DMM: A Common Bush
"There the angel of the Lord appeared to him in flames of fire from within a bush. Moses saw that though the bush was on fire it did not burn up."-Exodus 3:2
How common? The bush. The man. How uncommon? The God. The Almighty One. God and His plan. The man.
Rio stood tall. A rather unusual sight among his S*sa*k peers. Being 19 years old meant he needed to search for his way to provide for the family needs.
Almost a year ago to the day, Rio felt the ground rage with jolt after jolt of quaking, groaning. While the ground still shook, he did what most would do in the same circumstance…he headed home. Being an hour’s drive from his family meant he had no way of knowing if they survived the horrific quakes. Would the feared subsequent tsunami come?, he fretted.
The subsequent power outage meant that every kilometer of road he willed his motorbike to traverse held a potential life-ending gap.
The first boulder which knocked him clear of his motorbike, gave way for the second and larger one to land squarely on both legs. Crushed bones, just below the knee cap.
In the ensuing chaos of earthquake conditions, Rio was one of hundreds in need of immediate medical attention. But from where? From whom? At just that moment a passerby threw him into their flatbed truck, then proceeded to haul him to the nearest medical facility.
“Amputation is the only option here,” instructed the doctor on duty. In the world of triage conditions, easy yet unnecessary solutions can occasionally be considered the most convenient.
Rio’s family discovered his location. Far from his home village, it was a miracle that they secured transport to the clinic. Every home in their village, including their own, had been transformed into a vast sea of rubble.
Rio’s father arrived to the hospital, just in time. He promptly carried Rio out the side door before the hospital staff was able to enact the planned procedure.
Ten months later, with a grateful heart to the Lord, Rio surveys the faces of his family gathered together. After many months of prayer for healing in Isa’s name, after walking through a Discovery Bible Study story set, his entire family has come to believe and be baptized. Rio is the main facilitator of this house fellowship of newest followers of Isa Al Masih. Our national DMM team continues to coach Rio.
Nowadays, as a common man of his S*s*k people, Rio stands tall. He knows what it is to experience the healing touch of Isa Al Masih. But more importantly, he is also beginning to understand God’s purposes for himself and for his S*s*k people group.
Pray for these newer house fellowships among the S*s*k to multiply rapidly. (2 Thessalonians 3:1-5)
Note: Among the SaSumBi Muslim UPGs, there are now 70 Discovery Groups from 1st-3rdgeneration. There are 14 house fellowships from 1stto 3rdgeneration being led by new followers.