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Spotlight on ShareHim: Days from Death
As if preaching 19 sermons in 16 days wasn’t grueling enough, Dr. Llewellyn Williams and his extended family held free daily clinics that served 1,600 people in Congo. One especially tiresome day, he longed to rest and close the clinic, but instead he forced himself to persist. A short time later a woman came carrying a severely burned toddler named Gentiel. When he saw the child, he realized she was only days from death.
As little Gentiel was admitted to the Adventist clinic, Dr. Williams discussed treatment options with the other doctors, but none of the medication they had was suitable. Dr. Williams remembered some donated ointment he had almost left home because he was unfamiliar with its use. At the last moment he had stuffed it into his luggage. His wife looked up the medication in their medical reference book and found it was used to treat burns!
“God made us have that clinic for Gentiel’s benefit (as well as others). Praise God that He was able to use us to make a difference for this family,” Mrs. Williams said.
Gentiel and her mother stayed at the clinic for a month before they returned home. The toddler was healed and her mother had found a new faith in God and became a baptized Seventh-day Adventist.
ShareHim is more than just preaching. It is living as Jesus did in self-sacrificing ministry—mingling with people, meeting their needs, and inviting them to follow Him. This summer, Dr. and Mrs. Williams will be participating in another ShareHim campaign and clinic in the Congo.
Perhaps you cannot travel to the Congo, but there is still work for you to do! When an evangelism event takes place in Africa or other regions outside the United States, not only do the sermons need to be in the appropriate language but the graphics need to be culturally sensitive as well. Currently, ShareHim is working on the Africanization of the sermon content and the initial graphic changes so translation of the “His Way of Hope” series can begin. With 50 African languages, the undertaking is monumental. Consider challenging your Sabbath School group or outreach team to raise $6,800 for the African sermon graphics and first translation! In appreciation, ShareHim will send you the first copy of the Africanized “His Way of Hope” sermons in English.
Please prayerfully consider these opportunities to minister and participate in sharing the Good News of our Saviour.