Action Magazine carried an article about a gentleman from the Philippines named Leopoldo Ducany.
One afternoon, Leopoldo’s wife brought him a fish which she had purchased at the local market. She asked him to clean it so she could prepare it for supper.
The meal-to-be was wrapped in a year-old newspaper. As he tore away the paper, Leopoldo noticed an ad for World Bible School. The ad prompted a response, and before long he was regularly receiving Bible correspondence materials.
At the conclusion of the series of lessons, Leopoldo requested baptism and was added to the body of Christ (Acts 2:47; Galatians 3:27). He made this decision to follow the Lord despite the obvious anti-church sentiments held by Communist rebels in his region.
If we can (a) reach a man on the other side of the world with (b) a year-old newspaper wrapped around a dead snapper, then (c) don’t you think we can reach our local communities with the saving message of Christ?
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commended you. And surely I will be with you always, to the very end of the age” (Matthew 28:19-20). — Mike Benson, KneEmail