Leo's Legacy, Part 2
Editor’s note: Last week we met Bienvevu, who had just learned that he’d have to choose between obeying God and keeping his well-paying job. This week he shares how God led him to the perfect work opportunity to help the mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Gabon.
I'm starting all over again! I thought as I quit the best-paying job I’d ever had. I wasn’t sorry that I’d chosen to obey God rather than keep my job, but now I had no way to support my mom. She depended on me to help her since my father had passed away.
“Lord,” I prayed, “I need a job again. Please help me find one that allows me to serve You.”
A Strange Dream
One night after praying, I had a strange dream. I was standing in church, and a man was talking to me. I asked him whether he was a member, and he said No. He continued talking, but I was so busy thinking about my problems, I didn’t hear a word he was saying.
When the man finished speaking, he stood up to leave. It was then that I remembered the story in the Bible about the angel who visited Jacob. Jacob had refused to let the angel go until the angel blessed him. What if this man is an angel? I wondered, grasping the man by the foot. “Please, don’t leave me,” I cried.
“What do you want?” the man asked. I looked over his shoulder and saw a large pile of money and expensive houses, cars, and clothes. “I want to be rich,” I replied.
The man looked at me sadly. “I have something to give you, but you’re not ready to receive it.”
“What will you give me?” I asked, but I never heard the answer because I woke up from my dream.
I immediately knelt to pray. “God, I don’t want to be rich. I want whatever You want to give me. I’m so thankful that you inspired our Adventist neighbor to reach out to my family, and now I want to reach out to others. Please help me reach people for You.”
Soon after my prayer, I had an opportunity to learn how to produce videos. Now, I use this skill to help our church share the gospel on TV.
I’m so thankful that God made it possible for me to reach people for Jesus—just like the kids at our secondary school in Gabon. They’ve helped hundreds of people in the community by meeting their needs and giving them a reason to hope.
The Thirteenth Sabbath Offering this quarter will help build another secondary school in Gabon so we can reach even more people for Christ. Please give generously so we can double our impact for Jesus in Gabon.