Jesus' Love Touches A Witch Doctor
In recent months, WMP has shipped more than three million Scripture booklets, Bible studies, and Kreyol New Testaments to Haiti. Another shipment awaits delivery as calls for Scriptures continue—as Haiti is in crisis with the assassination of their president in July and another major earthquake in August.
A WMP distributor tells of a witch doctor in a village where past attempts to establish a fellowship of Christians had failed. As they moved into the area to start a church, the witch doctor’s wife started attending. She soon responded to the salvation message, followed by his daughter, then the son-in-law. Each time, the witch doctor would get angry. When the team saw wells not working, they chose to repair the well beside the witch doctor’s house! The witch doctor thanked God and publicly acknowledged God’s goodness! The team is praying that God will save him soon and also remove voodoo from the village. “When God comes into an area, evil has to flee.”
These are my two friends who are former witch doctors. Nelson is on the left. He was one of the most powerful witch doctors in all of Haiti. The gentleman on the right is Pastor Dabou. He has a supernatural gift. He can ONLY read the Bible! If he tries to read anything else, he simply can’t do it. He received a second grade education, but is now a Pastor! Both of them are well known throughout Haiti and they go out and evangelize as much as possible. They will be very grateful to have Scripture booklets to distribute. Thanks so much for getting these Scripture booklets to me for this upcoming trip! -Amanda P., Haiti
From witchcraft unto christ!
He heard the sound of crying. It could only be his wife. For two years their marriage had been childless and unhappy. they'd fought and shouted. If she'd cried before, it was only from anger or frustration.
But the sound he now heard was different. His wife sounded not angry, but broken. He went to her and found her, her body shaking with sobs, her eyes red with tears. At first she said little but held out to him a small booklet. It was a Christian booklet with verses from the Bible.
Then between her sobs, his wife confessed a terrible secret. She'd been trying to kill him by witchcraft. The witch doctor in their African village had given her power, she said, even to handle snakes without being harmed. But the Christian booklet showed her that power belonged to God alone. Only He had the power of life and death. Only He had the power to hear her sins and forgive them.
All that night the two of them prayed to the Christian God. Even when the sun rose in the sky once more, still they prayed and confessed their sins. They asked Jesus to be their Savior.
The evil of witchcraft was broken. And in the Love of God they were able to love each other.
Taken with permission from Page 14 of 'The Word Works' (A compilation of WMP literature testimonies), by Mark Ward, Sr.