Flash forward a couple thousand years to 2006. Hubby was serving with YWAM (Youth With A Mission). He studied in Australia, then went to serve Vanuatu. He was a missionary using his gifts of music, dance, storytelling, and preaching- along with a ton of physical labor. There were 5 of them serving there. They lived in a small hut- the boys slept outside at night, and the girls in the hut.
He celebrated his birthday while serving in this village. The people serving with him gathered up some special fruits and such and planned to play games that night to celebrate. It would be a small affair- but these young adults (ages 18-22) had nothing but each other.
Somehow the people in the village found out that it was his birthday. At first it was just a few of the kids that came by most nights- and the missionaries shared what they had (a couple pieces of candy). Then a few families showed up. Then a few more. Then the village was there- the entire village was at their hut. They came at the meal time (pretty traditional), but no one had anything to eat. A cake appeared, it must have been from a villager, but no one is really sure. But what really surprised people was that everyone ate, no one was hungry, there was food enough for all. And there was food left over. How did this group of 5 missionaries have food enough to feed the village and then have some left over... well they gave it to GOD, and the rest is trust.
|His Birthday- the boy showing off his food!|
I am not making this story up. At first these 5 shared this story with everyone they met because they were so amazed at the power of Christ. But no one seemed to believe them, and slowly this oddity became something they kept to themselves.
It's time to share this story. Miracles do still happen. God is Almighty, All Powerful. He fed 5,000, He fed a village, he can feed you.