He was one of those ripe ready to harvest kinda hearts that didn't require much effort on our part, if any at all, and now Kent is discipling him. It is so encouraging to hear about the conversations that these two have. Kent will ask Lawrence questions about faith, or character, or unconditional love, and at first he answers with what he knows... like how God doesn't love the "street girls" as much because their sin is "greater" that his. But it is amazing... as Kent explains God's love and how he views all sin the same, you can see the light bulb come on has he gets it! SO, a week ago Saturday, Lawrence wanted to get baptized. They announced that the church was doing having baptisms.... Lawrence thought he had to work, and so we didn't make any effort to get Lawrence on the list. But at the last minuet he rearranged his schedule so that he could get baptized, but by that time... it was too late, to get baptized with the church group that is.
Kent called up the hotel ( the only one with a pool in Gulu) and asked if we could do another baptism that afternoon in their pool. They said yes..... so Kent and his girls, along with Lawrence, his wife and parents as well as two of our other "munu" friends, piled into the van and headed to the Acholi Inn.
The next Sunday, Lawrence's wife surprised him by coming to church, and this Tuesday we are starting a bible study at their house! WAY TO GO GOD!! IT is amazing! Lawrence has been so helpful in so many ways.... Kent takes him along on some of him outings to share the gospel and we are super excited to see where God will use Lawrence!