Larry Bailey, missions pastor at Central Baptist Church, Jonesboro, shared the team's experience.
As a few team members were attempting to follow up with new believers from their previous trip, they ran across a man who was interested in hearing the gospel -- but in private.
So a team member and translator followed him back to his
house to talk.
An hour and a half later, Bailey
received a call.
Twenty-plus people, including a Voodoo priest had accepted Christ.
One of these new believers was the woman who had been abused.
arrived at the scene, the abused woman came out to greet him, and he
could tell she
was "very fearful.
had felt God laying on his
heart the Lord's Prayer from Matthew 6, which speaks of forgiveness.
"And so I gently began to teach her
that prayer," Bailey
"And I said to her
, 'Look you need to release this bishop.
This is for your own good, because every time he
did something to you, he
It's like shooting you in the heart with an arrow.' "And I said, 'For your personal freedom, we need to gently remove those arrows.
God still has him on the judgment docket.
not going to let him get away with what he's
could see her
soaking in the words, so he
a prayer asking God to release her
from the hurt and help her
could see her
"I'm telling you -- she
was set free," Bailey
came out with the most beautiful smile that you've ever seen in someone.
A second Voodoo priest was saved the following day.
"We have a volunteer that is called really to share Christ with Voodoo priests, and he's
been quite successful," said Bailey
, explaining the man is a former gang member and drug dealer.
knows how to identify with them, he
knows how to sit down with them and gain their trust where he
can talk to them.
And then he
shares Christ -- and it seems to work.
The difficult issue Central Baptist has been facing is how to follow up with new believers, said Bailey
But that's just the beginning," Bailey
said about their work in Haiti.