I recently had a cochlear implant surgery. You can read all about that on another blog http://smy2ci.blogspot.com. The surgery introduced me to a whole new world of people who have been going through and will be going through the same experience.
One example is the family of Mr S. His daughter is deaf and will have a cochlear implant early next year, God willing. We were invited to his house yesterday. Nilson, my son, played very well with his daughter. Loaise and I talked with them about my experience with the surgery.
After a while we sat down for a Bible story. I told the story of the sower of seed and the four soils. After a walk-though, but no retelling, we talked about what kind of soil best represents our own lives, and which we would prefer.
This storying time was well received. We modeled how to have an inductive Bible study. The family agreed that they need to change some things to become good soil, and that is what they want. I hope to see this whole family baptized in the next few months.
We were invited to return next Thursday. We will keep this up for several weeks. In the next two weeks I will help Mr S begin to lead the discussion, and soon afterwards, I will teach him how to learn and tell stories for his family. I hope to see this family baptized in the next few months. Not sure whether to point them towards a traditional church or to help them start a house church.
I am being presumptuous, but I believe God will move quickly with this family. Pray for them.