lot’s wife looked back and became a pillar of salt (Genesis 19:26).

Conclusion

It is not easy to be a Christian. Consistently following Him is the only right path. Jesus doesn’t want peace time soldiers or materialistic disciples. We need to follow Him whatever the costs. We must follow Him by “unconditionally surrendering” to Him.

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