Mining for Diamonds in Sierra Leone

I found a missionary video well worth watching. Stephen and Laura Holt are Baptist missionaries working in Sierra Leone. They are mining diamonds, but not the kind you wear on your fingers. The rough hewn characters being mined are the results of an 11 year civil war similar to the one that engulfed its neighbor, Liberia. The gospel message is going out and this family, whom I have never met or spoken to, are in need of prayers though as they face the forces of evil that do not want the message of Christ to penetrate this predominantly Muslim nation. As Christ is preached, precious jewels are coming forth being born anew by the Holy Spirit of God. Their sins are being forgiven and they are becoming new creations in Christ. Pray for Sierra Leone, West Africa!

About Mark Escalera

Name: Mark Escalera - (formerly The Jungle Missionary) Blog: DefendingContending.Com Ministry: I am a sinner saved by grace, and learning every day how much more I need the Lord directing my life. In a graceless world, my desire is to show to others the grace that has been extended to me. Have been married for almost 25 years and we have been blessed with five children with the oldest three serving in the US Air Force. My passion is seeking to minister the precious life-giving Word of God to those dead in trespasses and sins! Humbled that He would choose me as one of His children! Preferred translation: English Standard Version (ESV) Currently studying: Psalms Currently reading: The Attributes of God by A.W. Pink

3 comments on “Mining for Diamonds in Sierra Leone

  1. Please let us know what is meant by “…as they face the forces of evil”. We are very concerned for their well being.

  2. Egmond,

    Thank you for your response. Eph. 6:12 says, “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.”

    The battle for Christ is one that is fought in the spiritual realm. Those who are trapped in man-made religions often think that true believers hate them, but this is not the case. A true believer will seek to show the love of Christ to a lost and dying world while at the same time show the necessity of placing one’s faith in the Lord Jesus Christ alone for their eternal salvation.

    The Desert Pastor

  3. What a blessing to see people not only willing but also able to go where not many want to be!

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