There came a woman of Samaria to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give Me a drink.” The woman said to Him, “Sir, give me this water, so I will not be thirsty nor come all the way here to draw.” (John 4:7,15)
This is the occasion whereby Jesus was speaking to the Samaritan woman there at the well. She came to draw water as one of her daily activities, but she found Jesus, the Man with the living water.
The Gospel has the power to bring people to God through many ways we cannot imagine. This week I had two visitors at my office here at the School of Preaching, Angelina and Luke. They both work as gardeners who go around town looking for somebody with a garden or backyard that needs to be cleaned and decorated. As they came to my office, they asked me if there is any job that they can do. We did not have a place for them to work. Angelina started by asking, what are we doing as the school in this area. That is a good question, which opened the door for more preaching. I spent two hours studying with these two gardeners. Luke knew some about the Lord’s Church, but Angelina did not know anything. After much discussion with them, as we have heard from the Samaritan woman, Angelina asked the most important question which has ever been asked, “What must I do to be a Christian who is following just what the Bible says?” I was thrilled to hear that question because it sounded like the one that the Philippian Jailor, Jews on the day of Pentecost, and the Ethiopian Eunuch asked. We continued with the study on one faith (Ephesian 4) as taught by Jesus and Paul in the Bible. We have planned to meet next week and continue with our study. I believe Angelina is one of the good soil the Lord spoke about.
This is but one event done through the Andrew Connally School of Preaching. Many lost souls have been in contact with the blood of Jesus just because the school exists in this place. Thank you for making this possible.
May the Lord of Peace bless you beyond measure as you strive daily to support this school through your prayers and finances.
Your servant in His Vineyard,
Andrew Connally School of Preaching
An Extension of Bear Valley Bible Institute
P.O. Box 14041. Arusha- Tanzania