Return Journey. Two more divine appoints we didn’t expect.
Because one of our return flights was canceled, Pastor Ruben had to route us through Santiago, Chile and Mexico City, then to Houston. It’s a total of about 32 hours layover and flight time.
With 12 hours to wait in Santiago, we decided to see some of the city. I won’t bore you with the details except for two events.
We caught a shuttle downtown. On board was a young couple vacationing from Belgium. We took opportunity to share the gospel with them and talked about the power of Christ to transform. Neither was ready to commit, but gospel seeds were sown. We actually “happened” to run into them hours later at a popular tourist site. We didn’t push the gospel, but I imagine they also thought it strange that they would repeat a chance meeting with two pastors from Texas.
AND, on our way back to the airport we struck up a conversation with the taxi driver. He said he was Assembly of God-unusual in a strongly Catholic country. But he hadn’t attended church in years. When asked about how one gets to heaven, he said was a good man. You can guess the conversation that followed! He wasn’t ready to commit, either, but we encouraged him that Jesus is the only way.
My impression of these divine appointments? One of our take-ways of the South American vision trip is that personal evangelism will be super important. And how can we bring a team to evangelize in South America if we aren’t evangelizing at home and ourselves? Sow more seeds.