Lost and Found!

We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps.” Proverbs 16:9

Isn’t it remarkable how we often set our plans in motion, expecting them to succeed, only to be caught off guard by unforeseen interruptions? This was precisely our experience in Asia. In route to a church, where we were scheduled to pray over the congregation, our journey took an unexpected turn—the taxi driver got lost. Suddenly, we found ourselves far from our intended destination, with the church service about to begin and the clock ticking. Despite our urgency, there was nothing we could do to hasten our arrival. This moment tested our resolve and forced us to adapt swiftly in the face of adversity.

However, when unexpected challenges arise, what happens? Sometimes, we immediately think something is wrong and search for a way out. That’s precisely what happened to us in Cambodia.

Despite numerous phone calls and attempts at directions, we remained hopelessly lost. In an effort to make the best of the prolonged journey, we attempted to engage our taxi driver in conversation. However, the language barrier made communication difficult. While in route to our destination, the taxi driver kindly offered to wait for us and return us to our hotel after the church service. Needless to say, we seized the opportunity and invited him to join us at the Easter service. To our astonishment, he revealed he had never heard of Jesus or the gospel and had never met a born-again believer. As we finally arrived and the sermon was about to commence, we extended our invitation, and the taxi driver agreed to join us.

What a divine interruption and appointment. Witnessing this man’s first encounter with Jesus during an Easter service was incredible. To top it off, the pastor was preaching about the death and resurrection of Jesus. Wow! Out of all the taxis in Cambodia, this is the one that picked us up from our hotel. What a wonderful Savior who saw that lost soul. He used a challenging situation and four women from America so the taxi driver could hear the gospel. As a result, he received Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior! 

What a divine appointment it was! Witnessing the taxi driver’s first encounter with Jesus during the Easter service was nothing short of incredible. Remarkably, the pastor’s sermon that day focused on the death and resurrection of Jesus—what perfect timing! Out of all the many taxis, this one picked us up. What a wonderful Savior we serve, who noticed that lost soul and turned our challenging situation into a divine opportunity to share the gospel. As a result, the taxi driver accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior! It was an honor and privilege to spend the day with our new Brother in Christ, welcoming him for a meal after church.

We serve a loving and faithful Savior!

Have you ever opened your heart to Jesus? Well, today is the day of salvation. Jesus is extending His love, offering you a life of peace that surpasses all understanding—peace that the world cannot give. He loves you deeply and desires a personal relationship with you. He is ready to shower you with His immense love. Will you say yes to Jesus? He is the only Way, the Truth, and the Life; no one comes to the Father except through Him. Jesus is calling you now! Will you respond?