It was a beautiful day but just as soon as we arrived back in Luanda we heard the bad news! Rev. Laurindo Domingos is the new Jesus Film coordinator to help manage reports and encourage the teams in Angola. He was returning that morning around 5:00 am from the bus station to his home, when they were in a motorcycle accident. He was injured and knocked to the ground.
In the chaos of the moment, a group of men gathered around the accident and by the time he was able to gain back his senses, someone in the crowd robbed him of his bag. His phone, the Jesus Film replacement battery, the replacement projector, his phone, his new laptop to do the reporting for the Jesus film reports, his clothes, his shoes, his training manuals, and his new lightstream device. Everything he had with him on his trip was gone in an instant.
What discouragement! It is a spiritual battle and we know that this young leader has been making an impact and is a passionate evangelist opening new areas and new work. He will recover, and by some means, we pray that God returns to him all that he needs for ministry.
That is how the days go sometimes in the life of ministry here in the field. We rejoice with praise and thanksgiving, and the next moment we are on our knees pleading for God to have mercy and to bring healing and restoration.