From: "Brenda Lange"
Date: November 4, 2012, 7:25:24 AM CST
Subject: Blog addition, Nov. 4th, 2012
THE PRICE OF SERVICE TO OUR LORD JESUS
In Mozambique, if you want a church in the bush, the members have to build it.
Pastor Alberto just returned a few minutes ago with a heavy heart.
He went to preach God’s Word at Ntele, a very remote village with over 40 adults and 80+ children attending our newest “under the tree” church each Sunday.
The rainy season is only 2 weeks away, so the members are in a rush to complete their church. It only lacks the roof.
Late yesterday afternoon, a group of church men were out cutting bamboo poles for the roof.
The grass and bamboos were swaying in the heavy winds. It was hard to hear and difficult to see with all the dust flying.
Unknown to these men, a black mamba, the fastest snake in the world, was stalking the area. The snake struck one of the men before anyone saw it.
That man only had minutes to say his goodbyes before his tongue was paralyzed by the fast acting venom. He met Jesus a few minutes later.
Alberto encountered the church members digging his grave when he arrived.
Alberto preached the funeral, as the whole village looked on.
This man did not die in vain, as many from his village heard the gospel today who might not have ever heard it otherwise.
His earthly body lays near the church he helped build, while he’s enjoying a NEW BODY with Christ Jesus in heaven.
BBB and The Balama Gang