“How many souls have you won since you started the tenure?”, he asked. By the time he finished ministering, every of our young hearts were set on fire to go all the way out and win more souls into the kingdom of God. It was my first time of meeting someone who is so passionate about evangelism. He was newly deployed to Lagos from Jos as a missionary from Great Commission Movement and the planning Committee of the Second Excos Camp of Lagos Varsity Christian Union. “These are the kind of people to associate with”, I told myself, since I was serving as the Village Evangelism Secretary and would later serve as Evangelism Secretary of the fellowship.
I would never forget the day he came to teach about how to evangelise. It was very practical. We did not just talk about evangelism but how to actually go about it. So many souls were won into the fellowship. They were also discipled. Some of them later grew to become executives in the fellowship. He was God’s agent of revival.
I would never forget the village Outreach we organised together. We reached more than 13 villages in one weekend. The fire was so much. When we got to one of the villages, it was already late in the night and we were still in the bus singing praises, but God had gone ahead of us. There was no time for much preaching. We projected a movie about Jesus for some few minutes and almost the entire village came out to give their life to Christ.
We were all so excited when he got a new car. It was our testimony and it was a great encouragement to us. We were more excited when he got married. On the few occasions that I visited him at home, Aunty had some wonderful delicacies for me to eat. I still look forward to such. We were not happy when he was posted away from Lagos to Ibadan but we knew that was God’s plan in the next phase.
Great men like these are not usually known but heaven keeps a record of their good deeds. His name is Brother John Lawal. On Tuesday, 17th May, 2016, he would be live on WiGRadio by 11am and it’s going to be a happy reunion as we talk live about Missions, Evangelism and Kingdom Service. You can listen live via www.wigradio.com or download the mobile app via www.wigradio.com/apps. You can call into the program via +2348164445960.