The Bible says in Hebrews 11:1 “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen”. This powerful truth of God’s Word unfolded before our eyes down river in the small, remote village of Klampa.
In 2004 we began sharing the gospel with the villages along the Rio Coco. Village by village, house by house, we shared the new scripture booklets in the Miskito language the Lord had provided. The booklets were gladly received by all, with the exception the religious leaders of Klampa . They demanded the people bring all the new literature to them. Later, the leaders returned the scripture booklets to us saying that “we and this literature” were not welcome in their village. So in the months that followed, we sadly passed by Klampa and preached in the other villages.
A short time later as we were passing by Klampa, several of the villagers motioned for us to stop. They said they didn’t care what the leaders had said, they wanted to know about Jesus. We stayed, distributing the booklets once again to each house. That night we showed the Jesus film (in Miskito) and shared the gospel with them. Each time we returned the Lord gave the increase, raising up a hand full of believers. By the end of the year a group of believers were meeting, sometimes inside a classroom but often times outside.
The group’s leader said they were praying and believing that the Lord would one day build them a church to worship Him. But theirs was not a passive faith, for they had borrowed shovels and buckets to build a raised pad site for the church. Each visit we would all join hands in a big circle on the pad praying, believing and waiting on the Lord.
Just a few months later the Lord sent the first financial provision and construction began. Men, women and children all pitched in hauling the sand, making and laying the block, pouring the concrete. Often times with no food in their stomachs.
Each month the Lord provided the materials needed and the construction moved forward. Most of the materials were purchased up river in Waspam and hauled down as the Lord provided. By the end of the fourth month the church building had been built.
At the dedication service, twenty nine people came forward to received Jesus as their personal savior. The eighty year old man that had donated the land for the church was among those who received Jesus and laying his crutch aside, was the first of twenty nine baptized that day.
Hebrews 11:6 reminds us: “But without faith it is impossible to please God; for he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him”
The Pastor of the church in Klampa reports that more souls are being added to the kingdom each month. For this we give the Lord all the Praise and Glory.
P.S We have put together a short, six minute DVD of the Klampa church project. If you would like a free copy, just let us know. Please send your requests via our contact form.
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