12 May 2015 - Borneo: Out reach to the Iban tribe, located in an upper tributary of the Limbang River, Sarawak. We went by narrow boat up the river to the last, or the most remote longhouse, on the river. Here the river is clear, fast flowing, cool and clean, as there is less human disturbance in the jungle upstream. Many of the older folk still hold to their ancient Iban God, and ancestral worship. We came in a big team of about 20 mostly Lun Bawang tribal people, but the relationship with the Iban and Lun Bawang is good. The Superintendant of the local BEM SIB denomination came together with another local Lun Bawang pastor.
The ministry was a tremendous success with 12 coming forward to trust in Jesus' blood for the remission of their sins on the Saturday night. We also led 4 families to the Lord as we visited house to house, and in the final meeting 25 came forward, mostly children to place their trust in, and loyalty to, Jesus - the Lamb of God.
During this ministry time, of sharing the gospel from house-to-house and inviting people to accept the Lord's invitation to receive His grace, we experienced tremendous victory. One man, now in his 60's, said he had a vision of Jesus when he was 18 years old. In the vision he also saw himself being baptised but had done nothing more about it… until this outreach when we invited him to receive the Lord Jesus which he did with great joy. I wondered how many more have received visions of Jesus, and are still waiting for a representative of the Lord to invite them into His Kingdom? Truly the harvest is plenteous, but the labourers are few (Matthew 9:39).
We also had reports of a lady being instantly healed of a heart pain condition and a deaf man could hear after prayer for his ears. We also met with a Paramount Chief of the Iban, whose territory covers a long way in this area of Sarawak. We were able to share the gospel with him and give him a set of my scriptural meditation books in Bahasar, which he can read. We also gave a sets of books to the chief of the longhouse, and some of the families who gave their hearts to the Lord.